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Old 03-02-2007, 09:09 PM   #1
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Old 03-02-2007, 09:42 PM   #2
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I'm calling it now, Orioles over Pirates in 7.



Seriously though, I'm so excited that baseball is starting back up.
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Old 03-03-2007, 07:48 AM   #3
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Old 03-03-2007, 10:22 AM   #4
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30 days and counting until Jays first game of the season!

I'm really looking forward to this season and will probably watch even more games than last year and I didn't miss many games last year.
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Old 03-03-2007, 03:50 PM   #5
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21-2 Brewers over Giants yesterday, I don't care if its preseason, its a 19 run win.
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Old 03-04-2007, 09:11 AM   #6
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does anyone know how the atl braves are looking this year. comments?
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Old 03-04-2007, 04:17 PM   #7
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This year is the Cub's year.
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Old 03-04-2007, 04:23 PM   #8
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What was Texas thinking when they gave Michael Young that kind of contract?

He's an excellent player, one of the best in the majors but they don't even have one decent starter, or reliever for that matter.
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Old 03-04-2007, 08:21 PM   #9
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21-2 Brewers over Giants yesterday, I don't care if its preseason, its a 19 run win.
If Ben Sheets can stay healthy, and Francisco Cordero pitches like it's 2004, the Brewers could very easily push the Cards or Astros.
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Old 03-04-2007, 09:17 PM   #10
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Old 03-04-2007, 09:22 PM   #11
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Remember that one time when Mark Prior pitched like 230 innings? Kerry Wood pitched about that much that season also. The Cubs should have been in the world series. If only those guys could stay healthy, it really is too bad, because they're both very good pitchers.
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Old 03-04-2007, 09:25 PM   #12
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Prior will always be hurt it seems. If they can stay healthy they should have no problems making the post season, but that's a big "if".
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Old 03-05-2007, 12:44 AM   #13
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Seriously, he's just "one of those guys."

The Cubs should score a lot of runs this year with Barrett, Soriano, Lee, Ramirez, and Juan Pierre.....is he still in Chicago? I just wonder how many they'll give up.
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Old 03-05-2007, 07:23 AM   #14
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Pierre was traded to Los Angeles.

The Cubs have no bullpen. They'll start off hot in April and May like they always do and then they'll fade during the middle of the season.
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Old 03-07-2007, 09:40 AM   #15
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does anyone know how the atl braves are looking this year. comments?
I've been too caught up with the Thrashers lately to really pay much attention to what the Braves have been doing in the offseason (plus I'm just fed up with them) but from what I have seen, they don't look much better than last year. I don't really see any significant changes to the team. Pitching was their number one problem last year and from the looks of things, it doesn't seem much better. Smoltz is still the number one pitcher on the team and he isn't getting any younger. Hudson may decide to start pitching like Hudson this year but you never know. And I would never put much stock in Hampton.

Their offense is still good like it was last year but when all is said and done, pitching wins world series; not the bat. The Braves have gone from being known as one of the top pitching clubs in baseball and now they're at the bottom of the barrel. Pretty sad.

Plus the sale of the team...I don't like it. Turner gave the team a lot of personality and now the team is owned by a corporation. Maybe that'll give the team some more money to spend but I still haven't heard much about that. It's a business.

To top it all off, I have a very sickening feeling in the back of my mind that the Braves won't be in Atlanta much longer. I think someone said it best when they stated, "Turner field is the only ballpark in baseball where everyone can buy playoff tickets on the day of the game and still have plenty of empty seats."
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Old 03-07-2007, 09:43 AM   #16
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Is Turner not involved with the team at all anymore? If not, that's really a shame.

Didn't he have to sell the team to get a good chuck of the stock in his company back? That's the impression I got from what I read.
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Old 03-07-2007, 11:48 PM   #17
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People in Atlanta don't go to Braves games? That's ridiculous.

At least the Braves picked up Mike Gonzalez to close, who is very good. They had to give up Adam Laroche, though.
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I wonder what they're going to do with Bob Wickman since they picked up Gonzalez? He was money last year.
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Tigers baby... note to Leyland: pitchers need fielding practice.. lots of it
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Old 03-08-2007, 08:53 AM   #21
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I see a third place finish this year for the Tigers.

Verlander's gonna have a down year. No reason, I just think he will.
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Old 03-08-2007, 11:23 AM   #22
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I'm praying this is the year the Sox take the east. Although I'm sure they will find a way to blow it and grab the wild card in the last series of the season.
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I would really like to see the Red Sox win the east. I think they've got a real chance this season, too. If their pitching pans out, I would call them the favorites in the division.
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Old 03-09-2007, 06:50 PM   #24
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why? wouldn't you rather see the O's or the Devil Rays take it?

I know I would
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Old 03-09-2007, 10:26 PM   #25
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The East is going to be really tight this year. Jays, Yankees and Red Sox have decent teams and all have a chance to take it. If the Jays had better pitching they would be better contenders. Yankees always seem to fall apart near the post-season time. And the Red Sox, well I can't say much about them because I don't really know much about them. They have a decent line-up with some power and they have added Dice-K to their rotation.
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The Blue Jays should have no trouble taking care of the East.

Halladay is the second best starter in the A.L. (behind Santana), Chachin and Burnett are also great pitchers that can both go deep into games.

Their bullpen is also solid. Ryan was one of the best closers in baseball last year and Frasor should be an ideal set up man since he used to be a closer a few years ago.

The Blue Jays are also a powerhouse on offense. Overbay, Glaus, Wells, and Frank Thomas will bring a lot of power. Rios and Johnson are also great average hitters and should be able to get on base to set up power players like Glaus and Wells.
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i'm putting my money on the powerhouse that is Markakis, Tejada, Huff
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Old 03-10-2007, 10:29 PM   #28
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i'm putting my money on the powerhouse that is Markakis, Tejada, Huff
A powerhouse like Overbay, Glaus, Wells, and Thomas is going to be hard to beat. Also if Rios can play like he did at the start of last season he will easily get 30 homeruns this year.

I would love to see them go all the way, it would be so nice. I was only 2/3 when they won in '92 and '93 and have no memories of it. So it would be amazing to see some playoff games in Toronto.

It's the bottom end of their rotation that will be the make or break. I think Thomson and Ohka will be great 4/5 starters and once Zambrano is fully healthy, put him into the rotation and maybe put Ohka in the bullpen. Or keep Zambrano in the bullpen all year and have him as a spot starter.
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The bottom three teams in the AL East are getting stronger, but I dont think any of them will make a real serious push in the division.

The Jays have a great team on paper, and chances are good they'll start off really hot. Just remember that AJ Burnett and Frank Thomas are seconds away from the DL at any given moment. I love Frank and I hope he tears it up, but two full seasons in a row from him might be a bit much. The Jays 4 and 5 starters, whoever they end up being, will be a weak point.

The Orioles will score runs, and I think Markakis could be looking at a huge year, but they still have no starting pitching. Erik Bedard is a stud 2 or 3 starter, but he's not an ace, and after him, who do they have? Maybe Daniel Cabrera will be able to hit the strike zone this year, but I doubt it.

The Devil Rays are the Devil Rays. They'll probably finally break the 70 win mark this year, but they certainly won't finish within 20 games of the division. Give them a couple more years.

So ya, the division will most likely come down to the Yankees or the Red Sox.
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I'm pretty mad the Braves got rid of Giles and LaRoche. Adam was money offensively last year. We should have a decent season this year. But I think Hampton is already injured, so we're already in a pitching hole.
The Braves weren't using Giles right anyways. He's not a leadoff hitter, but he probably would have been there this season, too. I would love to have him on my team as a #2 hitter, though.

Losing Laroche sucks though. The Braves aren't going to have much pop this year outside of McCann and Francouer.
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