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cordscords
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Roster Information: 12 Team Yahoo Auction Draft. Standard 5X5 scoring.

C- Jesus Montero
1B- Paul Goldschmidt
2B- Jason Kipnis
SS- Starlin Castro
3B- Ryan Zimmerman
OF- Adrian Gonzalez
OF- Desmond Jennings
OF- Alex Rios
UT- Anthony Rizzo
UT- Norichika Aoki
BN- Adam Eaton
BN- Michael Morse

SP- Kris Medlen
SP- Matt Moore
SP- Jeff Samardzija
SP- Matt Harvey
SP- Brett Anderson
SP- Marco Estrada

RP- Addison Reed
RP- Steve Cishek
RP- Bobby Parnell
RP- Brandon League
RP- Kenley Jansen

Post by cordscords »

Ollie Perez- Called the bad start, the 4 or 5 start period where it would appear he was back on track, and then tail off again.

:-D
TONYMONTANA
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Roster Information: H2H 5X5 YAHOO 8 teams
C KENDALL
1B SEXSON
2B KENT
SS ROLLINS
3B HUFF
OF ABREU
OF SHEFFIELD
OF ROWAND
UTIL HAFNER
UTIL D. LEE
BENCH WILKERSON

SP WILLIS
SP BIG UNIT
SP MYERS
SP VAZQUEZ
SP BEDARD
RP RYAN
RP C CORDERO
BENCH OLLIE PEREZ
DL MOTA
DL GAGNE

Post by TONYMONTANA »

made two bets with two different friends. first, said friend didn't think jeff kent could knock in over 100 RBI's. next another friend said carl crawford would hit 20 homeruns. I went with the under. each bet was for a six pack.
djack909
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Post by djack909 »

All of my sleepers are sleeping on waivers. (except for Hillenbrand) Fortunately, their replacements, Mench, Ibanez, Sizemore, Weeks, Ensberg, others are keeping me in 1st place in most of my leagues. Biggest bust as a sleeper Overbay.
beltrans_boy
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Post by beltrans_boy »

My only real prediction that I made here at the Cafe was that the Marlins are going to win the World Series. Now...if only they could get to the playoffs...

:-?
blankman
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Post by blankman »

I think I had Giambi at .280 25 90. Looks decent right now.

Bets:
Alex Rodriguez hits 40 HR... on pace so far
He has a better fantasy season than Tejada...check
BronXBombers51
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Roster Information: [quote]12 Teams - 6x6 (Normal plus OPS & Losses) - Rotisserie - 4 to 8 keepers per year

*denotes keeper

C- Brian McCann
1B- Billy Butler
2B- Omar Infante
3B- Miguel Cabrera*
SS- Troy Tulowitzki*
OF- Andrew McCutchen*
OF- Nelson Cruz
OF- Carl Crawford
Utl- Pablo Sandoval*
Utl- Norichika Aoki

B- Nick Markakis, Kendrys Morales, Denard Span, Neil Walker, Evan Gattis

DL- Ian Kinsler*

SP- Felix Hernandez*, Yu Darvish*, Yovani Gallardo*, Jonathon Niese, Marco Estrada

RP- Addison Reed, Casey Janssen, Edward Mujica, David Robertson, Luke Gregerson

DL- Alexi Ogando
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Post by BronXBombers51 »

Before the season I predicted:

AL Playoff teams: New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Boston Red Sox

NL Playoff teams: Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, San Diego Padres, Florida Marlins

World Series: New York Yankees over St. Louis Cardinals in 7 games.

AL MVP- Vladimir Guerrero, LAA
AL Cy- Randy Johnson, NYY
AL Relief- Mariano Rivera, NYY
AL ROY- Huston Street, OAK
Breakout Player- Travis Hafner, CLE
Comeback Player- Jason Giambi, NYY
Manager of the Year- Eric Wedge, CLE

NL MVP- Albert Pujols, StL
NL Cy- Tim Hudson, ATL
NL Relief- Brad Lidge, HOU
NL ROY- JD Closser, COL
Breakout Player- AJ Burnett, FLA
Comeback Player- Shawn Green, ARI
Manager of the Year- Bruce Bochey, SD

They look ok. RJ, Hudson, Closser are obviously wrong and Cleveland winning the Central is probably wrong as well. There are several things I'd change but not too awful...
Tavish
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Post by Tavish »

Preseason Predictions:

ALW - ANA
ALC - CWS
ALE - NYY
ALWC - TEX

ANA over CWS
NYY over TEX
ANA over NYY

NLW - SDP
NLC - STL
NLE - ATL
NLWC - CHC

STL over ATL
CHC over SDP
CHC over STL

World Series ANA over CHC in 6


So far so good. Need NY and TEX to pick up the pace a little but not too worried yet.

AL MVP - A-Rod
AL Cy Young - RJ
AL ROY - Dallas McPherson

NL Bonds Award - Bonds
NL Cy Young - Pedro
NL ROY - Chris Burke


Going to take some breakout performances for my ROY candidates to come through but not impossible. No one is really running away with the award yet. Bonds should be able to play 45 games this year and win the annual Bonds award and A-Rod/Pedro are looking like a solid votes.

From the VKC draft chat: "As far as my OF goes the guy nobody else likes is actually one of my favorite buys. 2005 Dye = 2004 Dunn. "
Dye on Pace: .270 BA 38 HR 90 RBI 84 R 12 SB
2004 Dunn: .266 BA 46 HR 102 RBI 105 R 6 SB

Dye not too far behind, even moreso considering the absolutely horrid first month of the season he had. Very makeable.

And then it gets bad when it comes to predicting my hometown team and who would lead the club in major cats.
"I'll be somewhat of a pessimist, I really have zero confidence in this offense. With a young pitching staff that makes for a dangerous combination. On the plus side I think Sweeney makes it through the relatively uninjured.

65 wins (avoiding the 100 loss season at least )

BA Sweeney .315
HR Sweeney 30
RBI Sweeney 105
SB Berroa 25


Grienke 12 wins 4.10 ERA"

65 wins.... not a chance
Looking solid on the Sweeney BA and HR numbers.
Big miss on the RBI total, Berroa's comeback season, Sweeney remaining healthy and Grienke falling into some wins. Oh well.
so0perspam
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Post by so0perspam »

So much for Schmidt as the NL Cy Young .... :-o
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