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July 9, 2008

MLB Midseason Report: Part 4

Filed under: Uncategorized — FBBNow @ 8:35 pm

In our final (yet still incomplete) ballot, our other brand new contributor debuts with his ballot. Expect a post sometime soon.

Right now

Milton Bradley
Josh Hamilton
Carlos Quentin

AL Cy Young
Justin Duchscherer
Cliff Lee
Shaun Marcum

Lance Berkman
Chipper Jones
Albert Pujols

NL Cy Young
Edinson Volquez
Tom Lincecum
Dan Haren

AL Manager of the year
Joe Maddon
Ozzie Guillen
Mike Scioscia

NL Manager of the Year
Lou Piniella
Charlie Manuel
Fredi Gonzalez

For the end of the year:

Josh Hamilton

AL Cy Young
Cliff Lee
Roy Halladay

Lance Berkman
Derrek Lee

NL Cy Young
Brandon Webb
Edinson Volquez

AL Manager
Joe Maddon

NL Manager
Lou Piniella

AL Playoff Teams:

AL East:
Rays: I gotta think that they can keep it up. They aren’t too far off their pythagorean win-loss, and they are killing their division.

AL Central:
White Sox: They rake and they pitch. Probably will win the World Series

AL West:
A’s: I think the Angels are a joke, K-Rod aside. They will come back down to Earth and the A’s will keep rolling.

AL Wild Card:
Red Sox: Normally I feel like a douche when I exclude the Yanks from the playoffs, but I think I’m justified here.

NL East:
Phillies: I like the Marlins’ offense more, but the Fish just don’t have “consistent” pitching. Howard has been down slightly, but I expect to rebound.

NL Central:
Cubs: Seven of nine regulars with OPS+ of more than 118? Pretty sick. Easy division winners.

NL West:
Diamondbacks: I like the D’backs. That is all.

NL Wildcard:
Cardinals: It’s either them or Milwaukee, and I hate spelling Milwaukee.

AL Playoffs:
Rays v. A’s: Tampa Bay in 4. Kazmir, Shields, Garza? Tampa doesn’t lose this series.
White Sox v. Red Sox: Chicago in 5. Because Dice-K has to throw in the playoffs, and walking the first 17 batters never goes well. Equally good on the road and at home, the White Sox have a team ERA+ of 125, and they rarely walk anyone.

White Sox v. Rays: Chicago in 6. Because fuck it, I can’t pick the Rays to go to the World Series in just their first winning season. It’s a terrible reason.

NL Playoffs:

Cubs v. D’backs: Chicago in 3.
Phillies v. Cardinals: Philadelphia in 5. A tough series to call. I want Ankiel to move on, but I don’t see it happening.

Cubs v. Phillies: Chicago in 5. The Cubs score all the time and can pitch. I don’t see anything getting in their way too much on the way to the WS.

World Series:
White Sox v. Cubs: Chicago (AL) in 6. Because I think the White Sox are the best team in baseball. I hate A.J. Pierzynski.


1 Comment »

  1. How awesome is that A’s pick looking now?

    What a joke.

    Comment by eniscookies — July 10, 2008 @ 11:41 pm

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