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Offline imref

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The 2017 Predictions Thread
« Topic Start: March 19, 2017, 10:47:32 AM »
Get them in before opening day:

Wins:
Losses:
NL East Standing:
Playoff Results:

HR Leader and #:
RBI Leader and #:
Runs Leader and #:
Average Leader and #:
SB Leader and #:

Wins Leader and #:
Saves Leader and #:
ERA Leader and # :
K Leader and #

Team All-Star(s):

Team MVP:

Post-season Awards:

Predict the opening day starting lineup:

What's the opening day bullpen (player/role):

Who's on the bench on opening day?

Who finishes the year as the starting 1B?

Who finishes the year at Closer?

Who's the first minor leaguer called up to pitch as a starter?

Where does Bryce Harper finish in the MVP balloting?

How many games does Ryan Zimmerman play in 2017?

Who plays more games, Werth or Zimmerman?

Who's our starting catcher at year's end?

Do we extend Harper (and if so, what's the length/value of his deal?)

Which player massively over-performs?

Which player massively under-performs?

Predict Bryce Harper's slash line and HRs:

Does Bryce Harper win MVP?

Predict a trade:

Do we trade for an established closer, and if so whom?

Bonus Prediction: (make one up):

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Re: The 2017 Predictions Thread
« Reply #1: March 19, 2017, 10:53:03 AM »
Wins:    92
Losses: 70
NL East Standing:  1st
Playoff Results:   World Series Champs    :couch:

HR Leader and #:   Hawpah 37
RBI Leader and #:    Hawpah   110
Runs Leader and #:    Murphy  105
Average Leader and #:   Rendon   .315
SB Leader and #:    TT  85

Wins Leader and #:     Strasburg 18
Saves Leader and #:    Koda   38
ERA Leader and # :     Scherzer   2.9
K Leader and #           Scherzer   280

Team All-Star(s):     Hawpah, Rendon, Stras or Scherzer, Turner

Team MVP:    Hawpah


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Re: The 2017 Predictions Thread
« Reply #2: March 19, 2017, 11:32:04 AM »
Wins: 89
Losses: 73
NL East Standing: 1st
Playoff Results: the usual, first round departure

HR Leader and #: Harper 41
RBI Leader and #: Harper 137
Runs Leader and #: Turner 112
Average Leader and #: Murphy .318
SB Leader and #: Turner 67

Wins Leader and #: Strasburg 18
Saves Leader and #: Treinan 25
ERA Leader and # : Scherzer 2.97
K Leader and # Scherzer 247

Team All-Star(s): Scherzer, Murphy, Harper

Team MVP: Harper

Post-season Awards: None

Where does Bryce Harper finish in the MVP balloting? 3rd

How many games does Ryan Zimmerman play in 2017? 98

Who plays more games, Werth or Zimmerman? Werth

Who's our starting catcher at year's end? Wieters

Do we extend Harper (and if so, what's the length/value of his deal?) No

Which player massively over-performs? Rendon

Which player massively under-performs? Wieters

Does Bryce Harper win MVP? No

Bonus Prediction: (make one up): Trump will throw out the first pitch on opening day and he will revel in the boos.  :bow:

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Re: The 2017 Predictions Thread
« Reply #3: March 19, 2017, 01:11:45 PM »
Wins: 92
Losses: 70
NL East Standing: 1st
Playoff Results: Lose NLCS

HR Leader and #: Harper, 41
RBI Leader and #: Harper, 105
Runs Leader and #: Turner, 97
Average Leader and #: Rendon, .310
SB Leader and #: Turner, 53

Wins Leader and #: Scherzer, 18
Saves Leader and #: Kelley, 31
ERA Leader and # : Strasburg, 2.55
K Leader and # Strasburg, 255

Team All-Star(s): Harper, Rendon, Turner, Scherzer, Strasburg

Team MVP: Harper

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Re: The 2017 Predictions Thread
« Reply #4: March 19, 2017, 01:31:10 PM »
Going to go negative this year in a bit of reverse psychology:

Wins: 84
Losses: 78
NL East Standing: 2nd
Playoff Results: WC Loss

HR Leader and #: Rendon 28
RBI Leader and #: Rendon 94
Runs Leader and #: Eaton 100
Average Leader and #: Turner .319
SB Leader and #: Turner 45

Wins Leader and #: Scherzer 14
Saves Leader and #: Glover 27
ERA Leader and # : Scherzer 3.01
K Leader and # Scherzer 225

Team All-Star(s): Scherzer, Eaton, Rendon

Team MVP: Rendon

Post-season Awards: None

Predict the opening day starting lineup: Eaton, Turner, Harper, Rendon, Murphy, Werth, Zimmerman, Wieters

What's the opening day bullpen (player/role): Setup: Solis/Treinen, 7th inning guys: Glover/Blanton, LOOGY Perez, Kelley (Closer), Romero

Who's on the bench on opening day? Lind, Drew, Taylor, Heise, Lobaton

Who finishes the year as the starting 1B? Lind

Who finishes the year at Closer? Glover

Who's the first minor leaguer called up to pitch as a starter? Fedde

Where does Bryce Harper finish in the MVP balloting? Not in the top 3

How many games does Ryan Zimmerman play in 2017? 120

Who plays more games, Werth or Zimmerman? Werth

Who's our starting catcher at year's end? Severino

Do we extend Harper (and if so, what's the length/value of his deal?) No

Which player massively over-performs? Rendon has a MVP-level year

Which player massively under-performs? Harper

Predict Bryce Harper's slash line and HRs: .274 / .320 / .430, 25 HRs

Does Bryce Harper win MVP? No

Predict a trade: Nats get Holland for Wilmer Difo

Do we trade for an established closer, and if so whom?  Holland as noted above

Bonus Prediction: (make one up): Nats do not extend Baker and enter a rebuilding mode next year.

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Re: The 2017 Predictions Thread
« Reply #5: March 19, 2017, 06:37:54 PM »
Get them in before opening day:

Wins: 94
Losses: 68
NL East Standing: 1
Playoff Results: lose in NLCS

HR Leader and #: Harper 46
RBI Leader and #: Harper 112
SB Leader and #: Turner 73
Wins Leader and #: Roark 18
Saves Leader and #: Glover 24
ERA Leader and # : Scherzer 2.82
K Leader and # Strasburg 265

Team All-Star(s): Harper, Turner, Strasburg, Scherzer, Murphy,

Team MVP: Turner

Post-season Awards: MVP Turner, SS turner harper murphy,  GG Eaton

Predict the opening day starting lineup: Eaton, Turner, Harper, Murphy, Rendon, Werth, Zimmerman, Weiters

What's the opening day bullpen (player/role): CL Kelley, Solis, Blanton, Glover, treinen, Perez, romero

Who's on the bench on opening day? lind, lobaton, heisey, drew, taylor

Who finishes the year as the starting 1B? zimmerman

Who finishes the year at Closer? glover

Who's the first minor leaguer called up to pitch as a starter? voth

Where does Bryce Harper finish in the MVP balloting? 3rd (After turner and seager)

How many games does Ryan Zimmerman play in 2017? 136

Who plays more games, Werth or Zimmerman? Zimm

Who's our starting catcher at year's end? Weiters

Do we extend Harper (and if so, what's the length/value of his deal?) not til this offseason

Which player massively over-performs? perez

Which player massively under-performs? Joe Ross

Predict Bryce Harper's slash line and HRs: .282/.482/.588

Does Bryce Harper win MVP? no, turner

Predict a trade: solid set-up guy at the deadline

Do we trade for an established closer, and if so whom? no

Bonus Prediction: (make one up): Weiters bats .260+ with 20 bombs

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Re: The 2017 Predictions Thread
« Reply #6: March 19, 2017, 10:36:56 PM »
Wins:90
Losses:72
NL East Standing: 2nd
Playoff Results: lose in 1 game playoff game

HR Leader and #: Harper 42
RBI Leader and #: Harper 110
Runs Leader and #:Turner 105
Average Leader and #: Turner 327
SB Leader and #:Turner 62

Wins Leader and #: Scherzer 21
Saves Leader and #:Kelley  18
ERA Leader and # : Scherzer 2.65
K Leader and # Strasburg 277

Team All-Star(s): Harper Turner Strasburg and Scherzer

Team MVP:Turner

Post-season Awards:  SS Turner Harper Murphy

Predict the opening day starting lineup:Eaton, Turner, Harper, Murphy, Rendon, Werth, Zimmerman, Weiters, Strasburg

What's the opening day bullpen (player/role): Closer- Kelley, Solis, Blanton, Glover, Treinen, Perez, Romero

Who's on the bench on opening day? Drew, Robinson, Heisey, Taylor, Difo
Who finishes the year as the starting 1B?Zimmerman

Who finishes the year at Closer? Kelley

Who's the first minor leaguer called up to pitch as a starter? Gott

Where does Bryce Harper finish in the MVP balloting? 4th

How many games does Ryan Zimmerman play in 2017? 84

Who plays more games, Werth or Zimmerman? Werth

Who's our starting catcher at year's end? Weiters

Do we extend Harper (and if so, what's the length/value of his deal?) no

Which player massively over-performs? Werth

Which player massively under-performs? Zimmerman

Predict Bryce Harper's slash line and HRs: 265/415/530   42HR

Does Bryce Harper win MVP? no

Predict a trade:
2 prospects for Brandon Kintzler

Do we trade for an established closer, and if so whom? yes Kintzler - but he fails badly

Bonus Prediction: (make one up): Harper Traded to Yankees after season ends

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Re: The 2017 Predictions Thread
« Reply #7: March 20, 2017, 02:40:33 AM »
Get them in before opening day:

Wins: 91
Losses: 71
NL East Standing: First
Playoff Results: Win first round, lose NLCS

HR Leader and #: Harper, 40
RBI Leader and #: Harper, 101
Runs Leader and #: Turner, 87
Average Leader and #: Murphy, .301
SB Leader and #: Turner, 69

Wins Leader and #: Scherzer, 18
Saves Leader and #: Kelley, 22
ERA Leader and #: Kelley, 2.13
K Leader and #: Scherzer, 277

Team All-Star(s): Harper, Scherzer, Murphy

Team MVP: Harper

Post-season Awards: None.

Predict the opening day starting lineup:

Turner SS
Werth LF
Harper RF
Rendon 3B
Eaton CF
Murphy 2B
Zimmerman 1B
Wieters C
Strasburg P

What's the opening day bullpen (player/role):

You don't know role until you see it, but

Kelley closer
Treinen 8
Glover 7
Solis primary lefty setup
Blanton primary righty setup
Romero wild card
Pérez junk timer

Who's on the bench on opening day?

Lobatón
Lind
Drew
Heisey
Taylor

Who finishes the year as the starting 1B?

True L/R platoon.

Who finishes the year at Closer?

Someone not yet with the organization.

Who's the first minor leaguer called up to pitch as a starter?

Voth

Where does Bryce Harper finish in the MVP balloting?

3rd

How many games does Ryan Zimmerman play in 2017?

110, but only 87 starts.

Who plays more games, Werth or Zimmerman?

Werth.

Who's our starting catcher at year's end?

Wieters

Do we extend Harper (and if so, what's the length/value of his deal?)

No.

Which player massively over-performs?

Gio González

Which player massively under-performs?

Tanner Roark

Predict Bryce Harper's slash line and HRs:

.290/.397/.477, see above.

Does Bryce Harper win MVP?

In a way you already asked this.

Predict a trade:

Robles for Betances

Do we trade for an established closer, and if so whom?:

See above.

Bonus Prediction: (make one up)

Voth steals Ross' rotation spot much as Ross stole Fister's.

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Re: The 2017 Predictions Thread
« Reply #8: March 20, 2017, 07:22:58 AM »
Wins: 91
Losses: 71
NL East Standing: 2nd
Playoff Results: Lose WC play in

HR Leader and #: Bryce Harper -37
RBI Leader and #: Rendon - 94
Runs Leader and #: Eaton - 94
Average Leader and #: Harper - .301
SB Leader and #: Turner - 58

Wins Leader and #: Roark - 16
Saves Leader and #: Shawn Kelley - 27
ERA Leader and # : Sammy Solis - 2.49
K Leader and #: Max Scherzer - 251

Team All-Star(s): Harper

Team MVP: Rendon

Post-season Awards: N/A

Predict the opening day starting lineup: Turner, Murphy, Harper, Rendon, Eaton, Werth, Zimmerman, Wieters, Strasburg

What's the opening day bullpen (player/role): Kelley (Closer), Blanton (Set Up), Treinen, Perez, Solis, Romero,

Who's on the bench on opening day? Lind, Drew, Lobaton, Hiesey, Taylor

Who finishes the year as the starting 1B? Murphy

Who finishes the year at Closer? Jake McGee

Who's the first minor leaguer called up to pitch as a starter?  AJ Cole

Where does Bryce Harper finish in the MVP balloting? 3rd

How many games does Ryan Zimmerman play in 2017? 73

Who plays more games, Werth or Zimmerman? Werth

Who's our starting catcher at year's end? Severino

Do we extend Harper (and if so, what's the length/value of his deal?) No

Which player massively over-performs? Wieters

Which player massively under-performs? Murphy

Predict Bryce Harper's slash line and HRs: .301/.419/.489 - 37

Does Bryce Harper win MVP? Nope

Predict a trade: Jake McGee for Juan Soto and Joan Baez

Do we trade for an established closer, and if so whom? Jake McGee

Bonus Prediction: (make one up):

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Re: The 2017 Predictions Thread
« Reply #9: March 20, 2017, 12:40:19 PM »
For the curious, here is last year's thread: http://www.wnff.net/index.php?topic=33790

Wins:  93
Losses: 69
NL East Standing: 1st
Playoff Results: Lose Division Series

HR Leader and #: Harper, 34
RBI Leader and #: Harper, 92
Runs Leader and #: Turner, 97
Average Leader and #: Murphy, .302
SB Leader and #: Turner, 54

Wins Leader and #:  Scherzer, 19
Saves Leader and #:  Glover, 23
ERA Leader and # :  (starters only, qualified leaders only): Scherzer, 2.96
K Leader and #: Scherzer, 270

Team All-Star(s): Harper, Scherzer

Team MVP: Harper

Post-season Awards: None.

Predict the opening day starting lineup: Turner 6, Werth 7, Harper 9, Rendon 5, Murphy 4, Eaton 8, Zimmerman 3, Wieters 2, Strasburg 1

What's the opening day bullpen (player/role): Kelley (CL), Treinen,  Glover, Blanton, Solis, Perez, Romero

Who's on the bench on opening day? Lind, Heisey, Drew, Lobaton, Difo

Who finishes the year as the starting 1B? Zimmerman

Who finishes the year at Closer? Glover

Who's the first minor leaguer called up to pitch as a starter?  Voth

Where does Bryce Harper finish in the MVP balloting? 4th

How many games does Ryan Zimmerman play in 2017? 95

Who plays more games, Werth or Zimmerman? Werth

Who's our starting catcher at year's end? Wieters

Do we extend Harper (and if so, what's the length/value of his deal?) No

Which player massively over-performs?  Glover

Which player massively under-performs?  Roark

Predict Bryce Harper's slash line and HRs: .295/.380/.560, 34

Does Bryce Harper win MVP? No

Predict a trade: After Kelley gets hurt and Gott flops in a setup role, Jose Marmolejos (hitting .280 with 12 HRs in AA) and Michael Taylor (hitting his weight in AAA) are traded at the deadline to an AL team for a middling 7th-inning type.

Do we trade for an established closer, and if so whom?  No.

Bonus Prediction: (make one up): Shawn Kelley throws his last major league pitch sometime in May or June after doing unexpectedly well up to that point.

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Re: The 2017 Predictions Thread
« Reply #10: March 22, 2017, 10:32:59 AM »
Wins: 94
Losses: 68
NL East Standing: First
Playoff Results: Lose in WS

HR Leader and #: Harper, 40
RBI Leader and #: Harper, 110
Runs Leader and #: Turner, 100
Average Leader and #: Turner, .315
SB Leader and #: Turner, 48

Wins Leader and #: Stras, 21
Saves Leader and #: He's on someone else's roster right now
ERA Leader and # : Stras, 2.72
K Leader and #: Stras, 240

Team All-Star(s): Stras, Scherzer, Harper, Turner

Team MVP: Harper

Post-season Awards: Harper MVP

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Re: The 2017 Predictions Thread
« Reply #11: March 22, 2017, 11:42:45 AM »
Wins: 87
Losses: 75
NL East Standing: Second
Playoff Results: Wild Card Loss

HR Leader and #: Harper (35)
RBI Leader and #: Harper (110)
Runs Leader and #: Turner (106)
Average Leader and #: Harper (.302)
SB Leader and #: Turner (47)

Wins Leader and #: Max (15)
Saves Leader and #: Robertson (16)
ERA Leader and # : Max (3.25)
K Leader and # : Max (204)

Team All-Star(s): Harper, Max

Team MVP: Harper

Post-season Awards: Harper (MVP)

Predict the opening day starting lineup: Turner (SS), Rendon (3B), Murphy (2B), Harper (RF), Zim (1B), Werth (LF), Eaton (CF), Weiters (C), Stras (SP)

What's the opening day bullpen (player/role): Closer by committee between Glover, Kelly, and Blake.  Turds everywhere else.

Who's on the bench on opening day? Lind & turds.

Who finishes the year as the starting 1B? Lind

Who finishes the year at Closer? Robertson

Who's the first minor leaguer called up to pitch as a starter? AJ Cole, LOL

Where does Bryce Harper finish in the MVP balloting? 1st

How many games does Ryan Zimmerman play in 2017? 69

Who plays more games, Werth or Zimmerman? Werth

Who's our starting catcher at year's end? Weiters

Do we extend Harper (and if so, what's the length/value of his deal?) NOPE

Which player massively over-performs? Harper, I guess.

Which player massively under-performs? Strasburg's elbow & whichever scrub they fill his rotation slot with

Predict Bryce Harper's slash line and HRs: .302/.445/.590 & 35

Does Bryce Harper win MVP? Yes

Predict a trade: Robles and trash for Robertson and an SP

Do we trade for an established closer, and if so whom? Robertson, LOL

Bonus Prediction (make one up): FP gets hit by a bus

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Re: The 2017 Predictions Thread
« Reply #12: March 22, 2017, 12:52:50 PM »
Wins:   85
Losses:  77
NL East Standing:  3rd
Playoff Results:  do not make playoffs

HR Leader and #:   Bryce, 22
RBI Leader and #:  Rendon, 95
Runs Leader and #:  Turner, 95
Average Leader and #:  Murphy .300
SB Leader and #:  Turner 35

Wins Leader and #:  Strasburg  21
Saves Leader and #:  Koda, 28
ERA Leader and # : Strasburg, 2.95
K Leader and #  Strasburg, 222
 
Team All-Star(s):  Strasburg, Harper

Team MVP:  Strasburg

Post-season Awards:  Strasburg-Cy Young

Predict the opening day starting lineup:   Turner (SS), Rendon (3B), Murphy (2B), Harper (RF), Zim (1B), Werth (LF), Eaton (CF), Weiters (C), Stras (SP)

What's the opening day bullpen (player/role):  I guess Kelly, Glover, Treinen, Blanton and the only one I'm sure of is Koda Glover as our closer. 

Who's on the bench on opening day?  Drew, Loby, maybe Clint, Lind.

Who finishes the year as the starting 1B?  Zim

Who finishes the year at Closer? Koda

Who's the first minor leaguer called up to pitch as a starter?  Cole

Where does Bryce Harper finish in the MVP balloting?  5th

How many games does Ryan Zimmerman play in 2017?  98

Who plays more games, Werth or Zimmerman?  Werth

Who's our starting catcher at year's end?  Weiters

Do we extend Harper (and if so, what's the length/value of his deal?)  no

Which player massively over-performs?  Strasburg

Which player massively under-performs?  Max

Predict Bryce Harper's slash line and HRs:

Does Bryce Harper win MVP?  No

Predict a trade:  No clue

Do we trade for an established closer, and if so whom?  No, twice burned makes Rizzo shy

Bonus Prediction: (make one up):   Every game Starsburg pitches we are all astounded at his mental toughness.  Come on SS, live up to all that God given talent!! :pray:

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Re: The 2017 Predictions Thread
« Reply #13: March 22, 2017, 02:11:26 PM »
Wins: 86
Losses: 76
NL East Standing: 2nd
Playoff Results: Playoffs?  Playoffs?

HR Leader and #: Bryce Harper - 29
RBI Leader and #: Bryce Harper - 90
Runs Leader and #: Turner - 90
Average Leader and #: Murphy - .322
SB Leader and #: Turner - 44

Wins Leader and #: Roark - 19
Saves Leader and #: Treinen - 22
ERA Leader and # : Strasburg - 2.49
K Leader and #: Max Scherzer - 208

Team All-Star(s): Roark

Team MVP: Murphy

Post-season Awards: N/A

Predict the opening day starting lineup: Turner, Werth, Murphy, Harper, Rendon, Eaton, Zimmerman, Wieters, Strasburg

What's the opening day bullpen (player/role): Garbage

Who's on the bench on opening day? Lind, Drew, Lobaton, Hiesey, Taylor

Who finishes the year as the starting 1B? Zimmerman

Who finishes the year at Closer? Treinen

Who's the first minor leaguer called up to pitch as a starter? Ross

Where does Bryce Harper finish in the MVP balloting? Outside of the top 10

How many games does Ryan Zimmerman play in 2017? 80

Who plays more games, Werth or Zimmerman? Werth

Who's our starting catcher at year's end? Weiters

Do we extend Harper (and if so, what's the length/value of his deal?) No

Which player massively over-performs? Roark

Which player massively under-performs? Scherzer

Predict Bryce Harper's slash line and HRs: .295/.400/.475 - 29

Does Bryce Harper win MVP? No

Predict a trade: AAAA fodder for different AAAA fodder

Do we trade for an established closer, and if so whom? No

Bonus Prediction: (make one up):  Rusty is extended and then fired just like the Big Intern was

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Re: The 2017 Predictions Thread
« Reply #14: March 24, 2017, 02:13:25 PM »
Wins: 88
Losses: 74
NL East Standing: 2nd
Playoff Results: Lose Wild Card

HR Leader and #: Harper, 23
RBI Leader and #: Harper, 87
Runs Leader and #: Turner, 85
Average Leader and #: Turner, .289
SB Leader and #: Turner, 33

Wins Leader and #: Scherzer, 16
Saves Leader and #: N/A, TBD
ERA Leader and # : Scherzer, 3.49
K Leader and # Strasburg, 198

Team All-Star(s): Turner, Scherzer

Team MVP: Turner

Is Dusty Fired: No, he's extended to slam the window shut

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Re: The 2017 Predictions Thread
« Reply #15: March 28, 2017, 04:08:13 PM »
Get them in before opening day:

Wins:84
Losses: 78
NL East Standing:2nd
Playoff Results:none

HR Leader and #:Harp 45
RBI Leader and #:Harp 112
Runs Leader and #: Trip 102
Average Leader and #: Murph .322
SB Leader and #: Trip 59

Wins Leader and #:Stras 18
Saves Leader and #: Kelley 22
ERA Leader and #: Glover 2.67
K Leader and # Sherzer 245

Team All-Star(s):Harp, Trip, Murph , Stras

Team MVP: Harp

Post-season Awards: Harp SS

Predict the opening day starting lineup: Trip, Werth, Harp , Rendon , Murph , Eaton, Zim, Weiters, SS

What's the opening day bullpen (player/role):Kelley (closer) Treinen , Glover ,  Blanton, Solis , Romero, Perez

Who's on the bench on opening day? Drew, Heisey, Lind , Lobaton and Difo

Who finishes the year as the starting 1B? +Murph

Who finishes the year at Closer? Acquired at trade deadline

Who's the first minor leaguer called up to pitch as a starter? Fedde

Where does Bryce Harper finish in the MVP balloting? 2nd

How many games does Ryan Zimmerman play in 2017? 98

Who plays more games, Werth or Zimmerman? Werth

Who's our starting catcher at year's end? Weiters

Do we extend Harper (and if so, what's the length/value of his deal?) NO

Which player massively over-performs?

Which player massively under-performs? Perez

Predict Bryce Harper's slash line and HRs: .309/ .398/.475  #45

Does Bryce Harper win MVP? Nope

Predict a trade: Acquire a real closer at the deadline for a few Milers 

Do we trade for an established closer, and if so whom? No clue

Bonus Prediction: (make one up): Perez cut loose by the ASB . Guthrie called
 up

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Re: The 2017 Predictions Thread
« Reply #16: March 30, 2017, 11:57:26 PM »
Can a mod lock this before Monday?

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Re: The 2017 Predictions Thread
« Reply #17: March 31, 2017, 12:24:11 AM »
Wins: 92
Losses: 70
NL East Standing:1st (but it will be a tight race right down to the wire. Game 163 could be in play, here)
Playoff Results: Lose World Series

HR Leader and #: Harper, 46
RBI Leader and #: Murphy, 105
Runs Leader and #: Eaton, 112
Average Leader and #: Rendon, .322
SB Leader and #: Turner, 52

Wins Leader and #: Ross, 15
Saves Leader and #: Glover, Treinen - 23 apiece
ERA Leader and #: Kelley, 1.74
K Leader and #: Scherzer, 268

Team All-Star(s): Max, Stras, Gio, Harper, Trea, Treinen

Team MVP: Rendon

Post-season Awards: Harper, Rendon, Murphy (Silver Slugger); Stras (Cy Young); Dusty (MoY)

Predict the opening day starting lineup: Turner, Rendon, Murphy, Harper, Werth, Eaton, Zim, Weiters, Stras

What's the opening day bullpen (player/role): Perez, Romero, Blanton, Solis, Kelly, Glover, Treinen (Closer  8) )

Who's on the bench on opening day?: Drew, Heisey, Difo, Loby, Lind

Who finishes the year as the starting 1B?: Zimmerman

Who finishes the year at Closer?: Glover

Who's the first minor leaguer called up to pitch as a starter?: Voth

Where does Bryce Harper finish in the MVP balloting?: 2nd

How many games does Ryan Zimmerman play in 2017?: 143

Who plays more games, Werth or Zimmerman?: Zim

Who's our starting catcher at year's end?: Weiters

Do we extend Harper (and if so, what's the length/value of his deal?): Not before the end of the season. They'll make a monster offer during the offseason, which Harper will decline. This is going to the open market.

Which player massively over-performs?: I don't believe in over performing. I think Zim exceeds expectations, which I think is what you're getting at.

Which player massively under-performs?: I say nobody massively under performs. I think Max may dip a bit.

Predict Bryce Harper's slash line and HRs:

Does Bryce Harper win MVP?: No

Predict a trade: They'll trade for a starting pitcher at the deadline.

Do we trade for an established closer, and if so whom?: nope

Bonus Prediction: (make one up): Zim won't go on the DL.

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Re: The 2017 Predictions Thread
« Reply #18: March 31, 2017, 01:27:20 AM »
Get them in before opening day:

Wins: 92
Losses:70
NL East Standing: 1st
Playoff Results: World Series Loss

HR Leader and #: Harper, 41
RBI Leader and #: Harper, 107
Runs Leader and #: Turner, 116
Average Leader and #: Murphy, .307
SB Leader and #: Turner, 51

Wins Leader and #: Scherzer, 20
Saves Leader and #: Treinen, 25
ERA Leader and # : Scherzer, 3.04
K Leader and # Scherzer, 202

Team All-Star(s): Scherzer, Harper, Turner, Murphy

Team MVP:Harper

Post-season Awards: None

Predict the opening day starting lineup: Turner - SS, Werth - RF, Harper - LF, Murphy - 2B, Rendon - 3B, Eaton - CF, Zimmerman - 1B, Weiters - C, Strasburg - P

What's the opening day bullpen (player/role): Treinen - CL, Kelley - SU, Glover - SU, Stopping here...

Who's on the bench on opening day? Lind, MAT, Drew, Loby

Who finishes the year as the starting 1B? Lind

Who finishes the year at Closer? Glover

Who's the first minor leaguer called up to pitch as a starter? Voth

Where does Bryce Harper finish in the MVP balloting? 2nd

How many games does Ryan Zimmerman play in 2017? 96

Who plays more games, Werth or Zimmerman? Werth

Who's our starting catcher at year's end? Severino, technically. Weiters catches in the playoffs.

Do we extend Harper (and if so, what's the length/value of his deal?) Yes. 5 Years, 400M

Which player massively over-performs? Turner has no sophomore slump and Harper does what we know he can do.

Which player massively under-performs? Eaton

Predict Bryce Harper's slash line and HRs: Too much detail...moving on.

Does Bryce Harper win MVP? Answered above.

Predict a trade: Pieces for pieces.

Do we trade for an established closer, and if so whom? No. Treinen and Glover prove to be enough.

Bonus Prediction: (make one up): Werth shaves his beard.

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Re: The 2017 Predictions Thread
« Reply #19: April 01, 2017, 11:38:34 AM »
I'm optimistic...

Wins:101
Losses:61
NL East Standing:1st
Playoff Results: Win WS

HR Leader and #: Harper 41
RBI Leader and #: Harper 120
Runs Leader and #: Turner 115
Average Leader and #: Murphy .339
SB Leader and #: Turner 62

Wins Leader and #: Scherzer 21
Saves Leader and #: Treinen 36
ERA Leader and # : Scherzer 2.85
K Leader and # Scherzer 280

Team All-Star(s): Scherzer, Strasburg, Turner, Harper, Murphy

Team MVP:Turner

Post-season Awards: Turner MVP

Who finishes the year as the starting 1B? Zimmerman

Who finishes the year at Closer? Treinen

Who's the first minor leaguer called up to pitch as a starter?

Where does Bryce Harper finish in the MVP balloting? 4th

How many games does Ryan Zimmerman play in 2017? 120

Who plays more games, Werth or Zimmerman? Zimmerman

Who's our starting catcher at year's end? Wieters

Do we extend Harper (and if so, what's the length/value of his deal?) No

Which player massively over-performs? Zimmerman

Which player massively under-performs? Roark

Predict Bryce Harper's slash line and HRs:

Does Bryce Harper win MVP? no


Do we trade for an established closer, and if so whom? No

Bonus Prediction: (make one up): Nationals will break season attendance record

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Re: The 2017 Predictions Thread
« Reply #20: April 01, 2017, 03:49:03 PM »
Wins:  86
Losses:76
NL East Standing: 2nd
Playoff Results: WC win, then the usual

HR Leader and #: Harper  29
RBI Leader and #: Harper  89
Runs Leader and #: Turner  100
Average Leader and #: Murphy  .312
SB Leader and #: Turner   45

Wins Leader and #: Roark 15
Saves Leader and #: Treinen 21
ERA Leader and # : Roark   3.47
K Leader and #  Strasburg

Team All-Star(s): Murphy, Harper

Team MVP: Murphy

Post-season Awards: none

Predict the opening day starting lineup: Turner, Murphy, Harper, Zimmerman, Werth, Eaton, Weiters, Difo, Strasburg

What's the opening day bullpen (player/role): Treinen (closer), Kelley, Solis, Glover, Perez (LFS), Blanton, Romero

Who's on the bench on opening day? Lind, Difo, Lobaton, Drew Heisey

Who finishes the year as the starting 1B?  good question  Lind?

Who finishes the year at Closer?  no trade=Kelley; if trade=whoever they get

Who's the first minor leaguer called up to pitch as a starter?  Cole

Where does Bryce Harper finish in the MVP balloting?  a few votes at lest

How many games does Ryan Zimmerman play in 2017?  90

Who plays more games, Werth or Zimmerman?  Werth

Who's our starting catcher at year's end? Weiters

Do we extend Harper (and if so, what's the length/value of his deal?) no

Which player massively over-performs? none

Which player massively under-performs? Scherzer

Predict Bryce Harper's slash line and HRs: 29/.256/.313

Does Bryce Harper win MVP? no

Predict a trade: Fedde for Chapman (see conditions below)

Do we trade for an established closer, and if so whom?  Yes, Chapman if his team out of it

Bonus Prediction: (make one up): Injuries to pitchers haunt

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Re: The 2017 Predictions Thread
« Reply #21: April 01, 2017, 04:11:45 PM »
Nobody here thinks they will even match the win total from last year? Why so many pessimists. Or am I jinxing the team?

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Re: The 2017 Predictions Thread
« Reply #22: April 01, 2017, 05:58:16 PM »
Nobody here thinks they will even match the win total from last year? Why so many pessimists. Or am I jinxing the team?

I called a WS win.    Whadya want?    Wins or a ring?     :)

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Re: The 2017 Predictions Thread
« Reply #23: April 01, 2017, 08:56:49 PM »
I called a WS win.    Whadya want?    Wins or a ring?     :)

You're totally right. I missed yours. I think it's just you and me, though, predicting the WS win.

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Re: The 2017 Predictions Thread
« Reply #24: April 01, 2017, 10:40:34 PM »
Wins: 89
Losses: 73
NL East Standing: 1st
Playoff Results: NLCS loss to Cubs

HR Leader and #: Harper 40
RBI Leader and #: Harper 100
Runs Leader and #: Turner 100
Average Leader and #: Turner .321
SB Leader and #: Turner 50

Wins Leader and #: Roark 16
Saves Leader and #: Treinen 12
ERA Leader and #: Stras 2.50
K Leader and #: Scherzer 250

Team All-Star(s): Harper, Turner, Eaton
Team MVP: Harper
Post-season Awards: Harper Silver Slugger
Predict the opening day starting lineup: Turner, Eaton, Murph, Harper, Rendon, Werth, Wieters, Zimmm, Stras
Who finishes the year as the starting 1B? Harper
Who finishes the year at Closer? Committee
Who's the first minor leaguer called up to pitch as a starter? Voth
Where does Bryce Harper finish in the MVP balloting? 2nd
How many games does Ryan Zimmerman play in 2017? 81
Who plays more games, Werth or Zimmerman? Werth
Who's our starting catcher at year's end? Wieters
Do we extend Harper (and if so, what's the length/value of his deal?) No
Which player massively over-performs? Roark
Which player massively under-performs? Zimmerman
Predict Bryce Harper's slash line and HRs: .280/.450/.600 40
Does Bryce Harper win MVP? No

Bonus Prediction: (make one up): Tebow (with a 0) has a higher WAR than Zimmerman


Here is the Talk Nats version of a similar poll: http://www.talknats.com/2017/04/01/washington-nationals-2017-predictions-lets-see/#disqus_thread