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More baseball predictions

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Trey Beamon, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    What's another baseball thread? Add comments/categories if you must. :)

    Sleeper teams: Rangers (AL), Reds (NL)

    Possible disappointments: Angels (AL), Brewers (NL)

    Breakout position player: Josh Hamilton, Rangers

    Breakout pitcher: Matt Garza, Rays

    Free agent bust: Kaz Matsui, Astros

    Free agent bargain: Milton Bradley, Rangers

    On the rebound: Jake Westbrook, Indians

    On the decline: Jason Bay, Pirates

    Key midseason promotion: Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers

    Who do you think will surprise, or fall flat on their face in '08?
     
  2. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    A baseball thread with no replies? Color me shocked.
     
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Trey = FAIL. :D :D

    Surprise AL team: Blue Jays
    Surprise NL team: Giants. They might not lose 120 games! Or the Cardinals, just because that division is so full of fail behind the Cubs that they could win 78 games by accident.

    Possible AL disappointment: Yankees
    Possibile NL disappointment: Mets (duh)
     
  4. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Surprise AL: BYH said the Jays, so I'll give a mention to the Twinkies. If Liriano stays healthy and they get anything out of their young pitching (and old-Livan), they have decent enough offense to win more games than people think.

    Surprise NL: Brewers. The division's so bad they could give the Cubbies a run.

    Dissapointment AL: Love to say the Yanks, but I'll venture the Tigers. Their bullpen's a shambles, Willis will be inconsistent methinks, Bonderman has nagging injuries, and who knows what they'll get out of Rogers. Plus, it's always possible guys like Guillen, Magglio, Pudge, Sheffield, et al will miss significant time.

    Dissapointment NL: Rockies. Their lineup is great, but how much can they really get out of guys like Aaron Cook, Ubaldo Jimenez, and Franklin Morales?

    Breakout Players: Hamilton and James Loney.
     
  5. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Sleeper teams: Oakland (AL), Astros (NL)
    Possible disappointments: Indians (AL), Diamondbacks (NL)
    Breakout position player: Alex Gordon, Royals
    Breakout pitcher: Brian Wilson, Giants
    Free agent bust: Kaz Matsui, Astros* -- I can't disagree with that pick.
    Free agent bargain: Tom Glavine, Braves
    On the rebound: Barry Zito (17 wins), Giants
    On the decline: Francisco Cordero, Reds
    Key midseason promotion: Evan Longoria, Rays
    Who do you think will surprise, or fall flat on their face in '08? Eric Byrnes (literally) and Joba Chamberlain (figuratively).
     
  6. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Oh, another breakout position player: Billy Butler, KC
    Breakout pitcher: Chad Billingsley, LA (more than he already has) and/or Clay Buchholz, Bos.
    Bad FA signing (non Matsui divison): Carlos Silva, M's
    Further decline: Mike Mussina, NYY
    Rebound: Cliff Lee, Indians
     
  7. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Milton Bradley will do something stupid.
     
  8. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    Sleeper teams: Blue Jays (AL), Brewers (NL)

    Possible disappointments: Yankees (AL), Rockies (NL)

    Breakout position player: Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox

    Breakout pitcher: James Shields, Rays

    Free agent bust: Kaz Matsui, Astros

    Free agent bargain: Tom Glavine, Braves

    On the rebound: Nick Johnson, Nationals

    On the decline: Jason Bay, Pirates

    Key midseason promotion: Evan Longoria, Rays

    Who do you think will surprise, or fall flat on their face in '08?

    Surprise: Tim Lincecum wins 15 games.
    Fall Flat: Joba Chamberlain has an ERA fatter than Cecil Fielder's waist line back in the day.
     
  9. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    I like Andrew Miller to win 12-14 games.
     
  10. jakewriter82

    jakewriter82 Active Member

    Wasn't Hamilton expected to be last year's breakout player? But Matsui is destined to be a bust, even if he gets past his anal fissure.
     
  11. whut?
     
  12. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    the dodgers will get everybody's hopes up and then fail miserably during the final two weeks. just like everyfuckingother year.
     
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