Who will win the AL West??? - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who will win the AL West???

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Who will win the AL West???

Texas Rangers
18
25%
Oakland A's
35
49%
Anahiem Angels
18
25%
Seattle Mariners
1
1%
 
Total votes : 72

Postby CubsFan7724 » Thu Jul 22, 2004 10:08 am

If Texas can beat up on the As and Angels in the next few series, they will all but have the divison locked up, just like what the Cards did to my Cubbies :~( Texas-St. Louis WS , the 2 best infields in the game!
Image
CubsFan7724
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Pick 3 Weekly Winner
Posts: 6426
Joined: 19 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: AKA 34=Sweetness on FFC

Postby Aggie_Eric98 » Wed Aug 18, 2004 12:59 pm

well its been a month since I first posted the poll, has anyone changed there mind?

Oakland 67-52
Texas 66-52 .5
Anaheim 65-54 2.0
seattle 45-73 21.5 (.381)

Will Ichiro finish with a higher BA than seattle has winning percentage?
Aggie_Eric98
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 439
Joined: 17 Jun 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Dallas

Postby Amazinz » Wed Aug 18, 2004 1:45 pm

Nope. I will still take the A's to win the division. Although it's a lot more likely that Texas can take the WC than I would have thought when this was first posted. ;-D
Image
Maine has a good swing for a pitcher but on anything that moves, he has no chance. And if it's a fastball, it has to be up in the zone. Basically, the pitcher has to hit his bat. - Mike Pelfrey
Amazinz
Mod in Retirement
Mod in Retirement

User avatar
CafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeWeb SupporterPick 3 Weekly WinnerSweet 16 SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 18800
Joined: 16 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: in Canada, toughening up figure skaters

Postby Madison » Wed Aug 18, 2004 2:09 pm

Nope. I'm still down for the Rangers. B-)

Been a very interesting season so far, and only going to get better. :-)
Yes doctor, I am sick.
Sick of those who are spineless.
Sick of those who feel self-entitled.
Sick of those who are hypocrites.
Yes doctor, an army is forming.
Yes doctor, there will be a war.
Yes doctor, there will be blood.....
Madison
Mod in Retirement
Mod in Retirement

User avatar
ExecutiveEditorCafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeCafe SpotterInnovative MemberCafe MusketeerPick 3 ChampionMatchup Meltdown SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 53856
(Past Year: 1)
Joined: 29 Apr 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Taking Souls...

Postby Kingsac » Thu Aug 19, 2004 1:13 pm

Madison wrote:Nope. I'm still down for the Rangers. B-)

Been a very interesting season so far, and only going to get better. :-)


[/b]STILL??? down for the Rangers? Please you had them finishing at best third/forth with Oakland at the start of the year. You had Seatle finishing in front of them for godsake! Texas can't hang with oakland when it comes to the final push. Our rotation is too strong and our bats are just heating up (-dye).
A's all wAyS
Kingsac
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor


Posts: 560
Joined: 25 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Madison » Thu Aug 19, 2004 1:33 pm

Kingsac wrote:
Madison wrote:Nope. I'm still down for the Rangers. B-)

Been a very interesting season so far, and only going to get better. :-)


[/b]STILL??? down for the Rangers? Please you had them finishing at best third/forth with Oakland at the start of the year. You had Seatle finishing in front of them for godsake! Texas can't hang with oakland when it comes to the final push. Our rotation is too strong and our bats are just heating up (-dye).


Look at the first page of the thread. B-) Yes, preseason I said they would battle with the A's for third but since the break, I've said they have a solid chance of winning the division.

The A's just don't have the bats and the pitchers are getting frustrated. You can see it on their faces and in their actions. They know they have to dominate since the hitting stinks and it's taking a toll on them.
Yes doctor, I am sick.
Sick of those who are spineless.
Sick of those who feel self-entitled.
Sick of those who are hypocrites.
Yes doctor, an army is forming.
Yes doctor, there will be a war.
Yes doctor, there will be blood.....
Madison
Mod in Retirement
Mod in Retirement

User avatar
ExecutiveEditorCafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeCafe SpotterInnovative MemberCafe MusketeerPick 3 ChampionMatchup Meltdown SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 53856
(Past Year: 1)
Joined: 29 Apr 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Taking Souls...

Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Aug 19, 2004 1:56 pm

Madison wrote:The A's just don't have the bats and the pitchers are getting frustrated. You can see it on their faces and in their actions. They know they have to dominate since the hitting stinks and it's taking a toll on them.
Mad, I don't know why you think this but the A's offense isn't that bad. It is not a juggernaut but they rank 10th in OPS and 11th in Run scored in all of MLB.
Image
Pogotheostrich
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyePick 3 Weekly WinnerLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 21613
(Past Year: 381)
Joined: 9 Dec 2002
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: St. Louis

Postby Amazinz » Thu Aug 19, 2004 2:41 pm

You have to cut Madison a little slack. He's a Texas fan so there is going to be a little homer-ism creeping in BUT the A's are less of a sure thing than some of you guys are suggesting. I'll pick the A's because they have a history (recently) of winning these races but it's so close that I wouldn't consider wagering real money. I also doubt whether the Rangers' pitching will hold up but I've been wondering that all season long and they keep proving me wrong. It wouldn't surprise me terribly if Texas won the division. The A's aren't that good. :-D
Image
Maine has a good swing for a pitcher but on anything that moves, he has no chance. And if it's a fastball, it has to be up in the zone. Basically, the pitcher has to hit his bat. - Mike Pelfrey
Amazinz
Mod in Retirement
Mod in Retirement

User avatar
CafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeWeb SupporterPick 3 Weekly WinnerSweet 16 SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 18800
Joined: 16 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: in Canada, toughening up figure skaters

Postby Bloody Nipples » Thu Aug 19, 2004 3:04 pm

I like the Rangers here.When their bats get hot like they were earlier, they are the best offensive team in the majors (and they will be for a long time with Teix, Soriano, Blalock, Young, Laird, etc.). If Blalock sustains his minny two game hot-streak and the rest of that infield hits like they should, look for the Rangers to blow past the A's. Pitching has been a question all year long, but somehow it has held together for them. If they can get a lead into the 8th inning, they have two guys, Almanzar and Cordero, who can shut the game down. Cordero is IMO the best young closer in the game.

I would love to see a Texas/St. Louis WS, two teams with great offenses and questioned pitching which has held up all year. (Of course, I would like the Giants to beat St Louis, but we are being realistic here. :~(
Image
aka enderwiggin
Bloody Nipples
General Manager
General Manager


Posts: 3745
Joined: 28 Feb 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: doing my laundry...

Postby Kingsac » Thu Aug 19, 2004 5:04 pm

The A's bats don't stink. Okay Dye and Crosby have cooled off and that sucks, but the rest of the team is playing very well. Kotsay is having a MONSTER second half. Byrnes, Chavez, Hatteberg, and Durazo are hitting very well. Plus the A's have a great Defense to go with a great bullpen. The A's are without a doubt going to win the West. No way Texas comes back, they have no rotation, and have power outages just as often as Oakland does. The difference is in the pitching and we hold 3 aces!
A's all wAyS
Kingsac
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor


Posts: 560
Joined: 25 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball

PreviousNext

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: ensanimal, Pogotheostrich and 5 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Wednesday, Aug. 27
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

St. Louis at Pittsburgh
(12:35 pm)
Texas at Seattle
(3:40 pm)
Tampa Bay at Baltimore
(7:05 pm)
Washington at Philadelphia
(7:05 pm)
Boston at Toronto
(7:07 pm)
NY Yankees at Detroit
(7:08 pm)
Atlanta at NY Mets
(7:10 pm)
Chi Cubs at Cincinnati
(7:10 pm)
Cleveland at Chi White Sox
(8:10 pm)
Oakland at Houston
(8:10 pm)
Minnesota at Kansas City
(8:10 pm)
Milwaukee at San Diego
(9:10 pm)
LA Dodgers at Arizona
(9:40 pm)
Miami at LA Angels
(10:05 pm)
Colorado at San Francisco
(10:15 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact