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  • Who wins it all in 2012?

    It's a little late but I still make this poll. who's your pick?
    22
    Nats
    4.55%
    1
    Reds
    22.73%
    5
    Cards
    18.18%
    4
    Giants
    0.00%
    0
    Yankees
    31.82%
    7
    As
    0.00%
    0
    Tigers
    4.55%
    1
    Orioles
    18.18%
    4

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  • #2
    A bird team.
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    • #3
      I think Jeter gets one more ring.
      "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

      "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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      • #4
        very tough pick this season. a PS is always a little of crap shot but this year it is especially hard for me to predict a winner.

        Some hot favorites:

        -the good ol yankees: they are very experienced and they can hit. their rotation is so-so but their BP is good

        -tigers: they are top heavy and their quality is not as deep as other teams but their top guys (verlander, prince, cabrera) are as scary as anyone. in a short series this is very dangerous. nobody wants to face miggy and prince back to back

        -Reds: probably the best rotation and they can really hit

        -Nats: hitting is solid but not great. but their rotation is very good and their BP is probably by far the best in baseball. sounds a little bit like the 2010 giants (but better hitting and not quite as good rotation). very dangerous team

        -cards: don't write them off ever although I think they are a notch below the other teams

        they other teams are of course way back so it's easy to write them off. I would not have picked the As and Os anyway but the giants I think are still very dangerous. after a slow first 2 months they were one of the hottest team in baseball. don't write them off.
        I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.

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        • #5
          I voted for the Cardinals, but the Yankees and Giants are possibilities too. Yes, the Giants are down 2-0, but it's not over yet. I have this gut feeling that my desire to see a new team win the World Series this year won't be fulfilled, so I shouldn't get my hopes up too much.
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          • #6
            Im picking the Reds. They have looked strong these first two games on the road and have been good all season. Things will be much more difficult if they lose Johnny Cueto, but they seem confident in that he can come back tomorrow and pitch.

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            • #7
              If that's true, RDB_soxFan (about Cueto being able to come back), then I voted wrong. I'm not so sure he'll be able to be effective. So, I voted for the Nats, even though I figured it would be the Reds before Cueto hurt his back.
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              • #8
                The Yankees.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by dominik View Post
                  -cards: don't write them off ever although I think they are a notch below the other teams

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                  The defending champs with a lineup full of past, current, and future All Stars with the game's 3rd best run differential a notch below the other teams? Not sure about that. That being said, the odds of any single team winning is 10-15%, so I don't like their chaces...but I don't like any other isolated team's chances either.
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                  • #10
                    I just want a Bay Bridge World Series!
                    Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                    • #11
                      ATBTY!*



                      *Any team but the Yankees. (Apologies to all the decent Yankees' fans on this board. I actually know some myself.)
                      Born to an age where horror has become commonplace, where tragedy has, by its monotonous repetition, become a parody of sorrow, we need to fence off a few parks where humans try to be fair, where skill has some hope of reward, [and] where absurdity has a harder time than usual getting a ticket." -- Thomas Boswell, 1984

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                      • #12
                        I'm gambling on the Reds.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Matthew C. View Post
                          The defending champs with a lineup full of past, current, and future All Stars with the game's 3rd best run differential a notch below the other teams? Not sure about that. That being said, the odds of any single team winning is 10-15%, so I don't like their chaces...but I don't like any other isolated team's chances either.
                          well I think overall the reds and yanks have a better package. the cards rotation is just very shaky. the win against the nats was great offense but another bullpen patchwork. still they do have a good chance as any team does but if I have to choose I take the Reds or yanks.
                          I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.

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                          • #14
                            I chose the Reds, but I would REALLY love to see a beltway series between the Nats and Orioles.
                            "I can see how he won twenty-five games. What I don't understand is how he lost five." - Yogi Berra on Sandy Koufax's 1963 season.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Tenorman View Post
                              I chose the Reds, but I would REALLY love to see a beltway series between the Nats and Orioles.
                              Strange how that sounds like an all AL WS.

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