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Old 02-20-2006, 04:39 PM   #61
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American League

AL East:
Blue Jays : 90-72
Yankees: 88-74
Red Sox: 81-81
Orioles: 79-83
Devil Rays: 70-92

AL Central
WhiteSox (too superstitious to make a pick. still first place)
Indians: 95-67
Tigers: 88-74
Twins: 70-92
Royals: 68-94

AL West:
A's: 95-67
Mariners: 90-72
Rangers: 85-77
Angels: 81-81

Wild Card: Indians

Division Series:

Whitesox Defeat Bluejays 3-2
Indians Defeat A's 3-0

ALCS:

Whitesox Defeat Indians 4-3

National League:

NL East:
Braves: 90-72
Mets: 89-73
Phillies: 85-77
Nationals: 81-81
Marlins: 60-102

NL Central:
Cubs: 90-72
Cardinals: 85-77
Pirates: 80-82
Brewers: 80-82
Astros: 70-92
Reds: 66-96

NL West:
Giants: 100-62
Padres: 95-67
Diamondbacks: 81-81
Dodgers: 75-87
Rockies: 50-112

Wild Card: Padres

Wild Card Round
Giants Defeat Braves 3-0
Cubs Defeat Padres-3-1

NLCS
Giants Defeat Cubs 4-0

WORLD SERIES:

WhiteSox Defeat Giants 4-3 (sorry barry)

other notes:

bonds will hit 50 home runs

one major player will test positive for steroids

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so what exactly makes you think that the national league west, with one team barely over .500 last year, will have two 90+ win teams this year?
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so what exactly makes you think that the national league west, with one team barely over .500 last year, will have two 90+ win teams this year?
yea those are kind of ridiculous, but

I think barry bonds can carry any team a long way

the padres played well in the beginning of last year

I think their pitching can be good enough to carry the load the entire year
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the astros will go from making it to the world series to a 70-92 record behind the brewers and pirates?

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the astros will go from making it to the world series to a 70-92 record behind the brewers and pirates?

I personally, don't see anything special in the bullpen (or maybe the whitesox just caught them all on bad days)

bagwell is a huge question mark, and biggio is aging

berkman hasn't been hitting as well as he used too

who knows what clemens will do this season, or if he will be affective

can pettite stay healthy?

how consistent will the hitting be?

there are plenty of problem spots that can rationalize my prediction
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I'm going to miss Curt Cowdy. I'm a little young to really appreciate what he did as an announcer, but man did that guy have a sweet voice for calling games.

http://www.boston.com/sports/basebal...rt_gowdy_dies/

By Howard Ulman, AP Sports Writer | February 20, 2006

FORT MYERS, Fla. --He was the smooth voice of sports history, a welcome companion who brought listeners Ted Williams' last home run, the first Super Bowl and dozens of other dramatic moments.

Curt Gowdy, who died Monday, told generations of Americans about the games they loved from the broadcast booths at 13 World Series, 16 All-Star baseball games, numerous Rose Bowls and the 1976 Montreal Olympics.
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the astros will go from making it to the world series to a 70-92 record behind the brewers and pirates?

I think having the Angels at only .500 is even more out of whack.

Watch - he'll end up being right on.

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This is just about the only prediction you made that I agree with (although I hope you're right about the White Sox repeating)

Seriously, though! The Giants will be the best team in baseball? 90 wins will be enough to take the AL East? The Angels will only win 81 games? The Astros will only win 70 games? The Padres will win 95 games?
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And your soon to be 2006 AL MVP

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Keith Foulke is such a great guy - some comments he made in the Boston Globe:

''I'll never be channeled toward baseball," he said. ''That's just not going to happen. I'm not a baseball fan. I actually find baseball kind of boring. It's not my life. Pitching is something I enjoy doing. I'm probably going to get a lot of people that are a little chapped at me for saying that, but just don't take it the wrong way. I can't sit around and watch nine innings of a baseball game. The reason why I play this game is that I love the camaraderie with my teammates and I love to pitch. All the downtime of baseball is what I don't like."


At least he honest about his motives out there.
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after a season riddled with injury problems, foulke should probably just keep quiet and concentrate on getting back to form... when he was the only pitcher in baseball history to have 6 straight seasons with 60+ appearances and an ERA under 3.00. comments like these will only irk fans more if he struggles when he returns.

as for houston... bagwell hardly played last year, and when he did he was on the bench... biggio's getting up there, yes. but he's a complimentary player now and actually had a good year last year and didn't show any signs that he was going to break down, and is motivated to get to 3000 hits (which i have to be reminded of every day at practice by the friggin total hits hanging up under his retired jersey )... berkman was hurt at the start of last season and was fine when he came back... and unless you think his bad post-season is gonna ruin him, lidge is still one of the top 3 closers in all of baseball.

baring a ton of injuries, i can't see the astros finishing below .500
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yea those are kind of ridiculous, but

I think barry bonds can carry any team a long way

the padres played well in the beginning of last year

I think their pitching can be good enough to carry the load the entire year


I don't think Bonds will carry the Giants when he only plays 7 innings, gets taken out as a defensive replacement and he will certainly be a liability in the field. The giants do not have enough quality starters or a deep enough line up for them to win 90+ games.

I actually like the Padres again. They made nice moves over the winter break. LA, isn't going anywhere with injury prone players like Nomah and JD Drew
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I don't think Bonds will carry the Giants when he only plays 7 innings, gets taken out as a defensive replacement and he will certainly be a liability in the field.
Bonds playing only 7 innings assumes that the Giants are ahead after 7, which typically means that he's had a good offensive performance up to that point.

And even given the decline in his D, I wouldn't take him out after 7 innings, unless his knees were really killing him or something like that.
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