2018 Baseball Season Predictions

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Re: 2018 Baseball Season Predictions

Postby Manfred » April 2nd, 2018, 8:19 am

That counts as an April Fools' joke, right?


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Re: 2018 Baseball Season Predictions

Postby 12HankQB » April 2nd, 2018, 9:25 am

Manfred wrote:That counts as an April Fools' joke, right?

I was thinking the same thing.
The Pirates have a decent team, but it's a tall task to expect a lot. Would need the entire roster to produce.
In other news, Cutch went 1-16 and Cole had 11 K's in 7 innings one earned run.
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Re: 2018 Baseball Season Predictions

Postby hitnrun10r » April 2nd, 2018, 1:31 pm

Impressive opening series from the Bucs even though Detroit may or may not be the worst in the league this year. Some promising take aways from the series. Also, some not so promising take-aways.
Division Champions
AL East: New York Yankees
AL Central: Cleveland Indians
AL West: Houston Astros
AL Wild Card 1: Boston Red Sox
AL Wild Card 2: Minnesota Twins

NL East: Washington Nationals
NL Central: Chicago Cubs
NL West: Los Angeles Dodgers
NL Wild Card 1: San Francisco Giants
NL Wild Card 2: Milwaukee Brewers

World Series Pick: Nationals over Astros

Award Winners
AL MVP - Carlos Correa
AL Cy Young - Chris Sale
NL MVP - Bryce Harper
NL Cy Young - Noah Syndergaard

Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions
Pirates Final Record: 71-91
Team leader in Home Runs: Josh Bell, 33
Team leader in RBI- Josh Bell- 82
Team leader in Batting average: Starling Marte- .301
Team leader in Wins: Ivan Nova- 11
Team leader in ERA: Ivan Nova- 3.24
Felipe Rivero Saves Total: 36
Will Austin Meadows get significant time: Yes, not until June/July
Project Tyler Glasnow's 2018 season: Depends on rotation injuries, could be helpful, but not much success. 6 wins, 3.79 ERA
Gregory Polanco's Season Line (Avg, HR, RBI): .248, 19 HR,
Will Josh Harrison be a Pirate by the end of the year?:
How many All-Stars? (And who?): 2-Bell, Marte
Corey Dickerson HR Total: 22
Project Andrew McCutchen's season in San Francisco: .257, 18 HR, 79 RBI

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Re: 2018 Baseball Season Predictions

Postby 12HankQB » April 2nd, 2018, 1:55 pm

12HankQB wrote:
Manfred wrote:That counts as an April Fools' joke, right?

I was thinking the same thing.
The Pirates have a decent team, but it's a tall task to expect a lot. Would need the entire roster to produce.
In other news, Cutch went 1-16 and Cole had 11 K's in 7 innings one earned run.

Moran hits a grand slam off Lance Lynn, Bucs up 5-0 in first...we'll see
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Re: 2018 Baseball Season Predictions

Postby Crimson's Ghost » April 2nd, 2018, 2:25 pm

I don't think the Pirates are a great team at all, but I think people expecting them to lose 90+ games are a bit off.  They'll hang for a few months and fade late, but most computer projections have this team winning 75-80 games. 

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Re: 2018 Baseball Season Predictions

Postby 12HankQB » April 2nd, 2018, 2:28 pm

Crimson's Ghost wrote:I don't think the Pirates are a great team at all, but I think people expecting them to lose 90+ games are a bit off.  They'll hang for a few months and fade late, but most computer projections have this team winning 75-80 games. 

Agreed, I think this group could...emphasis on "could"..go anywhere from 86 wins to 70 wins. As we've seen will all Pirates teams, they usually fall off a map if they get close to success.
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Re: 2018 Baseball Season Predictions

Postby knowitall » April 2nd, 2018, 2:33 pm

I will withhold judgment until they beat a national league team.

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Re: 2018 Baseball Season Predictions

Postby 12HankQB » April 2nd, 2018, 4:41 pm

Start the chant..."Undefeated!"
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Re: 2018 Baseball Season Predictions

Postby 12HankQB » April 6th, 2018, 8:27 am

As of now.....Polanco is tied for first in RBI's and Brault is tied for first in wins.
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Re: 2018 Baseball Season Predictions

Postby Manfred » April 6th, 2018, 8:42 am

I haven't lost a game yet either. Guess that makes ME staff ace.
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