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    Rockies 2012 Season Predictions!

    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
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    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.

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    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

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    82-80.........


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    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

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    So far we have:

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

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    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

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by DenverBlood View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Broncoholic3233 View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broncoholic3233 View Post
    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.

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    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.

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