2022 AL West

Discussion in 'The Dugout - OOTP Online League' started by soxandgators, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. soxandgators

    soxandgators The Gator Nation

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    Lets keep it brief and too the point. Spend 30 minutes in your life and breakdown your team previews for us all. Here is a good outline to follow to keep it simple and to the point. Nippon join us and do a division thread also lots of us are interested in the league and don't know much about it.

    1. Last seasons final thoughts and review

    2. Roster loses

    3. Roster additions

    4. Offensive preview

    5. Pitching preview

    6. Rookie watch ( rookies who have a legit shot at a major league debut this year)

    7. Final predictions for your division top to bottom (wins-loses) And playoff predictions for the dugout.
     
  2. Confucius Rex

    Confucius Rex Walk On

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    1. Last seasons final thoughts and review

    Last season went pretty badly. Everyone on offense decided to take a season off. It was disappointing to say the least. I had the lowest attendance since I took over the A's too. I just want to forget that whole sitch ever happened.

    2. Roster loses

    I won't call them losses but rather "players not returning this season." This includes SP Frank James, MR Brad Boxberger, MR Ryan Perry, and CF Ben Revere. CF Brooks Farmer was traded to the D-Backs.

    3. Roster additions

    We only made two significant free agent signings this off-season. One was 34 year old center fielder and former Met Matt Van Dekker. Ever since the loss of Daniel Esquivel back in 2018 I've failed to find a decent replacement, but I feel like Matt Den Dekker will finally provide some solid support at this critical position. The second signing was MR Angelo Smith. He wasn't my first choice, but we'll see how it works out.

    4. Offensive preview

    I hope the abnormally poor showing from just about everyone last season should be balanced out with good output this season. I'm going to watching these guys a lot more closely this season in order to put together really solid lineups too. CF Carlos Mendoza will be returning to the leadoff position. Here's hoping he'll stay healthy all season. Lefties and fan-favorites C Beau Taylor and 1B Song Ju will be following him up with RF Davey Walters, who surprised us by hitting 26 HR last year, batting as cleanup. 22 year old 2B Felipe Muñoz and CF Matt Den Dekker will be following them. DH Barry Boyd, one of the few rays of sunshine last year will hopefully be just as strong this season. Hot prospect SS Clarence Walls made his debut last year and hit a disappointing .222. I'm really hoping he pulls it together. 3B Brandon Martin will be wrapping things up. On the bench will be rookies 3B Thomas Nash, SS Bartolo Garcia, and LF John Alder.

    5. Pitching preview

    Do not sleep on Julio Ortega and Charlie Ralston this season. These twin rookies relievers developed more rapidly than expected and maybe I'm putting them out there a little early, but I'm excited and we'll see what happens. Chris Perez, Robbie Ross, and Angus McFayden should provide good relief work this year as well. With the rotation, Gabriel, Darvish, and Cole return and will hopefully provide solid seasons. Tyler Matzek had a less than adequate season last year and he'll be watched carefully to see if he can get it together. If not my eternal borderline pitcher Nobukazu Kiyomizu is always available. Making his major league debut in the 4th slot will be Daniel Cardinal. This fellow rose up from being minor league filler material to being a rather solid option.

    6. Rookie watch ( rookies who have a legit shot at a major league debut this year)

    Lefty catcher Daniel LeBlanc will probably be made back-up catcher in short order.

    7. Final predictions for your division top to bottom (wins-loses) And playoff predictions for the dugout.

    Houston 101-61
    Oakland 82-80
    Seattle 81-81
    Texas 73-89
    Los Angeles 62-100

    I'm gonna call Yankees to repeat.
     
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  3. ty5oke

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    1. Last seasons final thoughts and review
    Very happy with the regular season: Sandoval put on a show all year with one of the best Dugout seasons ever, Longo played like he was 30 again, and Lujan pitched surprisingly well all year. Unfortunately injuries hit the team late, losing 4 out of 9 starters for the playoffs and the playoffs were short lived.

    2. Roster loses
    Really no roster loss over the offseason, unless you count the slow death of All-Star C Ed Williams due to injury.

    3. Roster additions
    Added a RH bat Lawley for the OF untill Schraeder is ready, I've been pleased with hit bat so far. Most of the team is in tact from the previous year though.

    4. Offensive preview
    Don't see 999 runs happening again this year. Ed Williams is dying, Ovando died before last year and probably can't reproduce what he did. Sandoval won't put a 10+ war season again. The offense should still be a top 5 but I don't think we will be as good as the past few years.

    5. Pitching preview
    Love the bullpen. Picked up a lefty/righty specialist in the offseason and Hessler/Sanchez closing combo is very reliable. Pitching staff is above average but nothing great. Hopefully Osman turns into that #1 guy and the rest of the rotation is good enough. Lujan will be out most of the season and Almonte is out for first 2 months, so will need the youngster Melendez to come through

    6. Rookie watch ( rookies who have a legit shot at a major league debut this year)
    SP Carlos Melendez - Taking over for Enrico Lujan who is out for 4 months.
    CF Shawn Schraeder - Would like to see him learn to hit righties better before getting called up. Should be atleast an average player moving forward.
    1B Emilo Romo - Really the only stud in my system. He may force a Sandoval or Torres trade this year if he continues to improve.

    7. Final predictions for your division top to bottom (wins-loses) And playoff predictions for the dugout

    Astros 100-62
    Rangers 81-81
    M's 78-84
    A's 74 - 88
    Angels 70 - 92

    Really the question is what AL team will win the WS this year??
    I'm going to go with a Yankee repeat.
     

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