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Postby Arlo » Mon Dec 22, 2003 9:33 pm

It seems like everyone is already busy making predictions for the upcoming season, so we decided to look back at what we were thinking ... one year ago. All in all, those predictions weren't outlandish (well, except for the one where cwebb decided he simply had to go out on a very thin limb in predicting the NL rookie of the year ;-) ), and some have actually stood the test of time.

But judge for yourself. And no matter whether the forecasts where right or wrong, it's always fun to reflect on how much all our thoughts have changed, in such a short time.

Enjoy. :-)
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Tue Dec 23, 2003 3:32 am

Arlo wrote:Or Steve Bartman adding another chapter to the Cubs' legendary curse? (Ok, veteran Cubs fans probably had a feeling something bizarre would go wrong...)


:~( :~( :~(

Arlo wrote:Arlo Vander would still like to see a successful comeback by the immensely talented Rick Ankiel. Unfortunately, he has his doubts that this will happen.


I agree...I would love to see him make a come back....too much wasted talent.... :-/

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Postby Madison » Tue Dec 23, 2003 3:44 am

NL Rookie of the Year

Dan: Lyle Overbay. While many are hoping he'll hit for power, it's his average that will make him a rookie success.

cwebb: Aaron Cook. Two Rockies pitchers as back-to-back rookies of the year? Stranger things have happened...

Arlo: Marlon Byrd still has a lot to learn, but he'll pick up this award on talent alone.

This is probably the category where we missed by the widest margin. Lyle Overbay showed flashes in 86 games, Marlon Byrd turned in a solid season, but is still nowhere near his potential, and ... Aaron Cook? Actually, Cook was the pick that came closest to the truth: a pitcher that nobody had on their radar screen did in fact win. That pitcher, however, was Dontrelle Willis, who recorded as many strikeouts in his first seven games as Cook did all season.


Should have been Webb. B-)
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Postby bell » Tue Dec 23, 2003 5:04 am

Madison wrote:
NL Rookie of the Year

Dan: Lyle Overbay. While many are hoping he'll hit for power, it's his average that will make him a rookie success.

cwebb: Aaron Cook. Two Rockies pitchers as back-to-back rookies of the year? Stranger things have happened...

Arlo: Marlon Byrd still has a lot to learn, but he'll pick up this award on talent alone.

This is probably the category where we missed by the widest margin. Lyle Overbay showed flashes in 86 games, Marlon Byrd turned in a solid season, but is still nowhere near his potential, and ... Aaron Cook? Actually, Cook was the pick that came closest to the truth: a pitcher that nobody had on their radar screen did in fact win. That pitcher, however, was Dontrelle Willis, who recorded as many strikeouts in his first seven games as Cook did all season.


Should have been Webb. B-)

Interesting how Webb was picked quite a bit in front of Willis in our mock. Foreshadowing of what's expected from whom in 2004?
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Postby Swinger » Tue Dec 23, 2003 4:38 pm

Maybe next year, Oswalt, maybe next year.
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