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    2012 NL Predictions

    Here's a cool piece from Yahoo sports predicting a bunch of MLB scenarios. I'm adapting it for us here (starting by taking out AL questions, cuz whatever). And yes, that's Jeff Passan, one of the best baseball writers on the planet, picking the Nationals to go to the World Series.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_yl...ictions_040412

    MVP -
    Cy Young -
    Rookie of the Year -
    HR Leader -
    Batting Champ -
    Comeback Player -
    First manager fired -
    First pitcher to throw no-hitter -
    Joey Votto HR/RBI numbers -
    Ryan Braun HR/RBI numbers -
    Biggest name traded at deadline -
    Date and target of Ozzie Guillen's first in-season beef -
    Ballpark with the most homeruns hit -
    More at-bats, Stubbs or Heisey -
    Reds NLDS Game 1 starter -
    Better player by end of the year, Mesoraco or Cozart -
    No. of Jay Bruce homeruns -
    Scott Rolen games started/slash line -
    Brandon Phillips 2013 team -
    "I never argue with people who say baseball is boring, because baseball is boring. And then, suddenly, it isn't. And that's what makes it great." - Joe Posnanski

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    Re: 2012 NL Predictions

    Here are mine:

    MVP - Matt Kemp
    Cy Young - Josh Johnson
    Rookie of the Year - Zach Cozart
    HR Leader - Giancarlo Stanton
    Batting Champ - Joey Votto
    Comeback Player - Adam Wainwright
    First manager fired - Clint Hurdle
    First pitcher to throw no-hitter - Tim Lincecum
    Joey Votto HR/RBI numbers - 33/114
    Ryan Braun HR/RBI numbers - 36/107
    Biggest name traded at deadline - Johan Santana
    Date and target of Ozzie Guillen's first in-season beef - May 4, Hanley Ramirez
    Ballpark with the most homeruns hit - Great American
    More at-bats, Stubbs or Heisey - Stubbs
    Reds NLDS Game 1 starter - Cueto
    Better player by end of the year, Mesoraco or Cozart - Cozart
    No. of Jay Bruce homeruns - 37
    Scott Rolen games started/slash line - 94, .286/.325/.470
    Brandon Phillips 2013 team - Phillies
    "I never argue with people who say baseball is boring, because baseball is boring. And then, suddenly, it isn't. And that's what makes it great." - Joe Posnanski

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    Re: 2012 NL Predictions

    MVP - Votto
    Cy Young - Kershaw
    Rookie of the Year - Cozart
    HR Leader - Kemp
    Batting Champ - Reyes
    Comeback Player - Werth
    First manager fired - Dusty
    First pitcher to throw no-hitter - Lee
    Joey Votto HR/RBI numbers - 25/105
    Ryan Braun HR/RBI numbers - 32/100
    Biggest name traded at deadline - Santana
    Date and target of Ozzie Guillen's first in-season beef - Yesterday, Carols Zambrano
    Ballpark with the most homeruns hit - GABP
    More at-bats, Stubbs or Heisey - Stubbs
    Reds NLDS Game 1 starter - Latos
    Better player by end of the year, Mesoraco or Cozart - Cozart
    No. of Jay Bruce homeruns - 37
    Scott Rolen games started/slash line - 120 .265/.350/.400
    Brandon Phillips 2013 team - Giants

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    Re: 2012 NL Predictions

    MVP - Matt Holliday
    Cy Young - Josh Johnson
    Rookie of the Year - Yonder Alonso
    HR Leader - Kemp
    Batting Champ - Matt Holliday
    Comeback Player - Adam Wainwright
    First manager fired - Dusty Baker
    First pitcher to throw no-hitter - Roy Halladay
    Joey Votto HR/RBI numbers - 35/105
    Ryan Braun HR/RBI numbers - 25/85
    Biggest name traded at deadline - David Wright
    Date and target of Ozzie Guillen's first in-season beef - 04/04/12
    Ballpark with the most homeruns hit - Great American Ballpark
    More at-bats, Stubbs or Heisey - Stubbs
    Reds NLDS Game 1 starter - Cueto
    Better player by end of the year, Mesoraco or Cozart - Mesoraco
    No. of Jay Bruce homeruns - 35
    Scott Rolen games started/slash line - 90
    Brandon Phillips 2013 team - St. Louis Cardinals
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    Re: 2012 NL Predictions

    MVP - Holliday
    Cy Young - Kershaw
    Rookie of the Year - Cozart
    HR Leader - Stanton
    Batting Champ - Votto
    Comeback Player - Johan Santana
    First manager fired - Mills
    First pitcher to throw no-hitter - Jurrjens
    Joey Votto HR/RBI numbers - 36/124
    Ryan Braun HR/RBI numbers - 28/93
    Biggest name traded at deadline - Johan Santana
    Date and target of Ozzie Guillen's first in-season beef - Opening Day. Media.
    Ballpark with the most homeruns hit - Citizens Bank
    More at-bats, Stubbs or Heisey -Stubbs
    Reds NLDS Game 1 starter - Latos
    Better player by end of the year, Mesoraco or Cozart - Cozart
    No. of Jay Bruce homeruns -34
    Scott Rolen games started/slash line -105 .280/.343/.430
    Brandon Phillips 2013 team - Dodgers
    Domo Arigato, Here Comes Joey Votto

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    Re: 2012 NL Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeThierry View Post
    MVP - Matt Holliday
    Cy Young - Josh Johnson
    Rookie of the Year - Yonder Alonso
    HR Leader - Kemp
    Batting Champ - Matt Holliday
    Comeback Player - Adam Wainwright
    First manager fired - Dusty Baker
    First pitcher to throw no-hitter - Roy Halladay
    Joey Votto HR/RBI numbers - 35/105
    Ryan Braun HR/RBI numbers - 25/85
    Biggest name traded at deadline - David Wright
    Date and target of Ozzie Guillen's first in-season beef - 04/04/12
    Ballpark with the most homeruns hit - Great American Ballpark
    More at-bats, Stubbs or Heisey - Stubbs
    Reds NLDS Game 1 starter - Cueto
    Better player by end of the year, Mesoraco or Cozart - Mesoraco
    No. of Jay Bruce homeruns - 35
    Scott Rolen games started/slash line - 90
    Brandon Phillips 2013 team - St. Louis Cardinals
    If Brandon does leave the Reds, I hope he does sign with the Cardinals. I'd get to see him play more, and I would enjoy watching Cardinal fans heads explode as they figure out how to cheer for him and hate him at the same time. lol
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    Re: 2012 NL Predictions

    MVP - Votto
    Cy Young - Roy Halladay
    Rookie of the Year - Cozart
    HR Leader - Giancarlo Stanton
    Batting Champ - Votto
    Comeback Player - Johan Santana
    First manager fired - Fredi Gonzalez
    First pitcher to throw no-hitter - Kershaw
    Joey Votto HR/RBI numbers - 32/110
    Ryan Braun HR/RBI numbers - 31/92
    Biggest name traded at deadline - David Wright
    Date and target of Ozzie Guillen's first in-season beef - 4/8/12 Carlos Zambrano
    Ballpark with the most homeruns hit - Great American
    More at-bats, Stubbs or Heisey - Stubbs
    Reds NLDS Game 1 starter - Latos
    Better player by end of the year, Mesoraco or Cozart - Cozart
    No. of Jay Bruce homeruns - 37
    Scott Rolen games started/slash line - 120 .280/.350/400
    Brandon Phillips 2013 team - Dodgers
    "You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the damn plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all." -Earl Weaver

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    Re: 2012 NL Predictions

    MVP - Jay Bruce (yes, Jay Bruce)
    Cy Young - Roy Halladay
    Rookie of the Year - Zack Cozart
    HR Leader - Giancarlo Stanton
    Batting Champ - Joey Votto
    Comeback Player - Johan Santana
    First manager fired - Dusty Baker
    First pitcher to throw no-hitter - yeesh, this is almost impossible... Roy Halladay
    Joey Votto HR/RBI numbers - 33/115
    Ryan Braun HR/RBI numbers - 33/115
    Biggest name traded at deadline - Wandy Rodriguez
    Date and target of Ozzie Guillen's first in-season beef - April 4 :-)
    Ballpark with the most homeruns hit - Great American Ballpark
    More at-bats, Stubbs or Heisey - Stubbs
    Reds NLDS Game 1 starter - Mat Latos
    Better player by end of the year, Mesoraco or Cozart - Mez
    No. of Jay Bruce homeruns - 37
    Scott Rolen games started/slash line - 115 .275/.350/.400
    Brandon Phillips 2013 team - St. Louis Cardinals ;-)

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    Re: 2012 NL Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    If Brandon does leave the Reds, I hope he does sign with the Cardinals. I'd get to see him play more, and I would enjoy watching Cardinal fans heads explode as they figure out how to cheer for him and hate him at the same time. lol
    A player coming to the Cardinals is like a person coming to a confessional from a fans point of view. All sins are forgiven my son
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    Re: 2012 NL Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by WildcatFan View Post
    Here's a cool piece from Yahoo sports predicting a bunch of MLB scenarios. I'm adapting it for us here (starting by taking out AL questions, cuz whatever). And yes, that's Jeff Passan, one of the best baseball writers on the planet, picking the Nationals to go to the World Series.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_yl...ictions_040412

    MVP - Jay Bruce
    Cy Young - Josh Johnson
    Rookie of the Year - Devin Mesoraco
    HR Leader - Mike Stanton (I refuse to call him that other name)
    Batting Champ - Joey Votto
    Comeback Player - Scott Rolen
    First manager fired - Ron Roenicke
    First pitcher to throw no-hitter - None
    Joey Votto HR/RBI numbers - 27/110
    Ryan Braun HR/RBI numbers - 33/89 (tons of walks)
    Biggest name traded at deadline - Matt Garza
    Date and target of Ozzie Guillen's first in-season beef - June 1, Big Z
    Ballpark with the most homeruns hit - Cellular Field
    More at-bats, Stubbs or Heisey - Stubbs
    Reds NLDS Game 1 starter - Cueto
    Better player by end of the year, Mesoraco or Cozart - Mesoraco
    No. of Jay Bruce homeruns - 47
    Scott Rolen games started/slash line - 112 .290/.370/.470
    Brandon Phillips 2013 team - Cincinnati Reds
    Last edited by _Sir_Charles_; 04-04-2012 at 01:39 PM.
    2014 predictions:
    99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
    Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
    Bailey CYA winner
    Hamilton ROY & GG

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    Re: 2012 NL Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeThierry View Post
    A player coming to the Cardinals is like a person coming to a confessional from a fans point of view. All sins are forgiven my son
    It's also a cry for help. Or the need for psychiatric care. J/k mike
    2014 predictions:
    99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
    Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
    Bailey CYA winner
    Hamilton ROY & GG

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    Re: 2012 NL Predictions

    MVP - Jay Bruce.
    Cy Young - Madison Bumgarner
    Rookie of the Year - Bryce Harper
    HR Leader - Mike Stanton
    Batting Champ - Joey Votto
    Comeback Player -Ike Davis, Mets
    First manager fired - Brad Mills, Houston
    First pitcher to throw no-hitter - Madison Bumgarner, Giants
    Joey Votto HR/RBI numbers - 38/120
    Ryan Braun HR/RBI numbers - 34/ 110
    Biggest name traded at deadline - David Wright
    Date and target of Ozzie Guillen's first in-season beef - Logan Morrison, April 25
    Ballpark with the most homeruns hit - Cincinnati
    More at-bats, Stubbs or Heisey - Stubbs
    Reds NLDS Game 1 starter - LOL knowing Dusty probably Arroyo
    Better player by end of the year, Mesoraco or Cozart - Mesoraco
    No. of Jay Bruce homeruns - 33
    Scott Rolen games started/slash line - 115, 340/410/750
    Brandon Phillips 2013 team - Cincinnati Reds
    2009 Attendance Record: 3-5
    2010 Attendance Record: 2-9
    2011 Attendance Record: 3-4
    2012 Attendance Record: 3-4
    2013 Attendance Record: 5-2

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    Re: 2012 NL Predictions

    MVP: Justin Upton
    Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw
    Rookie of the Year: Yonder Alonso
    HR Leader: Mike Stanton
    Batting Champ: Ryan Braun
    Comeback Player: Adam Wainwright
    First manager fired: None
    First pitcher to throw no-hitter: Madison Bumgarner
    Joey Votto HR/RBI numbers: 32/110
    Ryan Braun HR/RBI numbers: 36/110
    Biggest name traded at deadline: Alfonso Soriano
    Date and target of Ozzie Guillen's first in-season beef: April 24th, Logan Morrison
    Ballpark with the most homeruns hit: Great American
    More at-bats, Stubbs or Heisey: Stubbs
    Reds NLDS Game 1 starter: Matt Latos
    Better player by end of the year, Mesoraco or Cozart: Cozart
    No. of Jay Bruce homeruns:35
    Scott Rolen games started/slash line: 110, .280/.355/.425
    Brandon Phillips 2013 team: Los Angeles Dodgers
    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: 2012 NL Predictions

    MVP - Votto
    Cy Young - Latos
    Rookie of the Year - Cozart
    HR Leader - Bruce
    Batting Champ - Votto
    Comeback Player - Wainwright
    First manager fired - Braves manager
    First pitcher to throw no-hitter - Hamels
    Joey Votto HR/RBI numbers - 32 / 115
    Ryan Braun HR/RBI numbers - 37 / 120
    Biggest name traded at deadline - Sir Felix
    Date and target of Ozzie Guillen's first in-season beef - May 5, Jose Reyes
    Ballpark with the most homeruns hit - GABP
    More at-bats, Stubbs or Heisey -Stubbs
    Reds NLDS Game 1 starter - Latos
    Better player by end of the year, Mesoraco or Cozart - Cozart
    No. of Jay Bruce homeruns - 39
    Scott Rolen games started/slash line - 125 games started
    Brandon Phillips 2013 team - Phillies
    "I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.

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