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MLB 2013

PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:05 pm
by Serbia
THE OFFICIAL MLB SEASON 2013 THERRAD

Justin Verlander just signed a record breaking extension that could reach over $200 million and will keep him in Detroit through 2019. nietzsche, that means he won't be going to Boston, sorry Mr. Mexico.

Tigers are my pick to win the World Series this year. DISCUSS.

Re: MLB 2013

PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:40 pm
by Ace Rimmer
O-R-I-O-L-E-S

It's time, baby!!! O's over Cardinals in 6.

Re: MLB 2013

PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:46 pm
by Night Strike
Way overpaid for a player who only plays in 1/5 of the games.

Cardinals over Reds in 7 in NLCS

Cardinals over Angels in 6 in WS (NL homefield).

Re: MLB 2013

PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:05 pm
by keiths31
Gotta go with the Jays. Been a long time since I was excited about any MLB season. This year us Jays fans have something to be excited about. Good on paper...hoping it translates to some wins and a playoff berth this year.

Re: MLB 2013

PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:47 pm
by Army of GOD
...Red Sox...

Re: MLB 2013

PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:15 pm
by thegreekdog
NLCS - Atlanta over Pittsburgh in 5
ALCS - Detroit over Texas in 7
WS - Atlanta over Detroit in 6

Re: MLB 2013

PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:05 am
by Serbia
Army of GOD wrote:...Red Sox...


Mr. Bandwagoner, it's time to bail on the Sox and pick another team.

Re: MLB 2013

PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:56 am
by isaiah40
keiths31 wrote:Gotta go with the Jays. Been a long time since I was excited about any MLB season. This year us Jays fans have something to be excited about. Good on paper...hoping it translates to some wins and a playoff berth this year.

+1000

Re: MLB 2013

PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:43 pm
by Army of GOD
Serbia wrote:
Army of GOD wrote:...Red Sox...


Mr. Bandwagoner, it's time to bail on the Sox and pick another team.


WOODRUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also, nice to see the Canadians come out of the woodwork because the Blue Jays might actually be good.

Re: MLB 2013

PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:31 pm
by DoomYoshi
Got Houston winning 100 games at 10 000:1. With odds like that, I can't lose.

Srsly though: jays at 35:1, now I am seeing them at 7:1 and 8:1. W00t.

Re: MLB 2013

PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:43 pm
by 3.141592...
Night Strike wrote:Way overpaid for a player who only plays in 1/5 of the games.

Cardinals over Reds in 7 in NLCS

Cardinals over Angels in 6 in WS (NL homefield).


I don't see how this makes sense. Think about it this way, Verlander faced 956 batters last year. The league leader in plate appearances last year was Jeter with 740. Verlander factored into more than 200 more PAs then the highest batter. Pitchers may play in only 1/5 of the games, but they still play more.

As for predictions I must also go with my O-R-I-O-L-E-S!

Re: MLB 2013

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:03 am
by Night Strike
3.141592... wrote:
Night Strike wrote:Way overpaid for a player who only plays in 1/5 of the games.

Cardinals over Reds in 7 in NLCS

Cardinals over Angels in 6 in WS (NL homefield).


I don't see how this makes sense. Think about it this way, Verlander faced 956 batters last year. The league leader in plate appearances last year was Jeter with 740. Verlander factored into more than 200 more PAs then the highest batter. Pitchers may play in only 1/5 of the games, but they still play more.


Now add in the number of players they put out on defense.

Re: MLB 2013

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:23 am
by Army of GOD
DoomYoshi wrote:Got Houston winning 100 games at 10 000:1. With odds like that, I can't lose.

Srsly though: jays at 35:1, now I am seeing them at 7:1 and 8:1. W00t.


I wouldn't pick the Jays just based on their experience. Even as a Sox fan, if I had to pick a team to win it all that wasn't the Saux (you know, because I would pick them otherwise), I would pick the Tigers. They've been there, done that, have last year's triple crown winner, arguably the best pitcher in baseball and a veteran manager.

Re: MLB 2013

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:53 pm
by isaiah40
Army of GOD wrote:
DoomYoshi wrote:Got Houston winning 100 games at 10 000:1. With odds like that, I can't lose.

Srsly though: jays at 35:1, now I am seeing them at 7:1 and 8:1. W00t.


I wouldn't pick the Jays just based on their experience. Even as a Sox fan, if I had to pick a team to win it all that wasn't the Saux (you know, because I would pick them otherwise), I would pick the Tigers. They've been there, done that, have last year's triple crown winner, arguably the best pitcher in baseball and a veteran manager.

Well considering that the Jays have a very much revamped lineup, I'd pick them to get the first wild card or the second wild card slot. That is all!

Re: MLB 2013

PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:43 pm
by Sackett58
AL EAst
Toronto Rotation: Solid 1-4 starters Offense: Has homerun power.
Baltimore Rotation: Very questionable. Offense: No on base.
Tampa Bay Rotation: 1-4 starters, overall young but promising. Offense: Streaky
New York Rotation: Old starting staff, enough in tank? Offense: Lite hitting outfield.
Boston Rotation: Good and bad days. Offense: Youngsters might surprise.

AL Central
Detroit Rotation: Strongest in division. Offense: POWER
Kansas City Rotation: Strong Offense: Potentially everyone can hit.
Chicago Rotation: Solid 1-3 starters Offense: Average
Cleveland Rotation: Middle of the road. Offense: Looks potent.
Minnesota Rotation: Very questionable Offense: Can keep healthy(Morneau, Mauer)?

AL West
LA Angels Rotation: Best in division Offense: Power and speed
Oakland A's Rotation: Iffy if they can stay healthy Offense: Bottom half of lineup, can they hit?
Texas Rotation: To many injuries? Offense: Looks sporadic
Seattle Rotation: King Felix might keep them in the hunt till May Offense: Some pop in the bats but will need a road sign to point the way to first.
Houston Rotation: Norris solid, rest? Offense: Where?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:53 pm
by 2dimes
We even lost our minor league team here.

Re: MLB 2013

PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:00 pm
by Sackett58
NL East
Washington Rotation: 1-3 strongest in division. Offense: Power, almost everyone can contribute.
Atlanta Rotation: Can youngsters Medlen and Teheran produce Offense:Can the Upton boy's turn it around?
Philadelphia Rotation: Is there anything left in Lee and Holladay's tank? Offense: Some speed and pop.
NY Mets Rotation: Might be a surprise. Offense: Wright and who?
Miami Rotation: Can rookie Fernandez be a surprise? Offense: Will minor leaguers start showing up in May to bring life into the offense?

NL Central
Cinncinnati Rotation: Potentially solid 1-5 Offense: Almost everyone can hit.
St Louis Rotation: Solid Offense: Can the MASH unit mend them quick enough and will age catch up with Holliday and Beltran?
Milwaukee Rotation: Gallardo solid, will have to carry Offense: Braun and a couple others.
Pittsburg Rotation: I need a press guide for this one. Offense: Will probably put some runs on the board.
Chicago Rotation: Look for them in the Cards MASH tent. Offense: Tryout's at Ditka's.

NL West
LA Dodgers Rotation 1-5 have average years will be tough to beat. Offense: Need leadoff guy and some team chemistry.
San Francisco Rotation: If Lincicum can bounce back favorite of the division. Offense: Could be laking if Sandoval is hurt and Pence doesn't bounce back.
Arizona Rotation: Will keep them in the hunt. Offense: A lot of pop.
Colorado Rotation: These guys only going to pitch 4 innings a game again? Offense: Potentially one of the best offenses in the divsion if Helton can stay healthy.
San Diego Rotation: Will they go thru a rash of injuries like last year? Offense:South of the border in Tijuana.

Re: MLB 2013

PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:08 pm
by Sackett58
NL East Washington
NL Central Cinncinnati
NL West LA Dodgers
Wild Cards
Atlanta
St. Louis

AL East Toronto
AL Central Detroit
AL West LA Angels
Wild Cards
Kansas City
Cleveland

Re: MLB 2013

PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:46 pm
by Serbia
Sackett58 wrote:Wild Cards
Kansas City
Cleveland


That's gutsy.

Bollocks.

Re: MLB 2013

PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:11 pm
by Army of GOD
Serbia wrote:
Sackett58 wrote:Wild Cards
Kansas City
Cleveland


That's gutsy.

Bollocks.


I think the word you're looking for is "stupid"

Re: MLB 2013

PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:49 pm
by Sackett58
Army of GOD wrote:
Serbia wrote:
Sackett58 wrote:Wild Cards
Kansas City
Cleveland


That's gutsy.

Bollocks.


I think the word you're looking for is "stupid"


Very gutsy. So tell me AOG, who would be your 2 wild card picks?

Re: MLB 2013

PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:27 pm
by Army of GOD
Red Sox (biased pick) and Texas, along with division winners LA, Tampa and Detroit.

In the NL I have division winners Natinals, Cardinals and Giants with wild cards Reds and LA.

Re: MLB 2013

PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:45 pm
by Sackett58
Army of GOD wrote:Red Sox (biased pick) and Texas, along with division winners LA, Tampa and Detroit.

In the NL I have division winners Natinals, Cardinals and Giants with wild cards Reds and LA.


It's on ;)

Re: MLB 2013

PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:59 pm
by Army of GOD
Also, Pedroia is hitting .350 and 60 homeruns.

Re: MLB 2013

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:41 am
by DoomYoshi
I'd say Tampa for Wild card for sure, don't know who will be second though.