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Old 04-04-2012, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Asheville
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it's that time again, the dawn of another baseball season. I'll let you choose if opening day was last week, tonight or tommorow.

who are your division winners?

Boston, Detroit and The Angels
Philly, Cincy and the D-Backs

who are your wild card teams (remember there are 2 in each league now)
Texas and Tampa
Florida and Washington


who are your Cy Young winners?

CC Sabathia and Clayton kershaw

who are your MVP award winners?

Pujols and Votto

and who are your Rookie of the year award winners?

Jesus Montero (Seattle) and Trevor Bauer (Arizona)
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Midtown Omaha
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Royals go over .500. Thats all I have.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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Royals go over .500. Thats all I have.
Some folks are picking the Royals as high as second.

My picks are the Tigers, Rangers, Yankees, Phillies, Cardinals and Giants, with the Rays and Reds winning the first wild card spots.
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:37 AM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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Division winners:
Yankees, Tigers, Angels, Phillies, Brewers, Giants

Wildcard:
Red Sox, Rangers, Reds, D'Backs

World Series:
Angels over Phillies

Cy Young:
Halladay and Verlander

Rookie of the year:
Bryce Harper (NL), Jesus Montero (AL). Don't know anyone else.

Nationals finish in 2nd, Pirates finish above .500 are 2 other "surprise" picks if you will.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I have
Philly winning the NL East easily over Atlanta/Washington/Florida who all come in at about 85 wins.
The Cardinals winning the NL Central. With the Reds and Brew Crew in striking distance. Surprised if Houston doesn't lost 100 games.
The NL West goes to the DBacks with SF and Colorado the likely wild cards.

The AL East looks to be a three team race with the Rays, Red Sox and Yankees, in that order, looking to avoid hoping for the Wild Card. The Jays will be good but will struggle to .500 and Baltimore might have the worst record in the league despite not being the worst team.
The AL Central is my lock pick. Detroit is the only good team in that division.
The AL West will be either the Rangers or the Angels with the other battling the AL East runners up for the wild card.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Cook County
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Miami
Cincy
SF
Phillies - WC
Diamondbacks- WC

Yankees
WHITESOX
Texas
Rays - WC
Angels - WC

WS: Texas over Philly in 5

Detroit misses playoffs.
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:55 AM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Default Case Makes His Picks

I wondered if this thread would ever get going....

First, all the specific details are already on my blog page, so here's that connection: http://www.city-data.com/blogs/blog3...edictions.html

But for here, let me give you the order of finishes and the predicted winners (divisional first place is the first in order). Wild Card entrants will be denoted with *.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

East: Tampa Bay, New York Yankees*, Boston, Toronto, Baltimore
Central: Detroit, Kansas City, Minnesota, Cleveland, Chicago White Sox
West: Los Angeles Angels, Texas*, Oakland, Seattle


NATIONAL LEAGUE

East: Philadelphia, Atlanta*, Miami, Washington, New York Mets
Central: St Louis, Cincinnati*, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Chicago Cubs, Houston
West: Arizona, San Francisco, Colorado, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego

All-Star Winner: National League
ALCS: Tampa Bay, Los Angeles Angels
NLCS: Philadelphia, St Louis
AL Pennant: Los Angeles Angels
NL Pennant: St Louis
World Champion: St Louis (Yes, they will repeat.)

And there you are.

Last edited by case44; 04-05-2012 at 11:06 AM..
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Cook County
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This year seems top heavy, I see very little variance in predictions on different message boards and in the media. To me that screams that things will be crazy this year, with teams coming out of no where, and media darlings like the Tigers might not perform up to their lofty projections.
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:48 PM
 
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The Mariners will be better than last year. So will the Dodgers.
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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NL

E - Philadelphia
C - Milwaukee
W - San Fran

wc - LA Dodgers
wc - NY Mets
wcc - LA > NY
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Phil > Dodgers
SF > Milwaukee
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NLCS Phil > SF

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AL

E - Boston
C - Minnesota
W - LA Angels

wc - New York Yankees
wc - Minnesota
wcc - Minnesota > NYY

Minnesota > Boston
Minnesota > LA Angels

ALCS Minnesota > Minnesota

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WS Minnesota > Philadelphia
(in a close one)
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