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Old 03-14-2019, 08:29 PM
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March Madness is upon us and the 2019 MLB season opens next week?!

This is just like the 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 and 2003 contests.

Out of about two dozen entries in 2018, Ultimate Anyone? and Kid Rock led the pack, with a low final score of 4.

Let's see if we can get many more entries this year (most yet is 38, but can we get to 42?). And if people who pay for any stat services, magazines or know the Vegas books, and you want to provide those predictions, then please do.

Simply submit your predictions for the final standings of the 2019 MLB regular season. You will be penalized one point for each place that separates your prediction and the actual outcome. For example, if you pick the Cubs to finish 4th but they finish 2nd, you get 2 unwanted points. The lowest score at the end of the season is the winner.

As a bonus, you will get 2 points taken away from your score for each team you correctly pick to be in the playoffs. It doesn't matter if they get in via division winner or wild card.

Ties in MLB standings: If two or more teams finish with the same record and it does not affect the division champion, their division positions will be their averages. For example, if the Brewers and Pirates both finish 88-74, good for 2nd and 3rd in the NL Central, they would be considered to both have finished in 2.5th place. Whether one qualified for the Wild Card would be irrelevant, they would still both be considered as 2.5th. Thus, someone who picked the Pirates to finish 4th would get 1.5 points. However, if two teams tie for the best record in a division, the 1st place team will be the one that wins the division by MLB tiebreaker rules.

You can also enter in your post-season predictions and other surprises, but they won't have any affect on the competition. It's just all in good fun.

Enter in your projections in the same format as shown below with the two wildcards starred, please:

AL East: Red Sox, Yankees*, Rays, Blue Jays, Orioles
AL Central: Indians, Twins, White Sox, Royals, Tigers
AL West: Astros, Angels*, Mariners, A's, Rangers

NL East: Phillies, Nationals*, Braves, Mets, Marlins
NL Central: Brewers, Cardinals*, Cubs, Reds, Pirates
NL West: Dodgers, Rockies, Diamondbacks, Padres, Giants

ALDS: Astros over Yankees, Indians over Red Sox
ALCS: Indians over Astros
NLDS: Phillies over Dodgers, Nationals over Brewers
NLCS: Nationals over Phillies
World Series: Indians over Nationals

AL MVP (1-2-3): Mike Trout, Mookie Betts, Jose Ramirez
AL Cy Young (1-2-3): Chris Sale, Corey Kluber, J.A. Happ
AL Surprise: Albert Pujols retires

NL MVP (1-2-3): Bryce Harper, Paul Goldschmidt, Juan Soto
NL Cy Young (1-2-3): Max Scherzer, Patrick Corbin, Jameson Taillon
NL Surprise: Craig Kimbrel signs one NL East team, but is traded to another at deadline


The entry deadline is Thursday, March 28 (Opening Day!) [Yes, I know a couple teams play a couple games next week, but will those really affect your predictions?, and we need time to get more entries in.]
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Old 03-25-2019, 07:54 AM
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AL East: Red Sox, Yankees*, Rays*, Blue Jays, Orioles
AL Central: Indians, Twins, White Sox, Tigers, Royals
AL West: Astros, Mariners, A's, Angels, Rangers

NL East: Nationals, Phillies*, Mets, Braves, Marlins
NL Central: Brewers, Cubs*, Cardinals, Reds, Pirates
NL West: Rockies, Dodgers, Padres, Diamondbacks, Giants

ALDS: Astros over Rays, Red Sox over Indians
ALCS: Red Sox over Astros
NLDS: Phillies over Brewers, Nationals over Rockies
NLCS: Nationals over Phillies
World Series: Red Sox over Nats

AL MVP (1-2-3): Mookie Betts, Carlos Correa, Mitch Haniger
AL Cy Young (1-2-3): Corey Kluber, Blake Snell, Chris Sale
AL Surprise: Trout finishes outside of top 10 MVP voting

NL MVP (1-2-3): Juan Soto, Trevor Story, Bryce Harper
NL Cy Young (1-2-3): Max Scherzer, Jacob deGrom,
NL Surprise: Acuna struggles for Braves
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Old 03-25-2019, 09:19 AM
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AL East: Yankees, Red Sox*, Rays, Blue Jays, Orioles
AL Central: Indians, Twins, White Sox, Tigers, Royals
AL West: Astros, A's*, Angels, Mariners, Rangers

NL East: Phillies, Mets*, Braves, Nationals, Marlins
NL Central: Cubs, Cardinals*, Brewers, Reds, Pirates
NL West: Dodgers, Rockies, Padres, Giants, Diamondbacks,

ALWC: Red Sox over A's
ALDS: Red Sox over Yankees, Astros Over Indians
ALCS: Red Sox over Astros
NLWC: Mets over Cardinals
NLDS: Mets over Phillies, Cubs over Dodgers
NLCS: Mets over Cubs
World Series: Mets over Red Sox
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ALE: BOS NYY* TB TOR BAL
ALC: CLE MIN* DET CWS KC
ALW: HOU OAK LAA TEX SEA

NLE: WAS PHI NYM ATL MIA
NLC: CHC STL* MIL* CIN PIT
NLW: LAD COL SD ARZ SF

ALWC: Yankees over twins
ALDS: Astros over Yankees, Red Sox over Indians
ALCS: Astros over Red Sox
NLWC: Brewers over Cardinals
NLDS: Dodgers over Cubs, Brewers over Nats
NLCS: Dodgers over Brewers
WC: Astros over Dodgers

AL Surprise: Shohei Ohtani wins Gold Glove. Everyone says its because of his hitting.

NL Surprise: The "dinger machine" is Miami's lone representative at the All-Star game.
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Old 03-25-2019, 02:44 PM
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AL East: BOS NYY* TB TOR BAL
AL Central: CLE MIN CWS DET KC
AL West HOU LAA* OAK SEA TEX

NL East: WAS ATL* PHI NYM MIA
NL Central: CHC STL* CIN MIL PIT
NLW: LAD COL ARZ SD SF

NYY Over MIN
BOS over CLE, HOU over NYY
HOU over BOS
STL over ATL
LAD over STL, CHC over WAS
CHC over WAS
HOU over CHC


AL MVP (1-2-3): Mike Trout
AL Cy Young (1-2-3): Chris Sale

NL MVP (1-2-3): Nolan Arenado, Puig
NL Cy Young (1-2-3): Max Scherzer
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ALE: NYY, BOS*, TBR, TOR, BAL
ALC: CLE, MIN, CHW, KCR, DET
ALW: HOU, LAA*, OAK, SEA, TEX

NLE: PHI, WAS*, ATL, NYM, MIA
NLC: CHC, STL*, MIL, CIN, PIT
NLW: LAD, COL, SDP, AZD, SFG

BOS over LAA
NYY over BOS
HOU over CLE
NYY over HOU

STL over WAS
LAD over STL
PHI over CHC
LAD over PHI

NYY over LAD

AL MVP Aaron Judge
AL Cy Young Corey Kluber
AL Surprise Minnesota is ahead of Cleveland at the ASB but fades in 2nd half.

NL MVP Kris Bryant
NL CY Young Aaron Nola
NL Surprise Philadelphia throws batteries at Bryce Harper
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I'll do this soon, but wanted to point out how accurate and inaccurate my two "surprises" were last year.

AL: Ohtani offensive WAR > pitching WAR.
NL: Acuna is a bust.
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AL East: Red Sox, Yankees*, Rays*, Blue Jays, Orioles
AL Central: Indians, Twins, White Sox, Royals, Tigers
AL West: Astros, A's, Angels, Mariners, Rangers

NL East: Nationals, Phillies, Braves, Mets, Marlins
NL Central: Cardinals, Cubs*, Brewers*, Reds, Pirates
NL West: Dodgers, Rockies, Padres, Diamondbacks, Giants

ALDS: Astros over Yankees, Red Sox over Indians
ALCS: Astros over Red Sox
NLDS: Cubs over Dodgers, Cardinals over Nationals
NLCS: Cardinals over Cubs
World Series: Astros over Cardinals

AL MVP (1-2-3): Mookie Betts, Aaron Judge, Jose Altuve
AL Cy Young (1-2-3): Chris Sale, Justin Verlander, Trevor Bauer
AL Surprise: 3 teams top 100 wins

NL MVP (1-2-3): Paul Goldschmidt, Juan Soto, Bryce Harper
NL Cy Young (1-2-3): Max Scherzer, Aaron Nola, Walker Buehler
NL Surprise: NL wins more inter-league games than the AL
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Old 03-26-2019, 10:23 AM
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AL East: Yankees, Red Sox*, Rays, Blue Jays, Orioles
AL Central: Indians, Twins, Royals, White Sox, Tigers
AL West: Astros, A's*, Angels, Rangers, Mariners

NL East: Phillies, Nationals, Braves, Mets, Marlins
NL Central: Brewers, Cubs*, Reds, Cardinals Pirates
NL West: Dodgers, Padres*, Rockies, Diamondbacks, Giants

ALDS: Astros over A's, Yankees over Indians
ALCS: Yankees over Astros
NLDS: Padres over Brewers, Phillies over Dodgers
NLCS: Phillies over Padres
World Series: Phillies over Yankees

AL MVP (1-2-3): Mike Trout, Matt Chapman, Alex Bregman
AL Cy Young (1-2-3): Trevor Bauer, Gerrit Cole, Justin Verlander
AL ROY: Eloy Jimenez, Vladimir Guerrero Jr, Danny Jansen
AL Surprise: Adalberto Mondesi carries over his end of 2018 breakout, and goes 25-50

NL MVP (1-2-3): Ronald Acuna, Rhys Hoskins, Franmil Reyes
NL Cy Young (1-2-3): German Marquez, Walker Buehler, Chris Paddack
NL ROY: Chris Paddack, Pete Alonso, Victor Robles
NL Surprise: Franmil Reyes hits 40 HRs.
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AL East: Red Sox, Yankees*, Blue Jays, Rays, Orioles
AL Central: White Sox, Twins*, Indians, Tigers, Royals
AL West: Astros, Angels, Mariners, A's, Rangers

NL East: Phillies, Braves*, Mets , Nationals, Marlins
NL Central: Cardinals, Brewers, Cubs, Reds, Pirates
NL West: Rockies, Padres*, Dodgers, Diamondbacks, Giants


ALDS: White Sox over Yankees, Red Sox over Astros
ALCS: White Sox over Red Sox
NLDS: Phillies over Rockies, Braves over Cardinals
NLCS: Phillies over Braves
World Series: White Sox over Phillies

AL ROY: Eloy Jiminez
AL MVP (1-2-3): Aaron Judge, Yoan Moncada, Mookie Betts
AL Cy Young (1-2-3): Chris Sale, Corey Kluber, Tanaka
AL Surprise: Duh!

NL ROY: Fernando Tatis Jr
NL MVP (1-2-3): Acuna, Machado, Bryce Harper
NL Cy Young (1-2-3): Max Scherzer, Patrick Corbin, Noah Syndergard
NL Surprise: Dodgers and Cubs fade close to .500
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