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Old 03-29-2013, 08:14 PM
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Hi, everyone! We've got baseball underway, and we'd better get this thing going right now. And that thing is a listing of your predictions of finish for all thirty major league teams for the 2013 regular season, plus postseason picks, the All-Star Game winner, and the eventual World Champion. I look forward to seeing what everybody picks for this coming season. It will be a season of surprises, disappointments, victories, upsets, close finishes, and tons of excitement!

One thing: I know we've got passionate fans here, but please do your best to keep this thread on topic and not stray far from this, as the subject is baseball predictions. That said, let's let 'er rip, and since I'm up first, I will begin here with my picks.

Major League Baseball 2013

NATIONAL LEAGUE
West: Los Angeles (94-68), San Francisco (91-71)*, Arizona (84-78), Colorado (70-92), San Diego (63-99)
Central: St Louis (98-64), Cincinnati (89-73)*, Pittsburgh (83-79), Milwaukee (77-85), Chicago (58-104)
East: Washington (97-65), Atlanta (88-74), Philadelphia (81-81), New York (70-92), Miami (57-105)

AMERICAN LEAGUE
West: Los Angeles (99-63), Texas (95-67)*, Oakland (86-76), Seattle (77-85), Houston (69-93)
Central: Detroit (98-64), Kansas City (88-74), Chicago (80-82), Cleveland (71-91), Minnesota (59-103)
East: Tampa Bay (92-70), Baltimore (91-71)*, New York (84-78), Toronto (79-83), Boston (68-94)

* - WILD CARD ENTRY
ALL-STAR GAME WINNER: American League
NL CHAMPION: Los Angeles Dodgers
AL CHAMPION: Los Angeles Angels
WORLD CHAMPION: Los Angeles Dodgers

There you have it for my picks. What say you?
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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NL East: Atlanta
NL Central: St.Louis
NL West: LAD
NL WC: Milwaukee
NL WC: Washington

AL West: Oakland
AL Central: Kansas City
AL East: Baltimore
AL WC: Texas
AL WC: Yankees

NL Champion: Atlanta
AL Champion Oakland

World Series Winner: Atlanta
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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NATIONAL LEAGUE
NL
West- Los Angeles
Central- Cincinnati
East- Atlanta
WC- St. Louis, San Francisco

AL
West-LA Angels
Central-Cleveland
East-Toronto
WC-Tampa, New York

WS - Angels over Dodgers
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Old 03-30-2013, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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AL East:
Red Sox, Jays*, Rays*, Yankees, Orioles.
I think both the Red Sox and Orioles had anomolies last year. Valentine was a complete disaster and that was the main reason why Boston finished last. Orioles, who made no moves during the Winter to improve theor club, fall back into their regular 4th/5th range. I think Jays will be a bit overrated, most experts have them winning the division. Yankees have half their team out the first 2 months, and are extremely old, so I'm not expecting much. Anything higher then 3rd place would exceed expectations for me, and honestly wouldn't be at all surprised if they finished last since this is baseball's best division.
AL Central:
Tigers, Indians, Royals, Twins, White Sox.
Really not much to say here. Royals and Indians especially have better teams then last year but neither can hold a candle to the Tigers. Even though I picked them 3rd I think if some team does knock the Tigers from the perch it's going to be the Royals.
AL West:
Angels, A's, Rangers, Mariners, Astros.
Angels are probably the best team in the AL if not all of baseball. Oakland benefited from Texas' late season choke last year. Once again they'll finish in front of Texas, but not good enough to pass the Angels. Mariners should get more offensive numbers with Morales & Morse and the fences moved in, but I don't think it's quite good enough to crack the top 3. Bo Porter is a great hire for the Astros, will do great things for that team down the road, but the 2013 Astros could end up being (record wise) one of the worst teams in baseball history. 100+ losses easily and will probably contend for 110 and possibly even 120 losses.

NL East:
Nats, Phillies*, Braves, Marlins, Mets.
Marlins and Mets will compete with the Astros, Cubs, and Padres for baseball's worst record. Phillies & Braves were pretty much a coin flip. Nats were the divisions best team last year and just improved both offensively and in the pitching department. With a bullpen of Clippard, Storen, and Soriano they only have to make it a 6 inning game. The addidtion of Denard Span gives them a leadoff hitter they didn't have last year and moves Harper to the corner outfield spot, a place he's better suited then CF. The addition of Dan Haren (if he can stay healthy), is more consistant then Edwin Jackson was. Really looks like a World Series caliber team.
NL Central:
Cards, Pirates, Reds, Brewers, Cubs.
Aside from the Cubs, the other 4 can finish in pretty much any order. I think this is finally the year the Pirates crack .500.
NL West:
Giants, Dodgers*, D'Backs, Padres, Rockies.
Giants and Dodgers will go back and forth for 1st-2nd throughout the year, think the Giants pull through and stay there in the last couple of weeks. Rockies probably finish in front of the Padres, but if they trade someone like Tulo or CarGo, the Padres really well could jump them at seasons end.
AL Wildcards: Jays, Rays
NL Wildcards: Phillies, Dodgers
ALCS: Red Sox over Rays (6 games)
NLCS: Nats over Dodgers (7 games)
World Series: Red Sox over Nats. If they can get Lackey pitching well they could have at least a starting staff on par with the Nats and possibly even better. Their offense might be slightly better as well. The Nats will have plenty of opportunities to win titles in the next 8-10 years so this could be a learning experience while the Sox window is starting to close, and that's the main difference.

And in case your wondering why I'm probably the only person predicting the Sox to win the World Series?? I hate them being a Nats and Yankees fan, I'm just calling it as I see it. If everyone could make perfect prediction, everyone in the country would be rich. I sure hope it doesn't work out and they fall flat on their faces, especially if they do make the World Series against the Nats, but if they somehow do pull off the World Series title, I can take solice in the fact I was probably one of the few people in the US who predicted them to do so.
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:08 PM
 
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NL
West- LA Dodgers
East- Atlanta Braves
Central- Cardinals
WC- SF Giants
WC- Wash. Nationals.

AL
West- Anaheim Angels
East- Toronto Blue Jays
Central- Detroit Tigers
WC- Rangers
WC - Yankees

Final Four

Dodgers vs Braves

Tigers vs Blue Jays

WS- Dodgers vs Tigers

Dodgers in 6
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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NL East: Atlanta
NL Central: Cincinnatti
NL West: Los Angeles
NL WC: St Louis
NL WC: Washington

AL East: Tampa Bay
AL Central: Detroit
AL West: Los Angeles
AL WC: Texas
AL WC: New York

NL Champion: Washington
AL Champion: Los Angeles

World Series Winner: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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AL East: Yankees
AL Cent: Tigers
AL West: Angels
AL Wild: Rangers
AL Wild: Jays

NL East: Nationals
NL Cent: Cardinals
NL West: Giants
NL Wild: Braves
NL Wild: Reds

World Series: Tigers vs Nationals
Champion: Tigers

AL MVP: Robinson Cano, Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera
NL MVP: Jason Heyward, Joey Votto, Bryce Harper,

AL CY: Justin Verlander, Yu Darvish, King Felix
NL CY: Clayton Kershaw, Matt Cain, Stephen Strasburgh/Cliff Lee

AL ROY: Wil Myers, Aaron Hicks, Kevin Gausman
NL ROY: Julio Tehran, Jedd Gyorko, Hyun-Jin Ryu


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Old 03-31-2013, 01:49 AM
 
Location: Florida
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AL East: Blue Jays
AL Cent: Tigers
AL West: Angels
AL Wild: Rays
AL Wild: Rangers

NL East: Braves
NL Cent: Reds
NL West: Dodgers
NL Wild: Nats
NL Wild: Giants

World Series: Tigers vs Dodgers
Champion: Dodgers

AL MVP: Bautista
NL MVP: Stanton

AL CY: Price
NL CY: Strasburgh

AL ROY: Profar
NL ROY: Hamilton
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati, OH
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NL West
1. Dodgers 93-69
2. Giants 89-73
3. Diamondbacks 82-80
4. Padres 74-88
5. Rockies 68-94

NL Central
1. Reds 95-67
2. Cardinals 92-70
3. Pirates 85-77
4. Brewers 82-80
5. Cubs 63-99

NL East
1. Braves 90-72
2. Nationals 89-73
3. Phillies 84-78
4. Mets 70-92
5. Marlins 65-97

AL West
1. Angels 94-68
2. Rangers 91-71
3. Athletics 88-74
4. Mariners 74-88
5. Astros 53-109

AL Central
1. Tigers 90-72
2. White Sox 83-79
3. Royals 78-84
4. Indians 75-87
5. Twins 62-100

AL East
1. Blue Jays 87-75
2. Orioles 86-76
3. Yankees 83-79
4. Rays 81-81
5. Red Sox 66-96

NL Champion - Reds
AL Champion - Angels
WS Winner - Reds

All Star Game Winner - National League
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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