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2014 MLB: Predictions

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  • 25-03-2014 4:10pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,335 ✭✭✭


    So, pop your predictions in here!

    Here is an example by Jack Presley from 2013 :)

    NLE - Nats
    NLC - Reds
    NLW - Giants
    ALE - Rays
    ALC - Tigers
    ALW - Angels
    NL WCs -Braves, Cardinals.
    AL WCs - Blue Jays, Rangers

    AL MVP - Trout
    NL MVP - Harper
    AL Cy - Darvish
    NL Cy - Strasburg
    AL Rookie - Myers
    NL Rookie - No idea!

    World Series - Tigers beating the Nats in 6.

    and 8-10 went even further with his divisional positions:
    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=83878501&postcount=2


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,855 ✭✭✭Morrison J


    NL East - Nationals
    AL East - Red Sox (Could pick any of four teams though, so tough)
    NL Central - Cardinals
    AL Central - Tigers
    NL West - Dodgers
    AL West - Rangers
    NL Wild Cards - Reds, Giants
    AL Wild Cards - Yankees, Angels

    World Series Champions - Detroit Tigers beating the Dodgers in 6 games.

    AL MVP - Mike Trout
    NL MVP - Bryce Harper
    AL Cy Young - Yu Darvish
    NL Cy Young - Jose Fernandez
    AL Rookie Of The Year - Masahiro Tanaka
    NL Rookie Of The Year - Kolten Wong


    Gonna finish with a few bold (maybe mental) predictions:
    The Brewers will finish above the Pirates in their division.
    The Marlins will not finish bottom of the NL East.
    Jedd Gyorko will be an All Star
    Prince Fielder will have a career best year


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,296 ✭✭✭Coeus


    Okay, I'll throw my predictions in the ring...

    AL East - Rays
    AL Central - Tigers
    AL West - Mariners
    AL Wild Cards - Red Sox, Royals

    NL East - Nationals
    NL Central - Cardinals
    NL West - Dodgers
    NL Wild Cards - Braves, Reds

    World Series Champions - Nationals over Tigers

    AL MVP - Mike Trout
    NL MVP - Freddie Freeman
    AL Cy Young - Felix Hernandez
    NL Cy Young - Clayton Kershaw
    AL Rookie Of The Year - Xander Bogaerts
    NL Rookie Of The Year - Billy Hamilton


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    So, pop your predictions in here!

    Here is an example by Jack Presley from 2013 :)

    NLE - Nats
    NLC - Reds
    NLW - Giants
    ALE - Rays
    ALC - Tigers
    ALW - Angels
    NL WCs -Braves, Cardinals.
    AL WCs - Blue Jays, Rangers

    AL MVP - Trout
    NL MVP - Harper
    AL Cy - Darvish
    NL Cy - Strasburg
    AL Rookie - Myers
    NL Rookie - No idea!

    World Series - Tigers beating the Nats in 6.

    and 8-10 went even further with his divisional positions:
    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=83878501&postcount=2

    Oh thanks a lot. Use my pathetic effort as the example!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    Morrison J wrote: »
    NL Wild Cards - Yankees, Giants
    AL Wild Cards - Angels, Royals

    Typo with your NL wild card!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,855 ✭✭✭Morrison J


    Typo with your NL wild card!

    Knew I'd balls it up somewhere. Good spot and now edited.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,351 ✭✭✭✭8-10


    Posted my division Over/Unders here yesterday but had actually calulated win totals per team. Putting them in divisions looks like this (standard predictions layout below tables)

    AL2014_zps321b6025.jpg

    NL2014_zps588bc559.jpg

    AL East - Rays
    AL Central - Tigers
    AL West - Rangers
    AL Wild Cards - Red Sox, Indians

    NL East - Nationals
    NL Central - Cardinals
    NL West - Dodgers
    NL Wild Cards - Braves, Reds

    World Series Winner - St Louis Cardinals over Texas Rangers

    AL MVP - Mike Trout
    NL MVP - Bryce Harper
    AL Cy Young - Felix Hernandez
    NL Cy Young - Stephen Strasburg
    AL Jackie Robinson Award - Jose Abreu
    NL Jackie Robinson Award - Oscar Taveras


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,779 ✭✭✭Benimar


    AL East - Rays
    AL Central - Tigers
    AL West - Rangers
    AL Wild Cards - Red Sox, Angels

    NL East - Nationals
    NL Central - Cardinals
    NL West - Dodgers
    NL Wild Cards - Giants, Reds

    World Series Champions - Cardinals over Rays

    AL MVP - Mike Trout
    NL MVP - Joey Votto
    AL Cy Young - David Price
    NL Cy Young - Clayton Kershaw
    AL Rookie Of The Year - Xander Bogaerts
    NL Rookie Of The Year - Kolten Wong


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,779 ✭✭✭Benimar


    There is something amiss with your predictions 8-10. The Nats are playing 165 games and the Braves only 159, a distinct advantage :-)


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,351 ✭✭✭✭8-10


    Benimar wrote: »
    There is something amiss with your predictions 8-10. The Nats are playing 165 games and the Braves only 159, a distinct advantage :-)

    Nice spot I presume it's the vlookups, will repost!

    Fixed now. Glad somebody's paying attention!


  • Registered Users Posts: 289 ✭✭Kinda32


    AL East - Rays
    AL Central - Tigers
    AL West - Angels
    AL Wild Cards - Royals, Athletics

    NL East - Nationals
    NL Central - Cardinals
    NL West - Dodgers
    NL Wild Cards - Braves, Pirates

    World Series Champions - Dodgers over Rays

    AL MVP - Mike Trout
    NL MVP - Bryce Harper
    AL Cy Young - David Price
    NL Cy Young - Clayton Kershaw
    AL Rookie Of The Year - Xander Bogaerts
    NL Rookie Of The Year - Archie Bradley


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,708 ✭✭✭Waitsian


    If the Blue Jays stay healthy it'll throw a spanner into a lot of these predictions, don't write them off, will surprise more than a few.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,380 ✭✭✭The Reservoir Dubs Anchorman


    AL East - Blue Jays
    AL Central - Tigers
    AL West - Rangers
    AL Wild Cards - Rays, Angels

    NL East - Nationals
    NL Central - Pirates
    NL West - Dodgers
    NL Wild Cards - Cardinals, Giants
    World Series Champions - Nationals over the Tigers

    AL MVP - Miguel Cabrera
    NL MVP - Jason Werth
    AL Cy Young - Yu Darvish
    NL Cy Young - Stephen Strasbourg
    AL Rookie Of The Year - Yordana Ventura
    NL Rookie Of The Year - Billy Hamilton (However if Zach Walters gets a run in the team for the Nats he will be in the conversation)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,855 ✭✭✭Morrison J


    Miami Marlins over 69.5 wins at 10/11

    Some of you may think I'm mad but I think thats a really good bet. Marlins are coming in under the radar this year. Genuinely think they'll be closer to 80 wins.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13 annelin


    yea they are really good bet


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    annelin wrote: »
    yea they are really good bet

    I too think Miami are going to be better than some expect. They'll definitely win more than 70 games. Won't compete with Washington or Atlanta but might be fun to watch. Some good young arms apparently in addition to fernandez


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,351 ✭✭✭✭8-10


    I too think Miami are going to be better than some expect. They'll definitely win more than 70 games. Won't compete with Washington or Atlanta but might be fun to watch. Some good young arms apparently in addition to fernandez

    Buster Olney was pretty bullish on them the other day too, said a scout told him they'd be better than the Braves.

    I'm not with you guys at all. They could easily save more runs this year but I don't see a major increase in runs scored. A full season of Yelich and Stanton will help but the only team they have a chance of outperforming is the Phillies. I'll happily take the under (and have!)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,335 ✭✭✭smackbunnybaby


    AL East - Red Sox
    AL Central - Tigers
    AL West - Oakland
    AL Wild Cards - Yankees, Texas

    NL East - Nationals
    NL Central - Cardinals
    NL West - Dodgers
    NL Wild Cards - Cincinnati, Braves

    World Series Champions - Tigers over the Cardinals

    AL MVP - Miguel Cabrera
    NL MVP - Some Cardinal
    AL Cy Young - Yu Darvish
    NL Cy Young - Clayton Kershaw
    AL Rookie Of The Year - Bogaerts (?)
    NL Rookie Of The Year - Javier Baez


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,296 ✭✭✭Coeus


    I too think Miami are going to be better than some expect. They'll definitely win more than 70 games. Won't compete with Washington or Atlanta but might be fun to watch. Some good young arms apparently in addition to fernandez
    They only need to win 8 more games this season. They will have a full season of Fernandez, a full season of an injury free "happy" Stanton plus their younger players have an extra year under their belt. Definitely possible!


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,351 ✭✭✭✭8-10


    Coeus wrote: »
    They only need to win 8 more games this season. They will have a full season of Fernandez, a full season of an injury free "happy" Stanton plus their younger players have an extra year under their belt. Definitely possible!

    If you're a fan of Pythagorean Expectation you'll see that they actually scored and allowed enough runs to win 64 games, so they actually only need an extra 6 wins based on that performance and a bit of luck going their way.

    Possible, I'm just not backing it.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    AL East - Rays
    AL Central - Tigers
    AL West - As
    AL Wild Cards - Red Sox, Royals

    NL East - Nationals
    NL Central - Cardinals
    NL West - Dodgers
    NL Wild Cards - Reds, Braves

    World Series Champions - Tigers over Nationals

    AL MVP - Trout
    NL MVP - Harper
    AL Cy Young - Scherzer
    NL Cy Young - Fernandez
    AL Rookie Of The Year - Tanaka
    NL Rookie Of The Year - Tavares


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    NL East - Nationals
    NL Central - Cardinals
    NL West - Dodgers
    NL Wild Cards - Reds, Braves

    Have you noticed how many of us have this combination for the NL? Baseball can't be that predictable can it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,380 ✭✭✭The Reservoir Dubs Anchorman


    Have you noticed how many of us have this combination for the NL? Baseball can't be that predictable can it?

    Its pretty predictable! :-)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,380 ✭✭✭The Reservoir Dubs Anchorman


    8-10 wrote: »
    If you're a fan of Pythagorean Expectation you'll see that they actually scored and allowed enough runs to win 64 games, so they actually only need an extra 6 wins based on that performance and a bit of luck going their way.

    Possible, I'm just not backing it.

    I think the Braves pitching problems will enable Miami to go above 70 wins.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,296 ✭✭✭Coeus


    Coeus wrote: »
    NL Cy Young - Clayton Kershaw
    After watching Fernandez last night I not so sure about this pick anymore...


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,855 ✭✭✭Morrison J


    Rangers injury crisis kicked in once I tipped them to win the AL West. Can't say I'm too confident on that one anymore!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    AL East - Rays
    AL Central - Tigers
    AL West - As
    AL Wild Cards - Red Sox, Royals

    NL East - Nationals
    NL Central - Cardinals
    NL West - Dodgers
    NL Wild Cards - Reds, Braves

    World Series Champions - Tigers over Nationals

    AL MVP - Trout
    NL MVP - Harper
    AL Cy Young - Scherzer
    NL Cy Young - Fernandez
    AL Rookie Of The Year - Tanaka
    NL Rookie Of The Year - Tavares

    As we're basically at the mid way point, time to look in and see how we're doing with our picks. I think most people had pretty similar outcomes for the NL and although they may have been slow to get there, I think the Dodgers/Nationals will probably take control of their divisions now. The Brewers of course are the surprise package in the Central but they just got swept so if it's not just a one series blip, they might come back to the pack a bit to give our Cardinals/Reds combo a shot.

    The less said about the Rays in the AL the better! And the Red Sox don't look too good for that wild card spot either.

    Apart from Tanaka as ROTY, i can't see too many of my individual predictions coming good either.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,708 ✭✭✭Waitsian


    mod9maple wrote: »
    If the Blue Jays stay healthy it'll throw a spanner into a lot of these predictions, don't write them off, will surprise more than a few.


    Hate to tell anyway I told them so but...:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,855 ✭✭✭Morrison J


    Morrison J wrote: »
    Gonna finish with a few bold (maybe mental) predictions:
    The Brewers will finish above the Pirates in their division.
    The Marlins will not finish bottom of the NL East.
    Jedd Gyorko will be an All Star
    Prince Fielder will have a career best year
    Two pretty good looking predictions, two absolutely woeful ones..:p


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,380 ✭✭✭The Reservoir Dubs Anchorman


    AL East - Blue Jays
    AL Central - Tigers
    AL West - Rangers
    AL Wild Cards - Rays, Angels

    NL East - Nationals
    NL Central - Pirates
    NL West - Dodgers
    NL Wild Cards - Cardinals, Giants
    World Series Champions - Nationals over the Tigers

    AL MVP - Miguel Cabrera
    NL MVP - Jason Werth
    AL Cy Young - Yu Darvish
    NL Cy Young - Stephen Strasbourg
    AL Rookie Of The Year - Yordana Ventura
    NL Rookie Of The Year - Billy Hamilton (However if Zach Walters gets a run in the team for the Nats he will be in the conversation)

    Not horrible thus far


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