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Post your 2016 WS predictions for the following (or more if you want):

Winner:
Length of Series:
MVP:
Player with highest batting avg (min 15 AB):
Player with lowest ERA (min 10 inn):
Pitcher who will hit a HR:
Everyday player who will go hitless:
Defensive play or at-bat that will define the series:


Winner: Chicago Cubs
Length of Series: 6 games
MVP: Arrieta
Player with highest batting avg (min 15 AB): Lindor
Player with lowest ERA (min 10 inn): Arrieta
Pitcher who will hit a HR: Tomlin
Everyday player who will go hitless: Napoli
Defensive play or at-bat that will define the series: Game 6 - Cubs down 2-0 in top of 7th - Bryant 3-run HR.
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Re: 2016 World Series predictions



Oops! Got that one wrong blush
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Re: 2016 World Series predictions
Winner: Cubs
Length of Series: 5 games (at HAS to happen at Wrigley!)
MVP: Rizzo
Player with highest batting avg (min 15 AB): Chisenhall
Player with lowest ERA (min 10 inn): Arrieta
Pitcher who will hit a HR: Lindor Bauer
Everyday player who will go hitless: Rajal Davis (edit: not sure if this counts...I see Coco Crisp is starting the first game)
Defensive play or at-bat that will define the series: DP to end and win the series for the Cubbies
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Re: 2016 World Series predictions
shumyum wrote:
Pitcher who will hit a HR: Lindor


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Re: 2016 World Series predictions
Sinister Dexter wrote:
shumyum wrote:
Pitcher who will hit a HR: Lindor




LOL, you haven't seen Lindor's splitter?

Made my predictions pre-coffee, don't know what happened there. I'll replace with Bauer.
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I predict that the guys with the C on their caps will win it in at least 4 games.
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Re: 2016 World Series predictions
Winner: Indians
Length of Series: 7
MVP: Jose Ramirez
Player with highest batting avg (min 15 AB): Jose Ramirez
Player with lowest ERA (min 10 inn): Andrew Miller
Pitcher who will hit a HR: Arrieta
Everyday player who will go hitless: Jason Kipnis
Defensive play or at-bat that will define the series: Close game in a pivotal game 5, Lonnie Chisenhall will gun someone down in a close play at the plate from deep R field.
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Re: 2016 World Series predictions
Winner: Chicago Cubs
Length of Series: 5
MVP: Javier Báez
Player with highest batting avg (min 15 AB): Javier Báez
Player with lowest ERA (min 10 inn): John Lackey
Pitcher who will hit a HR: Jake Arrieta
Everyday player who will go hitless: Jason Hayward
Defensive play or at-bat that will define the series:
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Re: 2016 World Series predictions
Winner: Cubs
Length of Series: 6 games
MVP: Rizzo
Player with highest batting avg (min 15 AB): C. Santana
Player with lowest ERA (min 10 inn): Arrieta
Pitcher who will hit a HR: none
Everyday player who will go hitless: Naquin
Defensive play or at-bat that will define the series: Napoli strikes out with two outs, a man on, down one run in the bottom of the ninth game 6
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I'm going to predict that at least one Cleveland Indian fan is going to show up with a goat and try to get it into the game.
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Winner: Indians

Length of Series: 6 games

MVP: Napoli

Player with highest batting avg (min 15 AB): Dexter Fowler

Player with lowest ERA (min 10 inn): Kluber

Pitcher who will hit a HR: none

Everyday player who will go hitless: Baez

Defensive play or at-bat that will define the series: Ground ball will go through Rizzo's legs sometime in Game 6 and allow 2 runners score and take the lead. See endless reel of Leon "Bull" Durham and Bill Buckner replays from years gone by.
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Re: 2016 World Series predictions

I'm a little tardy, but Game 1 has started just minutes ago....

I predict Indians in 7 games (though the Cubbies are sort of a sentimental favorite).

No pitchers hit one out.

No surprising hitless streaks for regular players.

Best Series average to Kris Bryant.



I'm really pretty jazzed about this Series even though I have no dog in the fight -- I'm a huge fan of baseball as a board game between the managers (!), and this Series matches up two of the most interesting managers around.

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Why is he starting Schwarber? I think there will be a lot of second-guessing with that.
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sunkencheerio wrote:
I predict that the guys with the C on their caps will win it in at least 4 games.

Yes! And it will be won by the team with that guy, whose name starts with T, who used to work for the Red Sox.

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Neither the Cubs nor the Indians have ever won a Game 7 in the World Series - Cubs lost in '45, Indians lost in '97. Obviously, this will end in a tie after 25 innings.
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Sinister Dexter wrote:
Why is he starting Schwarber? I think there will be a lot of second-guessing with that.


Fun fact, while the Cubs faced playing four road games due to the AL winning the All-Star game, it also allowed Schwarber to play in four games.
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matthean wrote:
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Why is he starting Schwarber? I think there will be a lot of second-guessing with that.


Fun fact, while the Cubs faced playing four road games due to the AL winning the All-Star game, it also allowed Schwarber to play in four games.


True!

What I don't get (and I guess I should google this) is why playing outfield is more dangerous to Schwarber's recovery than running the bases.

You run all out in both cases and the risk for collision (and bad consequences in avoiding collisions) would seem to be HIGHER while base running.

Maybe it's that you don't HAVE to run all out on the bases but you really want to be able to in the outfield?

Fun fact: my wife thinks Schwarber's beard looks like pubic hair.

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shumyum wrote:

Fun fact: my wife thinks Schwarber's beard looks like pubic hair.



Welp, can't unsee that now! Thanks Mrs. Shumyum! laugh
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shumyum wrote:
What I don't get (and I guess I should google this) is why playing outfield is more dangerous to Schwarber's recovery than running the bases.

I wondered that myself, and the guys talked about it a few nights ago on MLB Network. They explained that it's because a player in the field must frequently make explosive moves in unpredictable directions, whereas the player running bases at least knows the general direction he's going most of the time.

I suppose it's all tied into the exact nature of his original injury too.

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My pre-Series predictions may not have been so sharp, but friends and neighbors, I'm here to tell you that this World Series has been one of the best in my lifetime, and Game Seven (still in the top of the tenth!) is one of the most exciting and interesting baseball games I've ever seen!

I'm having a grand time!

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A great series!
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Winner: Cubs
Length of Series: 7 games
MVP: Zobrist
Player with highest batting avg (min 15 AB): Rizzo (.360)
Player with lowest ERA (min 10 inn): Arrieta (2.38)
Pitcher who will hit a HR: none
Everyday player who will go hitless: none (there were a few that played four games without a hit)
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Defensive play or at-bat that will define the series:

My pick: Addison Russell's grand slam - Game 6. The game and series was still very much in doubt for the Cubs. This was the turning point.
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Sinister Dexter wrote:
Defensive play or at-bat that will define the series:

My pick: Addison Russell's grand slam - Game 6. The game and series was still very much in doubt for the Cubs. This was the turning point.


Agreed. He was my pick for MVP but maybe the MVP always goes to 7th (or last) game heroes? Any way, it's a testament to the Cubs that there wasn't one person that was an obvious MVP.

GO CUBS GO

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Player with lowest ERA (min 10 inn)


Fun fact: only three pitchers qualified for this category - just three had 10 or more innings in a 7-game series!
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