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

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Re: 2017 Brewers & MLB Predictions 

Post#21 » by Iheartfootball » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:09 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.



My reasons for regression:

1) Trading Lucroy, Wil Smith, Jefress, Thornburg. Lose talent and veteran leadership.
2) I feel Guerra is going to regress. The rest of the staff doesn't inspire any confidence for me.
3) Lot of talent but it's young. They need seasoning.
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Re: 2017 Brewers & MLB Predictions 

Post#22 » by El Duderino » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:59 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 think think the offense will be better than last year, but the pitching staff could end up being one of the worst in the league.

The rotation looks bad and there is a lack of starter prospects in the high minors. Last year the bullpen was an asset, this year it looks shaky at best.

Teams with bad pitching usually finish with bad records. So i see the Brewers winning around 73-75 games.
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Re: 2017 Brewers & MLB Predictions 

Post#23 » by miamiflashfan » Sat Apr 1, 2017 12:00 am

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 think an improvement in ability and a decrease in numbers/production aren't mutually exclusive. Villar for example could be a "better baseball player" this year, but I highly doubt he'll post a .373 babip or 12% FB/HR this year.
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Re: 2017 Brewers & MLB Predictions 

Post#24 » by Sky Bucks » Mon Apr 3, 2017 3:50 am

Brewers Predictions
Record: 72-90
Place In Divisional Standings: 4th
Playoffs (Y/N): No
MVP Hitter: Travis Shaw
MVP Pitcher: Taylor Jungmann
Most Pleasant Surprise Position: Shaw
Most Pleasant Surprise Pitcher: Jacob Barnes
Biggest Disappointment (Position/Pitcher): Thames
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, Blue Jays (WC1), Rangers (WC2)
NL Playoff Teams: Cubs, Dodgers, Nats, Mets (WC1), Cardinals (WC2)
NLCS: Dodgers vs Nats
ALCS: Indians vs Astros
World Series: Nats vs Indians (Indians win)
AL MVP: Manny Machado
NL MVP: Bryce Harper
AL Cy Young: Corey Kluber
NL Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw
AL Rookie of the Year: Andrew Benintendi
NL Rookie of the Year: Tyler Glasnow
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Re: 2017 Brewers & MLB Predictions 

Post#25 » by MickeyDavis » Mon Apr 3, 2017 11:53 am

73-89.

I'm going to lock this up around first pitch today (1 pm.) and reopen it near the end of the season.
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Re: 2017 Brewers & MLB Predictions 

Post#26 » by WeekapaugGroove » Mon Apr 3, 2017 2:46 pm

Brewers Predictions
Record: 76-86
Place In Divisional Standings: 4th
Playoffs (Y/N): No
MVP Hitter: Santana
MVP Pitcher: Davies
Most Pleasant Surprise Position: Pina
Most Pleasant Surprise Pitcher: Peralta
Biggest Disappointment (Position/Pitcher): Villar
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, Rangers, Astros (WC1), Tigers (WC2)
NL Playoff Teams: Cubs, Dodgers, Nats, Arizona (WC1), Mets (WC2)
NLCS: Dodgers vs Cubs
ALCS: Indians vs Astros
World Series: Dodgers vs Astros - Astros Win
AL MVP: Trout
NL MVP: Bryce Harper
AL Cy Young: Kluber
NL Cy Young: Syndergaard
AL Rookie of the Year: Andrew Benintendi
NL Rookie of the Year: Swanson
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Re: 2017 Brewers & MLB Predictions 

Post#27 » by humanrefutation » Mon Apr 3, 2017 4:24 pm

Brewers Predictions
Record: 75-87
Place In Divisional Standings: 4th
Playoffs (Y/N): No
MVP Hitter: Broxton
MVP Pitcher: Nelson
Most Pleasant Surprise Position: Santana
Most Pleasant Surprise Pitcher: Nelson
Biggest Disappointment (Position/Pitcher): Villar/Peralta
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, Rangers, Mariners.
NL Playoff Teams: Nationals, Cubs, Dodgers, Mets, Cardinals.
NLCS: Dodgers OVER Cubs
ALCS: Red Sox OVER Indians
World Series: Red Sox OVER Dodgers
AL MVP: Mike Trout
NL MVP: Corey Seager
AL Cy Young: Chris Sale
NL Cy Young: Madison Baumgarner
AL Rookie of the Year: Andrew Benintendi
NL Rookie of the Year: Jose De Leon
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Re: 2017 Brewers & MLB Predictions 

Post#28 » by Turk Nowitzki » Mon Apr 3, 2017 4:37 pm

Sky Bucks wrote:MVP Hitter: Travis Shaw
MVP Pitcher: Taylor Jungmann
Most Pleasant Surprise Position: Shaw
Most Pleasant Surprise Pitcher: Jacob Barnes

How much money can I wager against any of these coming true?
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Re: 2017 Brewers & MLB Predictions 

Post#29 » by Sky Bucks » Mon Apr 3, 2017 5:33 pm

Turk Nowitzki wrote:
Sky Bucks wrote:MVP Hitter: Travis Shaw
MVP Pitcher: Taylor Jungmann
Most Pleasant Surprise Position: Shaw
Most Pleasant Surprise Pitcher: Jacob Barnes

How much money can I wager against any of these coming true?

Just you wait :wink:
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