Predict your teams record here and why

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Royals
21-39

I wish this was the 14-15 Royals but it is not. I wish we had players like the Yankees. Then I would be predicting about a 42-18 record or something. The Royals are a bad team. Starting pitching, bullpen and lineup are all bad. Really once you get past Merrifield, Mondesi and possibly Soler (if they ever deaden the ball, he becomes completely useless with poor contact and defensive skills) , the linueup is really poor and will struggle to score runs. They will finish behind the Twins, Indians and White Sox in the Central. Tigers will be very close record wise.

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I predict a tight race between the Cubs/Cardinals/Brewers and Reds. However if the Cubs can get off to a fast start I predict they can win at least 30/35 games which should be good enough to contend. They still have a core of players that want to win and a good starting rotation if healthy and I think if Bryant leads off it could work out. It's going to be a big fight for first. Looking forward to finally seeing some baseball. Can't wait.

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@samguenther1987 said in Predict your teams record here and why:

I predict a tight race between the Cubs/Cardinals/Brewers and Reds. However if the Cubs can get off to a fast start I predict they can win at least 30/35 games which should be good enough to contend. They still have a core of players that want to win and a good starting rotation if healthy and I think if Bryant leads off it could work out. It's going to be a big fight for first. Looking forward to finally seeing some baseball. Can't wait.

I'd love to say the Reds are going to run away with it, as much as i hate the DH, it is a blessing for the Reds crowded OF. The pitchers need to live up to expectations and Votto cant be the same Votto hes been last two years.

But

Thats what i see happening, slow starts from every one. Reds never get better than 3rd place and end up like 25-35.

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@nflman2033 said in Predict your teams record here and why:

@samguenther1987 said in Predict your teams record here and why:

I predict a tight race between the Cubs/Cardinals/Brewers and Reds. However if the Cubs can get off to a fast start I predict they can win at least 30/35 games which should be good enough to contend. They still have a core of players that want to win and a good starting rotation if healthy and I think if Bryant leads off it could work out. It's going to be a big fight for first. Looking forward to finally seeing some baseball. Can't wait.

I'd love to say the Reds are going to run away with it, as much as i hate the DH, it is a blessing for the Reds crowded OF. The pitchers need to live up to expectations and Votto cant be the same Votto hes been last two years.

But

Thats what i see happening, slow starts from every one. Reds never get better than 3rd place and end up like 25-35.

Every team in the central divisions plays the Tigers/Royals/White sox/ Pirates 25+ times. White sox are easily the best of those 4 teams, but the cubs, cardinals, Reds, brewers, and twins will feast on these teams. It comes down to who beats each other the most times

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38 wins behind continued success with pitching and defense.

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Tigers have a chance to run the table I feel, possibly 0-60

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@the_dragon1912 said in Predict your teams record here and why:

@nflman2033 said in Predict your teams record here and why:

@samguenther1987 said in Predict your teams record here and why:

I predict a tight race between the Cubs/Cardinals/Brewers and Reds. However if the Cubs can get off to a fast start I predict they can win at least 30/35 games which should be good enough to contend. They still have a core of players that want to win and a good starting rotation if healthy and I think if Bryant leads off it could work out. It's going to be a big fight for first. Looking forward to finally seeing some baseball. Can't wait.

I'd love to say the Reds are going to run away with it, as much as i hate the DH, it is a blessing for the Reds crowded OF. The pitchers need to live up to expectations and Votto cant be the same Votto hes been last two years.

But

Thats what i see happening, slow starts from every one. Reds never get better than 3rd place and end up like 25-35.

Every team in the central divisions plays the Tigers/Royals/White sox/ Pirates 25+ times. White sox are easily the best of those 4 teams, but the cubs, cardinals, Reds, brewers, and twins will feast on these teams. It comes down to who beats each other the most times

Very true but Covid will play a factor. Baseball players will catch this. Just depends on who and what team. Teams will also have a much higher sense of urgency to win than in a 162 game season. Pitching is always big but I think the deeper pitching staffs will have a huge advantage.

Saw one of the guys on MLB network stating the Royals could be a surprise team. Really? How do you have a job on MLB network? It pains me to say but they are not good. Back in the 90's again. They desperately need their minor league pitchers to be impact performers within 3 years. Still very short of hitters in both majors and minors.

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@the_dragon1912 said in Predict your teams record here and why:

@nflman2033 said in Predict your teams record here and why:

@samguenther1987 said in Predict your teams record here and why:

I predict a tight race between the Cubs/Cardinals/Brewers and Reds. However if the Cubs can get off to a fast start I predict they can win at least 30/35 games which should be good enough to contend. They still have a core of players that want to win and a good starting rotation if healthy and I think if Bryant leads off it could work out. It's going to be a big fight for first. Looking forward to finally seeing some baseball. Can't wait.

I'd love to say the Reds are going to run away with it, as much as i hate the DH, it is a blessing for the Reds crowded OF. The pitchers need to live up to expectations and Votto cant be the same Votto hes been last two years.

But

Thats what i see happening, slow starts from every one. Reds never get better than 3rd place and end up like 25-35.

Every team in the central divisions plays the Tigers/Royals/White sox/ Pirates 25+ times. White sox are easily the best of those 4 teams, but the cubs, cardinals, Reds, brewers, and twins will feast on these teams. It comes down to who beats each other the most times

Yeah, how do you think they win 25, lol.

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Rockies 38-22... They always seem to have a pretty decent start and then right around the 60-70 game mark they will go and lose 15 out of 20 games and be 7 games back of the wild card when they were just 2 games up.. so I bet they make the post season and lose in either the wild card play-in game or in the first series

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I'll give my Cubs 25-35 are pitching especially the bullpen only got worse in the offseason and we were bad last year statistically. Very disappointing trend since are Ring

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32-28 behind a disappointing pitching staff outside of Flaherty

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Braves 1-2 games over 500 because they gotta play the nationals 10 times.

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Red Sox 32-28. They can beat the Jays and Orioles easily but the Yankees and Rays will give them trouble. As much as I want them to make the playoffs they won’t this year, I just hope they re-sign Mookie

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@olivegarden2 said in Predict your teams record here and why:

Red Sox 32-28. They can beat the Jays and Orioles easily but the Yankees and Rays will give them trouble. As much as I want them to make the playoffs they won’t this year, I just hope they re-sign Mookie

I wouldn't count on the Jays rolling over so easily those will be tough games for the Red Sox. I can see them splitting their season series. The Jays are one team I think that could surprise.

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@samguenther1987 said in Predict your teams record here and why:

@olivegarden2 said in Predict your teams record here and why:

Red Sox 32-28. They can beat the Jays and Orioles easily but the Yankees and Rays will give them trouble. As much as I want them to make the playoffs they won’t this year, I just hope they re-sign Mookie

I wouldn't count on the Jays rolling over so easily those will be tough games for the Red Sox. I can see them splitting their season series. The Jays are one team I think that could surprise.

Maybe if the pitching is good.

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Yankees look strong but their schedule is tough. 36-24 if they stay healthy. This thread has me excited for some baseball!!!!

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Giants 19-41

Posey ends up opting out and the pitching suffers as a result. Barry Bonds, Pence and Fat Panda end up leading the geriatric offense as Zaidi decides to leave the youngsters off the “active” field to keep them healthy for ‘21 and beyond.
They beat the Rockies, D’Backs and Mariners a handful of times. They squeak a few out vs Oakland and SD. They take 1 or 2 games v the Angels and Dodgers.

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@nflman2033 said in Predict your teams record here and why:

@samguenther1987 said in Predict your teams record here and why:

I predict a tight race between the Cubs/Cardinals/Brewers and Reds. However if the Cubs can get off to a fast start I predict they can win at least 30/35 games which should be good enough to contend. They still have a core of players that want to win and a good starting rotation if healthy and I think if Bryant leads off it could work out. It's going to be a big fight for first. Looking forward to finally seeing some baseball. Can't wait.

I'd love to say the Reds are going to run away with it, as much as i hate the DH, it is a blessing for the Reds crowded OF. The pitchers need to live up to expectations and Votto cant be the same Votto hes been last two years.

But

Thats what i see happening, slow starts from every one. Reds never get better than 3rd place and end up like 25-35.

History says that you're probably right; however, I am so excited to see this team play that I'm going to err on the side of the ridiculous. I think that the Reds go 39 - 21 and take the Central outright.

If Votto scuffles, move Moose to 1B and put VanMeter or Senzel at 2B. The OF is an embarrassment of riches. Castillo and Gray will both be sold, and Bauer will be better at full health.

Man, I can't wait to see these guys play. Go Reds!

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@OUMarcus said in Predict your teams record here and why:

@nflman2033 said in Predict your teams record here and why:

@samguenther1987 said in Predict your teams record here and why:

I predict a tight race between the Cubs/Cardinals/Brewers and Reds. However if the Cubs can get off to a fast start I predict they can win at least 30/35 games which should be good enough to contend. They still have a core of players that want to win and a good starting rotation if healthy and I think if Bryant leads off it could work out. It's going to be a big fight for first. Looking forward to finally seeing some baseball. Can't wait.

I'd love to say the Reds are going to run away with it, as much as i hate the DH, it is a blessing for the Reds crowded OF. The pitchers need to live up to expectations and Votto cant be the same Votto hes been last two years.

But

Thats what i see happening, slow starts from every one. Reds never get better than 3rd place and end up like 25-35.

History says that you're probably right; however, I am so excited to see this team play that I'm going to err on the side of the ridiculous. I think that the Reds go 39 - 21 and take the Central outright.

If Votto scuffles, move Moose to 1B and put VanMeter or Senzel at 2B. The OF is an embarrassment of riches. Castillo and Gray will both be sold, and Bauer will be better at full health.

Man, I can't wait to see these guys play. Go Reds!

**solid... Not sold... Stupid autocorrect.

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In the last few years the A's have had a habit of starting slow but then making the playoffs cause they get hot in the second half. Since there is no second half this year, I think 30-30 sounds about right.