2037 Media Day

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  1. NeuroticTruth

    NeuroticTruth dont know , dont care

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    The Dugout

    Welcome to the 2037 regular season! The is again mandatory and must be completed by the beginning of sim 4 (Saturday at 8 PM EST).

    1. How do you feel about last season's team? Did you over or under achieve? Any players who had breakout season or underperformed for the year?

    2. How do you feel about the offseason? Any key losses from last season? What additions did you make?

    3. Any prospects coming up this season? Who do you feel will break out this season and make an impact?

    4. Predict your division standings at EOS? And WS matchup/winner?

    5. Who had the best offseason (trades and FA requirements considered)?

    6. If you could pick one major league level player to restart your franchise with, who would it be?

    7. Predict the Cy Young / MVP winners.
     
  2. Gravity

    Gravity Hey, I'm Batman

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    1. How do you feel about last season's team? Did you over or under achieve? Any players who had breakout season or underperformed for the year?
    We won the World Series, going to be hard to top that one. Wimmer had a breakout year en route to winning the Cy Young. Maehle also showed the whole league that he can still pitch at a top 5 level. Jose Garcia was healthy all year and played great. We definitely over achieved given the fact I had little to no depth last year.

    2. How do you feel about the offseason? Any key losses from last season? What additions did you make?

    I added a bunch of old platoon hitters, Huck Donahue, Lewis Brown, Ron Johnston, Eric Dotson. Our biggest loss was Wilbur Williamson by far. But we are hoping that Conan Hie will take over his role nicely.

    3. Any prospects coming up this season? Who do you feel will break out this season and make an impact?

    None coming up

    4. Predict your division standings at EOS? And WS matchup/winner?
    Dodgers
    Padres
    Rockies
    DBacks
    Giants
    WS- Orioles over Cubs 4-2

    5. Who had the best offseason (trades and FA requirements considered)?
    I think the Yankees getting Craig Matthews is going to be huge in the AL East race.

    6. If you could pick one major league level player to restart your franchise with, who would it be?
    Edwin McCoy. The guy is still so young and already has a ridiculous skill set.

    7. Predict the Cy Young / MVP winners.
    AL MVP- Jon Wright
    AL CY- Joseph Mitchell
    NL MVP- Roberto Martinez
    NL CY- Lando Ortega
     
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  3. sawemoff

    sawemoff #FearTheBeard

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    1. How do you feel about last season's team? Did you over or under achieve? Any players who had breakout season or underperformed for the year?
    • I felt we gelled well at the end of the season but just could not muster up enough to get to the NLDS. Definitely did not over achieve so I would go with under achieve.
    • Roberto Martinez had an amazing year and was able to do enough to beat out 1B Charles Martin for the NL MVP award.
    2. How do you feel about the offseason? Any key losses from last season? What additions did you make?
    • I felt we really strengthened our bullpen by adding Nick Edwards and Diego Martinez and we made a lot of minor league moves. We did not lose anyone great, it just sucked that after many injuries Henry Miller died.
    • Additions include RF Burt Fisher, 1B Thurman Bell, MR Nick Edwards, and CL Diego Martinez. We got the two bullpen arms early and should be a good setup/closer duo. With Belcher not showing anything last season we brought in Bell to be a DH/1B. Burt Fisher was a reach signing but we did not feel that Victor Gonzalez was quite ready to see everyday play.
    3. Any prospects coming up this season? Who do you feel will break out this season and make an impact?
    • INF Guy Richard will be making his debut and should push for the ROTY award.
    • SP Ronald Gibbons is a very good candidate to have a breakout season and will start emerging as the rotation's ace.
    4. Predict your division standings at EOS? And WS matchup/winner?
    1. Dodgers
    2. Padres
    3. Rockies
    4. Diamondbacks
    5. Giants
    • NL continues the streak with the Phillies taking down Baltimore
    5. Who had the best offseason (trades and FA requirements considered)?
    • NYA hands down with the acquisition of Matthews.
    6. If you could pick one major league level player to restart your franchise with, who would it be?
    • Eduardo Martinez because he is a beast defensively and hitting
    7. Predict the Cy Young / MVP winners.
    • AL Cy Young: Babe Ruth's Legs
    • AL MVP: Eduardo Martinez
    • NL Cy Young: Christophe Dupont
    • NL MVP: Roberto Martinez
     
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  4. Roggie

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    1. How do you feel about last season's team? Did you over or under achieve? Any players who had breakout season or underperformed for the year?
    I feel like we overachieved. The horrendous division helped, but it was the youngest team we have had in a while. Injuries caught up to us in the playoffs, though, and we went from starting 6-0 to choking away the NLCS.
    Charles Martin and Henry Parker carried the team the entire season offensively. Randall Kerr gave us a definite boost to the lineup after his September callup. But all 3 of them suffering injuries in the playoffs doomed us.
    My catchers underperformed all year until the last month or so. We are hoping he continues his uptick in production this year as he inherits the full time catching job.

    2. How do you feel about the offseason? Any key losses from last season? What additions did you make?
    All we lost were our backup catcher and a lefty specialist who was showing mad regression. We brought in former #1 pick Alberto Trejo to give us another righty bat in the outfield (and a very good defensive right fielder) to give Victor Schmidt and Kevin Pierson another year to develop, and traded away 3 prospects for Angel Ybarra, who adds an experienced lefty arm to the rotation. We also signed INT catching prospect Juan Rodriguez. We didn't make a huge splash, but made 2 moves that give us solid upgrades.

    3. Any prospects coming up this season? Who do you feel will break out this season and make an impact?
    Most of our prospects came up after the trade deadline/in September last year. This year, Randall Kerr and Leonard Pruitt will get full time jobs. Kerr will DH and be the backup at 1B and 2B while Pruitt beat out Sylvester Leonard for the #5 starting job. Kerr should contend for rookie of the year if he can stay healthy, which he has had trouble doing. Waylon Heard also broke camp with the team and will play 2B vs lefties and be our utility infielder vs righties. Lucas Bailey will replace Juan Mendez as the left-handed specialist in the bullpen.

    4. Predict your division standings at EOS? And WS matchup/winner?
    Chicago
    Milwaukee
    Cincy
    St. Louis
    Pittsburgh

    5. Who had the best offseason (trades and FA requirements considered)?
    According to added WAR, we did. But I also like what Philly did, getting one of the best young prospect arms in a trade for an outfielder I'm not a huge fan of. Houston also had a very nice offseason, signing a fantastic lefty pitcher out of Japan and a right handed pitching killer in Millard Delaney, who bent over the Cubs in the NLCS last year.

    6. If you could pick one major league level player to restart your franchise with, who would it be?
    Pitcher, I'm picking the obvious in Edwin McCoy. Batter, give me Guy Richard. High talent 3B have been impossible for me to come by.

    7. Predict the Cy Young / MVP winners.

    NL MVP: Petre Goian
    NL Cy Young: Keith Walker
    AL MVP: Eduardo Martinez
    AL Cy Young: I'd have to be insane to not pick Joseph Mitchell.
     
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  5. HAL9100

    HAL9100 TSO's Resident Antagonist

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    2037 Philadelphia Phillies

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    1. How do you feel about last season's team? Did you over or under achieve? Any players who had breakout season or underperformed for the year?

    It was a disappointment. Following the 2035 WS, we started the 2036 season 33-11 and did that without our best hitter, Aurelio Garcia. Expecting to boost our performance even more when he returned, the opposite happened. We fell off and just weren't the same team from April and May. We tried to mix things up a bit in July by trading away Garcia to the Yankees for Fleming and Owens. They were solid but it didn't appear to have any real effect on the team. So we coasted the rest of the season with no significant competition in the NL East to 102 wins and then to a predictable NLDS loss.

    2. How do you feel about the offseason? Any key losses from last season? What additions did you make?

    We didn't really get the opportunity to do much. We got killed in arbitration with a lot of younger players finally getting big contracts. Then we offered arbitration to Ricardo Rivera who was asking for $17 mil and surprised us by taking the $13 mil offer. We picked up a couple players in the Rule 5 draft but nothing too notable there. We let Greg Ludlow walk. He was great for us, but we felt we had a replacement for him. Then with an abundance of OFs in the MLB and players ready to get a shot in the MLB, we had to make a move. We were able to trade LF Antonio Valdes for a great prospect in Larry Triplet. While it was a move that had to be made, it will negatively affect us and I'm concerned that it might cost us a shot at our third WS in 5 years.

    3. Any prospects coming up this season? Who do you feel will break out this season and make an impact?

    The biggest call up was going to be SP Tim Harrell. He's a 22 year old that posted a 5.0 WAR in AAA last year. Unfortunately he got injured in Spring Training and likely won't see any action until June. OF/2B Theron Walton and 3B/IF Richie Heap are getting called up to be role players for us. I've got big expectations for all 3.

    4. Predict your division standings at EOS? And WS matchup/winner?

    1. Philadelphia Phillies
    2. Atlanta Braves
    3. Florida Marlins
    4. New York Mets
    5. Washington Nationals

    White Sox over Braves

    5. Who had the best offseason (trades and FA requirements considered)?

    Toronto Blue Jays. The AL East has been one of the tougher divisions and the Blue Jays have been stuck at the bottom for a while. They decided to open up the checkbook this offseason though and signed some nice players. If their draft picks are ready to break out, then they could be on the upward slope.

    6. If you could pick one major league level player to restart your franchise with, who would it be?

    If I wasn't worried about future seasons, it'd easily be SS Eduardo Martinez. 5 tool player at an important position. Lots of younger options but I can't really decide which one.

    7. Predict the Cy Young / MVP winners.

    AL Cy Young: Joesph Mitchell
    AL MVP: RF Bobby Clark
    NL Cy Young: Christophe Dupont
    NL MVP: LF Roberto Martinez
     
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  6. Lou

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    1. How do you feel about last season's team? Did you over or under achieve? Any players who had breakout season or underperformed for the year?

    The way they were playing, I really thought I had a shot at the postseason, but the collapse in the 2nd half really hurt. That being said, I feel we are steadily improving and that our showing was right about expected. Allen Thorne and Petre Goian were tremendous after being called up this past season. I think that they will be mainstaples in Left and Right respectively for a long time in Coors!

    2. How do you feel about the offseason? Any key losses from last season? What additions did you make?

    Highly disappointed in our offseason. We had set our sights on 3 big FA, but were unable to land any of them. There were a few losses, but mostly older players that were underperforming. We added SS Chuck Armstrong via FA, who should help to give us depth and may fill the continually rotating turnstyle that has been our 2B position.

    3. Any prospects coming up this season? Who do you feel will break out this season and make an impact?

    This is an interesting year for Colorado. C Emmett Simmons, our 2034 1st round pick, will be starting the season in the ML, as Dixon's backup. CF Sidney O'Herlihy will be starting opening day for the Rockies (mostly due to an injury to Reyes). We are hoping he can handle the ML. Rob Davis was called up last year, but will start the season as Colorado's #3 in the rotation. Last, but not least, we expect RF Bryan Martinez to see some action in the ML later in the year, most likely at DH. Our hope is that O'Herlihy will take over the starting job by the all star game and never look back.

    4. Predict your division standings at EOS? And WS matchup/winner?

    1. San Diego
    2. Colorado
    3. Arizona
    4. Los Angeles
    5. San Francisco

    Angels beat Padres in 7

    5. Who had the best offseason (trades and FA requirements considered)?

    I think there are 3 teams that did really well; Yankees, Cubs, and Phillies

    6. If you could pick one major league level player to restart your franchise with, who would it be?

    SP Maxwell Larsen

    7. Predict the Cy Young / MVP winners.

    Cy youngs:
    NL - Christophe Dupont (Az)
    AL - Joseph Mitchell (Ana)

    MVP:
    NL- Roberto Martinez (LAD)
    AL- Eduardo Martinez (BAL)
     
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  7. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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    1. How do you feel about last season's team? Did you over or under achieve? Any players who had breakout season or underperformed for the year?

    We were terrible. I expected a .500 season and we ended up 20 games under that. I expected my whole pitching staff to mature and they simultaneously regressed.

    2. How do you feel about the offseason? Any key losses from last season? What additions did you make?

    We didn't change anything. Something screwy happened during arbitration and we went over budget, so we couldn't sign any free agents.

    3. Any prospects coming up this season? Who do you feel will break out this season and make an impact?

    I don't see anyone that looks remotely ready. My farm is terrible.

    4. Predict your division standings at EOS? And WS matchup/winner?

    1. Cubs
    2. Cardinals
    3. Pirates
    4. Reds
    5. Brewers


    WS - Dodgers over White Sox

    5. Who had the best offseason (trades and FA requirements considered)?

    The Cubs did well, IMO.

    6. If you could pick one major league level player to restart your franchise with, who would it be?

    Ty Cobb? LMAO

    7. Predict the Cy Young / MVP winners.

    Last year I was so far off I'm embarrassed to try this year.
     
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  8. Dru50

    Dru50 Still Chicago's #1 son

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    1. How do you feel about last season's team? Did you over or under achieve? Any players who had breakout season or underperformed for the year?
    Can't complain about making the World Series again, and we even won some games there this year! I don't know about any breakout players, but Morris/Mitchell/Schmitt continued to be great.

    2. How do you feel about the offseason? Any key losses from last season? What additions did you make?
    I feel good about the offseason, was able to offload Kent Cooper and the $44 million he's owed the next two years and while it cost me a solid 3/4 SP in Matthews, I would have had to move him anyway just due to the number of guys that have talent and need to be on the active roster this season.

    3. Any prospects coming up this season? Who do you feel will break out this season and make an impact?
    SP Corbin Carr is going to get a shot at the 5th SP role. If he struggles he will likely go to the bullpen and Felisccimo will get his chance after playing well as the setup guy last season.

    4. Predict your division standings at EOS? And WS matchup/winner?
    KC
    Det
    CHA
    Minn
    Cle

    Baltimore over Padres

    5. Who had the best offseason (trades and FA requirements considered)?
    I don't really know, as I don't pay much attention outside of my own team these days. But it sounds like Hal got the #1 prospect for a guy that some didn't think was really that good, so I'll go with him.

    6. If you could pick one major league level player to restart your franchise with, who would it be?
    Keller maybe? Is he still good?

    7. Predict the Cy Young / MVP winners.
    I don't really have a clue, but it would be cool if Mitchell and Morris could go back to back to back, but I'm guessing that's unlikely.
     
  9. HarkTheSound

    HarkTheSound Walk On

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    1. How do you feel about last season's team? Did you over or under achieve? Any players who had breakout season or underperformed for the year?

    I have mixed emotions about last season. I really felt like if we hadn't gotten screwed by injuries, we would have won 95 games or so. Star Will Davis was out the entire year, and I lost 4 or 5 of my best players for 3-4 weeks at a time. That culminated in a 7-19 April (where my whole team practically went down). But after we got some guys back, the team started to gel - we didn't have a .500 or worse record during any month the rest of the season, and finished 85-77. We also had the best record in the division after the All-Star break. So I'm proud of how my team played, just wish I could've seen us at full strength.

    2. How do you feel about the offseason? Any key losses from last season? What additions did you make?

    I liked my team heading into the offseason, so I didn't set out to make many moves. Only disappointing moment came when the Astros gave Handsome Jack a three-year deal when he probably only deserved a two-year contract, and I wasn't able to land him. Otherwise, we added a bullpen arm in free agency and another solid arm in the Rule 5 draft, so hopefully that'll help shore up the team's biggest weakness last year.

    3. Any prospects coming up this season? Who do you feel will break out this season and make an impact?


    My farm really jumped to another level last year when spec C Ferdi Rooks rapidly progressed, and CF Bill King demolished Triple-A. Both are now on the MLB roster, and I'm expecting big things from both of them.

    4. Predict your division standings at EOS? And WS matchup/winner?


    The AL West is always tough to predict because it is so competitive, but as long as everyone on my team stays healthy, I think we can bring home the division crown this season. Hard to believe this is my 10th year with the team...it's time to get this shit done and dethrone the Angels.

    1. Rangers
    2. Angels
    3. Astros
    4. A's
    5. Mariners

    WS Matchup: What was supposed to happen last year - Sox/Cubs. Sox win in 6.

    5. Who had the best offseason (trades and FA requirements considered)?


    Definitely the Phillies and Cubs for their respective trades. I also think the Mariners and Blue Jays made some solid moves.

    6. If you could pick one major league level player to restart your franchise with, who would it be?


    Hard to choose, but nobody is better than Jeff "Nimrod" Morris when he is healthy. No one.

    7. Predict the Cy Young / MVP winners.


    AL: Joseph Mitchell / Eduardo Martinez
    NL: Keith Walker / Petre Goian
     
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  10. uagrad90

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    1. How do you feel about last season's team? Did you over or under achieve? Any players who had breakout season or underperformed for the year?
    The goal in season 1 was to finish at .500 as the new leadership got its feet under themsleves. Well that was a failure as the Red Sox finished 9 games under .500 on the year closing at 72-90. Late season injuries and and the inability to play solid defense finally caught up as the year wound down. Several older players with large contracts did not pulling their weight and led to some off-season decisions that hopefully will help remold the Sox into a Winner.

    2. How do you feel about the offseason? Any key losses from last season? What additions did you make?
    The Red Sox made the tough decision to let LF Buddy Weeks and CL Diego Martinez walk after they under performed and were looking for pricey extensions. The Red Sox only made 1 move in the off-season when they traded 22 year old SP Larry Triplet to the Phillies for 26 year old LF António Valdés. In a move that many questioned, the Red Sox felt they needed a leader on the team defensively to help the young Sox outfield and Valdés fit that bill.

    3. Any prospects coming up this season? Who do you feel will break out this season and make an impact?
    Too many to even try to name or guess at. There will be several young guys who will be getting a chance to move up this year.

    4. Predict your division standings at EOS? And WS matchup/winner?
    1. Baltimore
    2. New York
    3. Tamp Bay
    4. Toronto
    5. Boston

    WS - Chicago vs Chicago with Chicago winning it all

    5. Who had the best offseason (trades and FA requirements considered)?
    Based on the chatter Ive seen looks like Hal and the Phillies.

    6. If you could pick one major league level player to restart your franchise with, who would it be?
    Id love to find me a fireball pitcher with longevity likes Clemons or Johnson that I could build around.

    7. Predict the Cy Young / MVP winners.
    No real clue so I will cheat a little

    AL Cy Young: Joesph Mitchell
    AL MVP: Bobby Clark
    NL Cy Young: Christophe Dupont
    NL MVP: Roberto Martinez
     
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  11. sawemoff

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    How do you feel about last season's team? Did you over or under achieve? Any players who had breakout season or underperformed for the year?

    Lost 1B Ryan Stephenson (acquired from Houston) and SP Norm Wood down the stretch last year and ended the season where we thought we would. Was rather difficult to swallow seeing as the team over-preformed through the middle of the season to put themselves in a position to secure a Wild Card, only to lose the last 5 games and miss the Wild Card by 1 game.

    How do you feel about the offseason? Any key losses from last season? What additions did you make?

    Fuck arbitration.

    Any prospects coming up this season? Who do you feel will break out this season and make an impact?

    Two new starters. First, 2B/LF Norm Young has quietly but effectively made his way from a 5th round pick in 2032 to the MLB opening day roster. Second, 3B Jorge Palacios who came to the organization through off-season international free agency. Palacios won AA outstanding hitter award last year and has blown up to a 3.5* player since signing in less than 2 years.

    4. Predict your division standings at EOS? And WS matchup/winner?

    Tigers
    White Sox
    Royals
    Twins
    Indians

    We had a solid 12-8 record vs CWS last year and we feel we're a better team this year and them weaker.

    Who had the best offseason (trades and FA requirements considered)?

    Didn't follow so not sure.

    If you could pick one major league level player to restart your franchise with, who would it be?

    SP Joseph Mitchell (CWS)

    Predict the Cy Young / MVP winners.

    AL CY Young - Joseph Mitchell
    AL MVP - Eduardo Martinez
    NL CY Young - Wallace Bannatyne
    NL MVP - Charles Martin
     
  13. NeuroticTruth

    NeuroticTruth dont know , dont care

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    Just an fyi, "not sure, dont follow" is never an acceptable answer. Thats kinda the whole point of doing these.
     
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  14. moshingpenguin

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    1. How do you feel about last season's team? Did you over or under achieve? Any players who had breakout season or underperformed for the year?

    Unfortuantely my team played almost exactly as I anticipated, which wasn't great.

    2. How do you feel about the offseason? Any key losses from last season? What additions did you make?

    Very dismal offseason, owner cut budget so I'm in the red quite a bit now and still looking to shed salary. No additions, but did offer arbitration to C Kip Babineux who declined and got me a draft pick, so I'm ok with that.

    3. Any prospects coming up this season? Who do you feel will break out this season and make an impact?

    SP Culley wade is getting a full season in the pros after dominating in 20 starts and former 1st round Pick Gary Eichor will have a chance to win the CF job out the gate

    4. Predict your division standings at EOS? And WS matchup/winner?

    Phillies
    Braves
    Nats
    Marlins
    Mets

    Cubbies finally win it in 6 over the Yankees

    5. Who had the best offseason (trades and FA requirements considered)?

    Like everyone else has said, the Yankees probably had the best.

    6. If you could pick one major league level player to restart your franchise with, who would it be?

    CF Nimrod Morris, dude is a beast.

    7. Predict the Cy Young / MVP winners.

    NL MVP - Vega COL
    NL CY - Leon STL
    AL CY - Langley ANA
    AL MVP - Martinez BAL
     
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  15. abolishthefed

    abolishthefed Specializing in mediocrity

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    How do you feel about last season's team? Did you over or under achieve? Any players who had breakout season or underperformed for the year?

    The Giants played around .500 ball for most of the season. Historically, the team won around 65% of its games in August and September to make a late run for the division / playoffs. Unfortunately for Giants fans, the team tanked in the last 2 months of the season and broke that streak. Multiple injuries and a weak pitching staff were the demise of the team.

    How do you feel about the offseason? Any key losses from last season? What additions did you make?

    SF lost CF Lou Thomas. He wanted upwards of $20 mln / year and Giants management decided to move in a different direction. 2B Tony Cook was not resigned. Cook is a plus fielder and put up decent stats in a Giants uniform. However, he was reaching the end of his career. SS Miguel Sanchez was waived after spring training. Sanchez was constantly disgruntled and had trouble playing to his ratings. He may flourish on another team

    Two aging veterans from the starting rotation were not resigned. SP Mike Davis was part of the blockbuster 2028 deal with the Indians that sent CF Elijah Reyes to Cleveland. Davis went on to win 103 games in a Giants uniform and was a big part of the Giants World Championship team. He won the 2032 Cy Young Award. SP Howard Powers was originally drafted by the SF Giants in 2020. He was moved to Seattle in a big deal that brought SP Danny Hultzen to SF. Hultzen was traded to Houston after 5 great years in SF in a deal that brought CF Elijah Reyes and SP Alex Byrne to SF. Reyes was traded to Cleveland and Byrne is still with the team. Back to Powers - after some substandard years in Seattle, he was brought back to SF as a free agent in 2029. Powers starred in middle relief, but he became angered at not being in the starting rotation. He was never able to flourish in his starting role and ended up with a mediocre career.

    The Giants added 2B Pedro Camacho and MR Ernest Harrison in free agency.

    Any prospects coming up this season? Who do you feel will break out this season and make an impact?

    2B Paul Dudley will start the season on the big league roster. He will back up Camacho to start the season. :5stars: 1B Leon Gutierrez may be called up later in the year to DH.


    4. Predict your division standings at EOS? And WS matchup/winner?

    San Diego
    Los Angeles
    Colorado
    San Francisco
    Arizona

    Who had the best offseason (trades and FA requirements considered)?

    I'll have to follow everyone else's pick of the Yankees.

    If you could pick one major league level player to restart your franchise with, who would it be?

    SP Maxwell Larsen (TEX)
     
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  16. OMlawdog

    OMlawdog Going full Cheeze

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    1. How do you feel about last season's team? Did you over or under achieve? Any players who had breakout season or underperformed for the year?

    Very disappointed in last years team. Keller and Carrion were both average. Denny Fraters had a solid rookie season. Jorge Rodriguez played well in the limited at bats he had at the end of the season.

    2. How do you feel about the offseason? Any key losses from last season? What additions did you make?

    I was in the hospital most of the offseason so wasn't able to do much. I was able to sign Keller to a one year extension for a good price.

    3. Any prospects coming up this season? Who do you feel will break out this season and make an impact?

    I've got two really nice prospects coming up, both in starting roles - Messuti and Jorge Rodriguez.

    4. Predict your division standings at EOS? And WS matchup/winner?

    Anaheim
    Houston
    Oakland
    Texas
    Seattle

    Chicago/Chicago

    Cubs finally break through.

    5. Who had the best offseason (trades and FA requirements considered)?

    I thought Seattle resigning The Thomas boys for great prices was a really good deal.

    6. If you could pick one major league level player to restart your franchise with, who would it be?

    I really like Edwin MCoy at Anaheim.

    7. Predict the Cy Young / MVP winners.

    Edwin McCoy
    William Mondem

    Adrian Warren - MVP
    Not sure about NL.
     
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  17. JFace907

    JFace907 Ron F'n Swanson

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    1. How do you feel about last season's team? Did you over or under achieve? Any players who had breakout season or underperformed for the year?
    We sucked. We expected to suck. So I guess our season went as scheduled. Cooler King finally started to show signs that the years of being a true ace on a shitty staff can be taxing on a professional as he gave up the long ball far more frequently than in previous years.

    2. How do you feel about the offseason? Any key losses from last season? What additions did you make?
    We totally dropped the ball. We did not read the fine print in the legal documents leading up to the Arbitration Hearings. It totally bit us in the ass and we now are paying top dollar to scrubs. It prevented us from partaking in the Rule 5, an event that has found us quality pieces in years past. We likely will be finishing this season in the red unless we somehow start packing the house every night. And then they keep coming after we double the ticket prices on them.

    3. Any prospects coming up this season? Who do you feel will break out this season and make an impact?
    Well, once heralded prospect Dave Willits has been given a clean bill of health after catastrophic injuries wrecked his first full season in the starting rotation. While he may not technically be considered a prospect, we’re looking forward to having him on board for a full season in the rotation. We also have the #1 overall pick in last season’s Rule 5 Draft Matt Clay who bounced between the pen and rotation as injuries struck the staff. He was very impressive for someone who was scouted prior to the Draft as still at least a full year away. Hopefully the trial by fire provided him some good learning opportunities and a chance to really flourish now. Everyone else in the system is still at least a season or two away.

    4. Predict your division standings at EOS? And WS matchup/winner?
    ChiSox
    Royals
    Tigers
    Twinkies
    Tribe

    We’ll definitely have one team from the Windy City in the World Series again. I’m leaning toward having them both, but something about the Orioles is just pulling me in. O’s/Cubs. Cubs continue the NL dominance.

    5. Who had the best offseason (trades and FA requirements considered)?
    Will need to come back to this after I’ve reviewed some things.

    6. If you could pick one major league level player to restart your franchise with, who would it be?
    Can I get a time machine? Cuz if you give me a time machine, I’m grabbing Spooks and we’re hopping back to 2023, baby! Oddly enough, my answer also did the most of his developing in the White Sox system. That man is Joey Mitchell. Dude is FILTHY

    7. Predict the Cy Young / MVP winners.
    Aaaand Mitchell is my answer for this question as well. Again FILTHY. Hell he may even take the MVP too. If he doesn’t I’m predicting his teammate Morris.
     
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  18. Ken Welsch

    Ken Welsch BTFD!

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    1. How do you feel about last season's team? Did you over or under achieve? Any players who had breakout season or underperformed for the year? Last season was ugly, yet inevitable. We had a ton of injuries, and in recent years, the farm has been able to make up for it. But last year, it was just too much. It signaled the end of Minnesota's short reign as a top team in the AL Central. Overall, the team underachieved due to injuries. The one bright spot was the emergence of 3B Jeffrey Porter, a "late-bloomer" who appears to be the real deal at the hot corner.

    2. How do you feel about the offseason? Any key losses from last season? What additions did you make? The offseason was ugly as well. We made a calculated move to offer arbitration to a number of players who were compensation-eligible, and to our surprise, many of them accepted arbitration. This cut into the amount of free agent dollars we had to spend (though this will only affect us this season). The loss of C William Dodson and LF Wallace Gruber hurt the team; it looked like Gruber was going to sign a long-term deal late last season when he suddenly pulled out of negotiations. All of the replacements are internal farmhands.

    3. Any prospects coming up this season? Who do you feel will break out this season and make an impact? The youth are going wild in Minnesota. Stud prospect LF Fredrick Gilbert, CF/1B Ed Wilson, RF Jesse Barclay and the aforementioned Porter are all cutting their teeth in the bigs this season. Gilbert has star potential, Porter has big-time power and both Wilson and Barclay should be solid pros. Meanwhile, former 1st round pick SP Michael Allen is finally getting his shot in the back of the rotation; he will likely be a #2 starter when all is said and done. And more talent is on the way.

    4. Predict your division standings at EOS? And WS matchup/winner?
    KC
    Chi
    Min
    Det
    Cle


    5. Who had the best offseason (trades and FA requirements considered)?
    Not sure. I do know that Dodson flew overseas, which killed me because I lost a compensation pick. Probably the Cubbies.

    6. If you could pick one major league level player to restart your franchise with, who would it be?
    Mitchell. Kid's a stud and always nice to start things off with an ace in hand.

    7. Predict the Cy Young / MVP winners.
    Cy - Mitchell and Dupont
    MVP - EMartinez and Goian
     
  19. BobJr

    BobJr To each their own

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    1. How do you feel about last season's team? Did you over or under achieve? Any players who had breakout season or underperformed for the year?

    I feel we were really close to something great, but injuries hurt us down the stretch. I was glad to see that my pitching came around finally.

    2. How do you feel about the offseason? Any key losses from last season? What additions did you make?

    My offseason was lackluster. Our Front Office likes to build within, so we will see how it plays out throughout the year.

    3. Any prospects coming up this season? Who do you feel will break out this season and make an impact?

    Our stud 1B Jake O Leaury will be making the move up and we hope he continues his recent success. Also we have several pitchers that will be slowly rotated in during the season.

    4. Predict your division standings at EOS? And WS matchup/winner?

    Cheesy Baltimore, then everyone else.
    White Sox/Cubs - Let's have a Chicago series!

    5. Who had the best offseason (trades and FA requirements considered)?
    I think the Yankees had a great offseason.

    6. If you could pick one major league level player to restart your franchise with, who would it be?

    I would like to have my boy Vega from Colorado. Such a great player....

    7. Predict the Cy Young / MVP winners.

    I need to do some more research on this, apparently I am not the best judge of talent :)
     
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  20. NeuroticTruth

    NeuroticTruth dont know , dont care

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    1. How do you feel about last season's team? Did you over or under achieve? Any players who had breakout season or underperformed for the year?
    We definitely under achieved last year. While injuries played a large part in the outcome, the under performance of our bullpen and aces in the rotation largely cost us the playoffs.

    2. How do you feel about the offseason? Any key losses from last season? What additions did you make?
    Our biggest loss was by far Terry Everett. His loss of power was something we made up for with the additions of Niemi although we're still struggling for a #2 hitter. Also adding Craig Matthews and Kent Cooper were huges gets for us.

    3. Any prospects coming up this season? Who do you feel will break out this season and make an impact?
    Alfredo Arredondo will be starting at 2B this season. He's made huge strides in his progression and should challenge for ROTY honors.

    4. Predict your division standings at EOS? And WS matchup/winner?
    1. Baltimore
    2. New York
    3. Boston
    4. Tampa
    5. Toronto


    WS - Baltimore / Philly - Philly in 6.

    5. Who had the best offseason (trades and FA requirements considered)?
    All things considered probably Houston. They got some key gets in FA that should affect them long term.

    6. If you could pick one major league level player to restart your franchise with, who would it be?
    Edwin McCoy - Hes young and will easily be among the elite for a long time to come.

    7. Predict the Cy Young / MVP winners.
    AL Cy Young: Ryan Cook - NYA
    AL MVP: Jon Wright - ANA

    NL Cy Young: Juan Leon - STL
    NL MVP: Petre Goian - COL
     
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  21. pitt4life21

    pitt4life21 RTJR!

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    1. How do you feel about last season's team? Did you over or under achieve? Any players who had breakout season or underperformed for the year?
    I feel like we did very bad as a team we usually stick around 500 then proceed to crash hard which we did last season. I believe Lam under performed only 19 HR with a guy I would expect 30-35 from.
    2. How do you feel about the offseason? Any key losses from last season? What additions did you make?
    My offseason was ok nothing amazing. We picked up a few SP O'Keefe who has under preformed by far making 19mill over next 3 yrs he needs to pick it up if we want to just get back to 500. Jake Roma©o is shocking me with a 0.97 ERA proving to be a key pickup I didn't expect

    3. Any prospects coming up this season? Who do you feel will break out this season and make an impact?
    Sadly no are team doesnt have much in the way of specs just ask any team that tries to trade with me lol

    4. Predict your division standings at EOS? And WS matchup/winner?
    1. Cubs
    2.Brew crew
    3.STL
    4.Reds
    5.Pirates
    WS Phillies vs O's Phillies win it all I want to see a redwings8831 vs HAL9100 WS :)

    5. Who had the best offseason (trades and FA requirements considered)?
    Going with them Yanks and all that $$$


    6. If you could pick one major league level player to restart your franchise with, who would it be?
    PACOOOOO :D

    7. Predict the Cy Young / MVP winners.
    Cy: Mitchell Dupont
    MVP Clark Goian
     
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  22. redwings8831

    redwings8831 Walk On

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    1. How do you feel about last season's team? Did you over or under achieve? Any players who had breakout season or underperformed for the year?

    Last year was disappointing. The division win was nice but losing to the White Sox in the ALCS for the 2nd year in a row dampened any regular season accomplishments. Bill Matte had a nice season with a .292 average, 30 home runs and 92 rbis. Eduardo Martinez had a great year and probably should've won the AL MVP.

    2. How do you feel about the offseason? Any key losses from last season? What additions did you make?

    We didn't sign any free agents this offseason, rather opting to increase our player development budget from 4 mil to 30 mi. The only loss was SP Chet O'Keefe who bolted for Pittsburgh for 19 mil a year. Pitchers David Sutherland and Gerardo Ramos should be able to adequately fill the spot in the rotation

    3. Any prospects coming up this season? Who do you feel will break out this season and make an impact?

    Ramos and infielder Tad Lewis will be on the major league team this season after spending the last couple years in AAA. I'm hoping Sutherland will transition nicely from a long relief pitcher to a #4 or 5 starter. 1st round draft pick Ronald Brown is a couple years away but I hope he continues to progress in the minors.

    4. Predict your division standings at EOS? And WS matchup/winner?

    1. Baltimore
    2. New York
    3. Boston
    4. Tampa Bay

    5. Toronto

    Astros and Phillies in the world series.

    5. Who had the best offseason (trades and FA requirements considered)?


    Yankees and Astros.

    6. If you could pick one major league level player to restart your franchise with, who would it be?


    Spooks

    7. Predict the Cy Young / MVP winners.


    AL MVP: Eduardo Martinez
    AL Cy Young: Joseph Mitchell
    NL MVP: Petre Goian
    NL Cy Young: Christophe Dupont
     
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