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Old 03-18-2014, 12:47 PM
 
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Who among us is the greatest baseball oracle? Who can best predict what will take place in 2014?

To enter, copy and paste the questions and provide three answers, A,B & C to each of the below questions. Your A answer is worth 5 points, your B answer is worth 3 points and your C answer will be worth 1 point, provided your prediction materializes. The questions are divided into two sections with the first containing questions which apply to the first half (pre All Star break) of the season, and the second section applying to the whole season. Points are double in value (A=10, B=6 C=2) for the answers in the second part.

The winner is the one with the highest point total. Once your entry is posted and your ability to edit it ends, that is your official entry, no alterations. There is no actual prize, don't be looking for some low rent celebrity has been to show up at your front door with a camera crew and an oversized check. The reward shall be one of ego inflation only....unless of course the City-Data folks are so pleased by the competition that they step in and insist on providing some monetary prize.

Deadline for entries is 5 pm Pacific time, March 30th, the day before the regular season opens. The two Diamondbacks/Dodgers games played in Australia on March 22nd and 23rd, do not count for Part Two of this competition.

Part One...Pre All Star Break..provide three answers marked A, B or C
At The All Star Break...
1) Will be leading the AL in home runs
2) Will be leading the NL in home runs
3) AL pitcher with most wins
4) NL pitcher with most wins
5) Pitcher leading all MLB in walks issued
6) Club that will be leading the AL in runs scored
7) Club that will be leading the NL in runs scored
8) MLB club with fewest wins
9) MLB club with most stolen bases
10) Player leading MLB in batting average (batting title qualified only)

Part Two...Applies To Entire Season. Provide three answers, A, B & C to each of the below questions.

11) Batter who hits for the cycle
12) Batter who hits three or more home runs in one game
13) Pitcher who throws no hitter
14) Pitcher who strikes out 16 or more hitters in one game
15) Player who gets suspended for any reason
16) Player who is traded during season
17) Player with hitting streak of 20 or more games
18) Batter who hits an inside the park home run
19) Manager fired during season
20) AL pitcher who hits a home run in inter league play

I will post standings for the competition from time to time, but when one of your selections performs one of the predicted tasks, it is up to you to bring it to the attention of the board so it does not get overlooked.

Good luck

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Old 03-18-2014, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Amherst
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At The All Star Break...
1) Will be leading the AL in home runs ...... A) Chris Davis, B) Miguel Cabrerea, C) Evan Longoria
2) Will be leading the NL in home runs ..... A) Giancarlo Stanton, B) Jay Bruce, C) Justin Upton
3) AL pitcher with most wins ..... A) Alex Cobb, B) David Price, C) Matt Moore
4) NL pitcher with most wins ..... A) Clayton Kershaw, B) Stephen Strasburg, C) Zack Geinke
5) Pitcher leading all MLB in walks issued ..... A) CJ Wilson, B) Ubaldo Jimenez, C) Lucas Harrell
6) Club that will be leading the AL in runs scored ..... A) Tigers, B) Angels C) Red Sox
7) Club that will be leading the NL in runs scored ..... A) Dodgers, B) Braves, C) Cardinals,
8) MLB club with fewest wins ..... A) Astros B) Twins C) Marlins
9) MLB club with most stolen bases ..... A) Yankees, B) Royals, C) Reds
10) Player leading MLB in batting average ..... A) Jacoby Ellsbury, B) Robinson Cano C) James Loney

Part Two...Applies To Entire Season. Provide three answers, A, B & C to each of the below questions.

11) Batter who hits for the cycle .....A) Jacoby Ellsbury B) Carl Crawford C) Mike Trout
12) Batter who hits three or more home runs in one game ..... A) Evan Longoria, B) Albert Pujolz C) Jose Bautista
13) Pitcher who throws no hitter ..... A) Alex Cobb B) David Price C) Matt Moore
14) Pitcher who strikes out 16 or more hitters in one game .... A) Alex Cobb B) David Price C) Matt Moore
15) Player who gets suspended for any reason ..... A) Yasiel Puig, B) Justin Verlander C) Brian McCann
16) Player who is traded during season ..... A) Heath Bell, B) Carlos Pena, C) AJ Burnett
17) Player with hitting streak of 20 or more games ..... A) Jacoby Ellsbury B) Robinson Cano, C) James Loney
18) Batter who hits an inside the park home run .....A) Jacoby Ellsbury B) Mike Trout C) Carl Crawford
19) Manager fired during season .....A) Brad Ausmus B) Ryne Sandberg, C) Mike Redmond
20) AL pitcher who hits a home run in inter league play .....A) Clayton Kershaw, B) Matt Moore, C) CC Sabathia
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Part One...Pre All Star Break..provide three answers marked A, B or C
At The All Star Break...
1) Will be leading the AL in home runs
A) Edwin Encarnacion
B) Chris Davis
C) Alfonso Soriano
2) Will be leading the NL in home runs
A) Paul Goldschmidt
B) Pedro Alvarez
C) Carlos Gomez
3) AL pitcher with most wins
A) Jon Lester
B) Anibal Sanchez
C) Yu Darvish
4) NL pitcher with most wins
A) Adam Wainwright
B) Clayton Kershaw
C) Madison Bumgarner
5) Pitcher leading all MLB in walks issued
A) C.J. Wilson
B) Edinson Volquez
C) Jeff Locke
6) Club that will be leading the AL in runs scored
A) Red Sox
B) Rangers
C) Yankees
7) Club that will be leading the NL in runs scored
A) Rockies
B) Cardinals
C) Diamonbacks
8) MLB club with fewest wins
A) Astos
B) Cubs
C) Marlins
9) MLB club with most stolen bases
A) Royals
B) Red Sox
C) Rangers
10) Player leading MLB in batting average (batting title qualified only)
A) Carlos Gomez
B) Joe Mauer
C) Buster Posey

Part Two...Applies To Entire Season. Provide three answers, A, B & C to each of the below questions.

11) Batter who hits for the cycle
A) Carlos Gomez
B) Mike Trout
C) Austin Jackson
12) Batter who hits three or more home runs in one game
A) Giancarlo Stanton
B) Paul Goldschmidt
C) Alfonso Soriano
13) Pitcher who throws no hitter
A) Jose Fernandez
B) Clayton Kershaw
C) Yu Darvish
14) Pitcher who strikes out 16 or more hitters in one game
A) Anibal Sanchez
B) Max Scherzer
C) Yu Darvish
15) Player who gets suspended for any reason
A) Yasiel Puig
B) Starling Castro
C) Hunter Pence
16) Player who is traded during season
A) Jarrod Saltalamacchia
B) Alexei Ramirez
C) Nick Markakis
17) Player with hitting streak of 20 or more games
A) Joe Mauer
B) Yadier Molina
C) Adrian Beltre
18) Batter who hits an inside the park home run
A) Starling Marte
B) Brett Garner
C) Carlos Gomez
19) Manager fired during season
A) Ron Roenicke
B) Ron Washington
C) Kirk Gibson
20) AL pitcher who hits a home run in inter league play
A) Joe Blanton
B) R A Dickey
C) Yu Darvish
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Waco, TX
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At The All Star Break...
1) Will be leading the AL in home runs
A-Miguel Cabrera B-Chris Davis C-David Ortiz

2) Will be leading the NL in home runs
A-Paul Goldschmidt B-Justin Upton C-Carlos Gonzales

3) AL pitcher with most wins
A-CC Sabathia B-Matt Moore C-Justin Verlander

4) NL pitcher with most wins
A-Adam Wainwright B-Zack Greinke C-Francisco Liriano

5) Pitcher leading all MLB in walks issued
A-Ian Kennedy B-Jeff Samrdzija C-Jeff Locke

6) Club that will be leading the AL in runs scored
A-Boston Red Sox B-Detroit Tigers C-Oakland A's

7) Club that will be leading the NL in runs scored
A-St Louis Cardinals B-Los Angeles Dodgers C-Atlanta Braves

8) MLB club with fewest wins
A-Houston Astros B-Chicago Cubs C-Miami Marlins

9) MLB club with most stolen bases
A-Boston Red Sox B-Kansas City Royals C-Texas Rangers

10) Player leading MLB in batting average (batting title qualified only)
A-Miguel Cabrera B-Mike Trout C-Michael Cuddyer

Part Two...Applies To Entire Season. Provide three answers, A, B & C to each of the below questions.

11) Batter who hits for the cycle
A-Aaron Hill B-Mike Trout C-Jean Segura

12) Batter who hits three or more home runs in one game
A-Paul Goldschmidt B-Chris Davis C-Carlos Gomez

13) Pitcher who throws no hitter
A-Matt Harvey B-Yu Darvish C-AJ Burnett

14) Pitcher who strikes out 16 or more hitters in one game
A-Yu Darvish B-Justin Verlander C-Max Scherzer

15) Player who gets suspended for any reason
A-Yasiel Puig B-Zack Greinke C-Juan Uribe (Notice a theme?)

16) Player who is traded during season
A-JJ Putz B-Giancarlo Stanton C-Jeff Samardzija

17) Player with hitting streak of 20 or more games
A-Mike Trout B-Adrian Beltre C-Miguel Cabrera

18) Batter who hits an inside the park home run
A-Jean Segura B-Starling Marte C-Eric Young Jr

19) Manager fired during season
A-Ryne Sandberg B-Ron Washington C-Kirk Gibson

20) AL pitcher who hits a home run in inter league play
A-CC Sabathia B-Chris Sale C-James Shields

There it is. A couple of those are just wild guesses but I guess that's what I'm going with.
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Old 03-28-2014, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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Part One...Pre All Star Break..provide three answers marked A, B or C
At The All Star Break...
1) Will be leading the AL in home runs
A) Miguel Cabrera- Detroit Tigers
B) Brian McCann- New York Yankees
C) David Ortiz- Boston Red Sox

2) Will be leading the NL in home runs
A) Pedro Alvarez- Pittsburgh Pirates
B) Paul Goldschmidt- Arizona Diamondbacks
C) Carlos Gonzales- Colorado Rockies

3) AL pitcher with most wins
A) Matt Moore- Tampa Bay Rays
B) James Shields- Kansas City Royals
C) Felix Hernandez- Seattle Mariners

4) NL pitcher with most wins
A) Clayton Kershaw- Los Angeles Dodgers
B) Gio Gonzalez- Washington Nationals
C) Adam Wainwright- St. Louis Cardinals

5) Pitcher leading all MLB in walks issued
A) Jeff Locke- Pittsburgh Pirates
B) Phil Hughes- Minnesota Twins
C) Ivan Nova- New York Yankees

6) Club that will be leading the AL in runs scored
A) Boston Red Sox
B) New York Yankees
C) Toronto Blue Jays

7) Club that will be leading the NL in runs scored
A) Los Angeles Dodgers
B) St. Louis Cardinals
C) Washington Nationals

8) MLB club with fewest wins
A) Miami Marlins
B) Houston Astros
C) Chicago White Sox

9) MLB club with most stolen bases
A) Tampa Bay Rays
B) Chicago Cubs
C) Miami Marlins

10) Player leading MLB in batting average (batting title qualified only)
A) Goldschmidt- Diamondbacks
B) Evan Longoria- Tampa Bay Rays
C) Troy Tulowitski- Colorado Rockies

Part Two...Applies To Entire Season. Provide three answers, A, B & C to each of the below questions.

11) Batter who hits for the cycle
A) Troy Tulowitski- Colorado Rockies
B) Matt Kemp- Los Angeles Dodgers
C) Mike Trout- Anaheim Angels

12) Batter who hits three or more home runs in one game
A) Giancarlo Stanton- Miami Marlins
B) Paul Goldschmid- Arizona Diamondbacks
C) Chris Davis- Baltimore Orioles

13) Pitcher who throws no hitter
A) Cliff Lee- Philadelphia Phillies
B) Doug Fister- Washington Nationals
C) Justin Verlander- Detroit Tigers

14) Pitcher who strikes out 16 or more hitters in one game
A) Stephen Strasburg- Washington Nationals
B) Verlander- Tigers
C) Chris Sale- Chicago White Sox

15) Player who gets suspended for any reason
A) David Ortiz- Boston Red Sox
B) Kemp- Dodgers
C) Jonathan Papelbon- Philadelphia Phillies

16) Player who is traded during season
A) Tulowitski- Rockies
B) Chase Headley- San Diego Padres
C) Carl Crawford- Los Angeles Dodgers

17) Player with hitting streak of 20 or more games
A) Ian Desmond- Washington Nationals
B) Trout- Angels
C) Christian Yelich- Miami Marlins

18) Batter who hits an inside the park home run
A) Trout- Angels
B) Shin Soo Choo- Texas Rangers
C) Elvis Andrus- Texas Rangers

19) Manager fired during season
A) Ned Yost- Kansas City Royals
B) Bud Black- San Diego Padres
C) Robin Ventura- Chicago White Sox

20) AL pitcher who hits a home run in inter league play
A) CC Sabathia- New York Yankees
B) Justin Masteson- Cleveland Indians
C) C.J. Wilson- Angels
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Old 05-10-2014, 01:33 PM
 
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Cyborg13 lost out on six points and I lost three when David Ortiz broke up Yu Darvish's no hitter with two outs in the ninth last night.

Other than that, none of us have come close to any category two points so far. There has been one 20 plus game hitting streak, but none of us predicted that it would be Nolan Arenado who put it together. (It ended yesterday after 28 games.)
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Old 06-01-2014, 11:32 AM
 
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How are we doing?

Five weeks before the All Star break...

Ashley83
Has Stanton (5 points) leading NL in home runs.
Has Greinke ( 1 point) leading NL in wins. (Greinke tied with Wainwright at 8 wins)
Total (if it holds)..6 points.

Grandstander
Has Wainwright (5 points) leading NL in wins.
Has Colorado (5 points) leading NL in runs scored.
Has Cubs (3 points) for fewest club wins.
Total..13 points

Cyborg13
Has Wainwright (5 points) leading NL in wins.
Has A's ( 1 point) leading AL in runs scored.
Has Cubs (3 points) for fewest wins.
Total..9 points

7express
Has Wainwright (1 point) leading NL in wins.
Has Tulowitski (1 point) leading in batting average.
Total..2 points.

If I have overlooked anything, please bring it to my attention
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:32 AM
 
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We had a three home run game by a player, but for some reason, none of us anticipated that it would be Lonnie Chisenhall of the Indians doing it.
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:54 AM
 
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Brandon Barnes of the Rockies had an Inside the Park Home Run the other day against Arizona. None of us picked him though.
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:40 AM
 
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Tampa Bay has been staging a huge rally to seize the worst record in MLB from the Cubs.

Tampa Bay? Worst record in baseball? Whoda thunk it?
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