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American Baseball: The Calm Before the Storm

Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by onejayhawk, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. onejayhawk

    onejayhawk Afflicted with reason

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    Prediction time:

    AL:
    East
    -
    Central -
    West -

    NL:
    East
    -
    Central -
    West -

    Largest Improvement in Wins:

    Biggest Collapse:

    All Star Game Winning Pitcher:

    AL Pennant:
    NL Pennant:
    World Champion:


    Player of significance that only fantasy players have heard about:

    I'll give mine in a few.

    J
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2018
  2. Darkness

    Darkness Shadow creature

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    Prediction time:

    AL:
    East
    - Yankees
    Central - Indians
    West - Astros

    NL:
    East
    - Nationals
    Central - Cubs
    West - Dodgers

    Largest Improvement in Wins: Mets

    Biggest Collapse: Red Sox

    All Star Game Winning Pitcher: Kluber

    AL Pennant: Astros
    NL Pennant: Cubs
    World Champion: Astros

    Player of significance that only fantasy players have heard about: No clue. I haven't played fantasy baseball in years...
     
  3. Bamspeedy

    Bamspeedy We'll dig up the road!

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    Don't really follow baseball (but pay attention to it more than NBA or soccer), but it will be interesting to see if that Pitcher/DH, whatever his name is, gets 10 wins/10 HR that hasn't been done since Babe Ruth. If he actually does that people like me might actually remember his name.
     
  4. onejayhawk

    onejayhawk Afflicted with reason

    Joined:
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    AL:
    East
    - Red Sox
    Central - Indians
    West - Astros

    NL:
    East
    - Nats
    Central - Cardinals
    West - Dodgers

    Largest Improvement in Wins: Phillies

    Biggest Collapse: Reds

    All Star Game Winning Pitcher: Kluber

    AL Pennant: Indians
    NL Pennant: Cardinals
    World Champion: Cardinals

    Player of significance that only fantasy players have heard about: Ronald Acuna
     
  5. Arwon

    Arwon

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    Are the Padres any good yet?
     
  6. Bamspeedy

    Bamspeedy We'll dig up the road!

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    Padres are in last place in their division (40% win %), but don't have the worst record in baseball that goes to the White Sox (31.1) followed closely by the Orioles (31.3).
    Brewers are off to their usual strong spring start, being first place in their division (over the Cubs and Cardinals), but are likely to fall as the season progresses like they usually do.


    Shohei Ohtani
    4-1 record, 3.35 ERA in 7 starts pitching
    .310 BA and 6 HR when batting

    Could be the first player in 100 years to win 10 games as pitcher and hit 10 HR as a batter (Babe Ruth-1918).
    Rick Ankiel was a pitcher who got 10 wins (2000), but then later became a batter and got 10 HR (2007-2009), so he didn't do both in one season.
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2018
  7. BirraImperial

    BirraImperial Pura Vida!

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    Cubs Cubs Cubs!!!
     

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