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downstairs
01-11-2005, 06:28 PM
FWIW... my 2005 predictions (yeah, its a little early... but what the hey...)



American League East

Boston
(WC) N.Y. Yankees
Tampa Bay
Baltimore
Toronto


American League Central

Chi. White Sox
Cleveland
Minnesota
Detroit
Kansas City


American League West

Oakland
Texas
Anaheim
Seattle


National League East

Philadelphia
N.Y. Mets
Atlanta
Florida
Montreal


National League Central

St. Louis
(WC) Houston
Chi. Cubs
Cincinnati
Pittsburgh
Milwaukee


National League West

San Francisco
Los Angeles
Colorado
San Diego
Arizona

Unregistered
01-11-2005, 06:45 PM
Let's see...

I wouldn't bet against the sure thing of the Yanks and Braves winning their respective divisions.

As much as I'd love to see the Cubs finish 3rd, I don't see Houston winning the wild card.

I doubt Anaheim finishes third in that division.

I'm too lazy to nitpick the rest... :D:

MUsoxfan
01-11-2005, 06:58 PM
I'm waiting until the end of Spring Training to make any picks. There's still some roster movement and Spring Training injuries. Too early to make any calls yet

basilesox
01-11-2005, 07:14 PM
How the heck is Oakland gonna still finish first in the division after they cleaned house?

No way.

buehrle4cy05
01-11-2005, 08:14 PM
NL East
Atlanta Braves
Philadelphia Phillies
New York Mets
Florida Marlins
Washington Nationals
NL Central
St. Louis Cardinals
Milwaukee Brewers
Houston Astros
Chicago Cubs
Pittsburgh Pirates
Cinncinati Reds
NL West
San Diego Padres
Los Angeles Dodgers
San Francisco Giants
Arizona Diamondbacks
Colorado Rockies
WILD CARD-Philadelphia Phillies
PLAYOFFS
Padres over Braves
Cardinals over Phillies
Padres over Cardinals
AL East
New York Yankees
Boston Red Sox
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Baltimore Orioles
Toronto Blue Jays
AL Central
Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians
Minnesota Twins
Detriot Tigers
Kansas City Royals
AL West
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers
Seattle Mariners
WILD CARD-Cleveland Indians by 1 game over Boston
Playoffs
White Sox over Angels
Indians over Yankees
White Sox over Indians
World Series
White Sox over Padres, 4-3

It's a little bit optimistic (ok, it's really optimistic) but it could happen....did Florida expect to win it all in 2003? Or Anaheim (sorry, Los Angeles of Anaheim) in 2002? Or 'Zona in 2001? Anything can happen...except the Cubs making the World Series:D:

MUsoxfan
01-11-2005, 08:16 PM
I hope you're right about those Brewers

NonetheLoaiza
01-11-2005, 11:50 PM
I'm a fan of the Brew Crew right now. Even with their backs against the wall financially, they can put a pretty good product on the field. Of course, obtaining like an entire infield for Richie Sexson doesn't hurt. I hope the Brewers and Pirates play well this year...I like those small market teams.

Bisco Stu
01-16-2005, 12:42 PM
Not my final spring training picks, but

AL East Yankees

AL Central Indians

AL West Angels

WC Red Sox

NL East Braves

NL Central Reds

NL West Giants

WC Mets

WS Giants over Yankees

RKMeibalane
01-16-2005, 01:11 PM
AL East
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
Baltimore Orioles
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Toronto Blue Jays

AL Central
Minnesota Twins
Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians
Detroit Tigers
Kansas City Royals

AL West
Anaheim Angels
Texas Rangers
Oakland Athletics
Seattle Mariners

NL East
Philadelphia Phillies
Atlanta Braves
Florida Marlins
New York Mets
Washington Nationals

NL Central
St. Louis Cardinals
Chicago Cubs
Houston Astros
Milwaukee Brewers
Cincinnati Reds
Pittsburgh Pirates

NL West
Arizona Diamondbacks
San Francisco Giants
San Diego Padres
Los Angeles Dodgers
Colorado Rockies

ALDS
Boston Red Sox def. Minnesota Twins
Anaheim Angels def. New York Yankees

NLDS
St. Louis Cardinals def. Atlanta Braves
Arizona Diamondacks def. Philadelphia Phillies

ALCS
Anaheim Angels def. Boston Red Sox

NLCS
St. Louis Cardinals def. Arizona Diamondbacks

World Series
Anaheim Angels def. St. Louis Cardinals

longshot7
01-19-2005, 05:16 PM
AL West
Los Angeles/Anaheim
Texas
Seattle
Oakland

AL Central
Cleveland
Chicago
Minnesota
Detroit
Kansas City

AL East
New York
Boston (WC)
Baltimore
Tampa Bay
Toronto

NL West
San Francisco
San Diego
Los Angeles
Arizona
Colorado

NL Central
St. Louis
Houston
Chicago
Milwaukee
Cincinnati
Pittsburgh

NL East
Florida
New York
Atlanta
Philadelphia
Washington

ALDS
New York defeats Cleveland
LA/Anaheim defeats Boston

NLDS
Florida defeats St. Louis
San Fran defeats Houston

ALCS
LA/Anaheim defeats New York

NLCS
Florida defeats San Francisco

World Series
LA/Anahem defeats Florida

HoustonAstros967
01-19-2005, 07:55 PM
FWIW... my 2005 predictions (yeah, its a little early... but what the hey...)



American League East

Boston
(WC) N.Y. Yankees
Tampa Bay
Baltimore
Toronto


American League Central

Chi. White Sox
Cleveland
Minnesota
Detroit
Kansas City


American League West

Oakland
Texas
Anaheim
Seattle


National League East

Philadelphia
N.Y. Mets
Atlanta
Florida
Montreal


National League Central

St. Louis
(WC) Houston
Chi. Cubs
Cincinnati
Pittsburgh
Milwaukee


National League West

San Francisco
Los Angeles
Colorado
San Diego
Arizona

The a's????? How are they gonna win? They lost all their pitching!
Atlanta is gonna win their division! After getting Mulder I think they are better than the Phillies.
One more thing i think that the reds should get a little more consideration. I could see them getting third in the NLCS.

SOXSINCE'70
01-20-2005, 07:32 AM
ALL PICKS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
AL CENTRAL
TWINS

AL EAST
YANKMEES

AL WEST
HALOS

WC-BLOW SOX

NL CENTRAL
CARDS

NL EAST
BRAVES

NL WEST
PADRES

WC-ASTROS

WhiteSoxFan84
01-20-2005, 08:37 AM
My pessimistic side posted this....

AL EAST
Yankees
Red Sox*WC*
Blue Jays
Orioles
Devil Rays

AL CENTRAL
White Sox
Twins
Indians
Tigers
Royals

AL WEST
Anaheim
Seattle
Texas
Oakland

NL EAST
Braves
Phillies
Mets
Marlins
Nationals

NL CENTRAL
Cubs
Cardinals
Reds
Brewers
Astros
Pirates

NL WEST
Giants
Dodgers*WC*
Padres
Rockies

PLAYOFFS
DIVISIONAL ROUND
Yankees over White Sox in 4
Red Sox over Angels in 4
Cubs over Dodgers in 5
Giants over Braves in 5

LCS
Yankees over Red Sox in 6
Giants over Cubs in 7

WORLD SERIES
Yankees over Giants in 5

SoxFanTillDeath
01-20-2005, 09:24 AM
Oakland and Philly will not win their divisions.

Philly is like the sox were the past couple years: great on paper, but that's it. They will finally realize this next offseason and pull a KW and change the makeup of the team.

Oakland will finish 3rd at best in their division. They cleaned house. I'm not going to argue on whether or not the moves were good or not, but no matter how good the moves were or how unbelievably amazing Billy Beane is as GM, young guys take time to develop in the majors, especially pitchers. The A's won't be playing in October for a few years.

WhiteSoxFan84
01-20-2005, 09:28 AM
but no matter how good the moves were or how unbelievably amazing Billy Beane is as GM

With that payroll he's working with, he is unbelievably amazing. No teal needed. Wait until that catcher he acquired from the Cardinals develops. He will make you forget about the loss of Mark Mulder. Kiko Calero is already a stud under the radar. Dan Haren has the makings of a Tim Hudson. The Tim Hudson deal was a little iffy but only time will tell.

Hangar18
01-20-2005, 09:55 AM
AL Central

Minnesota
Cleveland/Chicago TIED for first race goes down to wire
with both teams finishing 2 games out of first.

NL Central

Flubs
Cardinals
Astros

JUribe1989
01-20-2005, 05:36 PM
The a's????? How are they gonna win? They lost all their pitching!
Atlanta is gonna win their division! After getting Mulder I think they are better than the Phillies.
One more thing i think that the reds should get a little more consideration. I could see them getting third in the NLCS.

The Cardinals got Mulder, not the Braves. What does third in the NLCS mean?

Takatsufan
01-20-2005, 07:22 PM
I don't know about cleveland coming in second

oeo
01-20-2005, 07:55 PM
I'm sorry and maybe I'm wrong, but I think the Indians over-performed last year. I doubt they will take our division or even second with no bullpen and a not-so-great rotation.

ondafarm
01-20-2005, 07:57 PM
Teams that I see as likely to implode this year:

Houston Astros. They've lost too much pop this year and the pitching is unlikely to be as stable.

Oakland A's. They traded away too much pitching.

St Louis Cardinals. They got truly lucky to get into the WS last year and then it caught up with them. They've lost the middle of their infield.

Minnesota Twins. They've won by being just better than the Sox and their catcher is now on the South Side. Catcher's know more about controlling teammate hitters than most people think.

Foulke You
01-20-2005, 08:10 PM
AL CENTRAL
White Sox

AL WEST
Angels

AL East
Yankees

AL WILD CARD
Red Sox


NL CENTRAL
Cardinals

NL EAST
Phillies

NL WEST
Padres

NL WILD CARD
Marlins

samram
01-20-2005, 08:58 PM
AL Central
White Sox (<sniffs> Is that hubris?)

AL East
Red Sox- I like their SP a little more right now and Renteria will more than replace Cabrera. I think the division could be decided at the trade deadline, especially if one of the Yanks of Sawx can acquire Ben Sheets.

AL West
Angels- I like the Finley signing to replace Guillen and I like the BP.

AL WC
Yankees- I wish I could keep them out, but I can't see that happening.

NL Central
Cubs- Ick. I don't like St. Louis's SP after Mulder (Carpenter is 2004's ELo). If Houston has Petitte all year and Backe can carry some of the momentum from the playoffs over, they will be tough. Hopefully.

NL East
Braves- Why not? The Phillies are the NL's White Sox and the Mets have a lot of 5 or 6 inning pitchers and no bullpen. I like the Marlins and root for them, but they Braves are just better.

NL West
Dodgers- Tough division to call, but I like their pitching better than anyone else's. Their IF defense could hurt them though. SF has a master pitching staff handler in Matheny, so he could turn what is a pretty mediocre group into overachievers like in St. Louis last year.

NL Wild Card
Marlins- Just because I want them to. :D:

chaz171
01-21-2005, 03:04 PM
NL East
Atlanta Braves
Philadelphia Phillies
New York Mets
Florida Marlins
Washington Nationals
NL Central
St. Louis Cardinals
Milwaukee Brewers
Houston Astros
Chicago Cubs
Pittsburgh Pirates
Cinncinati Reds
NL West
San Diego Padres
Los Angeles Dodgers
San Francisco Giants
Arizona Diamondbacks
Colorado Rockies
WILD CARD-Philadelphia Phillies
PLAYOFFS
Padres over Braves
Cardinals over Phillies
Padres over Cardinals
AL East
New York Yankees
Boston Red Sox
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Baltimore Orioles
Toronto Blue Jays
AL Central
Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians
Minnesota Twins
Detriot Tigers
Kansas City Royals
AL West
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers
Seattle Mariners
WILD CARD-Cleveland Indians by 1 game over Boston
Playoffs
White Sox over Angels
Indians over Yankees
White Sox over Indians
World Series
White Sox over Padres, 4-3





Cleveland?
SanDiego?
Milwaukee?
>cough<
oh boy,

Flight #24
01-21-2005, 03:28 PM
ALE: Yanks
ALC: ChiSox
ALW: Angels

NLE: Braves
NLC: Cards
NLW: Dodgers

ALWC: BoSox
NLWC: Phils

AL Playoffs: Yanks over Angels, ChiSox over BoSox, Yanks over ChiSox
NL Playoffs: Braves over Cards, Phils over Dodgers, Braves over Phils
WS: Yanks over Braves

ALCy: Randy J
NLCy: Prior

ALMVP: Vlady
NLMVP: Thome

Comeback POY: Frank
ML ABs for Magglio Ordonez: 73

Soxzilla
01-21-2005, 03:40 PM
Alright, I'll try my hand at this...

AL East:
Boston Red Sox (1)
New York Yankees (WC)
Baltimore Orioles
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Toronto Blue Jays
AL Central:
Chicago White Sox (2)
Cleveland Indians
Detroit Tigers
Minnesota Twins
Kansas City Royals
AL West:
Anaheim Angels (3)
Texas Rangers
Seattle Mariners
Oakland Athletics

NL East:
Atlanta Braves (2)
New York Mets (WC)
Philadelphia Phillies
Florida Marlins
Washington Nationals
NL Central:
St. Louis Cardinals (3)
Chicago Cubs
Houston Astros
Milwaukee Brewers
Cincinnati Reds
Pittsburgh Pirates
NL West:
San Francisco Giants (1)
San Diego Padres
Los Angeles Dodgers
Arizona Diamondbacks
Colorado Rockies

ALDS:
Chicago White Sox over New York Yankees
Boston Red Sox over Anaheim Angels
NLDS:
San Francisco Giants over New York Mets
St. Louis Cardinals over Atlanta Braves
ALCS:
Chicago White Sox over Boston Red Sox
NLCS:
San Francisco Giants over St. Louis Cardinals
WS:
Chicago White Sox over San Francisco Giants

And there was much rejoicing!:bandance:

*im saving this, so at the end of the season, I can show you just how awesome I am by being right. On this date ... of Jan. 21 2005.

Dadawg_77
01-21-2005, 03:46 PM
AL East:
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
Toronto Blue Jays
Baltimore Orioles
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Toronto Blue Jays
AL Central:
Minnesota Twins
Cleveland Indians
Chicago White Sox
Detroit Tigers
Minnesota Twins
Kansas City Royals
AL West:
Anaheim Angels
Oakland Athletics (WC)
Texas Rangers
Seattle Mariners

NL East:
New York Mets
Philadelphia Phillies
Atlanta Braves
Florida Marlins
Washington Nationals

NL Central:
St. Louis Cardinals
Chicago Cubs
Houston Astros
Milwaukee Brewers
Cincinnati Reds
Pittsburgh Pirates

NL West:
Los Angeles Dodgers
San Diego Padres (WC)
San Francisco Giants
Colorado Rockies
Arizona Diamondbacks

Flight #24
01-21-2005, 03:51 PM
AL East:
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
Toronto Blue Jays
Baltimore Orioles
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Toronto Blue Jays

AL West:
Anaheim Angels
Oakland Athletics (WC)
Texas Rangers
Seattle Mariners


I know it's Friday afternoon, but isn't it a bit early for the ol' :smokin: ?

santo=dorf
01-21-2005, 04:06 PM
AL Central:
Sox
Twins
Indians
Tigers
Royals

AL East:
Yankees
Boston (WC)
Toronto
Baltimore
Tampa Bay

AL West:
Angels
Rangers
Seattle
A's

NL Central:
Cards
Astros
Cubs
Reds
Brewers
Pirates

NL East:
Braves
Mets (WC)
Phils
Marlins
Nationals

NL West:
Dodgers
Giants
D'Backs
Padres
Rockies

TheBull19
01-24-2005, 08:39 AM
Cleveland?
SanDiego?
Milwaukee?
>cough<
oh boy,

I could see San Diego winning the west. Its not like the other teams in the division are all that strong. They've got a solid rotation, good bullpen and plenty of good hitters. Their shortstop ain't too shabby, either. I can't see Milwaulkee winning more than 73-75 games, though.

AL EAST
NY Yankees 99-63
Boston 95-67
Tampa Bay 76-86(Tampa will enjoy a dream season by their standards)
Baltimore 75-97
Toronto 64-98

AL CENTRAL
Chicago 87-75
Minnesota 84-78
Detroit 78-84
Cleveland 76-86
Kansas City 59-103

AL WEST
Los Angeles 92-70
Oakland 87-75
Texas 82-80
Seattle 74-88

NL EAST
Florida 90-72
NY Mets 88-74
Atlanta 83-79
Philadelphia 80-82
Washington 69-93

NL CENTRAL
St. Louis 96-66
Houston 88-74
Chicago 86-76
Pittsburgh 81-81
Milwaulkee 73-89
Cincinnati 70-92

AL WEST
San Diego 89-73
San Fran 87-75
Los Angeles 83-79
Arizona 78-84
Colorado 62-100

Vestigio
01-24-2005, 03:17 PM
American League

East

Yanks
Sawx
Orioles
Jays
Rays
Central

Sox
Twinkees (they will hang with the Sox till the very end)
Indians (I dont see what people like in them. They'll be lucky to have the same record as last season)
Tigers
Royals
West

Angels
Rangers
Mariners
A's
Wild Card

Twins

National League

East

Braves
Mets
Marlins
Phillies
Nationals
Central

Cardinals
Flubbies
Astros
Reds
Brewers
Pirates
West

Giants
Padres
Dodgers
D-backs
Rockies
Wild Card

Mets