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Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Sorry for the length, but I wanted to write summaries since I know not everyone will listen to these (it’s a little under 5.5 hours total).
• AL: HOU - Rany predicts 58 wins, Joe 52. Joe points out that previously historically horrible teams were worse defensively. SEA - Rany predicts 77 wins. Joe thinks the stadium dimension changes will hurt more than help; Rany is unsure, thinking that perhaps it will help their young hitters develop. LAA - Both like the re-introduction of Bourjos. They think Pujols will maintain his 2012 level, and that the bullpen will be good. Rany predicts 92-93 wins; Joe fewer. OAK - Rany is skeptical of Nakajima. They observe that it’s been difficult to project Japanese players. Both think the team will generally regress. Joe: “Jed Lowrie is not a shortstop”; “Tom Milone is Italian for Jeff Ballard.” TEX - Joe thinks they “lost the offseason”, but still likes their remaining talent a lot. Rany wonders whether the value of Profar and Olt will be wasted.
Rany picks LAA to win the division, Joe TEX.
• NL: COL - They hate the pitching. Joe thinks the organization has placed character above ability, e.g. Cuddyer. They’re skeptical of Weiss’ inexperience. Joe says he (Joe) could add five wins with managerial decisions. Rany predicts 72 wins, Joe 68. ARI - Both hate the team’s offseason moves. Joe calls Cliff Pennington “Chad.” They like the rotation. They discuss the unpredictability of “chemistry.” LAD - They question many of the veterans and agree that the payroll is being spent inefficiently, but hey, it’s a really big payroll. SF - Rany thinks they can win 90-92. Joe thinks they have the “highest floor” in the division. SD - Rany thinks they’re not much better than the Rockies. Joe likes Black’s managing, and the mid-20s average age; he loves the team’s upside. Rany thinks the rotation doesn’t cut it.
Rany picks ARI to win the division, Joe SD. Rany thinks it’s very close between ARI, LAD, SF. Joe thinks no team in the division will win 90.
• A weird discussion about a March Madness-esque single-game elimination tournament among MLB teams.
Rany: TOR, TB, NYY, BAL, BOS Joe: TOR, TB, NYY, BOS, BAL
• Spring training: They both think it’s too long.
Rany: CIN, STL, CHC, PIT, MIL Joe: CIN, STL, MIL, CHC, PIT
Rany & Joe: DET, KC, CHW, CLE, MIN
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