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  • 2012 MLB Predictions and In-Season Thread

    It's everybody's favorite time of the year!!! Or, mine at least. It's almost Opening Day. So, let's do some predictions for the season and see how stupid I end up looking by the end of the year.

    Andrew McCutchen goes 30/30

    Clay Bucholz bounces back and has a good season

    Cory Luebke becomes the breakout pitcher of the season.

    Elvis Andrus and Matt Wieters finally reach their potential

    JP Arencibia lead catchers in HRs and RBIs

    AL MVP: Robinson Cano
    NL MVP: Justin Upton

    AL Cy Young: Jered Weaver
    NL Cy Young: Tim Lincecum


    AL East: New York Yankees
    AL Central: Detroit Tigers
    AL West: LA Angels
    AL Wild Card: Boston Red Sox

    NL East: Atlanta Braves
    NL Central: Milwaukee Brewers
    NL West: San Francisco Giants
    NL Wild Card: Arizona Diamondbacks


    Playoffs:

    Yankees defeat Angels in 4
    Tigers defeat Red Sox in 5

    Yankees defeat Tigers in 6

    Braves defeat Diamondbacks in 5
    Giants defeat Brewers in 4

    Giants defeat Braves in 6


    Giants defeat Yankees in 7

  • #2
    Hmm okay

    Homer ones

    Howie Kendrick goes 20/20.
    C.J Wilson gets CY young votes
    Kendrys Morales wins comeback player of the year

    General
    B.J Upton goes 30-30.
    Arod goes 30/100 RBI
    Josh Beckett has a 3.7+ ERA
    The Orioles have seven guys with at least 20 homers - Jones, Reynolds, Markakis, Wieters, Betemit, Hardy, Davis, and still suck
    Bryce Harper disappoints when he's called up
    Prince Fielder has 125 RBI
    Daniel Hudson gets CY young votes

    AL MVP - Pujols
    NL MVP - Votto

    NL CY Young - Cliff Lee
    Al CY Young - C.C Sabathia

    AL ROY - Matt Moore
    NL ROY - Devin Mesoraco

    AL West - Angels
    AL Central - Tigers
    AL East - Yankees
    AL Wildcard - Rangers
    AL Wildcard 2 - Red Sox

    NL West - Rockies
    NL Central - Reds
    NL East - Phillies
    NL Wildcard 1 - Giants
    NL Wildcard 2 - Cardinals

    Wildcard (impossible to predict really - 1 game)

    AL - Rangers
    NL - Cardinals

    Yankees beat Tigers in 6
    Angels beat Rangers in 5

    Angels beat Yankees in 7

    Cardinals beat Rockies in 5
    Phillies beat Reds in 7

    Phillies beat Cardinals in 4

    Angels beat Phillies in 6

    Don't feel great about that Phillies prediction, so many injury prone players, but the NL isn't that strong

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    • #3
      There's new playoffs this year Tbod

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      • #4
        Ill do my division winers later but:

        Pujols goes deep at least 40 times and collects 130+ RBI in the process
        Desmond Jennings leads the AL in batting average.
        Matt Moore breaks out big time and becomes a top 5 Cy Young candidate.
        Buster Posey has a great boucne back year and overtakes Mauer as the best catcher in the game
        The Red Sox implode with Injuries.
        Ryan Braun has a really big drop in production.

        ill do more later.
        "Aye I put her on game, boy I'm a team player
        Drinking dirty gatorade, that Jamarcus Russell
        20 pink tees in the duffel, I'm parched
        Dooney turn the keys like that nigga just parked
        4 thousand 4 hundred fifty on my arm
        Look like a nigga just hopped out the holocaust"

        STUNT

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        • #5
          AL MVP: Miggy Cabrera
          NL MVP: Justin Upton
          AL Cy Young: Felix Hernandez
          NL Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw

          The Bad:
          Bautista hits 30 HRs give or take due to having the worst cleanup hitter in baseball.
          CJ Wilson gets destroyed in the AL, 4+ ERA.
          Halladay finally sees a significant drop off in his velocity .
          Pineda gets shelled in the AL East, 4.7+ ERA.
          Desmond Jennings doesn't hit over .220.
          The Rays can't put up enough offense to make the playoffs, James Shields reverts to his old self.

          The Good:
          Matt Cain gets more money than Cole Hamels, but both have career years.
          The Dodgers take the NL by storm, make wildcard.
          Jeremy Hellickson is the Rays best pitcher, brings his Ks way up.
          Alex Gordon repeats.
          Teixeira has a monster year, is the Yanks MVP.

          The Amazing:
          Dan Haren has a top 3 Cy Young type of season.
          Brandon Morrow goes 210+ with 250 Ks
          Michael Morse has an even better year.
          Hunter Pence carries the Phillies in spit of several injuries.
          Brett Lawrie becomes an absolute phenom. (Call me a homer until it happens)

          The BEST 3-4-5 in baseball.

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          • #6
            CJ Wilson has gone to a much better ball park, with a much better defense (Pujols, Kendrick, Andrus, Hunter and Bourjous are all gold glove caliber) and he's going to suck all of a sudden?

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            • #7
              Homer predictions:
              Pirates go 75-87
              Andrew McCutchen: .304 AVG, 28 HRs, 36 Steals, 100 RBIs, 95 runs
              Jose Tabata: .283 AVG, 16 HRs, 32 Steals, 78 Runs
              Alex Presley: .275 AVG, 5 HRs, 42 Steals, 74 runs

              Other Predictions:
              AL West - Angels
              AL Central - Tigers
              AL East - Yankees
              AL Wildcard - Rangers
              AL Wildcard 2 - Rays

              NL West - Diamondbacks
              NL Central - Reds
              NL East - Marlins
              NL Wildcard 1 - Phillies
              NL Wildcard 2 - Brewers

              World Series: Tigers over Marlins

              AL MVP: Prince Fielder
              NL MVP: Matt Kemp

              AL CY Young: Felix Hernandez
              NL CY Young: Clayton Kershaw

              AL RoY: Jesus Montero
              NL RoY: Yonder Alonso

              Matt Kemp goes 40/40
              Jacoby Ellsbury goes 30/50
              Ichiro Suzuki hits .320
              Ryan Braun doesnt hit 25 HRs
              Pujols hits under .290 and only 30 HRs
              Manny Ramirez hits 15 HRs but is busted for steroids again
              Cespedes is a stud and goes 20/20
              AL East has 4 teams finish over .500(NYY,BOS,TAM,TOR)
              Athletics and Mariners combine for 200 losses

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              • #8
                Originally posted by chicagojay View Post
                CJ Wilson has gone to a much better ball park, with a much better defense (Pujols, Kendrick, Andrus, Hunter and Bourjous are all gold glove caliber) and he's going to suck all of a sudden?
                I do not believe in CJ Wilson, thought he'd suck this year so I'll just push it to next year.

                The BEST 3-4-5 in baseball.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by chicagojay View Post
                  There's new playoffs this year Tbod
                  I know, but I'm just going with the team that I think is actually going to make the playoffs. The other teams are about as important as the 'play-in game' teams in the NCAA Tourney.

                  How could I forget ROYs

                  AL ROY: Matt Moore
                  NL ROY: Anthony Rizzo


                  Oh and I think Cespedes busts and Lawrie struggles more than expected this year.

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                  • #10
                    Matt Wieters will rake and reestablish himself as the Switch-Hitting Jesus. I'm expecting at least .290 with 30 HRs and 90+ RBIs

                    Adam Jones will continue his steady incline. .280 .330 .800 ish with 28 HRs and 90+ RBIs

                    Brian Matusz has a decent bounce back season with a 3.75 ERA

                    Nick Johnson makes a reappearance in MLB and does fairly well.

                    We will win 75 games this year at the least.

                    ALE: Yankees
                    ALW: Rangers
                    ALC: Tigers
                    WC1: Rays
                    WC2: Angels

                    NLE: Phillies
                    NLC: Reds
                    NLW: Diamondbacks
                    WC1: Giants
                    WC2: Brewers

                    WS: Rays over Diamondbacks

                    AL MVP: Pujols
                    NL MVP: Justin Upton
                    AL Cy Young: David PRice
                    NL Cy Young: Tim Lincecum

                    ALROY: Matt Moore
                    NLROY: Yonder Alonso

                    It's unleash the dragon time yall

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                    • #11
                      Im pretty surprised to see that im the only one who has the Marlins in the playoffs so far. You guys not buying into them?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by The Prodigy View Post
                        Im pretty surprised to see that im the only one who has the Marlins in the playoffs so far. You guys not buying into them?
                        If Josh Johnson is good for 32, yep I am definitely buying them.

                        The BEST 3-4-5 in baseball.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by The Prodigy View Post
                          Im pretty surprised to see that im the only one who has the Marlins in the playoffs so far. You guys not buying into them?
                          Meh. I just don't feel a good vibe from them. Feels like the Redskins of Baseball (Of course, not as terrible)

                          It's unleash the dragon time yall

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                          • #14
                            Felix goes 8 - Gives up 5 hits, 1 Earned Run and Fans 6...

                            And he gets rewarded with a no decision. Same sh*t - different continent

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by RoflDogs View Post
                              Meh. I just don't feel a good vibe from them. Feels like the Redskins of Baseball (Of course, not as terrible)
                              Heh, could be worse though. They could be like Orioles who are the Browns of the MLB.

                              The BEST 3-4-5 in baseball.

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