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With Half The Season Gone
« on: July 14, 2013, 07:15:10 PM »
With half the season over it's time to look back at the first half and for some teams to look forward to the playoffs. There were some surprises, and key injuries during the first half. Some teams have reached into their Minor's for hopes of sparking a run and others to see if they can be there for next year or used as trading prospects.

Here are the Standings as of July 8th

American League East

Boston 54 36
Tampa Bay           50 40
N.Y. Yankees        48 40 
Baltimore           49 41 
Toronto             43 45
Detroit             48 39 
Cleveland           46 42 
Kansas City         41 44 
Minnesota           37 49 
Chi. White Sox      34 51 

American League West
 
Oakland             53 37
Texas               52 37
L.A. Angels         43 45
Seattle             39 49 
Houston             32 57

National League East

Atlanta             50 38 
Washington          46 43 
Philadelphia        44 46
N.Y. Mets           37 48
Miami               32 55 
 
National League Central
 
St. Louis           53 34 
Pittsburgh          53 35
Cincinnati          50 38
Chi. Cubs           38 48 
Milwaukee           35 52

National League West
 
Arizona             47 41 
L.A. Dodgers        42 45 
Colorado            42 47 
San Francisco       40 47
San Diego           40 49
Now let's have a look at where they were predicted to be at the end to see who's on pace.
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Re: With Half The Season Gone
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2013, 07:19:33 PM »
Here are the Preseason Over/Under Predictions (current wins) (over or under)

- Arizona Diamondbacks 81.5 (47) (over)

- Atlanta Braves 86 (50) (over)

- Baltimore Orioles 76.5 (49) (over)

- Boston Red Sox 79.5 (54) (over)

- Chicago Cubs 72 (38) (over)

- Chicago White Sox 80.5 (34) (under)

- Cincinnati Reds 88.5 (50) (over)

- Cleveland Indians 77.5 (46) (over)

- Colorado Rockies 71.5 (42) (over)

- Detroit Tigers 90 (48) (over)

- Houston Astros 59.5 (32) (over)

- Kansas City Royals 79 (41) (over)

- Los Angeles Angels 89.5 (43) (under)

- Los Angeles Dodgers 90 (42) (under)

- Miami Marlins 64.5 (32) ** on pace**

- Milwaukee Brewers 79.5 (35) (under)

- Minnesota Twins 64.5 (37) (over)

- New York Mets 74 (37) ** on pace**

- New York Yankees 86.5 (48) (over)

- Oakland Athletics 83 (53) (over)

- Philadelphia Phillies 81.5 (44) (over)

- Pittsburgh Pirates 79 (53) (over)

- San Diego Padres 74.5 (40) (over)

- San Francisco Giants 86 (40) (under)

- Seattle Mariners 76.5 (39) (over)

- St. Louis Cardinals 85.5 (53) (over)

- Tampa Bay Rays 86 (50) (over)

- Texas Rangers 87 (52) (over)

- Toronto Blue Jays 86.5 (43) ** on pace**

- Washington Nationals 90 (46) (over)

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Re: With Half The Season Gone
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2013, 07:38:51 PM »
Sorry Blitz right now you have 16 Under's and there are currently only 4 with 2 on pace. It's early yet and there are a few that are a game either way.
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Re: With Half The Season Gone
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2013, 07:59:51 PM »
As for the Current Standings vs The Predicted Standings


Predictions
AMERICAN LEAGUE Tampa and Yankees are where they predicted but Baltimore is ahead of Torotno
East
Tampa Bay Rays - Still the best pitching staff
New York Yankees - While getting older they still have the best roster from 1-9
Toronto Blue Jay -  The most Active in the off season

Central Exactly as predicted
Detroit Tigers- Sanchez, Hunter and Martinez and a weak division
Kansas City Royals - Pick up Shields and Davis, big improvement to last year
Cleveland Indians - Pick up Stubbs and Francona(most important )

West Oakland and Los Angeles have exchanged spots

Los Angeles Angels - Played the off season pickups and hope not to start bad again
Texas Rangers - Banking thus year on upcoming stars
Oakland A's - Last years winner hoping to catch again

NATIONAL LEAGUE

EAST Atlanta has the top spot over Washington
Washington Nationals - Pitching Staff solid 1-5
Atlanta Braves - Can easily be considered for number one but their staff loses the 5th spot to Washington's Haren.
Philadelphia Phillies - Halladay, Hamels and Lee if they can keep Howard healthy lookout

Central Pittsburgh sits behind the Cards and Milwaukee sits in the basement
St. Louis Cardinals -  Tight Division good staff
Cincinnati Reds - Pick up Shoo and Champman
Milwaukee Brewers - Solid lineup but weak staff

West San Diego is in Second with San Francisco Third
Los Angeles Dodgers -  Challenged San Francisco last year and start this year healthy
San Francisco Giants - Last years Champs
San Diego Padres - Adjusting ballpark to fit team?

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Re: With Half The Season Gone
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2013, 08:14:29 PM »
American League East
Tampa is as good as they appear and don't ask me how but the Yankees with key injuries(Tex,Jeter and A-Rod) have been keeping pace. IMO this is due to the fact that all teams now play each other and there are still some that are quite bad

American League Central
Detroit has just too much of everything in a powerhouse offense

American League West
Oakland and Texas are in a great battle

National League East
Atlanta has done what everyone predicted and Washington has had key injuries. Philly should be there but have not played up to potential

National League West
Arizona is one of the surprise teams so far, but from top to bottom only seperated by 7 games it's still anyone's. Dodgers having been making noise of late with Rookie phenom Puig.

National League Central
St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Cinncinati all have been playing well. Pittsburgh is off to the same great start as last year and hopes to avoid a second half debacle
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