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    As is tradition, welcome to the 2017 Baseball thread.

    Happy Opening Day fans!!! Who will be victorious?
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    Hey! I was wondering about the 2017 MLB thread.

    Well, off the the top of my head, it looks like it could be repeat of last season. Cubs vs Indians in the WS (I like the addition of Edwin Encarnacion to the Indians a lot and they have Michael Brantley coming back).

    In the AL, if the Red Sox can get into the playoffs and their SP is healthy (David Price is hurt right now), I definitely wouldn't want to face that 3-headed monster they have in their rotation (Sale, Price, Porcello). I know Ortiz isn't there anymore, but Mitch Moreland isn't a terrible replacement, plus they still have guys like Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts, Pedroia, Andrew Benintendi could emerge into a solid player, etc...The Astros are obviously another team that could make it to WS, with all the young core of talent they have there, plus the addition of decent veterans. The Nationals and Dodgers in the NL are obvious choices as well (I'm wondering how Trea Turner from the Nationals will do in a full-season).

    I'll still be rooting for my Orioles as always though and as expected, nobody isn't expecting them to do much of anything, just like last season, but hey...they did make it to the playoffs last year. I'll sure miss Matt Wieters though, that guy when healthy, was an awesome defensive catcher. The Orioles still have a lot of power on offense, solid bullpen, but...SP is always the problem with them. >_>


    Edit: Yankees lost their opening game, haha!
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    Go Dodgers! Let's take it all this year!

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    My only hope for the season, anyone but Cleveland and Cubs in the World Series because I like things being different : )
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    13 runs within the first two innings? I actually have hope for my Phillies now.

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    Ahh...Yankees had a decent lead last night, today, and they blew both games...so sad hehe. It's definitely a fun start to the season for my Orioles!

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    Tough series against the Red Sox for Bruce Rondon of the Tigers... Guess it's gonna rest on Verlander's shoulders vs Sale if the Tigers wanna take the series
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    Ugh, the Tigers bullpen has been brutal. Hopefully things get better...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NintendoFan82 View Post
    Ugh, the Tigers bullpen has been brutal. Hopefully things get better...
    Same thing for my Dodgers man. Also we struggling at batting against lefties too.

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    So the Royals 2015 run looks mighty flukey given how poor they've been in 2016 and even worst right now in 2017
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joltik-Kid View Post
    So the Royals 2015 run looks mighty flukey given how poor they've been in 2016 and even worst right now in 2017
    If someone told you your favorite team would would win the World Series, but that it wouldn't be sustainable, that the core players were... decent? at best?, that most of them would leave via trade or free agency within two seasons, that you would have to give up decent prospects to do it, and that you'd potentially be facing multiple subsequent seasons of missing the playoffs after, would you do it?

    I think the Royals would and I think'd they'd do it all over again. I don't know if I personally agree with that as a philosophy, but I understand it. Flags fly forever.



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    Month of April ended 4 days ago... any stand outs? The Rockies and Diamondbacks are who surprise me right now
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    Well, I would like to say, that the AL East has been off to a strange start so far. I thought the Red Sox would have the Yankees current record and Red Sox would have theirs (be in the first). I'm also surprised by the Blue Jays horrific start to the season and the same can be said for the Texas Rangers too. The Giants can be can considered for that as well, but hey, that's what happens when your Ace gets himself into an accident riding a dirtbike, among other things as well.

    As for my Orioles, I'm real happy with their start. I'm glad the O's are leaving Boston for now and winning tonight, because I was pretty upset during last night's game. Gausman getting ejected last night was a joke, and that umpire (Sam Holbrook) looked like a total idiot. Yeah, Gausman intended to hit Bogaerts with a 77-mph curveball, when the dude can throw 97-98, give me a break man...

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    first NL all star vote standing is out it looks like the NL team will get a lot Cubs again lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikepiex7 View Post
    first NL all star vote standing is out it looks like the NL team will get a lot Cubs again lol
    They're not even playing good ball right now; I wish there was another way of selecting all stars without popularity getting in the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pokegirl Fan~ View Post
    They're not even playing good ball right now; I wish there was another way of selecting all stars without popularity getting in the way.
    Well at least currently they are only leading in 3/8 positions First base, Third Base, and Outfield 3 but they are in second in all other infield spots and fourth and Fifth with their other outfielders

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pokegirl Fan~ View Post
    They're not even playing good ball right now; I wish there was another way of selecting all stars without popularity getting in the way.
    It's a popularity contest. Always. It's never about talent. Ever. And now that the ASG no longer foolishly determines World Series home field, it's perfectly okay. It's not something worth getting worked up about, and voting is open to everyone - if you don't like the current voting, vote for your guys more.



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    Dodgers are in 1st place in the NL west since the opening series.

    Took a while to get back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCVM22 View Post
    If someone told you your favorite team would would win the World Series, but that it wouldn't be sustainable, that the core players were... decent? at best?, that most of them would leave via trade or free agency within two seasons, that you would have to give up decent prospects to do it, and that you'd potentially be facing multiple subsequent seasons of missing the playoffs after, would you do it?

    I think the Royals would and I think'd they'd do it all over again. I don't know if I personally agree with that as a philosophy, but I understand it. Flags fly forever.
    As a Royals fan, I'm going through this right now. It's hard to see some of the guys that were involved performing as they are and some being traded away. Nearly any time I listen to sports radio they're talking about why (blank player) isn't performing (usually Alex Gordon) and should they just trade everything and and blow it all up. I'm a sentimental person so I hate to think anyone will leave, but realistically I know someone will.

    The World Series win is still weird for me. It like it seems so unbelievable that my hometown team would win that I legitimately forget that it actually happened, like I have to convince myself it wasn't in a dream.

    As for your statement, it hard to me to say. Like right now if you gave me two options, being

    1. The Royals will win the world series this year, but all the main players will be leave or be traded after the season
    2. The main players for the Royals will stay royals for the rest of their careers, but you're guaranteed no success

    I'm not sure what I would want. I feel like I'd be nuts not to take the guaranteed success but I'd miss seeing all the players I've come to love watching. I guess...I guess I'd take the world series this year. Eventually everyone will retire, whether they stay with the Royals or not, but like you said, the world series win would stay forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychicPsycho View Post
    Nearly any time I listen to sports radio--
    I can only recommend you never do this. Quit it cold turkey and don't look back. You'll suffer withdrawal symptoms for a week and that'll be it. Like cutting unhealthy foods out of your diet, you'll feel so much better unencumbered by jabbering dimwits shouting meatball sports opinions directly into your ear.

    Quote Originally Posted by PsychicPsycho View Post
    I'm a sentimental person so I hate to think anyone will leave, but realistically I know someone will.
    Moustakas, Hosmer, Cain are all free agents after this season and they're all likely gone, so yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by PsychicPsycho View Post
    1. The Royals will win the world series this year, but all the main players will be leave or be traded after the season
    2. The main players for the Royals will stay royals for the rest of their careers, but you're guaranteed no success

    I'm not sure what I would want. I feel like I'd be nuts not to take the guaranteed success but I'd miss seeing all the players I've come to love watching. I guess...I guess I'd take the world series this year. Eventually everyone will retire, whether they stay with the Royals or not, but like you said, the world series win would stay forever.
    And that's the rub, that there is no guaranteed success. All a front office can do is put themselves in what they feel is the best position to succeed, in a given season and going forward. What the Royals did usually doesn't work out, which is to empty the upper levels of the farm system to augment a good but not great team with short-term rentals. That approach misses more often than it hits. But it ended up working out for them, which retroactively props up the somewhat flawed process. As we said, flags fly forever, even if the process to get there wasn't perfectly sound.



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    Tigers fan here, is it to early to be thinking fire sale?
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    Astros have the most wins so far this season.

    It's hard to believe this team had three straight 100 loses in 2011-2013.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Genos View Post
    Astros have the most wins so far this season.

    It's hard to be believe this team had three straight 100 loses in 2011-2013.
    Hottest team in baseball, I think that they might make it to the World Series.
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    Diamondbacks and Rockies have been a big surprise so far this season and right now the top 3 best records in the National League belong to teams from the NL West

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    The Tigers are 32-38....This is just depressing.

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