Hey Ken, I know how much you appreciate an optimist so I'll go out on a limb here and say we win 81 games.
How's that for optimism?
"I'll contact my attorney to find out how much trouble you're in."
Good luck with that, I think he's already in the witness protection program as it is...lol
I here it's a place called Jailbirdland in the remote area of bumfukegipt.
"Hey Ken, I know how much you appreciate an optimist so I'll go out on a limb here and say we win 81 games."
That statement in and of itself shows "Optimism". You could have shown a pessimistic view by saying we would lose 81 games.
As I had stated last year and the year before, ALL teams generally win 60 Games and Lose 60 Games the difference is what they do with the other 42 games. This is were the improvement is needed, these 42 games. Any improvement above the 9 wins in these 42 Games over last year is the goal.
66 and 96 could be a winner (sadly though).........
I always thought route 66 originated in Chicago and terminated at the Santa Monica pier.....
Ben Nicholson-Smith (sports reporter for MLBtraderumor.com) reported yesterday that he predicts the 2012 Orioles to win in the 60 - 75 range.
Do they actually pay this guy to make such accurate predictions?
Great comparison, Thanks
The problem with his prediciton is, if the O's win the 60 then GM Dan fails miserably BUT if they win 75 he's a success and somewhat a hero..........
103-59 regular season. We will sweep the Yankees this year! We win the ALCS and lose to Jeremy Guthrie and his Colorado Rockies in 7 games in the World Series. Biggest surprise AL/NL World Series runs in history! Don't worry though, we will win the World Series in 2013!
That's optimism. Or it's just foolish dreams, depends on how much you have had to drink.
I think that was the message where you marveled that, backwards, "God" spells "Dog" and that Kimchi, spelled backwards, is "Ichiro."
Maybe I'm mistaken.
I'm gonna say...no, I don't believe in my prediction. I'm way too optimistic: 83-79.
I'm going optimistic...
Arrieta, Matusz and Hunter win 12-15 games each, the bullpen is solid for the most part, and our offense comes pretty close to duplicating what they did last year. We'll get "unexpected" big seasons from Chris Davis, and Nolan Reimold (or Endy Chavez, as the case may be).
Also, Andino will make the most of his opportunity with BRob still on the shelf for most or all of the season...not great numbers, but he'll be a solid guy in the lineup almost every day and play excellent defense.
JJ and Reynolds' offensive stats will be slightly down from last year, but still pretty big numbers. We'll get exactly what we generally expect from the rest of our core (Markakis, Jones, Wieters) and there will be a utility guy who shines every chance he gets (Flaherty?). Wieters will solidify his position as an elite catcher.
We win 84 games this year, finish third (ahead of Toronto and Boston), and stay in wildcard contention until late August/early September.
I firmly believe that success--whether personal, departmental, national, global, or at Camden Yards--begins with an optimistic (yet realistic) outlook on the situation.
Lets go O's!!!