MLBTR Writer Predictions

Five MLBTR writers give 2012 predictions!  Click here to see postseason and award picks from Tim Dierkes, Ben Nicholson-Smith, Mike Axisa, Mark Polishuk, and Steve Adams.  Make your predictions in the comments and we'll check back here in November.


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j6takish
3 years 3 months ago

Brett Lawrie lost rookie eligibility, correct?
 

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Runtime
3 years 3 months ago

Sadly.

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LazerTown
3 years 3 months ago

Seeing no red sox on the list made me slightly more happy.

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notsureifsrs
3 years 3 months ago

no red sox and no braves. the recency bias is strong in these ones

5 different NL cy young predictions is pretty cool though

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chico65
3 years 3 months ago

Huh.  Always thought you might have been a Pedroia fan.

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wickedkevin
3 years 3 months ago

 The amount of pessimism in RSN is astounding.

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Havok9120
3 years 3 months ago

 Very true, but that doesn’t mean that its totally unfounded.

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johnsilver
3 years 3 months ago

Lot of faith there guys in the -0- offense and all pitching Rays to not just make the playoffs, but even advance. This isn’t the early-mid 70’s Orioles rotation, nor do they have a Frank Robinson/Boog Powell style bat, backed up with GG people in Belanger,Brooks Robinson, Paul Blair even to bail them out.

Maddon has his work cut out getting this team to win even 90 games this season.

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notsureifsrs
3 years 3 months ago

they all have the rays making the playoffs, but only two to the ALCS and none to the WS. interesting

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johnsilver
3 years 3 months ago

   I
guess a couple figured that pitching could only carry them so far. Like
through 1 game series and the lack of offense would show up.

Kind of odd would think if the Rays could send David Price out there
in a 1 game series one would think they would stand a very good chance
of advancing, unless it was vs Detroit and against Verlander. Then
noticed 1 has the Rays over Detroit.

Anything can happen in a 1 gamer.. Shame fall is not warmer nation
w8ide so they could play longer series..Say at least a 3 gamer. 1 game
series is just not right. That 1 game series from 78 still sticks
sickeningly in my mind from a Sox fan point of view.

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inleylandwetrust
3 years 3 months ago

With longoria, upton, Jennings, Pena, Zobrist, and Scott I think they’ll have a pretty underrated offense this season.

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Havok9120
3 years 3 months ago

 This is my fear. They aren’t punchless again. They aren’t GREAT, but they aren’t the Phillies offensively.

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wickedkevin
3 years 3 months ago

 The Phillies aren’t the Phillies offensively. 

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johnsilver
3 years 3 months ago

 That is just it.. Scott they have to hope is back from his shoulder woes and IF he is? Kills Boston and will give super protection to Longoria.. Upton nobody fears and hasn’t hit for 4 seasons, Pena is power only and a GG winner. Longoria is a true threat, Zobrist is good and Jennings is a blue chipper rookie they are pinning their hopes on.

This lineup is just full of holes.

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Runtime
3 years 3 months ago

I’m kind of sad that Henderson Alvarez isn’t a rookie anymore… he could have made a good push for ROY.

Then again, Yu Darvish is a “rookie” this year.

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3 years 3 months ago

That chart is funny. Marlins and Nationals will not make the postseason. They both look good on PAPER but if either make the postseason I will wear their jersey every Friday for the next year.