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Postby avsfan4ever33 » Fri May 05, 2006 10:01 pm

Some of you may remember my survey a few weeks back about the NL West individual players. Well, the project is coming along well, and I'm back for some more opinions from the experts of baseball! ;-D

What are your guys' opinions on each NL West team's strengths and weaknesses?

We have the Rockies, Dodgers, Padres, Diamondbacks, and Giants.

Thanks!
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Postby Ender » Fri May 05, 2006 11:01 pm

Strengths : They get to play other NL West teams a lot
Weaknesses : They still play teams from the other divisions as well so they'll have problems breaking .500.
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Postby bigh0rt » Fri May 05, 2006 11:02 pm

Ender wrote:Strengths : They get to play other NL West teams a lot
Weaknesses : They still play teams from the other divisions as well so they'll have problems breaking .500.


Beat me to it. B-)
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Postby suppasonic » Sat May 06, 2006 12:01 am

Dodgers:
On paper, the best lineup away from their home stadium (Rockies away from Coors, Dodgers away from DS). However, Raffy and Kent have decided not to hit so far. With them coming back to normal, the offense should have no trouble scoring runs.

One of the top two rotations, in competition with SF. No superstars, but it might be the deepest one.

Bullpen: Horrible. Makes me cry.

SF:
Offense: Well, you dont have to be a genious to see its one-sided. Alou has been hitting well, expect that to drop. When bonds doesnt hit niether do the Giants.

Rotation is pretty good. Solid top 4 with Schmidt, Cain, Lowry, and Morris

Relief: See Dodgers, Los Angeles.


SD:
Offense: Weakest in the division. No real threats. Giles will walk, but no one really to drive him in or hit home runs besides a hobbling Piazza.

Pitching: Best starter west of St. Louis in Peavy, and a good second with Chris Young. Not much after that.

Relief: Tops in the West. Can count on them to protect a lead

COL:
Offense: Will score a billion runs at home. Holliday, Atkins, Hawpe, Sullivan, and Barmes make the future look really bright.

Pitching: Well, its pitching in colorado. But Jennings seems like he has figured out how to pitch in Coors, and the starters have performed admirably.

Relief: Decent. Probably one of the more underrated bullpens in the game.

ARI:
Offense: Got a few good contributers. Probably 3rd best in the division.

Pitching: Webb is the second best pitcher in the league and maybe the most underrated starter in MLB. But also a really bad back end of the rotation.

Relief: Valverde is young and powerful, not to many guys to get it to him.
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Postby avsfan4ever33 » Sat May 06, 2006 9:31 am

Very true Ender, but I'm looking for team by team analysis.

Thanks suppasonic! ;-D
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Postby AcidRock23 » Sat May 06, 2006 9:52 am

They are playing the Cubs now... :~( :~( :~( :~(
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Postby dyuen87 » Sat May 06, 2006 10:44 am

AcidRock23 wrote:They are playing the Cubs now... :~( :~( :~( :~(


i guess that'd be one of their strengths? :-°
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Postby CHE » Sat May 06, 2006 10:49 am

[quote="suppasonic"]Dodgers:
On paper, the best lineup away from their home stadium (Rockies away from Coors, Dodgers away from DS). However, Raffy and Kent have decided not to hit so far. With them coming back to normal, the offense should have no trouble scoring runs.

One of the top two rotations, in competition with SF. No superstars, but it might be the deepest one.

Bullpen: Horrible. Makes me cry.

SF:
Offense: Well, you dont have to be a genious to see its one-sided. Alou has been hitting well, expect that to drop. When bonds doesnt hit niether do the Giants.

Rotation is pretty good. Solid top 4 with Schmidt, Cain, Lowry, and Morris

Relief: See Dodgers, Los Angeles.


SD:
Offense: Weakest in the division. No real threats. Giles will walk, but no one really to drive him in or hit home runs besides a hobbling Piazza.

Pitching: Best starter west of St. Louis in Peavy, and a good second with Chris Young. Not much after that.

Relief: Tops in the West. Can count on them to protect a lead

COL:
Offense: Will score a billion runs at home. Holliday, Atkins, Hawpe, Sullivan, and Barmes make the future look really bright.

Pitching: Well, its pitching in colorado. But Jennings seems like he has figured out how to pitch in Coors, and the starters have performed admirably.

Relief: Decent. Probably one of the more underrated bullpens in the game.

ARI:
Offense: Got a few good contributers. Probably 3rd best in the division.

Pitching: Webb is the second best pitcher in the league and maybe the most underrated starter in MLB. But also a really bad back end of the rotation.

Relief: Valverde is young and powerful, not to many guys to get it to him.[/quote]

Doesnt ARZ have the strongest bullpen in there divison :-? Also, ARZ has the best future with there Prospects coming up and they also will free up alot of salary in the next 2 years.

I predict ARZ wins there divison this year ;-D
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Postby Rkiivs » Sat May 06, 2006 1:18 pm

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Postby thedude » Sat May 06, 2006 4:03 pm

SF: strength Barry Bonds- when healthy he can crush pitching and get on base

Weakness- Bonds- a huge distraction.
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