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Got the 2007 Baseball Preview. Thought you'd be interested in seeing who they picked. Also there's the "10 worst" and "10 best" moves of the offseason.

AL East
1- Boston Red Sox (AL Champs)
2- New York Yankees
3- Toronto Blue Jays
4- Tampa Bay Devil Rays
5- Baltimore Orioles

AL Central
1- Detroit Tigers
2- Cleveland Indians (wild card)
3- Minnesota Twins
4- Chicago White Sox
5- Kansas City Royals

AL West
1- Los Angeles Angels
2- Oakland A's
3- Texas Rangers
4- Seattle Mariners

NL East
1- New York Mets
2- Philadelphia Phillies (wild card)
3- Florida Marlins
4- Atlanta Braves
5- Washington Nationals

NL Central
1- Cincinnati Reds
2- Houston Astros
3- St. Louis Cardinals
4- Milwaukee Brewers
5- Chicago Cubs
6- Pittsburgh Pirates

NL West
1- Los Angeles Dodgers (World Series champs)
2- San Diego Padres
3- San Francisco Giants
4- Arizona Diamondbacks
5- Colorado Rockies


1- Yankees retain manager Joe Torre for 2007 season
2- Red Sox sign pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka for six years, $52 million
3- Los Angeles Dodgers sign pitcher Jason Schmidt for three years, $47 million
4- Blue Jays re-sign centerfielder Vernon Wells for seven years, $126 million
5- Cardinals re-sign pitcher Chris Carpenter for five years, $65 million
6- Red Sox don't trade outfielder Manny Ramirez
7- Devil Rays sign third baseman Akinori Iwamura for three years, $7.7 million
8- Mets sign outfielder Moises Alou for one year, $8.5 million
9- Dodgers sign pitcher Randy Wolf for one year, $8 million
10- Yankees trade outfielder Gary Sheffield to Tigers for pitchers Humberto Sanchez, Kevin Whelan, and Anthony Claggett

1- Giants sign pitcher Barry Zito for seven years, $126 million
2- Astros sign outfielder Carlos Lee for six years, $100 million
3- Angels sign outfielder Gary Mathews, Jr. for five years, $50 million
4- Dodgers sign outfielder Juan Pierre for five years, $44 million
5- Cubs sign outfielder Alfonso Soriano for eight years, $136 million
6- Cubs sign pitcher Jason Marquis for three years, $28 million
7- Angels sign first baseman Shea Hillenbrand for one year, $6.5 million
8- Mariners trade outfielder Chris Snelling and pitcher Emiliano Frutosign to Nationals for second baseman Jose Vidro
9- Rangers sign pitcher Vincente Padilla for three years, $34 million
10- Royals sign pitcher Gil Meche for five years, $55 million

What do you think? Right? Wrong? Talk amongst yourselves.

A few thoughts:
*Dodgers as WS champs?
*Yankees miss the playoffs?
*Mets win NL East despite losing Pedro until the All-Star break?
*Cubs spend, spend, spend and still lose?
*Red Sox finally win the AL East?
*Phillies make the playoffs? (That sound you just heard was Leanne laughing...)
*Will Bronson Arroyo be ace-like again for the Reds? (my gut says no)
*Will the Marlins have another "magic carpet ride" of a season?

And the most important question...

Date: 2007-02-10 09:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lovingthecubs.livejournal.com
The Cubs will come in 5th? Hello. Wow.
I know we didn't sign the BEST pitchers, but 5th? DANG that's low!
I'd say 2nd in the NL Central. [KNOCKS ON WOOD]

Date: 2007-02-10 10:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] poisonavery.livejournal.com
For real, I think the Top 3 will be Reds, Cubs and Brewers (if everyone stays healthy, of course). I'm not gonna slurp all over the Cards. Plus, they DESERVE to finish above .500. lol, deserve. Oh lord. I am still pissed about the World Series, can you tell?

Date: 2007-02-10 10:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blinding-voip.livejournal.com

Date: 2007-02-11 12:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lovingthecubs.livejournal.com
[is still pissed with you]

If the Cardinals can win the WS with the team/record they had last year, I think the Cubs have at least a CHANCE to win it with their changes. O_o

Date: 2007-02-10 11:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blinding-voip.livejournal.com
Yeah, I'd say 2nd sounds more realistic. What the freak do the Astros have to give them a shot? I don't understand.

Date: 2007-02-10 09:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] avaio.livejournal.com
*kinda pees* Did they srsly pick the Reds to win? LMAO... Last year everyone picked them to finish sixth. I guess they forgot Pittsburgh is in the division...

Date: 2007-02-10 10:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] poisonavery.livejournal.com
I bet they picked they woulda picked the Cards to finish first but they heard Loopah's probably gonna be in the rotation.

Date: 2007-02-10 10:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] avaio.livejournal.com
LOL, automatic demotion.

Date: 2007-02-11 12:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blinding-voip.livejournal.com
Poor Bloopah :(

Date: 2007-02-10 11:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blinding-voip.livejournal.com
HAHA, honestly I saw "1" and thought it said "7" and was like WTF

Date: 2007-02-11 12:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lovingthecubs.livejournal.com
I guess they forgot Pittsburgh is in the division...

You have NO IDEA how much I laughed at that.
Oh golly- I love our division.

Date: 2007-02-11 12:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blinding-voip.livejournal.com
Haha, poor Bucs. :(

Date: 2007-02-10 10:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] poisonavery.livejournal.com
Someone please explain to me how the Mets are finishing ahead of both the Phillies in Marlins. THEY HAVE NO PITCHING! At least pitching that is healthy. Okay, well, Maine. And that..other...guy. Glavine? yeah, him. BUT. And I hate to say this becasue it's so...weird, but Philadelphia actually has a real good rotation (although, no bullpen. Which is also Florida's ish. BUT Florida also doesn't play in a bandbox so that may not be AS costly)
I DUNNO. MY POINT IS. FISH FINISH FIRST YEAH WHAT I SAID IT. Just as long as Jake and Hermy and Ani and JJ don't die.

And I hope David's suckiness from the second half of last year picks up where he left it. Haaaaaaaaahahahaha.

PS, you might wanna change the date on you Friends-Only entry because it's 2006 so it doesn't appear first, this does, unless you make this Friends-Only but I don't see why you would.

Fuck the Phillies, they're gonna break my heart again. I REFUSED TO GIVE IN THIS TIME. I REFUSE.
Yeah yeah, you can laugh at me in July when I'm all OMGGG ♥

Date: 2007-02-10 10:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] poisonavery.livejournal.com
PPS I love that I can't type. *noticed at least 2 mistakes*

Date: 2007-02-10 11:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blinding-voip.livejournal.com
I don't know. Apparently lineup > pitching, except not. I was actually expecting them to pick the Phillies for the NL East and Marlins for the WC. But when are they ever right, anyway? They've picked the Yankees to win, or at least get to the World Series for the past like, 7 years. Haha.

HAHA, in the Marlins "Keys to Victory" it says:
Former first-round pick Jeremy Hermida needs to realize his vast potential at the big-league level.
Poor Herm. :(

Yah, I'm gonna. Or change my layout so more than one post shows at once. Hm.

I'll remember that for when you're all OMG PHILLIES EEEEEE. :P

Date: 2007-02-10 10:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] avaio.livejournal.com
A bandbox? What the eff?

Date: 2007-02-10 11:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blinding-voip.livejournal.com
Citizens Bank Park = freaking tiny

Date: 2007-02-10 10:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] piney61.livejournal.com
*Dodgers: Not as long as Grady Little is managing the team
*Yankees: They have redonkulous luck so I wouldn't bet on it
*Mets: Yes I think they have a pretty good chance for NL East
*Cubs: They'll tread water
*Red Sox: Definitely is in their favor but remember, Yankees have redonkulous luck as well
*Phillies: Plausible but don't hold your breath
*Bronson: As much as I love the guy, no.
*Marlins: That was more of lightning in a bottle but I think they'll still be mad fun to watch.

Oh and how is Torre being re-upped outrank Matsuzaka? Someone explain that to me please?

Date: 2007-02-10 10:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] avaio.livejournal.com
DONT SAY THAT YES BRONSON WILL BE AWESOME. Omg, they're paying him enough, he better win at least 15.

Date: 2007-02-11 12:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blinding-voip.livejournal.com
Uh, he's never won 15, has he? His career high in Boston was like 12...

Date: 2007-02-11 04:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] piney61.livejournal.com
Actually he's won 15 in 2005 :P

Date: 2007-02-11 04:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blinding-voip.livejournal.com
Like I said, his career high in Boston was 15 :P

Date: 2007-02-11 06:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] avaio.livejournal.com
No, but he won 14 the last 2 seasons.

Date: 2007-02-10 11:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blinding-voip.livejournal.com
Because obviously a manager who has failed in the playoffs for the last 5 years > a potential ace who actually contributes to the team. DUH.

-omg I don't want to see Grady win. No no no. :(
-Yeah but how amazing would it be to see the Yanks actually miss the playoffs? Maybe it'd weed out some bandwagoners. K, probably not.
-Bronson still can't get lefties out and still has nothing much more than a breaking ball. If the NL can't adjust to that, maybe the AL's dominance has been UNDERstated (haha). Personally I think the Reds will regret that contract like, next year. :X

Date: 2007-02-11 04:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] poisonavery.livejournal.com
Marlins: That was more of lightning in a bottle but I think they'll still be mad fun to watch.

Piney, ilu, but you are WRONG. They are a legitimate contender.

Date: 2007-07-19 06:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] solookup.livejournal.com
AL East/West is pretty true right now. But ouch, Reds as division winners = totally wrong.

I'm amazed at how many of those deals actually sucked, on both sides of good and bad.

The worst one is probably the Schmidt deal. Zito's deal is retarded, but at least he's still pitching.

Gil Meche probably turns out to be a pretty good one. or not. But hell KC's offense is horrid so... lol 3-0 loss, 4-2, 4-0 loss.

lalalaa. I'm not logged into lj since I'm going to leave soon. So I can't see your fonly entries x)
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