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Media Pre-Season Predictions

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Posted: 2/2/2013 4:23 PM

Media Pre-Season Predictions 


The Plain Dealer has published part 1 of its pre-season predictions (part 2 will come at the end of spring training.  I thought I would try to start a thread that all media predictions would get posted instead of scattering them through a gazillion threads.

These predictions are under Dennis Manoloff's byline as the PD's predictions but it is unclear who was involved in making the predictions.

The PD has the Tigers ranked first overall with the Tribe at 23.

The rest of the AL Central teams are ranked 14th (Royals), 19th (White Sox and 28th(Twins).

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Posted: 2/2/2013 5:40 PM

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KC is the trendy pick once again. We'll see if they disappoint.. once again.
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Posted: 2/2/2013 7:44 PM

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mooseahoy wrote: KC is the trendy pick once again. We'll see if they disappoint.. once again.
I think its more about "playing the odds" on their part. 

Just how many losing seasons can they possibly have until they have an Orioles 2011 type season.
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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:14 PM

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The Indians lack the quality pitching is why they will not be very good this year Ubaldo is horrible and the fact that he is projected to take the mound every 5th game right now does not help this teams projections.

Masterson 1 better than average season then back to reality does not help the projections.

What would change these projections IMHO to at least a 10 game turn around from the lose to the win column would be the signing of Joe Saunders to a 2 year contract and the announcement that Ubaldo will have to earn a spot in the starting rotation.

Then the rotation main stays would be Saunders / Masterson / Myers w/ the last 2 spots going to the best out of McAllister / Bauer / Carrasco / Kluber / Ubaldo.

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Posted: 2/4/2013 5:53 PM

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Hoynes: AL Central preview: Detroit Tigers still class of division; Cleveland Indians have a ways to go

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Posted: 2/4/2013 11:43 PM

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mooseahoy wrote: KC is the trendy pick once again. We'll see if they disappoint.. once again.

I believe that KC is up to year 14 of their 4 year plan.
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Posted: 2/5/2013 12:48 AM

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KC I'd challenge you that Meyers isn't really that much better than Ubaldo.
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