1. Guest,
    If you need help getting to know Xenforo, please see our guide here. If you have feedback or questions, please post those here.
    Dismiss Notice

2007 MLB Season

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Patrick_S, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. Patrick_S

    Patrick_S Premium
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2000
    Messages:
    3,201
    Likes Received:
    75
    A lot of teams broke camp today, it’s time for the regular season thread.

    Go Cubs.
     
  2. Kirk Tsai

    Kirk Tsai Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2000
    Messages:
    1,424
    Likes Received:
    0
    Guesses:

    AL East: Red Sox
    AL Central: Indians
    AL West: Angels
    NL East: Mets
    NL Central: Cubs
    NL West: Dodgers

    Playoffs are always a crap-shoot, not worth guessing.

    AL MVP: A-Rod
    NL MVP: Puljos
    AL Cy Young: Santana
    NL Cy Young: Jake Peavy

    Wouldn't be surprised if Dice-K wins AL ROY.
     
  3. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2001
    Messages:
    35,858
    Likes Received:
    4,566
    Location:
    Rensselaer, NY
    Well...the Red Sox are still in the 9th inning of their last Spring Training game as I type this*...but:

    AL East: Red Sox
    AL Central: Tigers
    AL West: Angels
    Al Wildcard: Yankees

    NL East: Mets
    NL Central: Cardinals
    NL West: Dodgers
    NL Wildcard: San Diego

    AL MVP: Manny Ramirez
    AL CY Young: Josh Beckett
    NL MVP: Albert Pujols
    NL CY Young: Bronson Arroyo

    *The Sox just tied the game in the bottom of the ninth with a 1-out homerun! [​IMG]
     
  4. Shane Martin

    Shane Martin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 1999
    Messages:
    6,017
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'll give my predictions.

    AL West: A's
    AL Central: Tigers
    AL East: New York
    Wild Card: Twins

    NL West: Dodgers
    NL Central: St Louis
    NL East: Mets
    NL Wildcard: Giants

    AL MVP: Gary Sheffield
    AL CY Young: Johan Santana

    NL MVP: David Wright
    NL Cy Young: Carlos Zombrano - in a close win over Barry Zito.
     
  5. Scott_J

    Scott_J Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2000
    Messages:
    2,635
    Likes Received:
    0
    Predictions:

    NL East: Braves (I know that's going against the grain, but I think they have the fewest question marks in their pitching staff, among the contenders in the division)
    NL Central: Cardinals
    NL West: Giants
    NL Wild Card: Mets

    NL MVP: Pujols
    NL Cy Young: C. Zambrano

    AL East: Yankees
    AL Central: Twins
    AL West: Angels
    AL Wild Card: Tigers

    AL MVP: A-Rod
    AL Cy Young: J. Santana
     
  6. EricW

    EricW Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2001
    Messages:
    2,309
    Likes Received:
    0

    Beckett for Cy Young? do you know something we don't? [​IMG]
     
  7. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2001
    Messages:
    35,858
    Likes Received:
    4,566
    Location:
    Rensselaer, NY

    I don't know nuttin'. It's just wishful thinking, I suppose.

    I'm just thinking that with all the media attention on Matsuzaka and his contract...and with all the attention that Schilling commands from the media...with the Jon Lester story unfolding over the season...and the microscope that Papelbon's going to be under...that maybe Beckett has that break-out year that has been predicted for so long.

    He's got great stuff...his IP have gone up over the last four years. SOs have always been good. With this line-up and defense behind him, this could be when the stars all line up right for Josh Beckett.
     
  8. Shane Martin

    Shane Martin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 1999
    Messages:
    6,017
    Likes Received:
    0
    It could also mask how mediocre he can be too [​IMG]

    I'm probably thinking that Zito winning(or coming close) is very much not happening. He's going to a new league and they haven't seen his nasty stuff yet.

    I believe Derek Lowe is in his final year of his contract so he should do well. His era in the spring has been super low.

    I really don't know how to feel about the Braves winning the east. After last year the shine wore off.

    I will say the Marlins could be a surprise team. They could also be like the Royals after a surprise year..
     
  9. Shane Martin

    Shane Martin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 1999
    Messages:
    6,017
    Likes Received:
    0
  10. Brandon_T

    Brandon_T Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2000
    Messages:
    1,900
    Likes Received:
    0
    Great signing for the Tigers. Guillen is really one of the underated short stops in the league, and now is getting his due.

    On a down note for the Tigers, Kenny Rogers will now miss half the season after surgery to remove a blood clot. In a way though, this could be a blessing, he should be fresh for a playoff run.

    I think Jeremy Bonderman is going to have by far his best year yet. He has been better than average, especially for a two pitch pitcher, but now he has added a change up and Pudge said he is going to be devastating this year. Opening day for the Tigers is Monday home against the Blue Jays!!!
     
  11. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2001
    Messages:
    35,858
    Likes Received:
    4,566
    Location:
    Rensselaer, NY
    Oh no. It looks like MLB is going to seriously crack down on the Sox for allowing Johnny Pesky to be in the dugout in uniform.


    HERE'S the Boston Globe's take on the story.

    Hey look, it's another old man (just like Buck O'Neil) who has devoted his life to the game and the league who's going to get his heart broken. Way to go...

    I realize he could get hurt...even killed by sitting in that dugout. But if he had the choice, I bet Johnny (87 years old) wouldn't rather go any other way. Nomar's got the right idea.


    Johnny with Julio Lugo:
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Carl Miller

    Carl Miller Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2002
    Messages:
    1,461
    Likes Received:
    0
    As a Met fan, I'm surprised to see so many picking the Mets to win the division. I'm worried about their rotation, the right handers in the bullpen and a pretty old team overall that is a year older from last season. How many 40+ year old players do they have on the opening day roster? Four?

    I'm picking the Phillies to win the NL East and Mets to make the Wild Card barely over the Braves. Hate to say it, but the Braves are on their way up.
     
  13. Brandon_T

    Brandon_T Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2000
    Messages:
    1,900
    Likes Received:
    0
  14. Bryan Ri

    Bryan Ri Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2004
    Messages:
    1,688
    Likes Received:
    32
    Location:
    NYC Area
    Real Name:
    Bryan
    Predictions:

    AL East: Yankees
    AL Central: Tigers
    Al West: Angels
    AL Wild Card: Indians

    NL East: Mets
    NL Central: Brewers
    NL West: Dodgers
    NL Wild Card: Cardinals

    AL MVP: Bobby Abreu
    AL Cy Young: Mariano Rivera

    NL MVP: Albert Pujols
    NL Cy Young: Carlos Zambrano

    Go Yankees!
     
  15. Brian Perry

    Brian Perry Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 1999
    Messages:
    2,815
    Likes Received:
    0
    Predictions:

    AL: Red Sox, Twins, Angels, Yankees (wc)
    NL: Dodgers, Mets, Cardinals, Cubs (wc)

    Pujols, A-Rod (mvp)
    Santana, Oswalt (Cy)

    Bonds will not reach Aaron this year, but Sosa will get to 600.
     
  16. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2001
    Messages:
    35,858
    Likes Received:
    4,566
    Location:
    Rensselaer, NY

    I find that tough to agree with, Brian. If Barry stays healthy, I think it would be hard for him NOT to reach 755. He hit two HRs in his first two at-bats in tonight's game against the Athletics in Oakland!
     
  17. BrettGallman

    BrettGallman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2002
    Messages:
    1,392
    Likes Received:
    0
    Alright, guess I'll give some predictions, even though it's going to be a total homer pick.

    AL East: Boston
    AL Central: Cleveland
    AL West: LA-Aneheim
    AL Wild Card: Minnesota

    NL East: Atlanta
    NL Central: St. Louis
    NL West: Arizona
    NL Wild Card: Philadelphia

    NL Champs: Atlanta
    AL Champs: Cleveland

    Braves over The Tribe in 6 [​IMG]

    Anyway, the Mets beat the Cards tonight. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't still absolutely terrified of that Mets lineup. We'll just see how the starting rotation holds up.
     
  18. EricW

    EricW Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2001
    Messages:
    2,309
    Likes Received:
    0

    yeah, it's too bad. i have a baseball package with my cable and get to see pretty much all the games. that's one historical moment i won't be watching.
     
  19. Shane Martin

    Shane Martin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 1999
    Messages:
    6,017
    Likes Received:
    0
    Good choice being a contract year and all.

    I saw some of the ESPN predictions. Several like the Dodgers to win the NL but I fear they won't have the slugging to win. They have the pitching. I don't know if Pitching and Defense can win anymore.
     
  20. Shane Martin

    Shane Martin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 1999
    Messages:
    6,017
    Likes Received:
    0
    Espn says the Tribune group will sell the Cubs after the 2007 season.
     

Share This Page