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2016 MLB Regular-Season Thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by doctorquant, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    In service to the board I kick off the regular season!
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  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    So, how about some playoff picks?

    AL East: Blue Jays
    AL Central: Tigers
    AL West: Mariners
    AL wild-cards: Royals, Rangers

    NL East: Mets
    NL Central: Pirates
    NL West: Giants
    NL wild-cards: Cubs, Dodgers

    AL champ: Blue Jays
    NL champ: Giants

    World Series champ: Blue Jays
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Cubs and Astros in the World Series.

    Cubs win the World Series.
  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    AL East: Blue Jays
    AL Central: Indians
    AL West: Astros
    AL wild-cards: Royals, Angels

    NL East: Mets
    NL Central: Cubs
    NL West: Giants
    NL wild-cards: Cardinals, Diamondbacks

    AL champ: Blue Jays
    NL champ: Giants

    World Series champ: Blue Jays

    AL MVP: Mike Trout
    AL Cy: Chris Sale
    AL ROY: Byron Buxton

    NL MVP: Paul Goldschmidt
    NL Cy: Clayton Kershaw
    NL ROY: Corey Seager
  5. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    In before it's locked.
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  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Is this going to be a regular thing now, a World Series rematch as the season opener? It's doable since we have constant interleague with an odd number of teams in each league.

    Oh, and: Giants win, everyone else playing for second, etc. Dodgers are going to suck.
  7. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Royals and Cardinals disappoint in the regular season.

    Diamondbacks are this year's Padres in the "LOL, you thought your offseason meant you were in it?" role.

    Dusty Baker continues his exceptional ability to cherrypick jobs and gets all the credit when the Nats regress to the mean and win 90+, sealing another MOY award.
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  8. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Goodness, do Cubs fans hate that guy.
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  9. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I kind of liked what the D'backs did with this year's roster (if not with their long-term plan), but Pollock's injury takes all the wind out of them going into the season.
  10. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Fuck the rest of Cubs fans in particular, because I was screaming about what he was doing to Mark Prior's arm while it was happening and they told me "shut up, we're winning."

    I'm going to hold that grudge forever.
  11. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Robin Ventura was pulling the same shit with Carlos Rodon last year during the ferocious push to 76 wins.
  12. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Agreed. Part of what made the Diamondbacks dangerous was a high-scoring offense anchored by two of the best hitters in the National League and they just lost one, probably for all of 2016. Arizona was second in the NL in runs scored in 2015 behind the Rockies and the starting pitching could be dramatically improved. Not only did they add Greinke and Miller, they also get a full season out of Corbin.
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