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Monthly Archive: March 2006

Friday

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March 2006

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2006 NL Central Preview

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  Joe Dave Mark Chris Tommy 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Dave’s Explanation I hate the friggin’ Cardinals. There. I’m predicting a wild card for my Cubbies based on the following: C, 1B, 2B (be it Walker or Hairston), 3B, CF, Zambrano, the back of the bullpen, and Matt Murton. With luck, Cedeno will outhit Neifi to keep his job, Jacque Jones will hit well, Jerome Williams will pitch well, Glendon Rusch will work his weird magic, Maddux will have one more good year in him, and we’ll get 25 starts from Prior. Oh, and Dempster won’t turn into […]

Thursday

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March 2006

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2006 NL East Preview

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  Joe Dave Mark Chris Tommy 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Dave’s Explanation I see this division as up for grabs. The perennial winner, Atlanta, might have enough in the Jones boys, Hudson, and little Marcus Giles, but Francouer isn’t going to be that good again, Mazzone’s Menagerie of Miracles has pulled up stakes and gone to Baltimore, Renteria’s an overpriced turd (yes, I would rather have Cedeno), and Smoltz is an injury risk. So Philly has a chance with Brett Myers, Slobby Bobby and Pat the Bat, and Ryan Howard. Somebody from the Wolf/Lieber/Lidle camp has a good season […]

Wednesday

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March 2006

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2006 AL West Preview

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  Joe Dave Mark Chris Tommy 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Dave’s Explanation The time is now! Oakland will rise to the Big Stage, losing to the Cubs in 6 games. The Multi-Municipal Angels will give them a run for their money, but fall short. Colon will miss time, Molina the Lesser will be a downgrade at catcher, Edgardo Alfonzo, Orlando Cabrera, Erstad, and Juan Rivera will gum up the offense, and they’ll lose out. Texas still doesn’t know what the heck they’re doing, but their rising offensive stars will make them respectable. Ichiro, Beltre, and Sexson will mask the fact […]

Tuesday

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March 2006

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2006 AL Central Preview

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  Joe Dave Mark Chris Tommy 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Dave’s Explanation Now is the time for the Indians to take over. They look pretty good at every position not manned by Aaron Boone, and they have players on the uptick with no red flags on the injury front to worry about. The Sox will return to earth a little; too many things went just right for them last year, and i’m not convinced that Thome’s not done. The Twins have Joe Mauer, a good bullpen, and reason to expect Cuddyer and Morneau to come up big. They have […]

Monday

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March 2006

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2006 AL East Preview

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  Joe Dave Mark Chris Tommy 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Dave’s Explanation New York will ride Chacon, Jeter, A-Rod, Damon, Godzilla, and Sheff to victory. Their injury risk factor is pretty high, so I docked them a little. Torontos pitching looks good. Their position players have competent players at many positions; a big year from Glaus and a resurgent Vernon Wells could catapult them past the aging Yanks. But if Alex Rios gets 450 at-bats, Ill take that back. Boston needs some luck (healthy Beckett and Schilling, Wells continue to defy his age, a healthy Trot Nixon, Varitek not […]