Discussion in 'MLB Baseball Forum' started by Chewbaccer, Jul 8, 2018.
I've got the A's catching and passing the Mariners to take a wild card spot in the AL.
Dodgers win the NL West by 10+ games
Nationals catching the Braves and the Braves missing out on the postseason
That's not exactly bold.
Braves have been mediocre at best since the middle of May. Still living off that nice first month and a half of the season. Been lucky that the Phillies have been streaky and the Nats have underperformed.
Twins catch the Indians on the last day of the season, and are forced to play a 163rd game.
Padres don't finish the season with 100 losses.
The Cardinals will end up 15 games below .500....a total house cleaning....Matheny, Mabry will be gone....My ultra prediction...Mozeliak is gone too....total make over.
Cubs can't find a trading partner for a pitcher and the staff implodes after Lester hurts hamstring in the showers. Brewers win Central by 12 games.
they were 14-11 in June. not really mediocre. just went 5-5 on a road trip against three potential playoff teams (one of whom will likely win 100+ games).
They went 5-5 on a roadtrip they started 4-0 in. Before the roadtrip I would have gladly taken 5-5, but after starting out 4-0, 5-5 is a major disappointment.
Au contraire bonjour, (#LadiesMan)
I'll raise your AL West boldness and say Mr. Robbie Cano returns with a vengeance and helps the M's slip passed the mighty Astros to win the division.
You cited a .560 month and a .500 trip to argue a team wasn't mediocre in that stretch? It's literally the definition of mediocre. If he had said "average" instead would you have argued? They were fine, nothing more.
Gleyber Torres will continue to fade and will only be an occasional starter by the end of September.
First 33 games: 9 HR, 26 RBI, .325/.378/.597/.975
Last 30 games: 6 HR, 16 RBI, .237/.294/.509/.803
Eddie Diaz will develop arm fatigue from overwork and blow several saves in September.
Blake Snell will have the best overall stats for an AL starting pitcher but will get ripped off for the Cy Young by one of the usual suspects.
The Astros, who still have not even hit their stride offensively, will be back-to-back World Champs.
Harper will head West to get closer to his Mormon roots signing with the Dodgers, Angels or Giants.
Meanwhile, Manny will end up on the Nationals who will move Rendon to first base.
Late in the 2023 season, at age 39, Nick Markakis will join the 3000 hit club
Considering .560 ball translates to 90-91 wins over a full season, I wouldn't call that "mediocre".
But where is Robbie going to play? Not second base. Maybe not first base after the game Ryon Healy had yesterday. Not DH. We can't have Nellie Cruz in the outfield everyday. So, where is Cano going to play?
Cool to see Choo and Markakis finally make it to the ASG. It's pretty hard to believe neither of them made it until this year, especially given how good Choo was in 2009-13 and Markakis in 2007-08.
His OBP certainly sucks but his defense this year has been close to GG caliber and he's averaging a HR every four games. Power is at an all time high in terms of value in baseball. But Podunkparte is right, when Cano comes back, from the way he's been sounding lately, we are going to see a guy who has not been so motivated in a long time. He's going to rake.
Dombrowski will go all in.
On somebody who doesn't produce down the stretch.
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