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Postby atlbraves11 » Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:43 pm

Oh and next team the Padres
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:55 pm

Padres: Pretender. They'll probably make the playoffs because they play in a weak division, but their pitching is a Petco-mirage and their hitting is piss-poor. Their bullpen, which was so good last year, has collapsed.



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Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Jun 27, 2005 1:24 pm

Twins are a contender. The pitching is there, the hitting is there, the history is there. They will be in the playoff and any team with Santana in the playoffs is a contender.
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Postby orakana » Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:01 pm

I guess it all depends on what you think the Twins are a competitor for, they are definately a wild card option, and I think they'll get that. White Sox and Twins out of the Central, only 1 East team this year and Texas is already fading away in the West.
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Postby Half Massed » Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:12 pm

any others?

can the mets figure it out? can the recently coming together A's stay hot enough to threaten for the wild card? i think most others have been asked.
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Postby orakana » Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:16 pm

The Mets?

That's a big question mark there, they seem to have the players but at the same time they don't play to potential a lot of the time. I think they are a long the same lines as the Indians, make a run, get close, but just fall short.

Try this team -- Chicago Cubs

That should be an interesting team to decide on...
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Postby This is the year » Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:19 pm

Cubs- Pretender, unless they acquire another big bat. Patterson's been horrendous this year, and I'm not sold on Kerry Wood and Zambrano being effective and healthy for the rest of the year. DLee's stick will regress to the mean sooner or later, and without another solid offensive player or decent bullpen arms the wins won't be there.

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Postby max1889 » Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:20 pm

I'll go with Cubs as a CONTENDER. Although they have their work cut out for them, the return of Prior and Wood could bring back a spark and ignite them to play extremely well from here one out.

Next team: The Yankees (I think they are done)
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Postby orakana » Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:22 pm

That makes me laugh with the White Sox, lets pick a team that's not in the playoffs already. The odds of the White Sox not being there are very slim, although the Angles (California at the time) fell apart to let the M's in the playoffs in 95 so stranger things have happened.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:22 pm

Yankees are pretenders. I guess they could make a run at the playoffs but based on their expectation level, which is to win the World Series, they are most certainly pretenders. I can see them possibly heating up in August and September, but will still probably miss the playoffs.

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