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Ferris Wheel - MLB Over-Under
Posted by david ferris at 4/2/2007 8:00:00 AM
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For entertainment purposes only.

3 units Brewers over 80.5

2 units Indians over 86

2 units Blue Jays under 87

1 unit Padres over 83.5

1 unit Diamondbacks over 78.5

1 unit Red Sox over 90.5

1 unit Yankees under 96.5

1 unit Athletics over 85.5


Comments....

I like the Diamondbacks over 78.5 - lots of good young talent developing at the same time. Randy Johnson can't hurt - though who knows how much he'll help.
Posted by cliss at 4/3/2007 1:30:00 AM
 
I especially endorse the Brewers pick. I think they win the Central.
Posted by Erickson at 4/3/2007 10:41:00 AM
 
I like the Blue Jays and the Yankees unders. Halladay has 21 or fewer starts in 3 of the last 6 seasons. We all know Burnett's track record. Frank Thomas is their one upgrade, and last year was the first time in 3 years he cracked 500 PA's. The Jays remind me of a fantasy owner who drafts Fred Taylor, then says, "My team would be good if..."

The Yankees' pitching woes are well chronicled, but I'll take a different reason for their slide. Jeter and Damon both had career years last year. Jeter had his best OPS in 6 years last year at age 32. Likely he slides back to .840 like he was '02-'05. Similar situation for Damon. His '04 and '06 are way out of character with '01-'03 and '05. The 33-year old Damon is likely to end the year much closer to his career .790 than the .841 he posted last year. With decreased production from those two, their offense could be incapable of overcoming the pitching deficiencies.
Posted by iceguy at 4/3/2007 1:11:00 PM
 

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