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    Second half predictions.

    What is everyone's second half predictions? I'm going to go homer on this:

    1. Sticking with my original prediction that Matt Holliday will win the NL MVP. He's arguably the hottest hitter in baseball right now and I can see him continuing to be locked in.

    2. Adam Wainwright will win more than 16 games.

    3. Mike Trout will win AL rookie of the year and AL MVP.

    4. Pujols will get voted in the top 10 of AL MVP's.

    5. The Yankees will blow out the AL East and it will be a laugher in the last month.

    6. The LA Doyers will fall back to second place in the NL West.

    7. The Braves will win the AL East.

    8. The Cardinals will win the NL Central on the last day of the year. They become the first NL team since the Big Red Machine to win back to back World Series.

    Here are my playoff teams:

    NL: Giants, Cardinals, Braves, Reds

    AL: Yankees, Angels, White Sox, Rangers
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    Re: Second half predictions.

    1. Votto and Trout win the MVPs

    2. Cueto finishes in the top 4 for Cy Young

    3. Reds go to the playoffs lose game 7 in the NLCS
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    Re: Second half predictions.

    NL Division winners: Washington, Reds & Giants
    NL Wild Cards Braves & Pirates

    AL Division Winners: Yankees,White Sox & Rangers
    AL Wild Cards: Angels & Tigers

    Giants will play the Rangers in the World Series and the Rangers will finally win a world championship

    I look for Bruce to have a big 2nd half and along with Votto be the keys to winning the division. I also predict Jocketty will pull off a nice trade that will bring in a key player to put at the top of the order that will eventually make the difference in the 2012 Reds.
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    Re: Second half predictions.

    Unless Walt makes at least one move to bolster the lineup (leadoff or cleanup), I see the Reds battling the Pirates for second behind the Cards.

    Of course, in all of our discussions about acquiring someone with a higher OBP to leadoff, we have completely disregarded the very real possibility that even if they did acquire a sutiable player, Dusty might hit him seventh or eighth.

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    Re: Second half predictions.

    My predictions:

    Matt Holliday doesn't win the MVP.

    Adam Wainwright doesn't win 16 games.

    The Cardinals don't win back-to-back World Series. Or even reach back-to-back World Series.

    The Braves won't win the AL East, since that's impossible because they play in the NL East.

    Mat Latos and Johnny Cueto both receive some Cy Young votes.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Second half predictions.

    1. The Nationals and Pirates have poor second halves and are out of contention come September.
    2. Joey Votto wins the MVP in a close race over Matt Kemp
    3. Despite others having better numbers, Matt Cain wins the NL CY Young
    4. The Phillies are blown up with Hamels going to the Yanks and Victorino heading towards the Reds.
    5. In an attempt to boost offense the NL West petitions the Commish to allow them to use a DH.
    6. Reds, Dodgers, and Braves win the divisions and the Giants win the WC.
    7. Lets see the AL, Tigers, Yanks, and Rangers win the divisions. The Rays and Angles battle it out for the WC with the Rays winning.
    8. Josh Hamilton wins the AL MVP.

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    Re: Second half predictions.

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    My predictions:

    Matt Holliday doesn't win the MVP.

    Adam Wainwright doesn't win 16 games.

    The Cardinals don't win back-to-back World Series. Or even reach back-to-back World Series.

    The Braves won't win the AL East, since that's impossible because they play in the NL East.

    Mat Latos and Johnny Cueto both receive some Cy Young votes.
    Sorry for putting the Braves as winning the AL East. I'm glad the nit picky here found that out so they can point it out.
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    Re: Second half predictions.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeThierry View Post
    Sorry for putting the Braves as winning the AL East. I'm glad the nit picky here found that out so they can point it out.
    Hey its not like he pointed out that the LA baseball club is the Dodgers and not the Doyers. To do that would be true nitpicking.

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    Re: Second half predictions.

    1. Andrew Mccutchen wins NL MVP. Pirates are either NL Central winner or Wildcard and James McDonald ends up with Cy Young votes.

    2. The Mets catch the Nationals in the NL East

    3. Bryce Harper ends up hitting around .260

    4. Mike Trout wins AL MVP

    5. Votto runner up to NL MVP

    6. Not sure of the Reds fate anymore. At all.
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    Re: Second half predictions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Degenerate39 View Post
    3. Reds go to the playoffs lose game 7 in the NLCS
    If the Reds get one game away from the World Series, half this board is going to need to be put on suicide watch.
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    Re: Second half predictions.

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    If the Reds get one game away from the World Series, half this board is going to need to be put on suicide watch.
    Especially if Cozart and Stubbs are hitting 1-2, someone bunts during the game and/or Dusty has to go to the bullpen.

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    Re: Second half predictions.

    1.Melky Cabrera makes it an MVP sweep and gets the NL MVP also. McCutchen finishes 2nd and Votto 3rd. Holliday isn't even mentioned

    2.Cueto will win 19 games and finishes 2nd in the NL Cy Young

    3.The White Sox blow a huge September lead and get overtaken by the Tigers

    4.Reds win the Central and the Cards narrowly beat out the Braves and the Buccos for the 2nd WC.

    5.Giants win the West and the DBacks have a huge second half after the 4 game series in the Queen City to get the 1st WC.

    6.R.A. Dickey only wins 3 games in the second half ala Ubaldo Jimenez

    7.Robinson Cano goes back to KC when the Yanks play the Royals and hits 3 bombs in a game and 5 total in the 3 game series to make ammends for all the booing at the All-star game.

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    WC-Rays-Angles

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    Re: Second half predictions.

    1. Joey Votto wins The NL MVP, McCutchen a close second and controversy breaks out.

    2. Mat Latos finishes with twenty wins.

    3. Mike Trout will win AL rookie of the year, Josh Hamilton wins AL MVP

    4. Trout will finish in top five of the voting.

    5. Orioles stick around all summer, but fall well short at the end.

    6. Dodgers get their boys back and run away with the NL West

    7. The Marlins will win the NL East.

    8. The Reds play in the World Series

    Here are my playoff teams:

    NL: Dodgers, Reds, Marlins, Diamondbacks, Cardinals

    AL: Yankees, Rangers, Tigers, Angles, Indians
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    Re: Second half predictions.

    Reds win the World Series.

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    Re: Second half predictions.

    Quote Originally Posted by kbrake View Post
    Reds win the World Series.
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