How do you see the whole of the AL playing out in 2012?

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    How do you see the whole of the AL playing out in 2012?

    The hot stove season is in its last few weeks and then S.T. is here. Obviously more moves will occur as there are still trades to be made, F.A.'s to be signed and compensation issues resolved. As objectively as you can and from this point moving forward - how does all this play out in all three divisions of the A.L.?
     
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    Re: How do you see the whole of the AL playing out in 2012?

    EAST: Yankees

    CENTRAL: Tigers

    WEST: Rangers

    WC: Angels/Red Sox - Sox win the 'play-in' wildcard game with Daiskue being carried off on the team's shoulders after throwing 135 pitches in a nine inning, one run affair.

    Sox/Yankees - Sox in SEVEN, Daiskue winning game seven.

    Tigers/Rangers - Rangers in SIX


    Sox take the Rangers in SEVEN, with Daiskue pitching another GEM.


    Sox over the Phillies in SEVEN, with Daiskue pitching another GEM. 


    Daiskue is the WORLD SERIES MVP.  The Sox then sign him to a 15 year, 360 million dollar contract and have to trade AGON and Ellsbury to accommodate his new salary.


    Orrrrr:

    Yankees
    Tigers
    Rangers

    Angels/Rays
     
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    Re: How do you see the whole of the AL playing out in 2012?

    Lessee.....
    Tigers get Feilder
    Angels get Pujols


    ....Royals win the World Series

    (I'm just kidding!)
     
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    Re: How do you see the whole of the AL playing out in 2012?

     
      Redsox- Tigers- Angels win divisons,
      Yankees- Rangers wildcards,
      Redsox in the world series 1912-2012,
      provided that sweet caroline will never be played at Fenway Park again......Cool
     
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    Re: How do you see the whole of the AL playing out in 2012?

    Al West  Rangers [edge Angels]
    Al Central Tigers
    Al East RS [what did you expect/ but only if they get another starter]
    Al Wild Card [Angels edge Rays]
    Hoping this is year RS finally stay healthy and have something to prove after last yrs finish. Think this is season Yanks get dealt some tough injuries, RS have had there share the past few yrs. Yanks w/ Arod/ Jeter/Mo/CC or maybe a younger guy goes down like Cano. Yanks have had one of the older teams and for most part have stayed pretty healthy. RS meanwhile it a question of who hasn't been hurt, but RS still need [1] more starter to win division.
     *But dark horse team I really like is Reds in NL.
     
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    Re: How do you see the whole of the AL playing out in 2012?

    Should be in the top 5:

    New York
    Boston
    Tampa
    Detroit 
    Cali

    Possible to make the top 5:

    Texas

    Surprise Team:

    Cleveland
     
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    Re: How do you see the whole of the AL playing out in 2012?

    AL East - Red Sox (Sox & Yanks tie record)
    AL Central - Tigers
    AL West - Rangers
    WC - Yankees/ Angels (Yankees Advance)

    ALDS - Red Sox/ Rangers (Rangers Advance)
            - Tigers/ Yankees (Yankees Advance)

    ALCS - Rangers/ Yankees (Yankees Advance)

    NL East - Phillies
    NL Central - Cardinals
    NL West - D'Backs
    WC - Braves/ Marlins (Braves Advance)

    NLDS - Phillis/ D'Backs (Phillies Advance)
            - Cardinals/ Braves (Braves Advance)

    NLCS - Phillies/ Braves (Phillies Advance)

    WS - Phillies/ Yankees (Phillies win in game 6 or 7)
     
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    Re: How do you see the whole of the AL playing out in 2012?

    I see a Tiger runaway in the Central.  My heart says Sox win the East, but that will depend on how healthy they are throughout the season, how the pitching shapes up (primarliy the 4B's - Beckett, Buch, Bard and Bailey), and the health of the other competitors.  On paper it could well be a repeat of last year with Rays and Sox coming down to the last weekend to decide who is second behind you know who.  I think Tex will squeak by in the West assuming Davish wins 15+ games.  The post season could be phenominal.  Sox definitely have a chance but at the moment I wouldn't bet the mortgage on it.
     
  9. You have chosen to ignore posts from jesseyeric. Show jesseyeric's posts

    Re: How do you see the whole of the AL playing out in 2012?

    East - Yanks
    Central - Tigers
    West - Angels
    WC - Sox and Rangers
     
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    Re: How do you see the whole of the AL playing out in 2012?

    Hard to predict the AL champions, health always seems to play such an important roll because of all of the talent dispersed among the different clubs in the AL.

    As a Yankee fan I do remember that the Yankees led all teams in the MLB in team era during the 2011 play-offs and that they also out hit the Tigers holding them to a team .228 BA.

    The difference between last years Yankee play-off team and the one that won the 2009 WS was the inability to bring base runners to the plate, the lack of clutch hits.

    No Damon or Matsui, remember that in 2009 ARod finalley redeemed himself as clutch coming up with timely big hits in helping the team win the WS, last year in the play-offs he reverted, he only hit .111, Swisher .211, Tex .167.. Of course Arod was injured most of last season,  the big question is can he remain healthy in 2012?

    The Tiger right handed pitchers owned Tex and Swisher, nice that the Yankees added Pineda and Kiroda but clutch hitting not pitching cost them in the 2011 play-offs.

    We'll see in time if the Montero trade was the right move but I felt that the Yankee line up in 2012 needed the infusion of Montero's bat.
     
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    Re: How do you see the whole of the AL playing out in 2012?

    Since the 2012 Red Sox are not championship construction material, a playoff dine and dash does nothing for me. My hope is that the Red Sox flounder and Valentine is part of selling off long term contract FA seekers and non-performing dead weight.
     
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