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With opening day starting in a few short hours, I have decided to compile a list of predictions for pretty much everything we could possibly want to know about the 2015 Baseball season. So here is a little bit of what your favorite gas bags think about how this year will shake out.
|Walker||X. Grieves||Dr. Hodson||Luke||Sarah||Jason||Charles|
|Royals Make Playoffs (y/n)||No||Yes||No||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|A.L. Central Winner||Cleveland||Kansas City||Detroit||Kansas City||Detroit||Kansas City||
|World Series Match-up||Dodgers over Mariners||Nationals over Royals||Red Sox over. Nationals||Orioles over Dodgers||Nationals over Mariners||Dodgers over Mariners||Mariners over Nationals|
So as you can see, the staff is all optimistic about the Royals, and having a good season. Some seem to be view the world through some rose colored glasses however, while the realists are expecting a more modest 2015 season. I find it interesting that we all picked one of two national league teams to play in the World Series. The Nationals and Dodgers seem to be the odds on favorites for the October Classic. And the Seattle Mariners seem to be the most common American League team to be picked for the World Series. All said no one feels that the Royals will be winning the title this year, with only one pundit even picking them to go.
As an addition to these predictions, I also asked the writers to look into their magic eight balls, and try to predict anything else that could possibly happen. From this I got some impressive foresight..and some frightening images.
Some of the predictions:
The Good Doctor foresees Alcides Escobar lasting no more than a month in the lead-off roll. Hosmer turns the corner hitting .290, 23 HR's, and 92 RBI's. And Duffy ends up being the best and most consistent starter on the team, 170 IP, mid 3 era, wins 12-14 games. JGuts continues to be JGuts, ends up being the team's 3rd best starter (and best Twitter personality by far). The "6th starter" ends up being the 4th best starter on the team. Either Volquez or Vargas (probably Vargas) ends up in the bullpen by June 1.Volquez will have a few flashes of brilliance, but will end up going down as one of the worst free agents ever signed by GMDM. Holland has a down year by his standards. Will still be an overall effective closer, but people will say we are paying him too much to be an average closer and want to move him at the deadline. The rest of the bullpen pitches at the same (or even slightly better) level as they did last year.
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