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Only a couple weeks til spring training, so that means baseball is almost in full swing. Who else is ready? Who will be victorious, and when will Tnak proclaim the Mets useless this season?

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Only a couple weeks til spring training, so that means baseball is almost in full swing. Who else is ready? Who will be victorious, and when will Tnak proclaim the Mets useless this season?

I'm Ready.

Colorado will win the World Series (No, Really)...they'll beat the Yankees.

Tnak proclaimed the Mets useless quite some time ago, and while he's right, if you're looking for a time that's AFTER the season starts, I'd say with 1 Out on Opening Day in the First...

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Ill proclaim the 2010 Mets a disaster now.

Jason Bay will hit under .250, have less than 20 Homers, and less than 65 RBI

David Wright will have 5 homers

Jose Reyes will play less than 40 games

Carlos Beltran will sulk and force a trade

Johan Santana will blow out his elbow

Oliver Perez will lose 20 games and set the MLB record for worst ERA for someone with 20+ starts

K-Rod will implode

Mike Pelfrey will lose 10 more than he wins

John Maine will make less than 10 starts

Jeff Franceous will strike out 225 times and hit under .200

Luis Castillo will have more errors than runs scored

and Omar Minaya will keep his job as the Wilpons wont want to buy him out despite 110 loss season.

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Prediction: dealing with injuries that have kept the NL East race way too close for comfort, the Phillies will make a deadline trade to acquire lefty Cliff Lee from Seattle, for far more than what they got to get rid of him over only $9M.

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Looking forward to another fantastic season...Go Sox! Excited to see how well the changes we've made work out, and how strong the rotation will be with Lackey in the mix now...

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I can't wait for the season to start. It's about time!

This year, I'm aiming to make a concerted effort to try to better understand, and enjoy the game of baseball more than in times past--as well as all the little nuances of it, be it on TV or in person. Historically, I've been more a casual observer, but would watch it & go to games here and there--was a huge Braves fan when I was little (to be expected, growing up in the Florida Panhandle), may try to renew that fandom this season. Still undecided on whether I should bother pulling for the Pirates or not... :huh:

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Reds Predictions: The Reds will have a winning season (their first since 2000), but will miss the playoffs.

- Aroldis Chapman will struggle

- Edinson Volquez will also struggle when he comes back from injury.

- Aaron Harang will have a rebound year with 16 to 17 wins

- the Reds will score more runs than last year.

- Joey Votto will be in the All-Star game

- Jay Bruce will have a better year than last year.

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I'm excited for this season. It will be fun to see how the Orioles young players adjust to the majors. I predict that Brian Matusz will win the AL Rookie of the Year. He came up last year, but is still considered a rookie. He struggled some, but seemed to figure it out by the end of the season. I think he has the potentially to have a rookie season similar to Justin Verlander's. That may be a big expectation, but I think a sub 4.00 ERA is certainly possible.

Reds Predictions: The Reds will have a winning season (their first since 2000), but will miss the playoffs.

- Aroldis Chapman will struggle

Have the Reds decided where he will start the year? I heard he was going to need some time in the minors. I was just curious at what level. Or are the Reds going to decide that during spring training?

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The entire NL West only got weaker this off season, with the Giants as the only possible exception. Adding DeRosa was a great move as it gives them some more pop in the lineup and gives guys like Pablo Sandoval a bit of a break. Aubrey Huff has a great track record as a leadoff hitter, and anybody would be better than Randy Winn. Their biggest win this off season though was their resigns. Holding on to Juan Uribe, Locking up Lincecum for at least the next two seasons, and bringing back Cousin Bengie to help mold Buster Posey (who is supposed to be an absolute monster once he ripens a bit) was all an absolute must. Overall, these past two off seasons I have been very impressed with the Giants. Last year they did a lot to fix their bullpen and they really improved, this year they solidified their lineup a bit and hopefully they improve even more. Sure their hitting isn't the strongest, but this is what makes it ok:

Tim Lincecum - Nuff Said

Matt Cain - Has been one of the best pitchers in the NL for a few seasons, and there's no reason why that shouldn't continue to contend for the Cy Young again

Barry Zito - He was the best Giants pitcher after the ASG last season, if he keeps up his numbers from the second half of last year he's gonna be a nightmare to face

Jonathan Sanchez - had a bumpy year last year, but solid overall. when he was off, he was HORRIBLE. When he was on, he was tossing no no's

Madison Baumgarner - led the Minors in ERA in 08 and was 3rd last year, he took over last year when the Giants were in a jam and did really well

These games are gonna have hockey-like scores, but I've got a good feeling the Giants will come out on top quite a lot.

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Ill proclaim the 2010 Mets a disaster now.

Jason Bay will hit under .250, have less than 20 Homers, and less than 65 RBI

David Wright will have 5 homers

Jose Reyes will play less than 40 games

Carlos Beltran will sulk and force a trade

Johan Santana will blow out his elbow

Oliver Perez will lose 20 games and set the MLB record for worst ERA for someone with 20+ starts

K-Rod will implode

Mike Pelfrey will lose 10 more than he wins

John Maine will make less than 10 starts

Jeff Franceous will strike out 225 times and hit under .200

Luis Castillo will have more errors than runs scored

and Omar Minaya will keep his job as the Wilpons wont want to buy him out despite 110 loss season.

That's the spirit. I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to 9 more months of Tank's Mets posts.

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Nationals 2010 Objective:

Primary: To finish with a winning record (hell would feel chilly if Nats are within reach of or make the playoffs);

Secondary: If primary goal is not achievable, please do not lose 100 or more games again;

Tertiary: If pleading within secondary objective doesn't work to stop catastrophe, then time to follow the minor leagues for awhile.

That is all.

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Ill proclaim the 2010 Mets a disaster now.

Jason Bay will hit under .250, have less than 20 Homers, and less than 65 RBI

David Wright will have 5 homers

Jose Reyes will play less than 40 games

Carlos Beltran will sulk and force a trade

Johan Santana will blow out his elbow

Oliver Perez will lose 20 games and set the MLB record for worst ERA for someone with 20+ starts

K-Rod will implode

Mike Pelfrey will lose 10 more than he wins

John Maine will make less than 10 starts

Jeff Franceous will strike out 225 times and hit under .200

Luis Castillo will have more errors than runs scored

and Omar Minaya will keep his job as the Wilpons wont want to buy him out despite 110 loss season.

That's the spirit. I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to 9 more months of Tank's Mets posts.

Because I have tNak on my iggy list, I didn't see his post originally. I honestly thought you had fake posted that...dude's become a caricature of himself. :P

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Ill proclaim the 2010 Mets a disaster now.

Jason Bay will hit under .250, have less than 20 Homers, and less than 65 RBI

David Wright will have 5 homers

Jose Reyes will play less than 40 games

Carlos Beltran will sulk and force a trade

Johan Santana will blow out his elbow

Oliver Perez will lose 20 games and set the MLB record for worst ERA for someone with 20+ starts

K-Rod will implode

Mike Pelfrey will lose 10 more than he wins

John Maine will make less than 10 starts

Jeff Franceous will strike out 225 times and hit under .200

Luis Castillo will have more errors than runs scored

and Omar Minaya will keep his job as the Wilpons wont want to buy him out despite 110 loss season.

That's the spirit. I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to 9 more months of Tank's Mets posts.

Because I have tNak on my iggy list, I didn't see his post originally. I honestly thought you had fake posted that...dude's become a caricature of himself. :P

I can't make that :censored: up. But I do appreciate the fact that you thought I was capable of it.

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The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with right-handed pitcher Chien-Ming Wang, team sources confirmed to The Post's Chico Harlan. The team plans to announce the signing at a news conference Friday at their spring training headquarters in Viera, Fla.

Terms were not immediately available, but various media reports have said Wang will receive a guaranteed $2 million, with performance incentives totaling another $3 million.

Source: Nationals Journal.

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Jays will make a strong push to stay in the Wild Card hunt till about the end of August when they will fall out of the race.

But a much better year to be a Jays fan with JP gone and the Halladay mess behind us, now lets hope Aaron Hill can replicate his season of a year ago.

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The entire NL West only got weaker this off season

I agree to a certain point. I think Arizona will be a darkhorse in the NL this year. The return of Webb and Conor Jackson will only help them in the long run, while adding Edwin Jackson and Ian Kennedy helps them in the rotation. I think last year, injuries and sickness hurt them. They are a great young team that will contend for the NL West this year. I wouldn't be surprised if we see a huge year from Upton as he will be considered an elite player for years to come

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Jays will make a strong push to stay in the Wild Card hunt till about the end of August when they will fall out of the race.

Totally disagree. I don't think they have a prayer of finishing above 4th in the division, and I really wouldn't be surprised if the Orioles pass them this year too.

Despite all that— Man am I ever glad baseball is back! It's gonna be a rough year in the W-L column for Jays fans, but there are any things I'm excited about:

1. Aaron Hill & Adam Lind - With Doc gone, these guys are the new franchise cornerstones. Can't wait to see the encore to their combined 71 HRs/222 RBI season of last year.

2. The Prospects - Hopefully we get to see Brett Wallace and Kyle Drabek in the bigs sooner rather than later.

3. The Rotation - Not a single starter has a rotation spot locked down. There are 5 spots to divide between Romero, Marcum, Morrow, Cecil, Richmond, McGowan, Rzepczynski, Tallet and Eveland.

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You know who you should keep an eye this year the Twins I have a funny feeling they could make a run at the World Series, and have a frost bite World Series at Target Field in late October.

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