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04-05-2009, 10:33 PM
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No one picked the Phillies to repeat.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/previe...=09expertpicks

Some of those picks are unreal. The one lady has the Giants winning the West.
3 people picked the Rays?


Seriously?


They're not going to make the playoffs,.

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They're not going to make the playoffs,.
They're not?

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They're not?
Theres no way they beat the Red Sox's and the Yankees. If the Yankees don't win it all this year, I would consider that embarrassing.

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Theres no way they beat the Red Sox's and the Yankees. If the Yankees don't win it all this year, I would consider that embarrassing.
I think the Yanks, Sox and Rays are easily the three best teams in the AL. I don't see any way one of them isn't in the world series.

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Theres no way they beat the Red Sox's and the Yankees. If the Yankees don't win it all this year, I would consider that embarrassing.
Erm...the Rays are a young and absolutely STACKED team in the field. They absolutely have a chance to beat the Red Sox and Yankees, but it will be tough...and, you know what, you can turn that analysis around on both of those other teams. Yanks might look great on paper, but they've looked great on paper for a while and not gotten it done.

Dismissing a team with that much young talent is rather ridiculous.

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Even though I feel this team is better than last years team, I don't think they will repeat. The Big Red Machine is the only NL team to repeat in the last 90 years. Last year was a magical season, which I think will be hard to duplicate. They didn't have a lot of injuries and I feel like their bullpen overachieved. Anyway, I can't wait. Go Phillies.
The team this year doesn't make as much sense as the team last year. I hated the offseason Amaro had.

I agree though-- last year constantly had a magical aura around it and I don't see them being able to repeat. I kinda feel like just about anything they do will be a disappointment as a result. I'll still follow it just as much but I know I'm going to have way more qualms this year, which I feel will mostly be the result of the offseason (meaning Amaro's moves).

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And as for the people who think Tampa's run last year was just luck, think again. That team is super talented and the only luck they had last year was staying generally injury free (just like the Phillies). In any other division in baseball they'd be the favorites (save maybe ours because, similar to the AL East, it's going to be a dog fight all year long with at least three teams).

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Erm...the Rays are a young and absolutely STACKED team in the field. They absolutely have a chance to beat the Red Sox and Yankees, but it will be tough...and, you know what, you can turn that analysis around on both of those other teams. Yanks might look great on paper, but they've looked great on paper for a while and not gotten it done.

Dismissing a team with that much young talent is rather ridiculous.
+1 for sure. Anyone who is dismissing the Rays is foolish. They are loaded with young talent (see: BJ Upton, Evan Longoria, David Price). The AL East is absolutely brutal.

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wait....baseball is still a sport??!!?!?!!?

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The team this year doesn't make as much sense as the team last year. I hated the offseason Amaro had.
I CANNOT disagree with the statement enough.
First off I would like to say that Amaro is being advised by Gillick these days so he is still learning the ropes.
Secondly, it isnt what they 'didnt do' this offseason, but rather what they kept on this club.

resigned Howard (3 years)
resigned Lidge (3 years)
lost Burrell but picked up an equal type player
resigned Moyer (2 years)
resigned Hamels (2 years)
resigned Madson (3 years)
resigned J-Werth (2 years)
resigned Victorino (1 year)
http://mlbcontracts.blogspot.com/200...illies_18.html

alot of teams would have been unable to get their core players back like that, and they avoided arbitration which saves them money.

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Our bullpen ERA is 0.00.

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+1 for sure. Anyone who is dismissing the Rays is foolish. They are loaded with young talent (see: BJ Upton, Evan Longoria, David Price). The AL East is absolutely brutal.
This == truth. You cannot "fluke" your way to 97 wins in the AL East. They're young, have a great lineup and pitching staff, and finally a GM/manager who are competent. They'll be in the thick of things this year, and Price isn't even called up right now. I fully expect them to challenge.

I honestly think the Yankees are the one of the top three who could stumble. A-Rod's injured, they've got an aging and injury prone set of outfielders (or ones who haven't lived up to expectations), an unsettled situation at catcher, and while they've got some good starters, who here thinks Burnett can make a whole season? Plus, they've still got some questions in the bullpen.

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It would make my day if the Orioles somehow beat the Yankees

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It would make my day if the Orioles somehow beat the Yankees
Same, Sabathia IMO is strongly overrated. Everybody forgot how bad he was in the AL last year before he came over. and guess what, hes back in the AL!

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Come on K-Rod start the season off right.....Blowing a save

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It would make my day if the Orioles somehow beat the Yankees
So would I, the Orioles are my second favorite team and I get to go to a few Spring Training games in Ft Lauderdale every year. Can't wait til they come to Philly.

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So would I, the Orioles are my second favorite team and I get to go to a few Spring Training games in Ft Lauderdale every year. Can't wait til they come to Philly.
I developed a soft spot for the O's after Camden Yards opened. My family liked the park so much we'd drive down for a handful games each season. Just a phenomenal venue.

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CC Sabathia got lit up.

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Theres no way they beat the Red Sox's and the Yankees. If the Yankees don't win it all this year, I would consider that embarrassing.
The Yankees consider that an embarrassment every year.

I do not think the Rays will make the playoffs. It would just be too simple. See teams like the Angels, Rockies, Astros, Tigers, even last year's Indians who fell off the next year after going to the World Series (Angels winning it actually). They kind of need that year to rediscover themselves). The Rockies got crippled with injuries though.


Not saying the Rays CAN'T make the playoffs, it's just that...well someone in that division has to be 3rd...They had no pressure on them last year, now there will be some

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Our bullpen ERA is 0.00.
This was the main reason they won last year. I had a lot of confidence in Lidge, Madson, Romero, Eyre, and Durbin last year down the stretch and in the playoffs. They would just shut teams down. Do any of you remember if it was Howard who hit a game winning 2 run HR off Mike Gonzales last year. If I remember correctly it Howard battled Gonzales like he did last night, except he hit an opposite field HR on a full count.

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