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    Pick the2011 MLB Division Winners

    Let's try this again since my last attempt at this thread disappeared.

    As we head into the second half of the 2011 season, here's your chance to step up and make your predictions public.

    Any know-it-all can wait until October and claim the season turned out exactly like they expected.

    Remember this... there is less shame in being wrong than there is in being afraid to make a prediction and then sayin' you knew it all along.

    Here we go. I'll stand by my preseason picks.

    NLE- Philadelphia
    NLC- Milwaukee
    NLW San Francisco
    WC- Atlanta

    ALE-Boston
    ALC-Chicago
    ALW-Texas
    WC- New York

    Hope I'm wrong, I'd love nothing better than for the Reds to win it all.

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    Re: Pick the2011 MLB Division Winners

    I don't know what happend. Can one of the Mods Please move this thread to the ORG?

    Thank You.

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    Re: Pick the2011 MLB Division Winners

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Madden View Post
    Let's try this again since my last attempt at this thread disappeared.

    As we head into the second half of the 2011 season, here's your chance to step up and make your predictions public.

    Any know-it-all can wait until October and claim the season turned out exactly like they expected.

    Remember this... there is less shame in being wrong than there is in being afraid to make a prediction and then sayin' you knew it all along.

    Here we go. I'll stand by my preseason picks.

    NLE- Philadelphia
    NLC- Milwaukee
    NLW San Francisco
    WC- Atlanta

    ALE-Boston
    ALC-Chicago
    ALW-Texas
    WC- New York

    Hope I'm wrong, I'd love nothing better than for the Reds to win it all.
    I agree with all of your picks except the AL central. I think the Indians will win that one. I believe their pitching is better than the rest of that division.
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    Re: Pick the2011 MLB Division Winners

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Madden View Post
    Let's try this again since my last attempt at this thread disappeared.

    As we head into the second half of the 2011 season, here's your chance to step up and make your predictions public.

    Any know-it-all can wait until October and claim the season turned out exactly like they expected.

    Remember this... there is less shame in being wrong than there is in being afraid to make a prediction and then sayin' you knew it all along.

    Here we go. I'll stand by my preseason picks.

    NLE- Philadelphia
    NLC- Milwaukee
    NLW San Francisco
    WC- Atlanta

    ALE-Boston
    ALC-Chicago
    ALW-Texas
    WC- New York

    Hope I'm wrong, I'd love nothing better than for the Reds to win it all.
    Agree with the NL. in the AL, I'll take Detroit in the Central. Its Justin Verlander's year and I think they'll get a bat.
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    Do I have to? This will make me sad
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    Re: Pick the2011 MLB Division Winners

    NLE- Philadelphia: I think the offense will actually pick up in the second half and they will be clearly the best NL team come October.
    NLC- Cincinnati: Still haven't lost the faith. I like the chances of Bailey to provide much more in the second half and for Stubbs to really step up.
    NLW San Francisco: By far the best team in their division
    WC- Atlanta: Great ball club and I really believe its Philly, SF and Atlanta as the premier class in the NL and then everyone else

    ALE-Boston: Great ballclub would run away with any division other than either of the East divisions
    ALC-Detroit: Don't know why, but that is what my gut is saying. Just think Cleveland is too young to do it, especially without Choo
    ALW-Texas: Great offense
    WC- New York: Great ballclub who could make noise in the post-season, as always.

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    Re: Pick the2011 MLB Division Winners

    NLE: Philadelphia -- The class of the NL, without question
    NLC: Milwaukee -- Brewers have the strongest 25 man roster and are clearly all-in
    NLW: Arizona -- Giants hoping to catch lightning in a bottle twice, but 25-12 record in 1 run games will not continue
    WC: Atlanta -- Probably the 2nd best team in the NL. Rotation is underrated and offense should perk up with a healthy Hewyard (and a regressing Uggla)

    ALE: Boston -- Best team in baseball. Position players have 3.5 more WAR (~15% more) than any other team in baseball, despite getting below replacement performance from Crawford. John Lackey has been weak link but not as bad as his ERA suggests.
    ALC: Detroit -- Rotation has underperformed, though most well-rounded team in the division. Quietly pushing hard for Beltran. If Dunn and Rios bounce back, Sox are gonna be tough to hold off -- Sox chances remind me of the Reds -- non-zero, but not as good as people think. Overcoming a 5 game deficit to two teams isn't easy.
    ALW:Texas -- Nobody has been talking about Ian Kinsler, but they should. He's one of the 10 best position players in the AL. Angels are intriguing, but their offense is crap.
    WC: New York -- I'm actually down on the Yankees. Relying on Colon and Garcia is a recipe for disaster. But if something goes wrong, I fully expect them to fix it in the trade market.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Pick the2011 MLB Division Winners

    NL East- Atalanta Braves
    NL Central- Cincinnati Reds
    NL East- Arizona Diamond Backs
    NL Wild Card- Philadelphia Phillies

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    AL East- New York Yankees
    AL Central- Detroit Tigers
    AL West- Texas Rangers
    AL Wild Card- Boston Red Sox
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    Re: Pick the2011 MLB Division Winners

    Quote Originally Posted by The Voice of IH View Post
    NL East- Atalanta Braves
    NL Central- Cincinnati Reds
    NL East- Arizona Diamond Backs
    NL Wild Card- Philadelphia Phillies

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    AL East- New York Yankees
    AL Central- Detroit Tigers
    AL West- Texas Rangers
    AL Wild Card- Boston Red Sox
    Didn't realize that Arizona was in the East

    I just still can't buy them as legit contenders with the Giants pitching staff and a lot of talent in Colorado. I see them similarly to the Pirates: teams that will see major regression in the second half.

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    Re: Pick the2011 MLB Division Winners

    My original post was deleted but I remember I agreed with "Homer Bailey's" picks:

    AL East - Red Sox
    AL Central - Tigers
    AL West - Rangers

    NL East - Phillies
    NL Central - Reds
    NL West - Giants

    Wild cards - Yankees, Braves
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    Re: Pick the2011 MLB Division Winners

    The optimism of a few is making me happy and increasing my own optimism
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    Re: Pick the2011 MLB Division Winners

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghosts of 1990 View Post
    The optimism of a few is making me happy and increasing my own optimism
    Off topic a little, but I have been telling all of the Reds' fans around the office that the Reds are going to sweep the Cardinals. It's just a feeling I have. I am sure I will pay for my optimism on Monday.

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    Re: Pick the2011 MLB Division Winners

    NL East - Phils
    NL Central - Brew Crew
    NL West - G-men
    NL WC - Bravos

    NLCS - Phils over Crew in 5

    AL East - Bronx Bombers
    AL Central - Tribe
    AL West - Rangers
    AL WC - Sons of Sam

    ALCS - Sons of Sam over Tribe in 7

    World Series - Sons of Sam over Phils in 6


    * I couldn't think of any nickname for the Rangers. Or one for the Rays or Blue Jays either.


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