Opening Day - Any Baseball Fans Out There?

Today is opening day and the season seems to be starting earlier every year. I am a Mets fan but I will also root for my local team, which is the Phillies.

Any predictions?

The Mets have improved by acquiring Cano, Diaz, Ramos and Lowrie. As a result, they may be able to complete a little better than last year. The Mets fans are hoping for big numbers from the rookie, Alonso. He ripped it up in AA/AAA last year and had a great spring training. Also, the bullpen may not be the disaster that it was last year.

The Phillies have improved substantially. They picked up a bunch of very good players including Harper. They should score a lot of runs this year but their pitching may hold them back. One very good addition to their bullpen was the guy Robertson who previously pitched for the Yankees. The Astros, Dodgers, Red Sox and Brewers should also be very good again.

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Mar 28, 2019

Go Sox #backtoback

Mar 28, 2019

Damn right

Mar 29, 2019

This didn't age well. I'll check back in October

Mar 28, 2019

Lets go Yanks (born&breed new yorker). Also root for the Mets when they don't play the yankees. Mets have definitely improved a bit, i agree, will be fun to watch, ya never know what your gunna get with them!

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Mar 28, 2019

Braves should be solid yet ultimately disappointing, like usual.

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Mar 28, 2019

Yeah, the Braves have some great young players and should also be very good.

Mar 28, 2019

O's will be a dumpster fire, but that's what Boh tallboys and orange crushes are for.

Mar 28, 2019

You got that right.

Apr 3, 2019

fellow Oriole manic depressive here. good start to the season, but this is definitely a rebuild year.

will be cheersing some Boh's to you sir

Apr 3, 2019

4-1 to start the season and a half a game out of first place. Who would have thought that would be possible? I think they should consider releasing Chris Davis. Last year, he batted 168 and this year he is batting 000 so far.

Apr 3, 2019

I'm a fan of the other black and orange dumpster fire (SF). Rooting for Padres and their young team to surprise in the division.

Hard to argue against another LA/BOS series but who knows, I'd like the Cubs rotation to figure it out.

Mar 29, 2019

Well, one day is in the books. deGrom with some help from Cano led the Mets to a 2-0 win. Typical Met game with very little offensive production but not surprising because the opposing pitcher was this guy Scherzer. He is a beast. The Phillies also won and scored a lot of runs. It is going to be fun to watch the Phillies games this year.

Mar 29, 2019

Already bought my Cubs tickets for the next month!

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Apr 2, 2019

Me too (for the Mets)

Apr 2, 2019

most boring sport in the world

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Apr 3, 2019

wonderful insight, really profound, thank you sir

Apr 3, 2019

As a counterpoint I like the NBA, but I'd consider a 140-130 Western Conference game more boring than a typical 3-2 baseball game. Different strokes and all that.

Apr 3, 2019

7 Line Army!

Apr 3, 2019

I had to look that one up. I have not been on the 7 train in a looooooooong time.

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Apr 3, 2019

I'm a Mariners fan, because I hate myself.

Want to confuse correlation with causation? Me too: the Mariners haven't been to the playoffs since the real Layne Staley died.

IT'S A CURSE

Apr 3, 2019

lol. we finally start a rebuild and we're 7-1, i love it

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Apr 3, 2019

Classic Mariners. We can't even tank right.

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Apr 4, 2019
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