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    QUOTE Apr 04, 2012 1:34 PM GMT
    The season is underway Friday (not counting the Japan games) and this season looks to be a fighter. There were a lot of solid trades and the new 2 wildcard set up will add some spice. The AL East will be a powerhouse all around even down to the Orioles and Blue Jays. I see the AL West going down to the end this year between LA and Texas.

    In the NL East, Philly is always a powerhouse but Atlanta may comeback trying to redeem there collapse and Miami's off season acquisitions may prove pivotal. NL central is just a god awful division......but somebody has to come out on top. Posey is back for the Giants and they still look strong. However I only see a fight for the top 2 in the West.

    Predictions:

    AL
    E-Rays
    C- Tigers
    W-Angels
    WC- Yanks & ChiSox

    NL
    E-Phillies
    C-Cards
    W-Giants
    WC- Miami & D-Backs

    Logical World Series: Tigers/Giants
    My World Series: Rays/Phillies. Redemption of that horrific rainy messed up '08 series.
  • ohioguy12 Posts: 1999
    QUOTE Apr 04, 2012 1:57 PM GMT
    AL
    E-Yankees
    C-Tigers
    W-Angels
    WC-Rangers and Rays

    NL
    E-Braves
    C-Reds
    W-Giants
    WC-Rockies and Phillies

    World Series- Tigers over Giants
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    QUOTE Apr 04, 2012 2:01 PM GMT
    Sleeper pick in the NL East: Nationals. If Strasburg is healthy and Gio Gonzalez has a big year, they will make some noise in the NL playoff picture.

    I'm a Braves fan, but I see too much young, inexperienced pitching for now. That, plus Fredi Gonzalez is not my idea of a good manager.

    Philly could be due for a fall if Howard and Utley have a hard time coming back.

    The Fish could have a big year. I'm wondering how Josh Johnson will be able to come back (especially since he's on my fantasy team - ) and how Hanley will do at third.
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    QUOTE Apr 04, 2012 2:06 PM GMT
    I just love baseball players in their long white socks -- esp the White Sox.
  • turtleneckjoc... Posts: 4676
    QUOTE Apr 04, 2012 4:06 PM GMT
    TheSoccerOne saidThe season is underway Friday (not counting the Japan games) and this season looks to be a fighter. There were a lot of solid trades and the new 2 wildcard set up will add some spice. The AL East will be a powerhouse all around even down to the Orioles and Blue Jays. I see the AL West going down to the end this year between LA and Texas.

    In the NL East, Philly is always a powerhouse but Atlanta may comeback trying to redeem there collapse and Miami's off season acquisitions may prove pivotal. NL central is just a god awful division......but somebody has to come out on top. Posey is back for the Giants and they still look strong. However I only see a fight for the top 2 in the West.

    Predictions:

    AL
    E-Rays
    C- Tigers
    W-Angels
    WC- Yanks & ChiSox

    NL
    E-Phillies
    C-Cards
    W-Giants
    WC- Miami & D-Backs

    Logical World Series: Tigers/Giants
    My World Series: Rays/Phillies. Redemption of that horrific rainy messed up '08 series.


    Love your AL East and World Series pick!

    GO RAYS!!!

  • noshirt4me Posts: 29
    QUOTE Apr 04, 2012 4:22 PM GMT
    LETS GO OAKLAND!!!
  • turtleneckjoc... Posts: 4676
    QUOTE Apr 04, 2012 4:28 PM GMT
    noshirt4me saidLETS GO OAKLAND!!!


    I would like to see them do well, actually....but not against the Rays!

    What is the latest on the new stadium in San Jose? And I am happy to see that "Aussie" and former Ray Grant Balfour is the new closer for the A's. I always liked him.
  • BmwKid92 Posts: 1062
    QUOTE Apr 05, 2012 9:37 AM GMT
    hell yea watching the braves game today at 12!!

    Lets go Phillies!!
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    QUOTE Apr 05, 2012 10:34 AM GMT
    Bmwkid92 saidhell yea watching the braves game today at 12!!

    Lets go Phillies!!


    I'll be watching the Phillies at PNC on Sunday. Ugh, what a team for the Buccos to open up with.
  • BmwKid92 Posts: 1062
    QUOTE Apr 05, 2012 10:49 AM GMT
    if only i had the money, how much was your ticket
  • strapguy Posts: 247
    QUOTE Apr 05, 2012 10:55 AM GMT
    Tenebrism saidSleeper pick in the NL East: Nationals. If Strasburg is healthy and Gio Gonzalez has a big year, they will make some noise in the NL playoff picture.


    This. Don't underestimate the Nats this year.
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    QUOTE Apr 05, 2012 11:06 AM GMT
    Bmwkid92 saidif only i had the money, how much was your ticket


    Not all that sure how much. Easter present from the parents. Tickets to PNc park all that expensive though.
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    QUOTE Apr 05, 2012 11:52 AM GMT
    Watch out for Votto and The Big Red Machine!



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    QUOTE Apr 05, 2012 11:54 AM GMT
    TheSoccerOne saidThe season is underway Friday (not counting the Japan games) and this season looks to be a fighter. There were a lot of solid trades and the new 2 wildcard set up will add some spice. The AL East will be a powerhouse all around even down to the Orioles and Blue Jays. I see the AL West going down to the end this year between LA and Texas.

    In the NL East, Philly is always a powerhouse but Atlanta may comeback trying to redeem there collapse and Miami's off season acquisitions may prove pivotal. NL central is just a god awful division......but somebody has to come out on top. Posey is back for the Giants and they still look strong. However I only see a fight for the top 2 in the West.

    Predictions:

    AL
    E-Rays
    C- Tigers
    W-Angels
    WC- Yanks & ChiSox

    NL
    E-Phillies
    C-Cards
    W-Giants
    WC- Miami & D-Backs

    Logical World Series: Tigers/Giants
    My World Series: Rays/Phillies. Redemption of that horrific rainy messed up '08 series.


    You forgot about the additional Wild Card game.
  • nomadfornow Posts: 1069
    QUOTE Apr 05, 2012 12:03 PM GMT
    Cards had a nice showing last night... Lohse looked great. 12 in '12! Baseball's back! Yeehaw!!
  • RSportsguy Posts: 1904
    QUOTE Apr 05, 2012 12:06 PM GMT
    On my way to opening day 2012 @ Comerica Park! Go Tigers!!
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    QUOTE Apr 05, 2012 3:24 PM GMT
    nomadfornow saidCards had a nice showing last night... Lohse looked great. 12 in '12! Baseball's back! Yeehaw!!
    Yeah well, Josh Johnson is on my fantasy team, so there's that.
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    QUOTE Apr 05, 2012 7:18 PM GMT
    flatstate2010 said


    You forgot about the additional Wild Card game.


    I have 2 wild cards from each league 0.o
  • greg_arious Posts: 2805
    QUOTE Apr 09, 2012 1:18 PM GMT
    strapguy said
    Tenebrism saidSleeper pick in the NL East: Nationals. If Strasburg is healthy and Gio Gonzalez has a big year, they will make some noise in the NL playoff picture.


    This. Don't underestimate the Nats this year.


    GO NATS!!! Not a sweep, but great against the Cubs!
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    QUOTE Apr 09, 2012 1:39 PM GMT
    AL
    Yankees
    Tigers
    Angels
    WC-Red Sox-Rangers

    NL
    Miami
    Cardinals
    Diamondbacks
    WC-Phillies/Reds

    WS-Tigers over Cards in 6

    NL MVP-Matt Kemp
    Cy-Roy halladay

    AL MVP-Adrain Gonzalez
    Cy Jon Lester or Justin Verlander
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    QUOTE Apr 11, 2012 12:57 PM GMT
    Right before the season started, I told my friends the Red Sox would win only 60 games. I think I was over-optimistic.