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The NL East winner will be (votes close 9/1):

Barves
10 (38.5%)
Phillies
6 (23.1%)
Nats
4 (15.4%)
Mets
2 (7.7%)
do the Marlins still count?
4 (15.4%)

Total Members Voted: 26

Voting closes: September 01, 2018, 02:36:33 PM

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Online bluestreak

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NL East (2018)
« Topic Start: February 18, 2018, 06:34:52 PM »
I figured I start this years thread with this doozy. Alderson says Tebow will play in major leagues.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/22493923/new-york-mets-general-manager-sandy-alderson-thinks-tim-tebow-play-major-leagues

Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: NL East (2018)
« Reply #1: February 18, 2018, 06:35:54 PM »
I figured I start this years thread with this doozy. Anderson says Tebow will play in major leagues.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/22493923/new-york-mets-general-manager-sandy-alderson-thinks-tim-tebow-play-major-leagues
Of course he will; they are a slumping team in the same town as the Yankees and want to sell tickets.

Offline aBaltoNat

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Re: NL East (2018)
« Reply #2: February 19, 2018, 12:51:29 PM »
Calling it now....Mets surge late, make playoffs and they knock us out with a walk off Tebow HR.

Offline WahooWah

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Re: NL East (2018)
« Reply #3: February 19, 2018, 02:43:28 PM »
Calling it now....Mets surge late, make playoffs and they knock us out with a walk off Tebow HR.

I picked the wrong day to stop sniffing glue.

Offline NJ Ave

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Re: NL East (2018)
« Reply #4: February 19, 2018, 02:50:56 PM »
Mets wildcard run wouldn't shock me. Their SP racked up 8-9 more WAR in 2015 and 2016 than 2017, and they still have 5 or 6 really good SP. It seems like it will just take some health luck to put them back in the high-80s in wins like 2015 and 2016.

If they got health luck from their rotation AND Conforto turning into a guy who picks up MVP votes, and I could see them challenging the Nats maybe. But that's probably like a 10-15% probability.

Offline Truconfidence

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Re: NL East (2018)
« Reply #5: February 20, 2018, 01:22:27 PM »
Mets wildcard run wouldn't shock me. Their SP racked up 8-9 more WAR in 2015 and 2016 than 2017, and they still have 5 or 6 really good SP. It seems like it will just take some health luck to put them back in the high-80s in wins like 2015 and 2016.

If they got health luck from their rotation AND Conforto turning into a guy who picks up MVP votes, and I could see them challenging the Nats maybe. But that's probably like a 10-15% probability.

i think the opposite sill happen. their lineup will fall apart due to injuries and they just barely get ahead of the Marlins for 4th

Offline skippy1999

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Re: NL East (2018)
« Reply #6: February 20, 2018, 01:50:26 PM »
I think the Mets are going to challenge us all season.

Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: NL East (2018)
« Reply #7: February 20, 2018, 02:00:59 PM »
I think the Mets are going to challenge us all season.
Well. Someone has to. It's really a weak division.

Offline NJ Ave

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Re: NL East (2018)
« Reply #8: February 20, 2018, 02:03:11 PM »
i think the opposite sill happen. their lineup will fall apart due to injuries and they just barely get ahead of the Marlins for 4th

Certainly also a possibility. Mets seem like they have the widest range of outcomes of any NL East team.

Offline Mattionals

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Re: NL East (2018)
« Reply #9: February 20, 2018, 02:11:39 PM »
i think the opposite sill happen. their lineup will fall apart due to injuries and they just barely get ahead of the Marlins for 4th

That lineup still was only worth 5 WAR less than the Nats last season. I'd say that the Mets have a "cobbled together" lineup for sure, but if their pitching gets back on track, then they could pose a threat.

Offline Truconfidence

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« Reply #10: February 22, 2018, 07:55:22 AM »
That lineup still was only worth 5 WAR less than the Nats last season. I'd say that the Mets have a "cobbled together" lineup for sure, but if their pitching gets back on track, then they could pose a threat.
lineup is different in some ways. Adrian Gonzalez will play the whole year? Their catchers also? they, i think will be plugging holes like last year. I dont see Frazier as an upgrade.

Offline aspenbubba

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Re: NL East (2018)
« Reply #11: February 22, 2018, 08:05:01 AM »
No one mentions the Braves but I need to remind you that our record against them last year was 10-9

Offline Monarch

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Re: NL East (2018)
« Reply #12: February 22, 2018, 10:22:20 AM »
The Phillies aren't going to be pushovers either.

Offline OldChelsea

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Re: NL East (2018)
« Reply #13: February 22, 2018, 10:31:26 AM »
I think the Mets are going to challenge us all season.

Depends on their (theoretically good) pitching holding together. Phillies could also rise in the division table with improved pitching (their everyday line-up really came on late last season).

At the other extreme...could the Marlins threaten the modern MLB record of 120 losses?

Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: NL East (2018)
« Reply #14: February 22, 2018, 10:50:04 AM »
No one mentions the Braves but I need to remind you that our record against them last year was 10-9
Problem is they were 62-81 in the rest of their games...

Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

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Re: NL East (2018)
« Reply #15: February 22, 2018, 12:02:51 PM »
Hoping for divine intervention worked for them in '86
I figured I start this years thread with this doozy. Alderson says Tebow will play in major leagues.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/22493923/new-york-mets-general-manager-sandy-alderson-thinks-tim-tebow-play-major-leagues

Offline NJ Ave

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Re: NL East (2018)
« Reply #16: February 22, 2018, 01:18:42 PM »
I was pretty impressed by what he did last year.

Brendan McKay was drafted 4th overall last year out of Louisville and hit .232/.349/.376 in low-A.
Adam Haseley was drafted 8th overall last year out of Virginia and hit .270/.350/.380 in low-A and .258/.315/.379 in A-ball.
Tim Tebow hit .226/.309/.347 in A-ball and high-A.

Tebow hadn't played in a dozen years since he was a junior in HS, the other two were highly celebrated college players from great programs who have been playing their entire lives. I'm no big fan of Tim Tebow, but it seems like he had a fairly impressive debut and given his athletic background you can't rule out that he could make major strides forward quickly.

Sure it's a publicity stunt and sure there's a 99% likelihood he'll never make it to the majors. But I don't think he's embarrassed himself, at all.

Offline Truconfidence

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Re: NL East (2018)
« Reply #17: February 22, 2018, 07:16:04 PM »
The Phillies aren't going to be pushovers either.
They are our competition as I see it. With Santana coming over and it seems that Arrieta might be there too. I like their team. Their outfield is super talented but now they have a glut with Hoskins out there now.

Offline RiotAct

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Re: NL East (2018)
« Reply #18: February 22, 2018, 11:05:14 PM »
Calling it now....Mets surge late, make playoffs and they knock us out with a walk off Tebow HR.
No.  Hell, no.

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Re: NL East (2018)
« Reply #19: March 03, 2018, 08:24:16 AM »
I think the Mets are going to challenge us all season.
Wow, Syndergaard's first outing of the spring he threw 11 of his 22 pitches at 100+mph. 

Offline aBaltoNat

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Re: NL East (2018)
« Reply #20: March 03, 2018, 10:01:19 AM »
Wow, Syndergaard's first outing of the spring he threw 11 of his 22 pitches at 100+mph.

I hope that he continues to do that all Spring.

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Re: NL East (2018)
« Reply #21: March 03, 2018, 10:09:59 AM »
Wow, Syndergaard's first outing of the spring he threw 11 of his 22 pitches at 100+mph.

Waiting for the inevitable "Well, the Spring Training speed guns are always wrong" comment...  :roll:


Offline LoveAngelos

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Re: NL East (2018)
« Reply #22: March 03, 2018, 10:25:42 AM »
The speed guns are accurate  but you can get some really good diet pills in Florida

Offline aBaltoNat

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Re: NL East (2018)
« Reply #23: March 03, 2018, 05:03:32 PM »
The speed guns are accurate  but you can get some really good diet pills in Florida

I hope he throws his damn arm out.  No love for the Mets.

Offline GburgNatsFan

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Re: NL East (2018)
« Reply #24: March 04, 2018, 12:27:59 PM »
Waiting for the inevitable "Well, the Spring Training speed guns are always wrong" comment...  :roll:

Waiting for the inevitable announcement that a promising Mets pitcher is out for the season.

It's the way the Mets roll.