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Yeah, I'm taking liberties here...but I've never been able to start one of these and we're but a mere few month from pitchers & catchers reporting.

Plus I'm the Commish of the fantasy leagues, so it makes sense. :shifty:

Miggy may miss the start of the season.

Justin Upton ain't afraid of no Petco Park. (Side note: :( )

Ned Yost will lead the Royals for at least one more year.

Obligatory Braves story: Braves give Wandy Rodriguez a minor league deal, now have 50% of all starting pitchers in the Major Leagues.

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This will be our year! :w00t:

:(

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I just love the idea of the Cubs winning it all in 2015. I'm routing for a Cubbies/Angels series so even if my Angels lose then the Cubbies win! Hurrah!

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The Cubs won't even make the playoffs this year. They're still a year or two away.

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The Cubs won't even make the playoffs this year. They're still a year or two away.

I could see them sneaking in as a Wild Card. The NL East will likely remain a dump, despite the Braves' 40-man roster being eight batters and 32 starting pitchers.

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People posting nice things about the Cubbies? Is this a dream?

Oh wait Meacon ruined it :(

Do you want to be like of our resident Blue Jay fans who give up in June, because they set such high expectations?

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I always get excited around this time of year when football is winding down and baseball is on the horizon, and no matter how crap the Mets look on paper I'm always pumped up on Opening Day even if I know they'll be bad in a given season. This is the first year since...shit, somewhere around 2009-2011 where I'm entering a year actually thinking the team can not only be good but can compete for a playoff spot.

I'm not sure they can keep up with the Nationals for the division, although I can't see them losing nearly every game against them as they did last year. I do think they have enough pitching to compete for a wild card spot and with there being two of them that should mean your season is relevant until the tail end of September.

I do worry a bit about the hitting. They need not only Wright and Granderson to bounce back but Cuddyer to stay healthy and Duda/Lagares/d'Arnaud to not have any sort of significant regression. That's probably asking a bit much. Incredible pitching though.

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The Cubs won't even make the playoffs this year. They're still a year or two away.

I could see them sneaking in as a Wild Card. The NL East will likely remain a dump, despite the Braves' 40-man roster being eight batters and 32 starting pitchers.

You could get three out of the West.

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We may be about to get even more, as Atlanta is likely dealing Evan Gattis to the Astros for -- of all things -- PITCHING.

We will be the only team to win every game we do win 1-0.

And there ya go. Gattis to Houston for two pitching prospects and one minor league hitter.

I'm too downtrodden to even post a table-flipping gif.

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Sure. Anyone in the NL West that aren't the Dodgers or Giants.

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Wait never mind apparently Dave Stewart said that the D-Backs are going to be a 'true baseball team' and not rely on analytics.

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Wait never mind apparently Dave Stewart said that the D-Backs are going to be a 'true baseball team' and not rely on analytics.

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You can reminisce about the time you guys almost traded for Ian Desmond.

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Also we're going to play Yasmany Tomas at third base even though everyone who's ever seen him play says he's terrible at third base but we reckon he'll be good at third base because he has grit/hustle.

I knew I should've stuck with my diary

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We should do videos of TEOL getting to grips with the MLB, it will be like the WWE videos with Slick and Kamala.

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Gattis to Houston is official. I guess Atlanta doesn't want to try this year.

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Dan Duquette is forcing his way out of his contract with Baltimore to become CEO in Toronto. Classic Angelos scoffed at the idea of matching what Toronto was offering Duquette, so good on him taking a better job. But it's a toxic atmosphere in the front office apparently, nothing is getting done, and the big thing right now is to try and work out compensation from Toronto.

Winning the division last year was fun, can't wait to relive 1998 this time around.

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You should root for the Cardinals in the meantime. Avian Alliance bros gotta stick together!

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i'm cautiously optimistic for the mets as i am every year but with harvey coming back and the braves rebuilding i think the mets have a chance to compete they probably won't get past washington unless washington suffers a huge injrty that just ruins them the marlins could sneak in there too

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Max Scherzer to the Nationals. 7 years, $180 million. Their rotation is now Stephen Strasburg-Max Scherzer-Jordan Zimmermann-Gio Gonzalez-Doug Fister. Fuck.

They might trade Zimmermann or Fister since they can both leave at the end of the year, but then they could just put Tanner Roark into the #5 spot. Double fuck.

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And now the Braves look like geniuses for not even trying this year.

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