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Got any bold second half predictions?

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  1. broncosmitty

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    Heard yesterday how Choo is the first Korean hitter to make the ASG.



    All I could think was "He hasn't been an AS before!?!"

    Real cool Markakis won out. Too good of a career not to get a start.
     



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  2. navamind

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    Markakis has had a really good career, but I thought it would be better given how good he was in his first few seasons (he was probably one of the best players in the AL in 2008). He turned into a pretty average-ish player for a while though he's had a great year so far.
     
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    Do they catch the first place Phillies though?
     
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    contract years He knows when to be good Harper not so much:suds:
     
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    Red Sox will have another September to remember.

    See 2011 for reference.
     
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    Last 14 games: .319/.377/.574 (.952 OPS)
     
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    Word. Harper is really costing himself this season.

    Now, if he turns it around and starts raking like he can in the second half, it's likely that any interested teams would give him a pass for the poor 1st half.

    I do get the feeling though that he looks like shit because he's pressing due to his upcoming free agency. If that is the case, I'd also be concerned about how he would handle the pressure of playing on a $400MM contract.
     
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    Milwaukee Brewer starting pitching completely falls apart and they end up 10+ games out of 1st place behind the Cubs and Cardinals.
     
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    yanks will have another 2004 right back at u:suds:
     
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    If only another 1978 would come along again......
     
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    Twins try to clean house, but there's no buyers.
     
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    Mets go on an amazing run and win the NL East......deGrom pitches every game.....
     
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    I know math isn't your best friend,

    But the M's play .500 the rest of the way the have the wild card....
     
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    That's why it's a bold prediction.
     
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    Sure..........if we are going there I guess....
     
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    Not if the A's play .597 the rest of the way.

    They've played .596 since May 10th.
     
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    As of right now, according to fangraphs, the A's have a 12.3% chance of making the playoffs. Exactly one month ago, their post-season odds were 6.6%. They're moving in the right direction, but they will need Seattle to struggle some, which I don't think is out of the question at all.
     
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    Yankees have a 52.2% chance of winning the east, despite being 2 games back right now.

    Sweet! :)
     
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    I fully agree.

    I wouldn't bet on the A's overtaking Seattle, but it wouldn't shock me. Seattle's run differential of +17 after 91 games gives them a pythag record of 47-44, due in large part to being a ridiculous 26-11 in one-run games.

    There's also the fact that literally one third of the Mariners' schedule thus far has been against Texas, Detroit, ChiSox, KC, and Orioles, the five worst teams in the AL (including arguably the three worst teams in baseball). They won't have that luxury moving forward.
     
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    @broncosmitty

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