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Broncoholic3233
04-03-2012, 09:14 PM
With only about 2 days until opening day, give me your predictions!


Record: 95-67

Place in West: 1st

Division Winner or Wild Card or No Playoffs: Division Winner

Pitching Rotation Mid Year: Guthrie, De La Rosa, Chacin, Pomeranz, Nicasio

Guthrie Record: 13 - 11

Chacin Record: 15 - 9

Nicasio Record: 9 - 9

Pomeranz Record: 14 - 9

De La Rosa Record: 8 - 5

Tulowitzki (BA/HR/RBI): .305 / 30 / 105

CarGo (BA/HR/RBI/SB): .320 / 30 / 115 / 25

Dexter (BA/RBI/SB/OBP): .275 / 60 / 20 / .375

Who will start the most games at third?: Nelson

Who will catch the most games?: Rosario

Who will be called up for good?: Alex White and Charlie Blackmon

Who will be sent down for a good amount?: Eric Young Jr




Any other predictions you want to include (trades included):

- Betancourt becomes a dominant closer
- Rosario hits 20 HR's
- Hopefully we trade EY Jr.
- Brother is our best bullpen guy

CinnaMunMun
04-03-2012, 09:27 PM
Record: 90-72

Place in West: Second

Division Winner or Wild Card or No Playoffs: Wild Card

Pitching Rotation Mid Year: Guthrie, De La Rosa, Nicasio, Chacin, Pomeranz

Guthrie Record: 12-13

Chacin Record: 15-8

Nicasio Record: 8-10

Pomeranz Record: 14-6

De La Rosa Record: 8-4

Tulowitzki (BA/HR/RBI): .300/22/110

CarGo (BA/HR/RBI/SB): .330/28/115/15

Dexter (BA/RBI/SB/OBP): .260/55/25/.340

Who will start the most games at third?: Nelson

Who will catch the most games?: Hernandez

Who will be called up for good?: Alex White

Who will be sent down for a good amount?: Herrera




Any other predictions you want to include (trades included):

EY jr is traded/cut, Blackmon called up.
Guthrie is traded in a package for Wandy Rodriguez.
Pomeranz becomes ace of the future before the season ends.
Fowler regains leadoff spot before all star break.

CoryWinget81
04-03-2012, 09:32 PM
Record:81-81

Place in West: 3rd

Division Winner or Wild Card or No Playoffs: no playoffs

Pitching Rotation Mid Year: Chacin, Guthrie, Nicasio, De La Rosa

Guthrie Record:12-9

Chacin Record: 14-7

Nicasio Record: 11-10

Pomeranz Record: 8-14

De La Rosa Record: 9-4

Tulowitzki (BA/HR/RBI): .302/29/105

CarGo (BA/HR/RBI/SB): .298/31/112

Dexter (BA/RBI/SB/OBP): .269/3/34

Who will start the most games at third?: Pacheko

Who will catch the most games?: Rosario

Who will be called up for good?: White

Who will be sent down for a good amount?: Colvin

ERoyal248
04-03-2012, 10:11 PM
82-80.........

:salute:

Atwnbroncfan
04-03-2012, 10:46 PM
Record: 85-77

Place in West: 2nd

Division Winner or Wild Card or No Playoffs: No Playoffs

Pitching Rotation Mid Year: Guthrie, De La Rosa, Chacin, Pomeranz, Nicasio

Guthrie Record: 14-10

Chacin Record: 11-8

Nicasio Record: 12-6

Pomeranz Record: 6-8

De La Rosa Record: 9-4

Tulowitzki (BA/HR/RBI): .310/32/99

CarGo (BA/HR/RBI/SB): .337/26/102/10

Dexter (BA/RBI/SB/OBP): .278/40/13/.301

Who will start the most games at third?: Nolan Arenado

Who will catch the most games?: Hernandez

Who will be called up for good?: Arenado and Blackmon

Who will be sent down for a good amount?: Chatwood, Rosario (should be to get ABs and have good PT)




Any other predictions you want to include (trades included):

-Cuddyer hits .300
-Rex Brothers is the closer by the All Star break
-Fowler has his routine send down to the minors at the end of April
-Scutaro wins a gold glove at 2nd base

Broncoholic3233
04-03-2012, 10:51 PM
So far we have:

Me - Very Optimistic
Cinny - Optimistic
Atwn - Middle of the pack
Cory - No optimism at all

DenverBlood
04-04-2012, 08:29 AM
Record: 92-70

Place in West: 2nd

Division Winner or Wild Card or No Playoffs: Wild Card

Pitching Rotation Mid Year: Guthrie, De La Rosa, Chacin, Moyer, Nicasio

Guthrie Record: 10 - 10

Chacin Record: 16- 9

Nicasio Record: 12 - 9

Moyer Record: 11- 9

De La Rosa Record: 15 - 9

Tulowitzki (BA/HR/RBI): .320 / 30 / 105

CarGo (BA/HR/RBI/SB): .330 / 35 / 115 / 15

Dexter (BA/RBI/SB/OBP): .275 / 60 / 20 / .375

Who will start the most games at third?: Nelson

Who will catch the most games?: Rosario

Who will be called up for good?: Alex White and Charlie Blackmon

Who will be sent down for a good amount?: Eric Young Jr


Would just like to point out that based on some of our starters predictions we have some fairly bold bullpen predictions for this team.

For instance my predictions would mean the Pen has to go 28-24. It's a little bold for this team however if they want to get back to contending for playoffs and even a playoff run they will have to be capable of pulling that off.

I think a lot of it comes down to can the starting rotation eat up innings and limit bullpen innings but also Betancourt and Brothers as others have mentioned. The losses on the bullpen can pile up if these guys don't provide a solid 1-2 punch in the 8th and 9th innings. Regardless of who the closer is.

The Experience
04-04-2012, 09:25 AM
Record: 87-75

Place in West: 1st

Division Winner or Wild Card or No Playoffs: Division Winner

Pitching Rotation Mid Year: Guthrie, De La Rosa, Chacin, Pomeranz, Nicasio

Guthrie Record: 15 - 9

Chacin Record: 17 - 9

Nicasio Record: 12 - 7

Pomeranz Record: 10 - 9

De La Rosa Record: 5 - 4

Tulowitzki (BA/HR/RBI): .310 / 32 / 109

CarGo (BA/HR/RBI/SB): .320 / 31 / 117 / 30

Dexter (BA/RBI/SB/OBP): .270/ 50 / 15 / .370

Nelson (BA/HR/RBI/SB/) .310 / 15 / 68 / 15

Who will start the most games at third?: Nelson

Who will catch the most games?: Rosario

Who will be called up for good?: Edgmer Escalona and Charlie Blackmon

Who will be sent down for a good amount?: Tyler Chatwood




Any other predictions you want to include (trades included):

Betancourt has a Huston Street type year at closer and is replaced by Rex Brothers at some point. Brothers becomes a dominant closer.

Hernandez and EYJ will be traded because of the emergence of Rosario.

Betancourt will be traded if the Rox struggle.

Moyer will get DFA'd before DLR gets back

BroncoFanBoy
04-04-2012, 10:11 AM
Record: 85-77

Place in West: 3rd

Division Winner or Wild Card or No Playoffs: No playoffs

Pitching Rotation Mid Year: Guthrie, De La Rosa, Chacin, Pomeranz, Nicasio

Guthrie Record: 12-13

Chacin Record: 18 - 8

Nicasio Record: 10 - 7

Pomeranz Record: 14 - 9

De La Rosa Record: 5 - 8

Tulowitzki (BA/HR/RBI): .315 / 33 / 115

CarGo (BA/HR/RBI/SB): .320 / 31 / 117 / 30

Dexter (BA/RBI/SB/OBP): .270/ 43 / 21 / .370

Nelson (BA/HR/RBI/SB/) .230 / 4 / 46 / 13

Scutaro (BA/HR/RBI) .303/10/68

Who will start the most games at third?: Nelson

Who will catch the most games?: Hernandez

Who will be called up for good?: Charlie Blackmon

Who will be sent down for a good amount?: Tyler Chatwood




Any other predictions you want to include (trades included):

Moyer moves to bullpen when De La Rosa comes back

The Rockies trade for another third basemen

Rex Brothers has a great year as setup man, and becomes the Rockies future closer

Arenado doesn't get called up until September

Alex White gets called up midseason and plays well

E.Y gets traded before deadline

Just my :2cents:.

Broncoholic3233
04-04-2012, 10:46 AM
Would just like to point out that based on some of our starters predictions we have some fairly bold bullpen predictions for this team.

For instance my predictions would mean the Pen has to go 28-24. It's a little bold for this team however if they want to get back to contending for playoffs and even a playoff run they will have to be capable of pulling that off.

I think a lot of it comes down to can the starting rotation eat up innings and limit bullpen innings but also Betancourt and Brothers as others have mentioned. The losses on the bullpen can pile up if these guys don't provide a solid 1-2 punch in the 8th and 9th innings. Regardless of who the closer is.

Keep in mind though, most of us did a different starting rotation than you.

Most of us have our future ace, Pomeranz, playing a lot more games than Moyer, and having moyer being replaced at the end of May when DLR gets back.

So, that leaves us with whatever wins Moyer gives us until that point, which we didn't predict.

Also, our bullpen definitely got better this year, I can't see how it didn't due to the trades we made, I think (and pray) it's better than last year.

Rafael Bentacourt, Rex Brothers, Matt Belisle, Josh Roenicke, Esmil Rogers, Matt Reynolds, Tyler Chatwood and Josh Outman.

I like that pen, a lot more than I liked last years pen, so I do think they are capable of doing what you said, and getting a good chunk of wins.

We'll see though.

The Experience
04-04-2012, 11:10 AM
Keep in mind though, most of us did a different starting rotation than you.

Most of us have our future ace, Pomeranz, playing a lot more games than Moyer, and having moyer being replaced at the end of May when DLR gets back.

So, that leaves us with whatever wins Moyer gives us until that point, which we didn't predict.

Also, our bullpen definitely got better this year, I can't see how it didn't due to the trades we made, I think (and pray) it's better than last year.

Rafael Bentacourt, Rex Brothers, Matt Belisle, Josh Roenicke, Esmil Rogers, Matt Reynolds, Tyler Chatwood and Josh Outman.

I like that pen, a lot more than I liked last years pen, so I do think they are capable of doing what you said, and getting a good chunk of wins.

We'll see though.

I don't get why Reynolds made the team....

He sucked vs. lefties he could use more AAA time.

DenverBlood
04-04-2012, 11:53 AM
Keep in mind though, most of us did a different starting rotation than you.

Most of us have our future ace, Pomeranz, playing a lot more games than Moyer, and having moyer being replaced at the end of May when DLR gets back.

So, that leaves us with whatever wins Moyer gives us until that point, which we didn't predict.

Also, our bullpen definitely got better this year, I can't see how it didn't due to the trades we made, I think (and pray) it's better than last year.

Rafael Bentacourt, Rex Brothers, Matt Belisle, Josh Roenicke, Esmil Rogers, Matt Reynolds, Tyler Chatwood and Josh Outman.

I like that pen, a lot more than I liked last years pen, so I do think they are capable of doing what you said, and getting a good chunk of wins.

We'll see though.

Well who is in the rotation doesn't really have much to do with it. Based on your current rotation that would leave your pen with a 36-24 record versus mine with a 28-24 record.

However I also didn't take into consideration that a team never makes it through a season with 5 starters. So I get your point that Moyer as a starter could have 5-6 wins and then a replacement have 10-15.

So maybe the starters end up being 6-7 people with about 7-10 more wins. That would actually only require the pen to win 26 for you and 18 for me.

I'm getting a little carried away with it but the main point was I tend to question the Rockies pen until they prove otherwise.

I'm optomistic about the team as a whole. Just not every aspect till I see them in the regular season.

Just hoping the Starters win a few more games than any of us credited them with. And leave less up to the pen.

DenverBlood
04-04-2012, 11:56 AM
As far as Moyer goes though I haven't been able to see any pre season games like I'm sure some of you have. So I have nothing really to base my opinion on of him making the long term rotation.

I also just don't know as much about Guthrie or Pomeranz as some of you appear to. I've just heard Moyer had a pretty decent spring training and I think it would be a great story if a 49 had a big impact on this team in a playoff year.

If it's not meant to be I have no problem if the younger guys beat him out. Whatever is best for the team.