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2007 MLB Season


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#1 of 829 OFFLINE   Patrick_S

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Posted March 28 2007 - 11:55 AM

A lot of teams broke camp today, it’s time for the regular season thread.

Go Cubs.

#2 of 829 OFFLINE   Kirk Tsai

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Posted March 29 2007 - 06:40 AM

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 of 829 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted March 29 2007 - 07:49 AM

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! Posted Image

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#4 of 829 OFFLINE   Shane Martin

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Posted March 29 2007 - 08:06 AM

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 of 829 OFFLINE   Scott_J

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Posted March 29 2007 - 03:55 PM

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 of 829 OFFLINE   EricW

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Posted March 29 2007 - 06:12 PM

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AL CY Young: Josh Beckett

Beckett for Cy Young? do you know something we don't? Posted Image
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#7 of 829 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted March 30 2007 - 01:11 AM

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Beckett for Cy Young? do you know something we don't? Posted Image

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.

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#8 of 829 OFFLINE   Shane Martin

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Posted March 30 2007 - 01:43 AM

It could also mask how mediocre he can be too Posted Image

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 of 829 OFFLINE   Shane Martin

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Posted March 30 2007 - 02:20 PM

Tigers Shortstop Carlos Guillen got a 4 yr 48million dollar extension

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Posted March 30 2007 - 03:13 PM

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 of 829 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted March 30 2007 - 04:22 PM

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.

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"I think that's a tragedy coming from Major League Baseball. I really do, because I know what it means to Johnny," said (Nomar) Garciaparra, who represented the Red Sox in five All-Star games and is starting his second season with the Dodgers. "It means so much to him to be able to put that uniform on every day and being in that dugout. I know that having him around just meant the world to me when I was there. ... Maybe they can make an exception for certain people who have worn their respective uniforms for so long."

Johnny with Julio Lugo:
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There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#12 of 829 OFFLINE   Carl Miller

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Posted March 30 2007 - 04:30 PM

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.
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#13 of 829 OFFLINE   Brandon_T

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Posted April 01 2007 - 05:28 AM

Very nice article on the Tigers and expectations for this year. A good read. http://sports.espn.g....son&id=2819259

#14 of 829 OFFLINE   Bryan Ri

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Posted April 01 2007 - 12:52 PM

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 of 829 OFFLINE   Brian Perry

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Posted April 01 2007 - 02:22 PM

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 of 829 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted April 01 2007 - 03:12 PM

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Predictions:

Bonds will not reach Aaron this year.

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!

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#17 of 829 OFFLINE   BrettGallman

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Posted April 01 2007 - 03:14 PM

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 Posted Image

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.
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#18 of 829 OFFLINE   EricW

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Posted April 01 2007 - 04:23 PM

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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!

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.
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#19 of 829 OFFLINE   Shane Martin

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Posted April 02 2007 - 03:02 AM

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AL MVP: Bobby Abreu
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 of 829 OFFLINE   Shane Martin

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Posted April 02 2007 - 04:51 AM

Espn says the Tribune group will sell the Cubs after the 2007 season.


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