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  April 7, 2007

Re: NL West Predictions
(By: Jaydawg)

I'm not sure what the predictor is smoking on this one. The Pads have a mediocre offense at best in a hitters park at Petco. Other than Chris Young and the often injured Peavy, I don't see much starting pitching. Greg Maddux's best days are long behind him. I don't see Hoffman getting a whole lot of save opportunities this year and of course S.D. lost a brilliant manager in Bruce Bochy. The Dodgers have a slightly better offense and a much better pitching staff. They lost some power hitting in the offseason, but I still see them scoring a lot of runs with Juan Pierre and Furcal at the...

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  April 7, 2007

Re: NL Central Predictions
(By: Jaydawg)

The Brewers could be in store for their best season in 20+ years. As long as Sheets stays healthy, they'll have the best starting pitching in the division and you can't knock their young offensive phenoms, particularly Prince Fielder. I see the Brew Crew competing with the Cubbies for the division title down the stretch. Chicago now has one of the games best managers in Lou Piniella and D-Lee seems to be back to his old form. The Cards should be very disappointing compared to last year, as Jim Edmonds and Scott Rolen's best days are behind them. Though, Chris Carpenter could single-handedly get his team to compete near the end....

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  April 7, 2007

Re: NL Central Predictions
(By: Jaydawg)

The Brewers could be in store for their best season in 20+ years. As long as Sheets stays healthy, they'll have the best starting pitching in the division and you can't knock their young offensive phenoms, particularly Prince Fielder. I see the Brew Crew competing with the Cubbies for the division title down the stretch. Chicago now has one of the games best managers in Lou Piniella and D-Lee seems to be back to his old form. The Cards should be very disappointing compared to last year, as Jim Edmonds and Scott Rolen's best days are behind them. Though, Chris Carpenter could single-handedly get his team to compete near the end....

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  April 7, 2007

Re: AL West Predictions
(By: Jaydawg)

I'm reluctant to admit this, but I believe the Angels could surprise some people this year. Overall, they have a better pitching staff than the A's and could do slightly better in offense, as long as Garret Anderson's hitting continues to get back to its old form. Expect a horserace between Oaktown and L.A.'s team of Anaheim down the stretch.

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  April 7, 2007

Re: NL East Predictions
(By: Jaydawg)

I totally disagree with this prediction. Nobody in the N.L. can match the Mets all-around game. From top to bottom, I can't find any weaknesses there. If all goes as expected, we'll likely see another Subway World Series in October. The Phils could compete for the Wild Card, especially if their young prospects continue to live up to their capabilities, but you can't count out the Braves. They could also contend for the W.C. as long as Smoltz and the two Joneses don't show any wear and tear down the stretch and their hot young prospects (Francoeur & James) live up to their potential.

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  April 7, 2007

Re: AL Central Predictions
(By: Jaydawg)

The Tigers should definitely win this division, as none of the others can match their offense and defense, but I see the Indians and Twins doing better than the Chi-Sox, since both have more solid pitching staffs. The South Side's patience with Ozzie Guillen is going to start wearing thin because his controversial comments won't be so funny anymore when the team loses.

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  March 17, 2007

Forget Cooperstown------ Here's evidence showing how baseball was invented in 18th century Britain
(By: Jaydawg)

This is quite a revelation for me. It looks like Abner Doubleday didn't invent baseball after all. The modern game not only began in the U.K., but it was also most popular in the S.W. England/S.E. Wales area where some of my roots come from. No wonder I love the game so much.

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  August 07, 2006

Who do you think will win the Comeback Player of The Year Award in the A.L. & N.L.?
(By: Jaydawg)

For a while, the N.L. comeback player appeared to be Nomar Garciaparra, but he's been hampered by injuries once again. I'd give the award to Carlos Beltran, who's been consistently in the Mets lineup all season long and has proven that his rookie year was no fluke. He's now playing up to his potential again. As for the A.L., Curt Schilling deserves the nod, who's almost back to his old Cy Young form and has shown his critics that he's not a has-been yet.

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  March 21, 2006

Which MLB Team Has The Best Reserves?
(By: Jaydawg)

I'm a Dodger fan, but looking at it objectively--Vin Scully style--, I'd have to say that L.A. has the best reserves in the majors. They have guys such as, Jayson Worth, Hee Seop Choi, Cesar Izturis, and Olmedo Saenz, who are all capable of being quality starters on most teams. The Blue Jays should be a close second with Eric Hinske, Reed Johnson, and Gregg Zaun.

When the starters are struggling, you need a solid bench to pick up the slack. The way I see it, the Dodgers haven't had a bench this good since '88 (their last W.S. championship) when they were led by the likes...

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  February 20, 2006

Who Will Win The A.L. East?
(By: Jaydawg)

On paper, no one is better than the Yankees. 'Ol Georgie's teams are always the best money can buy, though he does overpay sometimes. Johnny Damon is a good player, but he's definitely not worth $52 million. If George wants him, he gets him, no matter the cost. The Blue Jays are one of the most improved teams in both pitching and offense. The additions of A.J. Burnett, B.J. Ryan, Troy Glaus, and Lyle Overbay should help Toronto win the Wild Card. Who knows? They might even win the division if the Yankees are plagued with injuries. The Red Sox will still be competitive as long as Manny...

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