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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenash View Post
    White Sox had a very productive off season but still there are question marks.
    Yes they can hit homers, but who is going to get on base?
    They aren't a OBA team, Sox have good team speed which is a waste if the lineup isn't more selective.

    Pitching wins, I like the staff ace Giolito, Dallas Keuchel free agent signing was a terrific sign, Keuchel has a live left arm and should be a solid #2 man in the rotation.

    After that though the rest of the rotation is not deep at all.
    Rey Lopez will be the #3 starter and he's nothing more than pedestrian like.

    Bullpen is not strong either.
    Colome will serve as the closer and I have him ranked near the bottom of the closer list.

    Still the Sox will be in the hunt.

    Me?
    I got a 20 dollar futures ticket on the Reds.
    Cincy in my opinion is the best value.

    I seriously think the Nats are the team to beat, then the Yanks and LA
    I was really high on Gioloto when he got drafted and thought he would be big for the Nats. Then they traded him for who again? Can't remember! I even took him in fantasy the last time I played that garbage. He sucked that year, but I always knew he had dominant stuff. White Sox are really building something but yeah, still not sure if they have that pitching.

    Answer: Hard core pitching and timely hitters. My pick is the Braves but do they have enough pitching? They have it but can they pitch that way in the playoffs?

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    Pirates long shot

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    Dodgers.

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    I kinda like the Mets. Iíll say one thing, I think it a very good year to take a crack at some the bigger odds/fading the favs. The cream doesnít have time to rise to the top in 60 games!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjsuax13 View Post
    Like the Angels.
    Their pitching still a huge concern imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2daBank View Post
    I kinda like the Mets. I’ll say one thing, I think it a very good year to take a crack at some the bigger odds/fading the favs. The cream doesn’t have time to rise to the top in 60 games!
    I'll do some writing up later when I have disposable time, but yeah Mets should be considered, I'll explain why I think that later.
    (I got a lot of writing to do later for my blog so some of it I will copy and paste here)
    Thank God we got some baseball!

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    That's a good pick, laker.

    Pretty sure they had a + ROI last year.

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    ​sf giants

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    Dodgers...my bet has been placed since February.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMobile View Post
    Dodgers...my bet has been placed since February.
    Are you confident they can win it

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMobile View Post
    Dodgers...my bet has been placed since February.
    Yes every February since 2010
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    Yankees

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorStrong View Post
    Yankees
    Yankees have a lot of injuries, some major like Judge, some minor.
    Yankees should win but they will not run away and hide.

    If Rodriquez steps up for Boston they may challenge, same with Snell and Morton in Tampa.


    Yankees rotation and probable 2020 stat projections.
    (I like three left handed pitchers in the roatation)


    2020 PROJECTIONS
    ROLE PLAYER THR ERA GS IP H BB SO
    SP1 Gerrit Cole R 3.2 13 79 60 21 110
    SP2 Masahiro Tanaka R 4.47 11 67 69 15 59
    SP3 James Paxton L 3.85 11 62 55 19 72
    SP4 J.A. Happ L 4.61 10 54 54 18 50
    SP5 Jordan Montgomery L 4.58 7 45 46 16 41

    In a 60 game sprint season if the Rays Morton and Snell dominate they can steal the season.
    Even though I project the staff aces to start 11 games if the managers choose to push them they can start 14.



    2020 PROJECTIONS
    ROLE PLAYER THR AGE ERA GS IP H BB SO
    SP1 Charlie Morton R 36.6 3.41 11 67 56 22 77
    SP2 Blake Snell L 27.6 3.35 11 62 49 24 78
    SP3 Tyler Glasnow R 26.8 3.58 10 58 46 23 76
    SP4 Yonny Chirinos R 26.5 4.3 8 51 51 13 44
    SP5 Ryan Yarbrough L 28.5 4.34 8 45 45 12 38
    Last edited by stevenash; 06-26-20 at 09:52 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill2266 View Post
    Pirates long shot

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill2266 View Post
    Pirates long shot
    If they had their two aces (Tallion and Archer), but they don't.
    Both are injured and without them they can't compete with the Cubs, Reds, or Brewers.

    I'll say this much for Pitt, I like their lineup, but they have less than zero for starters with the injuries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenash View Post
    If they had their two aces (Tallion and Archer), but they don't.
    Both are injured and without them they can't compete with the Cubs, Reds, or Brewers.

    I'll say this much for Pitt, I like their lineup, but they have less than zero for starters with the injuries.
    You left out cardinals pal!! We have the pitching and Reyes might finally be healthy!! This shit might have done something else that could make us more formidable, good chance they now have Carlson up with the big club when looked like they were gonna send him down after spring training had year played out as normal. He was raking too! He could be a piece that helps revive the offense!! Reds seriously only central team that concerns me now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2daBank View Post
    You left out cardinals pal!! We have the pitching and Reyes might finally be healthy!! This shit might have done something else that could make us more formidable, good chance they now have Carlson up with the big club when looked like they were gonna send him down after spring training had year played out as normal. He was raking too! He could be a piece that helps revive the offense!! Reds seriously only central team that concerns me now.

    Yeah, me leaving off St. Louis was an oversight.

    This is what I expect out of your lineup.
    Curious as to see what Carlson can do. I think he cracks the lineup in the eight hole.
    What do you think?




    2020 PROJECTIONS
    ORDER POS # PLAYER BATS PA HR SB AVG OBP SLG
    1 2B 16 Kolten Wong L 212 4 7 0.268 0.35 0.409
    2 DH 13 Matt Carpenter L 223 9 2 0.238 0.353 0.443
    3 1B 46 Paul Goldschmidt R 243 11 3 0.267 0.365 0.48
    4 SS 11 Paul DeJong R 249 11 2 0.251 0.321 0.46
    5 C 4 Yadier Molina R 175 5 2 0.261 0.306 0.403
    6 RF 25 Dexter Fowler S 202 6 3 0.235 0.336 0.399
    7 3B 19 Tommy Edman S 171 4 5 0.272 0.318 0.415
    8 LF 68 Dylan Carlson S 197 6 4 0.249 0.321 0.425
    9 CF 48 Harrison Bader R 166 6 4 0.238 0.32 0.41

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    White Sox. Always start fast,60 games will work. * or not. 2020 an * year for everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamsNCharge99 View Post
    yankees
    1 world series win in the last 20 years, yankees starting to be overrated

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    I don't think there will be one this year.

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    Let's get going

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    Put 200 on Padres at Heritage at + 6400 back a few months ago.

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    ^ That's a good bet

    Friars seem like a solid choice this year

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    The PieRats !! Lol just kidding i think st louis has a nice chance

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    Wait and see

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16johnnymac View Post
    The PieRats !! Lol just kidding i think st louis has a nice chance
    Cardinals have incredible pitching depth, if Carlos Martinez regains the starter form he had few years back when it looked like he was a future cy young candidate they will be a very tough out!

    Last year the offense just wasnít good enough to hang with the teams with elite pitching. I could see how ppl might look at their lack of additions in the offseason and losing Ozuna and think that could be even worse but I donít believe that gonna be the case.

    I think goldsmidt now more comfortable w his new team will post more goldy like numbers this year!

    Dejung has a career trajectory that is incredibly similar to Trevor Story and I donít think it unreasonable at all to expect him to take another big jump this year (he looked fantastic in spring training before Rona struck)!

    Wong has blossomed into what I think gonna be a insanely good leadoff hitter to go along with his amazing defense.

    We have a handful of young guys that have a chance to fill Ozuna spot. Tyler OíNeal, lane Thomas, and most exciting Dylan Carlson (even tho I have no clue what the plan is for him since he was gonna start league in minors they said, despite the fact he was raking this spring!).

    Maybe most importantly. Matt Carpenter getting to DH will help him I believe. This guy was terrible last year but he has carried this team for long stretches in the past when he gets hot!! I donít believe at all he just finished as ppl started sayin last year, he not that old! From all reports Iíve heard he has looked fantastic in camp! They say he driving the ball all over the field. If carp can transform back into the guy he was prior to last year this cardinals lineup will be much improved! We know they gonna get the pitching and defense, if they can just be middle of the pack offensively they have a real shot!!

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    Thanks for all the fades gents. Keep em' coming. Weeders? Get in here.

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    Dodgers !! THATS GIVEN - no questions ask !!
    Last edited by Hot Jerry; 07-23-20 at 12:29 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Jerry View Post
    Dodgers !!
    No way would I invest in the favs this year. Short season doesnít favor the best teams. Plus they trying to add more teams to playoffs that make it a even bigger crap shoot. Especially for dodgers who known to choke when it counts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hehfest View Post
    Thanks for all the fades gents. Keep em' coming. Weeders? Get in here.
    How you fading someone guess on winner of WS?

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