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    Lightbulb Sports Illustrated 2013 Season Preview

    Just got the most recent SI mag, was happy to see this one has their preseason preview and predictions for the year! Here's their predictions:

    Final Standings

    AL East
    1. Rays 92-70, --
    2. Jays 91-71, 1
    3. Yanks 82-80, 10
    4. O's 82-80, 10
    5. Red Sox 77-85, 15

    AL Central

    1. Tigers 94-68, --
    2. Royals 83-79, 11
    3. White Sox 81-81, 13
    4. Indians 75-87, 19
    5. Twins 60-102, 34

    AL West
    1. Angels 95-67, --
    2. Rangers 91-71, 4
    3. A's 90-72, 5
    4. Mariners 78-84, 17
    5. Astros 50-112, 45 (45 games out? Ouch!)


    NL East
    1. Nationals 100-62, --
    2. Braves 95-67, 5
    3. Phillies 82-80, 18
    4. Mets 75-87, 25
    5. Marlins 60-102, 40 (Just a step above the Astros- Still, this deserves another ouch!)

    NL Central
    1. Reds 95-67, --
    2. Cardinals 83-79, 12
    3. Brewers 77-85, 18
    4. Pirates 76-86, 19
    5. Cubs 67-95, 28

    NL West
    1.Giants 91-71, --
    2. Dodgers 90-72, 1
    3. Dbacks 79-83, 12
    4. Padres 71-91, 20
    5. Rockies 68-94, 23


    Postseason Awards
    AL MVP: Trout
    AL Cy Young: Verlander
    AL ROY: Profar
    "Mr. Irreplaceable": Cano
    "Breakout Hitter": Yoenis Cespedes
    "Breakout Pitcher": Alex Cobb

    NL MVP: Harper
    NL Cy Young: Strasburg
    NL ROY: Adam Eaton
    "Mr. Irreplaceable": Matt Kemp
    "Breakout Hitter": Paul Goldschmidt
    "Breakout Pitcher": Kris Medlen

    Postseason Predictions:
    AL
    Wild Card- Jays defeat Rangers
    Divisional- Jays defeat Angels, Rays defeat Tigers
    Championship- Rays defeat Jays

    NL
    Wild Card- Dodgers defeat Braves
    Divisional- National defeat Dodgers, Reds defeat Giants
    Championship- Nationals defeat Reds

    World Series
    Nationals defeat Rays


    A few of my own thoughts...
    -I don't know what they think the Blue Jays have done, but I don't think they're going to the AL final, or even close
    -Royals in 2nd place for AL Central? There's not much competition behind the Tigers (all 4 teams are 2-3 years away from being contenders again), but the Royals?
    -I found it interesting that Trout and Harper were predicted as MVPs this year

    What are some of you guys' thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood42 View Post
    What are some of you guys' thoughts?
    I think the writer lives in a state that just legalized marijuana & they started smoking heavily!
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    Hahaha yeah I thought most all of it was realllllllly weird looking

    Quote Originally Posted by yazfan71 View Post
    I think the writer lives in a state that just legalized marijuana & they started smoking heavily!
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    Cubs in last place? Yeah they were definitely high. Haha
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    no way tigers and nationals world series

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    if you look at some of the projected numbers he gives some of the players, 5 or 6 of them have numbers that destroy Harper, not sure why they give him the MVP...

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    Quote Originally Posted by acarter13 View Post
    if you look at some of the projected numbers he gives some of the players, 5 or 6 of them have numbers that destroy Harper, not sure why they give him the MVP...
    Bc they want to hype up Harper and Trout so that's all everyone else hears. I think Trout has a better chance that Harper. Harper is good but I don't think he is MVP caliber yet in the NL with hitters like Matt Kemp, Freddie Freeman, Justin Upton, Giancarlo Stanton, Etc. just not seeing it. JMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clemson2012 View Post
    Bc they want to hype up Harper and Trout so that's all everyone else hears. I think Trout has a better chance that Harper. Harper is good but I don't think he is MVP caliber yet in the NL with hitters like Matt Kemp, Freddie Freeman, Justin Upton, Giancarlo Stanton, Etc. just not seeing it. JMO
    I can honestly see Trout being the MVP this year, because I believe he deserved to win it last year. The kid is an absolute machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by acarter13 View Post
    I can honestly see Trout being the MVP this year, because I believe he deserved to win it last year. The kid is an absolute machine
    I agree with that assessment there. He had nice avg and very productive numbers. Harper on the other hand had avg below .300 right at 20hrs and 80 rbis if I'm not mistaken. Just bc he was 19 or 20 doesn't make him MVP caliber with those numbers. He's not even the MVP on te nationals to me Strasburg is. We will see though at end of season.
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