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MLB 2005
« on: March 10, 2005, 10:40 AM »
Well, with the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues well underway, I guess it's time to abandon the old thread and start up a new one for 2005!

I've been watching a few games on ESPN and listening to the Twins on the AM radio when I get a chance, really starting to get into Baseball again.  I've got my tickets for the Dome Opener, should be another great year for the Twins - Santana and BRadke at the top of the rotation and a re-stocked infield.  Ready to go for that 4th-in-a-row AL Central title!

Aaaah, Baseball.  :)

I no longer miss the NHL.   :P

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Re: MLB Regular Season - 2005
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2005, 10:43 AM »
Bought my tickets for the SF Giants game in June...BALCO!

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Re: MLB Regular Season - 2005
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2005, 11:26 AM »
Geez,  I see that Wood and Prior could not even last a full week in ST.  These 2 must have the worst offseason conditioning programs.  Seriously. They pitch just a little bit ST and "Ouch!  I'm hurt!"  Kind of starting to wonder if these two are just wusses. 

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Re: MLB Regular Season - 2005
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2005, 11:33 AM »
Opening day can't get here soon enough.  The down time between the Super Bowl and Opening Day sucks.

The wife got tickets to a game at Fenway in late April.  Going to be a great feeling to see the defending World Series Champions (it feels weird writing that) play.

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Re: MLB Regular Season - 2005
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2005, 11:47 AM »
The Cubs about threw Wood's arm off his first 2 years in the Majors, they deserve a lot of that blame.  Idiots

Not sure how they've handled Prior but it goes both ways with Pitchers and Teams.  Last year the Twins would pull Santana after 90-110 pitched even if he had shutouts going in the 7th and 8th innings.

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Re: MLB Regular Season - 2005
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2005, 11:02 PM »
Kerry Wood will be just fine.  I'm not sure about Prior.
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Re: MLB Regular Season - 2005
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2005, 08:53 AM »
Well supposedly both are going to make it back in time for the first week of the season.  If you believe the Cubs organization PR that is.  As a Cub fan the hope of the season basically rests upon how well those 2 peform.  So, I'm kind of touchy about it.  I'm kind of not happy about the offseason anyway.  Anyway, blah, blah, blah. 

Since we are seriously thinking about moving to the Phoenix area this year (if we find decent jobs) I'm going to have to get into the Diamondbacks this season.  They seemed to have gotten better players in the offseason.  Hope they won't be drowning in the basement at least.

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Re: MLB Regular Season - 2005
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2005, 01:32 PM »
"My name is Barry Bonds, and I'm a big whiny baby! I blame everybody else for my problems!"  Go ahead, Barry, retire.  Don't let the door hit your fat, steroid injected butt on the way out.  The game will be better off without you. 

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Re: MLB Regular Season - 2005
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2005, 09:19 AM »
He'll be back to make sure he gets past that white boy Babe Ruth. 

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Re: MLB Regular Season - 2005
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2005, 02:40 PM »
The Giants are D-E-A-D without Bonds.  He is the player who is most valuable to his team in all of baseball, period.
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Re: MLB Regular Season - 2005
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2005, 05:40 AM »
So the Angels let their all-star stud third baseman Troy Glaus go during the offseason, 'cause they had this hot (and very cheap) rookie stud ready to take his place - Dallas McPherson.

So what happened today?  McPherson got sent down to the minors.

And watch Glaus lead the NL in dingers this year too.

Dammit.

Dodger bats have been looking like absolute **** during the pre-season too.  Not sure if any of our guys even hit more than a couple bucks the last few weeks.  Fortunately, our pitching should still be pretty solid, as usual, so we'll see how far that can take us without the sticks...   :-\

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Re: MLB Regular Season - 2005
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2005, 09:59 AM »
OK,

I've watched a few Spring games and I think that we are close enough to the start of the season for me to climb out on the proverbial limb...

Jeff's Picks for 2005:


AL East - Boston
AL Central - Minnesota  8)
AL West - California (I refuse to call them LA or even Anaheim  :P)
Wild Card - New York

I think the Red Sox win last year will go a long way to boosting their confidence against the pinstripes allowing them to take their first AL East title in a while, but the Yanks will still skirt into the playoffs with the WC.  My Twins will take the Central easy after a pre-All Star Break scare (like they do every year), but this time it'll be the Tigers - not Chicago or Cleveland who hang around.  Seattle could give California a run for their money, but the Angel's pitching will put them over the top.


NL East - Atlanta
NL Central - St. Louis
NL West - San Diego
Wild Card - Florida

Atlanta holds off the Fish, thanks to Smoltz renewed place in the rotation.  Prior and Wood break down allowing the Red Birds to get past the lovable losers.  And upstarts San Diego use their youth to slip past the aging Bond-less Giants and the self-destructive, imploding Dodgers.


ALCS - Boston vs. Minnesota
NLCS - Atlanta vs. St. Louis

World Series - Minnesota over Atlanta (in 6 games)

Yeah, I know it's a total Homer pick, but I gotta show my true colros...  ;D

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Re: MLB Regular Season - 2005
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2005, 10:20 AM »
Scott's Picks for 2005:

AL East - New York
AL Central - Minnesota 
AL West - LA ::)
Wild Card - Boston

NL East - Atlanta
NL Central - Houston
NL West - San Francisco
Wild Card - Saint Louis

ALCS - New York vs. Minnesota
NLCS - Atlanta vs. Houston

World Series - New York over Houston

I like the Twins this year but for some reason I'm more worried about the White Sox and Indians than I normally have been.  THe Central will be a lot tougher than it has been in the past.

Also, the NL Central continues to be amazing, there are a legitimate 4 contenders in there which says something.  I'm picking Houston in the hopes Berkman and Pettite come back to form some time

I'm also banking on Bonds coming back (hopefully by June so I can see him play the Twinkees@ the Dome)

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Re: MLB Regular Season - 2005
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2005, 05:13 PM »
My preseason picks:

National League
West - Padres
Central - Cardinals
East - Braves
Wild Card - Marlins

American League
West - Angels
Central - Indians
East - Yankees
Wild Card - Red Sox


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Re: MLB Regular Season - 2005
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2005, 05:20 PM »
My preseason picks:
Central - Indians

Hey!  No picking the Indians allowed in this thread...  :P

I'll cut you some slack though because if it weren't for that, your picks would look a lot like mine.   ;)

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