Mindless, on January 11, 2011 - 17:36, said:
AnythingChicago, on January 11, 2011 - 17:20, said:
McCall, on January 11, 2011 - 12:36, said:
TxRangersFan, on January 10, 2011 - 22:40, said:
AnythingChicago, on January 10, 2011 - 21:20, said:
TxRangersFan, on January 10, 2011 - 18:29, said:
Let's just say you'll either come in dead last...or win the whole thing. And are you sure that the Nats rotation stacks up better than Philly?
My Phillies prediction is the hardest one for me to defend (well, with the exception of the Washington prediction, I guess). I just keep suspecting that one or two of the Philly starters will get hurt. I definitely don't want that to happen, but I just have a feeling that "Murphy's Law" might afflict the Phils this season.
Dude, I as a Cardinals fan, I appreciate your optimism, but I unfortunately don't see it playing out like this. Yes they do have a chance to win the division, but it'd be more with a total of around 90 wins or so. And the Nationals winning the East? Highly unlikely. They made some decent moves, but they're still more at a middle of the division level at the moment. Might I remind you, Stasburg is out for awhile. Seems like he might actually pitch this year, but it's gonna be awile before he's back. It's gonna come down to the Phillies and the Braves in that division.
Hey, that's why they're predictions. You don't have to be right.
No, but you have to at least be logical with your predictions. The Nationals winning the NL East by 4 games over the Phillies for the 2011 Season is downright laughable. As a Nats fan, with the projected starting rotation towards bottom of the league, there's no way that the Nats will win the division.
...But there's no established logic when it comes to predictions. It's just everyone stating what they believe will happen. What's laughable to you, might be believable to the next guy.
Prior to the start of the 2010 MLB Season, 36 members of ESPN's MLB staff (the supposed "Worldwide Leader in Sports") posted their 2010 MLB predictions, kind of like what people are doing here.
How many of them predicted the Giants would make it to the World Series? ONE out of 36.
How many of the predicted the Rangers would make it to the World Series? ZERO out of 36.
If you went into a meeting with all those guys and said you thought the World Series would be Rangers versus Giants, I bet a lot of those supposed experts would have found that "laughable," too.
It's a long season and you really have to be keep an open mind, especially this early
before spring training has even begun.