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(02-18-2013 12:49 PM)x5ofspades Wrote: Jays win the AL West with the O's getting in the wild card.
(02-18-2013 09:41 AM)uvaspina Wrote: Alright, here's your chance to look like a genius, a fool, or something in between. Let's hear what you've got. Go out on a limb. Who's going to have a break out season? Who's going to flop? Who's going to get cut loose?
In no particular order, here's what I got:
1. Huge Jeter controversy on the horizon. Will be hitting under .200 in mid-May with no home runs, 10 RBI and 10 runs. By the end of June, he'll have a mini resurgence and will get his batting average up to .230 before hitting the DL in late-July. Jeter makes it back to the line up by the end of August, but Yankees finish the season in third place, a game behind the Red Sox. Yankees are a mess, Cashman resigns.
2. SF Giants limp to a .500 finish and miss the wild card by 4 games.
3. Josh Hamilton and Albert Pujols combine for 45 home runs and 170 RBIs, with both seeing time on the DL.
4. After a good opening day start, Verlander gets lit up for the rest of April. On May 15, his record is 1-5 with a 4.90 ERA. Sparks a brawl with the Rangers by plunking (Nelson Cruz?) twice in one game. Gets suspended for 6 games. Back to back dominant starts in June turns his season around. Finishes 5th in Cy Young with 16-8 season, 3.50 ERA, 240 Ks.
5. Hosmer has a big season for the resurgent Royals. KC will have a 10 game winning streak and win 20 games in June, but will finish the season with 86 wins, a game ahead of the Indians, and 4 back of the Tigers.
6. Bryce Harper wins NL MVP with .325 BA, 35 HR, 110 RBI, 135 runs, 35 SB.
7. Strasburg wins NL CY Young with 21 wins (6 losses), .285 ERA, and 260 Ks.
8. Twins trade Mauer or Morneau.
9. Nationals-Tigers in best W.S. since 2001. Goes the distance with the Tigers winning game 7 9-6. Prince Fielder is WS MVP.