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2016 Major League Baseball Contest....

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Alright, ladies and gentlemen--it's that time again. With Spring Training in full effect and the regular season a mere weeks away, it's time for the 2016 MLB Contest. 

The rules are pretty simple--pick the team who you think will win each division & also the 2 teams you think will secure the Wild Card spots in each league. You get a point a day for each victory your team earns & at the end of the season the points will be tallied up. Also, you can predict who you think will be each league's Cy Young winner, but those points will count on the MLB postseason.

And, if there are any suggestions as to how the contest could be tweaked or improved, share them here.

Past Winners:

2014: LedZeppfan77 (I hope Rick returns in time for the new season)...

2015: Stargroves Tangie

 

Good luck everyone... :wave:

 

 

 

 

 

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Maybe 25 bonus points for correctly predicting the division winners and 10 for wild cards?  That'll separated those from just getting the teams with the most wins?  Whatever you think Paul.

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^^ I believe in my initial post, I forgot about explaining the points. Generally, it's been 100 points for correctly predicting the division winners and 75 for wild cards. 

 

 

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OK,  I am at a library and created a new screename.  I just hope my home IP is unblocked because I cannot get any help unfreezing it.  Telling me some do not want me back.

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Well  IM BACK!!!   Aren't you just delighted?  :lol:

 

Here are my picks

AL East   Baltimore   (what a surprise huh?)

AL Central   KC  (hope I a wrong)

AL West     (LA Angels)

 

AL wild Cards      Boston and Minnesota

 

NL  East   Washington

AL Central  (Cubs in a runaway)

NL West   (LA Dodgers)

 

NL Wild Cards   Arizona and St Louis  (reluctantly)

 

ALCS   Baltimore over Boston

NLCS   Cubs over Dodgers

 

Series    Baltimore over the Cubs      i am loyal

Edited by LedZeppfan1977
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Welcome back Rick. Hope things are well...

 

Btw, you want to get your Cy Young picks in? There's no rush, of course, just thought you might have forgot....

 

I think I'll make my selections when a few more people jump on board...

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5 minutes ago, paul carruthers said:

Welcome back Rick. Hope things are well...

 

Btw, you want to get your Cy Young picks in? There's no rush, of course, just thought you might have forgot....

 

I think I'll make my selections when a few more people jump on board...

I need a bit more education on the matter.  And I picked Minnesota on a hunch.  i was thinking White Sox also.   I just think the Tigers will have an off year and a surprise is in store.  Seattle can be in it and so too Texas.  I did not pick Toronto because like the Yankees I just hate them.  I hate them because of Anderson.  

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8 hours ago, LedZeppfan1977 said:

 

 

NL Wild Cards   Arizona and St Louis  (reluctantly)

 

Glad you are back and I know why you (reluctantly) picked the Saint Louis Cardinals.  However, of all the teams you picked, only the Saint Louis Cardinals have made it to the Post-Season/Playoffs the past 5 years in a row.  Even you have to admit that that is a tremendous and a very remarkable feat. 

(I will enter this contest and give my picks at a later date).  Thanks to Paul for starting this and keeping track of this throughout the 2016 Major League Baseball season. 

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On March 29, 2016 at 1:05 AM, kingzoso said:

Glad you are back and I know why you (reluctantly) picked the Saint Louis Cardinals.  However, of all the teams you picked, only the Saint Louis Cardinals have made it to the Post-Season/Playoffs the past 5 years in a row.  Even you have to admit that that is a tremendous and a very remarkable feat. 

(I will enter this contest and give my picks at a later date).  Thanks to Paul for starting this and keeping track of this throughout the 2016 Major League Baseball season. 

Yes, its not easy keeping the scores and all.  Thanks Paul.  If I were you King, I would be a bit worried about the Cubs this year.  I will worry only about the AL East for now.  I am not convinced the Red Sox are a cinch to win it like so many believe

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Here we go....

AL East - Toronto

AL Central - Kansas City

AL West - Houston (picking the same division winners as last year--don't know if that's risky or not)

AL Wild Cards - Baltimore, Detroit

 

NL East - Mets (shocker :P )

NL Central - Cubs (rolling the dice)

NL West - Giants

NL Wild Cards - Cardinals, Nationals

 

NL Cy Young - Jacob deGrom

AL Cy Young - Chris Sale

 

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Woo Hoo- Baseball is Back!!!   :cheer:

Starting with the National League:

NL East: Mets  (will never pick against my team)

NL Central: Cubs (get the feeling this might be their year)

NL West: Giants (let's see if the every other year thing works again)

Wild Cards: Nationals (probably will be up there again), Cardinals (seem to be there all the time)

 

American League:

AL East:  Red Sox (think they will surprise this year)

AL Central: Royals (last year's champs probably will be good again)

AL West: Rangers (also did well last year)

Wild Cards: Blue Jays , Tigers (both did well)

 

NL Cy Young: Jacob deGrom (my favorite Met)

AL Cy Young: David Price (will win many games if Sox do well)

 

Happy Baseball everyone & Good Luck!

 

 

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AL

East - Toronto

Central - Kansas City

West - Houston

Wild Cards - Boston and Cleveland

 

NL

East - Washington

Central - Chicago

West - San Francisco

Wild Cards - St. Louis and New York

 

Chris Sale - AL Cy Young

Clayton Kershaw - NL Cy Young

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I am nothing if not an expert procrastinator... ;) 

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American League:

East:  Toronto Blue Jays

Central:  Kansas City Royals

West:  Houston Astros

Wild Cards:  Boston Red Sox/Texas Rangers

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National League:

East:  Washington Nationals

Central:  Saint Louis Cardinals

West:  Arizona Diamondbacks

Wild Cards:  New York Mets/Pittsburgh Pirates

 

 

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Totally winging it here...

 

American League:

East:  Saux

Central:  Indians

West:  Astros

Wild Cards:  Jays, White Sox

 

National League:

East: Nationals

Central:  Cubs

West:  Giants

Wilds Cards:  (holding my nose) Mets, Cards

 

AL Cy Young: Chris Archer

NL Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw 

 

Let's play ball!!!

 

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Spring has officially Sprung!

Hope I am not considered too late, Paul...been having internet issues. Good luck and many thanks in advance for taking the reins for the Forum's baseball contest. I'm enjoying my break from the football contests.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

AL EAST: Toronto

AL CENTRAL: Kansas City

AL WEST: Houston

AL WILD CARDS: Boston, LA Angels (hope springs eternal ;) )

AL Cy Young: David Price

NATIONAL LEAGUE

NL EAST: New York (Good luck Paul and Stargroves)

NL CENTRAL: Saint Louis ( like death and taxes)

NL WEST: San Francisco (it's an even number year)

NL WILD CARDS: Chicago, Washington

NL Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw

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^^ Not too late, only one game in the books so far, so there's plenty of time for anyone else who would like to join in...

 

 

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nm...posted in the wrong thread

 

Thanks for doing this Paul!

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6 hours ago, paul carruthers said:

Well, we are almost at the end of the month, so a scoring update either today or tomorrow....

I know its not easy.   Thanks Paul.  Or Franco?  I have your boys today with DeGrom.  The Twins are killing me on this contest no doubt

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