2011(and beyond!) MLB thread.

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  • bermuddybermuddy 100.000 Wasted Years
    edited February 2011
    And Miggy Cabrera was arrested for DUI and non-violently resisting arrest. Hooray Detroit!
  • Dante1847Dante1847 Headliner
    edited February 2011
    nice. so he'll get a slap on the wrist then. won't mean ****, unless Roger Goodell decides to start administering baseball too.
  • clashcityrocker10clashcityrocker10 Headliner
    edited February 2011
    The average Mets fan had gotten too optimistic recently anyways, the pendulum of optimism-pessimism is just swinging in the opposite (and proper) direction.
  • darkwinterbeast8darkwinterbeast8 Headliner
    edited February 2011
    No hope as a baseball fan for my team is the Seattle Mariners and the team I watch when the Mariners are out of it (which will be 3rd week in April) is the Milwaukee Brewers (who are close to as dreadful as the Mariners save for the Klements Sausage Race).

    Needless to say, I want to see Football cometo a new CBA so I have a sport to look forward to after March Madness.
  • Dante1847Dante1847 Headliner
    edited February 2011
    clashcityrocker10;4302908 said:
    The average Mets fan had gotten too optimistic recently anyways, the pendulum of optimism-pessimism is just swinging in the opposite (and proper) direction.

    hit it on the head with "proper". yeah, Mets fans always seemed (seem?) to have a disproportionate amount of hope for their team, given their roster. finally their expectations seem to align with how good the team will be.

    another team Im not sold on is the Brewers, and I swear Im not basing this on their history. EVERYYONE seems to be saying they're gonna be good, if not definite playoff contender. I still don't see it.
  • darkwinterbeast8darkwinterbeast8 Headliner
    edited February 2011
    Dante1847;4302911 said:
    another team I'm not sold on is the Brewers, and I swear I'm not basing this on their history. EVERYYONE seems to be saying they're gonna be good, if not definite playoff contender. I still don't see it.
    I live about an hour away from Milwaukee and everyone here says the Brewers are going to be mediocre to bad this season, even with the addition of Grehnke. On top of that, most people will say the Cards or Cubs will win the NL Central. (I dispute the Cubs predictions but still)
  • bermuddybermuddy 100.000 Wasted Years
    edited February 2011
    the brewers have very good team and winning the central isnt out the question. i dont think the reds repeat and the cards have their own set of inhouse issues.
  • darkwinterbeast8darkwinterbeast8 Headliner
    edited February 2011
    bermuddy;4302923 said:
    the brewers have very good team and winning the central isnt out the question. i dont think the reds repeat and the cards have their own set of inhouse issues.
    If the Brewers win the NL Central, they're winning with a 79-83 record unless they land CC Sabbathia before the trade deadline like they did a few years ago.
  • Dante1847Dante1847 Headliner
    edited February 2011
    I can see the Brewers winning the Central, but only by virtue of how bad the other Central teams are. My thinking is that people are giving them a lot of hope because of the last series. ****, who expects a WS winner coming from the NL West?

    But it was done, so now everyones looking for this year's Giants, and they fall on the Brewers because of their offseason. Again, I see them falling well short of the expectations.
  • clashcityrocker10clashcityrocker10 Headliner
    edited February 2011
    Dante1847;4302911 said:
    hit it on the head with "proper". yeah, Mets fans always seemed (seem?) to have a disproportionate amount of hope for their team, given their roster. finally their expectations seem to align with how good the team will be.

    another team Im not sold on is the Brewers, and I swear Im not basing this on their history. EVERYYONE seems to be saying they're gonna be good, if not definite playoff contender. I still don't see it.

    Precisely, and besides, it's the Mets. Teams I root for haven't been consistently good ever in my life.

    I agree with you to an extent on the Brewers. They're not as good as they are made out to be (I don't think Greinke is all that good, and people are overvaluing Marcum), but I think they can compete in a fairly weak NL Central. Even if they happen to win that division, they won't make it far in the playoffs.
  • darkwinterbeast8darkwinterbeast8 Headliner
    edited February 2011
    Dante1847;4302928 said:
    I can see the Brewers winning the Central, but only by virtue of how bad the other Central teams are. My thinking is that people are giving them a lot of hope because of the last series. ****, who expects a WS winner coming from the NL West?

    But it was done, so now everyones looking for this year's Giants, and they fall on the Brewers because of their offseason. Again, I see them falling well short of the expectations.
    "This year's Giants" will most likely come from the NL or AL West, which is every team there BUT the Mariners. I see the Seattle Mariners going for the All-time worst record in baseball history this year.
  • Dante1847Dante1847 Headliner
    edited February 2011
    clashcityrocker10;4302930 said:
    I agree with you to an extent on the Brewers. They're not as good as they are made out to be (I don't think Greinke is all that good, and people are overvaluing Marcum), but I think they can compete in a fairly weak NL Central. Even if they happen to win that division, they won't make it far in the playoffs.

    I think Marcum is good, but I question Greinke. Also agree with you that if they make the playoffs, they're out early.

    My early predictions for NL are:

    East: Phils
    Central: Reds
    West: Giants
    WC: Brews
  • Dante1847Dante1847 Headliner
    edited February 2011
    ****, I have Brews on the mind. For WC, I meant Cards
  • Mega-TallicaMega-Tallica Washed Up
    edited February 2011
    We're doing predictions already?

    As long as the WS doesn't include the Yankees, Red Sox, or Phillies, I'd be happy.
  • JglaubmanJglaubman Headliner
    edited February 2011
    Yankees 2011/2012 offseason will include singing Pujols, teaching him to play 3rd, moving A-Rod back to short, and moving Jeter to left.
  • ultimatespidey81ultimatespidey81 Headliner
    edited February 2011
    Jglaubman;4303314 said:
    Yankees 2011/2012 offseason will include singing Pujols, teaching him to play 3rd, moving A-Rod back to short, and moving Jeter to left.


    you forgot, CC opting out of his contract.
  • bermuddybermuddy 100.000 Wasted Years
    edited February 2011
    that would make for a GREAT defensive team.

    all 3 guys playing positions theyve never played or havent played in years and everyone a year older. best of all, jeter, who has been ripped for limited range, having him cover a terribly large LF.

    if anything, put pujols in LF like he was back when he first came up with the Cards. :p
  • bermuddybermuddy 100.000 Wasted Years
    edited February 2011
    which is STILL terrible. sadly, the yankees have no play for pujols unless they alternate him and Teixeira at 1B/DH
  • ultimatespidey81ultimatespidey81 Headliner
    edited February 2011
    please don't question jgluab's vast baseball knowledge!
  • Mega-TallicaMega-Tallica Washed Up
    edited February 2011
    After all is said and done, I think Pujols would still be a Cardinal 2 seasons from now.

    I can't see him moving anywhere and I can't see the Cardinals letting one of the greatest hitters ever to slip through their reach.
  • BachiGBachiG Inconceivable...
    edited February 2011
    Mega-Tallica;4303510 said:
    After all is said and done, I think Pujols would still be a Cardinal 2 seasons from now.

    I can't see him moving anywhere and I can't see the Cardinals letting one of the greatest hitters ever to slip through their reach.

    I guess that will really depend on how he does THIS year. What, was he asking for? Just a measly $300mil over 10yrs that AZ didn't want to pay? Come on, scrape up that loose change...why leave it to free agency next year? Yankees will surely drive that amount up!
  • ultimatespidey81ultimatespidey81 Headliner
    edited February 2011
    same here, mega.

    but it's always funt to speculate on where a player of pujols' caliber could end up. cubs, angels, dodgers, giants etc etc are just creaming to get their hands on pujols.
  • ultimatespidey81ultimatespidey81 Headliner
    edited February 2011
    oh and reports are that the jays have given jose bautista a 5 year, $65 million dollar deal. that's a bit much for a guy who had one good year and is already 30 years old. they just unloaded a turrible contract and they're right back to giving another bad one.
  • JglaubmanJglaubman Headliner
    edited February 2011
    I hate that I have to say this... but I was being extremely sarcastic with my earlier comment... I hope that came through.
  • bermuddybermuddy 100.000 Wasted Years
    edited February 2011
    has albert been the best player the last 8 years or so? probably. will he be the best player the next 10? no. i'm sure he'll have more productive seasons, and he may even be worth 30 million a year for the first few years, but i'd say that half that 10 yr contract will be an albatross to the cards.
  • bermuddybermuddy 100.000 Wasted Years
    edited February 2011
    i assumed you were serious as it's not the most ridiculous thing youve ever said :p
  • JglaubmanJglaubman Headliner
    edited February 2011
    What ridiculous....-er things have I said?
  • ultimatespidey81ultimatespidey81 Headliner
    edited February 2011
    yeah i thought it was serious too!
  • bermuddybermuddy 100.000 Wasted Years
    edited February 2011
    jglaub has got quite the reputation for being outlandish!
  • JglaubmanJglaubman Headliner
    edited February 2011
    Still haven't named one thing I said that was more ridiculous than the Yankees signing Pujols and moving him to third, moving A-Rod (who can barely play 3rd anymore) to short, and moving Jeter to left (probably the least ridiculous part of the whole thing).
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