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Anyone else have the over/under on Mets 73.5 wins?

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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:51 PM

Anyone else have the over/under on Mets 73.5 wins? 


Just cashed the over biggrin

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Posted: 10/3/2012 8:07 PM

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No gambling here, but we had a thread predicting Mets record. I was pessimistic for the wrong reason, thought the starting pitching wasn't going to be very good. Think I had the Mets at 70-74 wins. biggrin
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Posted: 10/3/2012 8:32 PM

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Hmm, tried looking for a Mets prediction thread and couldn't find it. Though I did find the MLB predictions thread and it is funny.

Also looking at the "I will eat my hat if..." thread...let's just say that some people better start looking up some interesting recipes.
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Posted: 10/3/2012 8:36 PM

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RSVandy wrote: Hmm, tried looking for a Mets prediction thread and couldn't find it. Though I did find the MLB predictions thread and it is funny.

Also looking at the "I will eat my hat if..." thread...let's just say that some people better start looking up some interesting recipes.

You know I did the same thing. Curious, around August or so I linked the prediction thread just for laughs, and highlighted some of the comments without the poster. Cant find it now. rolleyes
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Posted: 10/3/2012 8:37 PM

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Posted: 10/3/2012 8:40 PM

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Here's the MLB Predictions thread if anyone wants to go over what they said:
mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=228&f=1380&t=8848969&p=1

Here's the I will eat my hat if.... stuff, I propose that we demand videos of people eating their hat:
mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=228&f=1380&t=8846565

I'm looking pretty good: I will eat my hat if...Dickey doesn't win the Cy Young, MVP, and batting title.
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Posted: 10/3/2012 8:42 PM

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RSVandy wrote: Hmm, tried looking for a Mets prediction thread and couldn't find it. Though I did find the MLB predictions thread and it is funny.

Also looking at the "I will eat my hat if..." thread...let's just say that some people better start looking up some interesting recipes.
I'll have my "Lucas Duda will hit 30 homers" hat medium/rare. Thank you.
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Posted: 10/3/2012 8:48 PM

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dondada10 wrote:
RSVandy wrote: Hmm, tried looking for a Mets prediction thread and couldn't find it. Though I did find the MLB predictions thread and it is funny.

Also looking at the "I will eat my hat if..." thread...let's just say that some people better start looking up some interesting recipes.
I'll have my "Lucas Duda will hit 30 homers" hat medium/rare. Thank you.
He was probably my biggest disappointment. I won't say Bay because i expected nothing from him.
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Posted: 10/3/2012 8:59 PM

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acesfull86 wrote: I voted 78-83 (closer to 78). I think we'll best our projections by a few games. We're due to do that one of these years, right?

Bad.


acesfull86 wrote: I'll figuratively eat my hat if Ike Davis doesn't have the 2nd highest WAR among NL 1st basemen (after J. Votto).

Worse.


17 & 14 = Best Duo In NY Sports
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Posted: 10/4/2012 9:53 AM

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"I'll figuratively eat my hat if Ike Davis doesn't have the 2nd highest WAR among NL 1st basemen (after J. votto)."

Close, June onward :)

10 NL first basemen had enough PAs to qualify for the battign title; though that excluded Votto, so lowered to 450 PA since that was kind of an important part of this... Doing so also allowed Todd Frazier and Brandon Belt to slip in, so 13 in total.

Here is the fWAR leaderboard:
Joey Votto 3.1
Paul Goldschmidt 3.0
Ike Davis 2.6
Todd Frazier 2.2*
Adam LaRoche 2.2
Allen Craig 2.2
Corey Hart 2.2
Garrett Jones 2.1*
Brandon Belt 1.7
Freddie Freeman 1.5
Yonder Alonso 1.3
Jordan Pacheco 0.1*
Carlos Lee -0.1

* played significant time at other positions in 2012
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Posted: 10/4/2012 10:09 AM

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acesfull86 wrote:
acesfull86 wrote: I voted 78-83 (closer to 78). I think we'll best our projections by a few games. We're due to do that one of these years, right?

Bad.


I wouldn't say that was a bad guess.  They reasonably should have won 78 games.  That second half was just mega-awful...much more awful than the first half was surprisingly good, and that says a lot.
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Posted: 10/4/2012 11:33 AM

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I guess I should have put a sample size qualifier on my Mike Pelfrey forecast.   My hat-eaters:

acerimusdux wrote:
If Mike Nickeas hits over .230.

If Mike Pelfrey has an ERA lower than 4.50.

If Dillon Gee has a higher ERA than Mike Pelfrey.

If this team wins more than 84 games.
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Posted: 10/4/2012 12:21 PM

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On another board, I predicted 78 wins and 2.4 million in attendance.
If they had come closer to the wins, I might have been right on with the attendance, too. banghead

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"You spend a good part of your life gripping the baseball, and in the end it turns out it was the other way around all the time." Jim Bouton
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Posted: 10/4/2012 12:34 PM

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My all Florida WS prediction didnt quite turn out right.
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Posted: 10/4/2012 12:52 PM

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I said 70-73 wins on that thread linked by Danfran above. At one point this season, I stated that it looked like they would surpass my expectations.. I guess I was kinda right... lol

Other basebal tidbits:

1. Never expected the Marlins to suck so bad - I totally expected them to take the division.
2. Never expected the Orioles/Athletics/Nationals to not suck so bad.
3. Cabrera!
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Posted: 10/4/2012 12:57 PM

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oct271986 wrote: My all Florida WS prediction didnt quite turn out right.
yeah I thought you went out on a limb a bit with the Fish.
"Maybe it's time to make some moves."  - Sandy Alderson
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Posted: 10/4/2012 1:02 PM

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Dbacks let me down in the.NL.


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Posted: 10/4/2012 2:59 PM

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"MLB Prediction: Beltran has a .900 OPS in that hitters park this season cool"

Close: .842 in 619 PAs.


"Longoria wins AL MVP and has 10 WAR"

Too bad he got hurt. 2.3 WAR in 74 games. That pro-rates to about 5 WAR. Still had an .896 OPS. Injury kept him down on defense. Bullish as Hell on his 2013 season.
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