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2017 Brewers & MLB Predictions - Unlocking Near the End Of The Season

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2017 Brewers & MLB Predictions - Unlocking Near the End Of The Season 

Post#1 » by Thunder Muscle » Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:27 am

Copied from last year....

It's that time. Just like in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 we're here to throw out our predictions for the Brewers and the MLB.

And, as always, the winner will have one night with twirl to do whatever they want to him.

Brewers Predictions
Record: 74-88
Place In Divisional Standings: 4th
Playoffs (Y/N): No
MVP Hitter: Braun
MVP Pitcher: Davies
Most Pleasant Surprise Position: Santana
Most Pleasant Surprise Pitcher: Peralta
Biggest Disappointment (Position/Pitcher): Arcia / Guerra
Are We Sellers or Buyers at the Deadline: Sellers
Is Braun on the roster on 10-1-17?: Yes

MLB Predictions
AL Playoff Teams: Red Sox, Indians, Astros, Rangers, Tigers.
NL Playoff Teams: Nationals, Cubs, Dodgers, Mets, Cardinals.
NLCS: Dodgers
ALCS: Red Sox
World Series: Red Sox
AL MVP: Correa, Astros
NL MVP: Bryant, Cubs
AL Cy Young: Sale, Red Sox
NL Cy Young: Syndergaard, Mets
AL Rookie of the Year: Benintendi, Red Sox
NL Rookie of the Year: Swanson, Braves
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Post#2 » by ReasonablySober » Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:29 pm

Brewers Predictions
Record: 81-81
Place In Divisional Standings: 3rd
Playoffs (Y/N): No
MVP Hitter: Broxton
MVP Pitcher: Jungmann
Most Pleasant Surprise Position: Aguilar
Most Pleasant Surprise Pitcher: Jungmann
Biggest Disappointment (Position/Pitcher): Villar / Davies
Are We Sellers or Buyers at the Deadline: Sellers
Is Braun on the roster on 10-1-17?: Yes

MLB Predictions
AL Playoff Teams: Red Sox, Indians, Astros, Jays, Mariners.
NL Playoff Teams: Nationals, Cubs, Dodgers, Mets, Giants.
NLCS: Nationals
ALCS: Red Sox
World Series: Nationals
AL MVP: Betts, Red Sox
NL MVP: Seager, Dodgers
AL Cy Young: Sale, Red Sox
NL Cy Young: Syndergaard, Mets
AL Rookie of the Year: Bregman, Astros
NL Rookie of the Year: Swanson, Braves
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Post#3 » by Kerb Hohl » Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:48 pm

Brewers Predictions
Record: 70-92
Place In Divisional Standings: 5th
Playoffs (Y/N): No
MVP Hitter: Braun
MVP Pitcher: Davies, I guess
Most Pleasant Surprise Position: Hernan Perez remains a worthy starter
Most Pleasant Surprise Pitcher: Peralta
Biggest Disappointment (Position/Pitcher): Aguilar / Nelson
Are We Sellers or Buyers at the Deadline: Sellers
Is Braun on the roster on 10-1-17?: Yes

MLB Predictions
AL Playoff Teams: Red Sox, Indians, Astros, Jays, Mariners.
NL Playoff Teams: Nationals, Cubs, Dodgers, Pirates, Rockies.
NLCS: Cubs
ALCS: Astros
World Series: Cubs
AL MVP: Altuve, Astros
NL MVP: Seager, Dodgers
AL Cy Young: Sale, Red Sox
NL Cy Young: Kershaw, Dodgers
AL Rookie of the Year: Bregman, Astros
NL Rookie of the Year: Margot, Padres
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Post#4 » by BUCKnation » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:15 pm

Brewers Predictions
Record: 77-85
Place In Divisional Standings: 3rd
Playoffs (Y/N): No
MVP Hitter: Braun
MVP Pitcher: Davies
Most Pleasant Surprise Position: Thames
Most Pleasant Surprise Pitcher: Feliz
Biggest Disappointment (Position/Pitcher): Arcia (offensively)
Are We Sellers or Buyers at the Deadline: Sellers
Is Braun on the roster on 10-1-17?: Yes

MLB Predictions
AL Playoff Teams: Red Sox, Indians, Astros, Jays, Mariners
NL Playoff Teams: Nationals, Cubs, Dodgers, Mets, Cardinals
NLCS: Cubs
ALCS: Indians
World Series: Indians
AL MVP: Trout, Angels
NL MVP: Harper, Nats
AL Cy Young: Hernandez, Mariners
NL Cy Young: Kershaw, Dodgers
AL/NL Rookie of the Year: idk
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Post#5 » by mlloyd10 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:59 pm

Brewers Predictions
Record: 77-85
Place In Divisional Standings: 4th
Playoffs (Y/N): No
MVP Hitter: Braun
MVP Pitcher: Davies
Most Pleasant Surprise Position: Thames
Most Pleasant Surprise Pitcher: Peralta
Biggest Disappointment (Position/Pitcher): Arcia / Knebel
Are We Sellers or Buyers at the Deadline: Sellers
Is Braun on the roster on 10-1-17?: Yes

MLB Predictions
AL Playoff Teams: Red Sox, Indians, Astros, Rangers, Tigers.
NL Playoff Teams: Nationals, Cubs, Dodgers, Mets, Giants.
NLCS: Dodgers
ALCS: Astro's
World Series: Astro's
AL MVP: Machado, Orioles
NL MVP: Bryant, Cubs
AL Cy Young: Sale, Red Sox
NL Cy Young: Syndergaard, Mets
AL Rookie of the Year: Judge, Yankee's
NL Rookie of the Year: Renfroe, Padres
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Post#6 » by miamiflashfan » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:28 pm

Brewers Predictions
Record: 75-87
Place In Divisional Standings: 4th
Playoffs (Y/N): No
MVP Hitter: Braun
MVP Pitcher: Davies
Most Pleasant Surprise Position: Santana
Most Pleasant Surprise Pitcher: Nelson
Biggest Disappointment (Position/Pitcher): Thames/Guerra
Are We Sellers or Buyers at the Deadline: Sellers (we better be)
Is Braun on the roster on 10-1-17?: Yes

MLB Predictions
AL Playoff Teams: Red Sox, Indians, Astros, Mariners, Rays
NL Playoff Teams: Nationals, Cubs, Dodgers, Mets, Giants
NLCS: Nationals
ALCS: Indians
World Series: Nationals
AL MVP: Mike Trout
NL MVP: Kris Bryant
AL Cy Young: Chris Sale
NL Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw
AL Rookie of the Year: Aaron Judge
NL Rookie of the Year: Dansby Swanson
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Post#7 » by wichmae » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:42 pm

Brewers Predictions
Record: 81-81
Place In Divisional Standings: 3rd
Playoffs (Y/N): No
MVP Hitter: Braun
MVP Pitcher: Davies
Most Pleasant Surprise Position: Jesus Aguilar
Most Pleasant Surprise Pitcher: Neftali Feliz
Biggest Disappointment (Position/Pitcher): Villar, Guerra (only because he doesnt come close to 2016)
Are We Sellers or Buyers at the Deadline: Sellers to a small degree
Is Braun on the roster on 10-1-17?: Yes

MLB Predictions
AL Playoff Teams: Red Sox, Indians, Rangers. Astros, Mariners
NL Playoff Teams: Nationals, Cubs, Dodgers. Mets, Diamondbacks
NLCS: Dodgers
ALCS: Red Sox
World Series: Red Sox
AL MVP: Francisco Lindor, Indians
NL MVP: Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks
AL Cy Young: Chris Sale, Red Sox
NL Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
AL Rookie of the Year: Benintendi, Red Sox
NL Rookie of the Year: Gsellman, Mets
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Post#8 » by trwi7 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:37 am

Brewers Predictions
Record: 72-90
Place In Divisional Standings: 4th
Playoffs (Y/N): No
MVP Hitter: Braun
MVP Pitcher: Davies
Most Pleasant Surprise Position: Santana
Most Pleasant Surprise Pitcher: Knebel
Biggest Disappointment (Position/Pitcher): Perez/Guerra
Are We Sellers or Buyers at the Deadline: Sellers
Is Braun on the roster on 10-1-17?: Yes

MLB Predictions
AL Playoff Teams: Red Sox, Indians, Astros, Mariners (WC1), Blue Jays (WC2)
NL Playoff Teams: Nationals, Cubs, Dodgers, Mets (WC1), Cardinals (WC2)
NLCS: Mets vs Cubs
ALCS: Indians vs Red Sox
World Series: Mets vs Red Sox (Red Sox win)
AL MVP: Mike Trout
NL MVP: Kris Bryant
AL Cy Young: Chris Sale
NL Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw
AL Rookie of the Year: Andrew Benintendi
NL Rookie of the Year: Dansby Swanson
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Post#9 » by Outlander » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:31 pm

Brewers Predictions
Record: 73-89
Place In Divisional Standings: 4th
Playoffs (Y/N): No
MVP Hitter: Broxton
MVP Pitcher: Davies
Most Pleasant Surprise Position: Kyle Wren
Most Pleasant Surprise Pitcher: Barnes, some are too worried about his sucking in spring training
Biggest Disappointment (Position/Pitcher): Aguilar/Torres
Are We Sellers or Buyers at the Deadline: Sellers
Is Braun on the roster on 10-1-17?: No

MLB Predictions
AL Playoff Teams: Blue Jays, Tigers, Rangers, Astros (WC1), Red Sox (WC2)
NL Playoff Teams: Mets, Cubs, Giants, Nationals (WC1), Dodgers (WC2)
NLCS: Dodgers vs Cubs
ALCS: Rangers vs Red Sox
World Series: Dodgers vs Red Sox (Dodgers win)
AL MVP: Trout
NL MVP: Harper
AL Cy Young: Kluber
NL Cy Young: Kershaw
AL Rookie of the Year: Andrew Benintendi
NL Rookie of the Year: Tyler Glasnow
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Post#10 » by crkone » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:35 pm

Brewers Predictions
Record: 77-85
Place In Divisional Standings: 3rd :D
Playoffs (Y/N): No
MVP Hitter: Braun
MVP Pitcher: Davies
Most Pleasant Surprise Position: Shaw
Most Pleasant Surprise Pitcher: Hughes
Biggest Disappointment (Position/Pitcher): Thames/Guerra
Are We Sellers or Buyers at the Deadline: Sellers
Is Braun on the roster on 10-1-17?: Yes

MLB Predictions
AL Playoff Teams: Red Sox, Indians, Astros, Mariners (WC1), Rangers (WC2)
NL Playoff Teams: Cubs, Dodgers, Nats, Mets (WC1), Giants (WC2)
NLCS: Dodgers vs Cubs
ALCS: Indians vs Red Sox
World Series: Dodgers vs Red Sox (Red Sox win)
AL MVP: Mike Trout
NL MVP: Kris Bryant
AL Cy Young: Corey Kluber
NL Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw
AL Rookie of the Year: Andrew Benintendi
NL Rookie of the Year: Dansby Swanson

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Post#11 » by Iheartfootball » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:19 pm

Brewers Predictions
Record: 70-92
Place In Divisional Standings: 5th
Playoffs (Y/N): No
MVP Hitter: I say Braun gets hurt and on the shelf for a period. So Perez.
MVP Pitcher: Davies
Most Pleasant Surprise Position: Aguilar
Most Pleasant Surprise Pitcher: Jungmann
Biggest Disappointment (Position/Pitcher): Guerra
Are We Sellers or Buyers at the Deadline: Sellers
Is Braun on the roster on 10-1-17?: Yes

I can't make MLB predictions as I would just be copying and pasting from others insights. So I'll stop with the Crew. I just hope the Cubs don't win again.
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Post#12 » by Wisky4life » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:30 pm

Brewers Predictions
Record: 85-77
Place In Divisional Standings: 3rd
Playoffs (Y/N): No
MVP Hitter: Villar
MVP Pitcher: Guerra
Most Pleasant Surprise Position: Thames
Most Pleasant Surprise Pitcher: Feliz
Biggest Disappointment (Position/Pitcher): Catcher (Any of them)
Are We Sellers or Buyers at the Deadline: Sellers
Is Braun on the roster on 10-1-17?: No

MLB Predictions
AL Playoff Teams: Red Sox, Indians, Astros, Mariners (WC1), Rangers (WC2)
NL Playoff Teams: Cubs, Dodgers, Nats, Mets (WC1), Cardinals (WC2)
NLCS: Dodgers vs Cubs
ALCS: Indians vs Red Sox
World Series: Dodgers vs Indians (Indians win)
AL MVP: Mike Trout
NL MVP: Kris Bryant
AL Cy Young: Chris Sale
NL Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw
AL Rookie of the Year: Alex Bragman
NL Rookie of the Year: Dansby Swanson
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Post#13 » by trwi7 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:43 am

Bregman isn't a rookie. I'll eat a hat if the Brewers win 85 games.
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Post#14 » by ReasonablySober » Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:37 pm

trwi7 wrote:Bregman isn't a rookie. I'll eat a hat if the Brewers win 85 games.


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Post#15 » by ReasonablySober » Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:38 pm

Am surprised to see folks thinking the Brewers will regress in the win total from last year.
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Post#16 » by Kerb Hohl » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:03 pm

ReasonablySober wrote:Am surprised to see folks thinking the Brewers will regress in the win total from last year.


Bullpen is probably worse
Villar and/or Perez could regress
Braun could miss more time than he did last year
No half season of Lucroy
We got a bit lucky last year
We will be experimenting with trying to squeeze value out of Garza and probably putting better pitchers in AAA or in middle relief for part of the season while guys like Chase Anderson throw 170 innings. If somebody like Peralta falters, we'll probably leave him in the rotation to "figure it out" for a long period of time...which I have no problem with but will cause more losses.
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Post#17 » by ReasonablySober » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:07 pm

Kerb Hohl wrote:
ReasonablySober wrote:Am surprised to see folks thinking the Brewers will regress in the win total from last year.


Bullpen is probably worse
Villar and/or Perez could regress
Braun could miss more time than he did last year
No half season of Lucroy
We got a bit lucky last year
We will be experimenting with trying to milk value out of Garza and probably putting good pitchers in AAA or in middle relief for part of the season.


I think what's interesting is the utter lack of confidence anyone seems to have on the existing guys improving. It's like everyone is waiting on regression from Villar, Davies, Perez, Broxton, Guerra, etc. Given the ages of a lot of these guys, you would should reasonably expect improvements.
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Post#18 » by Kerb Hohl » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:11 pm

ReasonablySober wrote:
Kerb Hohl wrote:
ReasonablySober wrote:Am surprised to see folks thinking the Brewers will regress in the win total from last year.


Bullpen is probably worse
Villar and/or Perez could regress
Braun could miss more time than he did last year
No half season of Lucroy
We got a bit lucky last year
We will be experimenting with trying to squeeze value out of Garza and probably putting better pitchers in AAA or in middle relief for part of the season while guys like Chase Anderson throw 170 innings. If somebody like Peralta falters, we'll probably leave him in the rotation to "figure it out" for a long period of time...which I have no problem with but will cause more losses.


I think what's interesting is the utter lack of confidence anyone seems to have on the existing guys improving. It's like everyone is waiting on regression from Villar, Davies, Perez, Broxton, Guerra, etc. Given the ages of a lot of these guys, you would should reasonably expect improvements.


I like a lot of them but many are capped by talent. Broxton still strikes out too much, Guerra was a lucky pitcher whose xFIP didn't match his ERA, Davies is fine but is not an ace and he doesn't have the gas to be too much better than this, I can't imagine Villar having much better of a season than he had.

I honestly think all of them are either good trade pieces or long-term pieces, but I don't think they're the type of players to lead a playoff team. On top of all of that, we play in a division where the Pirates, Cubs, and Cards should pummel us.
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Post#19 » by Thunder Muscle » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:45 pm

ReasonablySober wrote:
Kerb Hohl wrote:
ReasonablySober wrote:Am surprised to see folks thinking the Brewers will regress in the win total from last year.


Bullpen is probably worse
Villar and/or Perez could regress
Braun could miss more time than he did last year
No half season of Lucroy
We got a bit lucky last year
We will be experimenting with trying to milk value out of Garza and probably putting good pitchers in AAA or in middle relief for part of the season.


I think what's interesting is the utter lack of confidence anyone seems to have on the existing guys improving. It's like everyone is waiting on regression from Villar, Davies, Perez, Broxton, Guerra, etc. Given the ages of a lot of these guys, you would should reasonably expect improvements.


I guess I come to expect the worst, but I am a little worried with regression with Villar and Guerra. Broxton the same size of success is still relatively small which scares me.

Most of all, I'm worried about the pitching and depth. I think if the position players run into any kind of injuries they are going to be in trouble unless they dive into some of the prospects and they can play right away. 1B and C could be real holes, even 3B if Shaw struggles. I'm not sold on the pitching at all. They are usually good at finding relievers but no idea what to expect. As for the starters, I'm not real high on Nelson, Garza, nor Anderson. I'm cool with Davies and think Guerra will at least be okay even if he regresses. Peralta could go either way and the safe money is he struggles.

I'm hoping for improvement, but I would be less shocked with 70 wins than 80 wins if I am being honest. I hope I am wrong though. It would be nice to have some meaningful baseball again.
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Post#20 » by Kerb Hohl » Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:27 pm

Thunder Muscle wrote:
I'm hoping for improvement, but I would be less shocked with 70 wins than 80 wins if I am being honest. I hope I am wrong though. It would be nice to have some meaningful baseball again.


I'm speaking as a guy that now lives out of market so only watches a handful of games and might make it to only 1 game this year, so take this with a grain of salt.

Barring a miracle run that actually gets us into the playoffs and seems to suggest that these guys really are a future contending core, sign me up for 100 losses over that scenario*.

Starting in 2018, assuming that Hader, Brinson, Phillips, etc. are starting to get a ton of time in the majors I will be fully on board an exciting rise of a season where they win 84, miss the playoffs, meaningful September games occur, and hope springs eternal.

* - I guess 100 losses may be a bit much because that suggests that some of the current core is complete trash and ended up not being able to be traded, but I'd rather have one more year of high drafting and not being tempted to buy at the deadline.

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