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2013 MLB Season

Discussion in 'Sports Board' started by Crown Royal, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. Crown Royal

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    Just call me Topher

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    I guess as a Jays fan I have plenty of reason to be excited for this year, but I refuse to expect anything. I think the American League is a toss-up, but I think the National League this year comes down to San Fran, St. Louis or the D-Backs.

    I am excited for this year, I can't lie. Going to the bar tuesday for opening night.
     
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    It just pisses me off that Charlotte doesn't have an MLB franchise, that and I can't go to Tigers games anymore.

    D'Backs looking good this year, still rooting for my home team though, go Tigers.
     
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    Up, Up, and a Hey. Ready to start that streak again. Sorry fellas, the big boys are back.
     
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    Fuck this.
    Fuck the Astros.
    I'm going to bed.


    One last - Andrus' tattoo looks jacked. It looks like the artist went too deep on the lettering and scarred him up.
     
  5. Nom Chompsky

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    Those are three random-ass teams, man.

    Right now, Washington is probably the best team in either league.
     
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    And the Reds should be better than they were last year.
     
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    I'm curious about this Andrus deal and what it means for Kinsler and profar. I'm betting they're expecting to lose Nellie to the PED thing, and Kinsler is going to be told to suck it up and move to the outfield.
     
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    It's a pretty nice problem to have, but they're still probably going to have to figure out. Elvis Andrus is obviously most valuable as a shortstop, as is Profar. I guess they could trade Profar and get whatever they wanted for him, but he's the kind of player you build around for a decade plus, so who the hell knows.
     
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    I'd think Kinsler should start breaking in a 1B mitt.

    I'm excited about this season, although decidedly unexcited about that slogan. And that Venters is seeing Andrews today.
     
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    It's a great problem to have. And Kinsler is 31 - not old by any stretch, but certainly not young.
    He'd initially agreed to move to 1st, but then recanted. I don't know how long the front office will humor that.
    Then again, kinslers bat, despite the IKPU, is much needed. He's fast and gets on base. Andrus and profar don't have as much power.
     
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    I'm so fucking excited right now. Just two hours and I can finally see Nix/Nunez stand proud next to each other in the infield.

    Vernon Wells goes deep or I eat my hat.
     
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    Get the grill ready

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    He needs to go deep. As he's getting older his playing time is becoming increasingly lower.

    Plus I have a bet on that.
     
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    This was sent to me by my asshole Boston-fan friend. I'm more than a little concerned about my Beloved Yankees this year...
     

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    The Tigers should be too since they signed Torii Hunter and Victor Martinez returns from injury.
    Good to see Verlander finally get his first opening day win today.
     
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    I have a feeling this isn't going to be a fun year to be a White Sox fan. I am rooting for a team with a fairly decent rotation and a slew of powerful bats, but at the same time, I don't know if there has ever been a collection of slower people. Seriously, several of their starters couldn't go from 1st to 3rd on a single, and Konerko and Dunn would be pushing it on a standard double. God damn are they slow. If they don't crush home runs constantly, its going to be tough for them to score.
     
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    The Tigers are pretty much a sure thing for the AL central. I would say the Royals are probably the distant runner-up this year, the Twins are a lost cause.
     
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    Yeah, it's pretty much the Tigers then everyone else in the AL Central. I don't see the Royals pulling off a wildcard though. I just don't see them improving by 13+ wins(which would be the minimum they would need for a wildcard spot) just because they got some aging pitchers in the offseason. And yeah, the Twins are probably losing 90-some odd games this season. God they're pitching is terrible.

    Incidentally, here's my predictions for the playoffs:

    AL East: Blue Jays
    AL Central: Tigers
    AL West: Angels
    Wildcards: Yankees, Rangers

    NL East: Nationals
    NL Central: Reds
    NL West: Dodgers
    Wildcards: Cardinals, Braves
     
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    I'm only picking the Royals for second in their division. I'm picking the east and wildcard goes to the Rays and Jays, in no particular order. Piggybacking:


    East: Blue Jays
    Central: Tigers
    West: Athletics
    Wildcard: Rays

    East: Nationals
    Central: Cardinals
    West: D'Backs
    Wildcard: Giants