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Lets have a bit of fun.

This is just an open thread to throw out random and wild predictions that you think could/will happen between now and the end of October. I'll get the ball rolling, feel free to comment on the absurdity of my predilections and to step up with your own. Here goes:

-- Teoscar Hernandez hits 30 HRs

-- Russell Martin finishes with an OPS above .700

-- J.A. Happ gets traded... to the Brewers

-- Troy Tulowitzki plays 8 games (in September obviously)

-- Neither the Red Sox or the Yankees win the AL Pennant, and...

-- The Dodgers win the World Series (over the Astros in 6)

Have at it.

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bpoz - Saturday, July 21 2018 @ 05:54 PM EDT (#362045) #
A WC team wins the WS. Seattle.
Mike Green - Saturday, July 21 2018 @ 06:11 PM EDT (#362046) #
Nothing crazy there, eephus.  Random maybe.

Here are mine:

- Danny Jansen makes his major league debut on August 1 and hits a home run in his first at-bat.
- Marcus Stroman has an ERA under 3 post All-Star break
- the Astros defeat the Dodgers again in the World Series- Damn Astros doesn't just have the same ring to it but there is talk of a dynasty in the making...
- Alex Bregman continues to stay hot and is just edged out of the MVP by Mookie Betts- Mike Trout ends up third
- Chris Sale wins the Cy Young in the AL
- the weather stays nice all summer in Toronto- attendance for the season just nudges over 2.5 million but beer sales are noticeably up (per head, so to speak)
finch - Saturday, July 21 2018 @ 06:59 PM EDT (#362047) #
Osuna is moved before the deadline for 2 high end prospects.

Donaldson is traded for a top 100 prospect.

Sanchez is traded before next season to the Dodgers for 3 prospects.
budgell - Saturday, July 21 2018 @ 08:46 PM EDT (#362048) #
Happ and Oh are the only Jays traded.

Bouricki and Gaviglio are Jays' top starters in 2nd half.

Parker and uglyone get a room.
85bluejay - Sunday, July 22 2018 @ 09:17 AM EDT (#362058) #
-Jays trade deadline moves will be a dud, once again disappointing me.
-Jays will win a bunch of games in Sept. - once again losing draft position & pool money
- Posters will expend a great deal of energy & angst about whom the team should protect on the 40 man roster- all to no avail as the club will lose no players.
-FO will make transactions that are ok in a vacuum but lack any coherent strategy except to try and "thread the needle" & avoid short term financial pain (attendance/tv ratings).
-Shapiro/Atkins will give interviews about how wonderful the city of toronto is,what great baseball fans we have and how the future is full of milk & honey.
scottt - Sunday, July 22 2018 @ 10:02 AM EDT (#362064) #
Happ will bring back 2 prospects. Clippard will be traded for cash consideration. Axford for a fringe prospect.
Donaldson will get a QO.
The Jays will finish the year like they started and play .600 ball in September.

Elsewhere, Oakland will knock out Seattle out of the second wild card once they get 3 arms back in August.
The Yankees will win the wild card game but will not advanced beyond that.
The WS will feature neither the Astros nor the Dodgers.

finch - Sunday, July 22 2018 @ 11:40 AM EDT (#362070) #
I forgot to add...

Blue Jays sign Bryce Harper for $380M over 10.
jerjapan - Sunday, July 22 2018 @ 01:47 PM EDT (#362085) #
I think we get a few Pannone / Taylor / McGuire type prospects between now and the end of August in exchange for our rental vets.
JD comes back but struggles a bit, is given a QO, which he accepts. 

I think we will lose a player in the 40 man this year.   with starting prospects like SRF, Romano and Murphy at a premium, it will be an older role-player type, say Conor Fisk or Jonathan Davis.  Somehow, posters will avoid being overcome with angst.
Lastly, certain posters will celebrate losses and mourn wins for the Jays going forward, in a strange demonstration of fandom. 
electric carrot - Sunday, July 22 2018 @ 02:45 PM EDT (#362090) #
One of the big market teams with a greater than .625 win percentage wins the World Series. None of the small market teams do anything worth writing about. If the Red Sox don't win the World Series their fans whine like babies and act like the system was rigged against them.
hypobole - Sunday, July 22 2018 @ 07:42 PM EDT (#362106) #
Both Danny Jansen and Vlad jr, will be called up to the majors within the next 3 years.

J. A, Happ should be able to fetch a couple of Top 100 prospects from the Yankees. Unfortunately it would be off this list:

Jaime Garcia will bounce at least 20 more pitches in front of home plate this season. This could possibly be a factor in him not being traded at the non-waiver deadline.

Jays will hold off the Orioles for the 2018 AL East 4th place pennant.
AWeb - Monday, July 23 2018 @ 08:38 AM EDT (#362111) #
Happ gets traded and still leads the Jays in Starter ERA (min 15 starts), Wins, and Ks, comfortably. Wait, that seems almost certain, not crazy...

Morales leads the team in BA. Continuing his Jays' trend of depressing the fan base even when he succeeds, he sets a franchise low point for highest qualifying BA, at .256 (.270 from last year and also 1978 is the worst I can find).

In 5 years, we're all hard pressed to remember anything about the 2018 Jays after they cruise to a 78-84 record and no player achieves anything interesting whatsoever. Man, it's hard to scrape through this roster and come up with anything even potentially interesting.

The NL East winning Phillies win the World Series.

Faced with the most uninspiring field of options in history (pitchers from losing teams? Hitters who aren't great hitters?), NL MVP voters rig it so 1 player from each team ends up tied for 1st. Participation ribbons are handed out instead of trophies.

The Red Sox and Orioles combined record comes out to exactly .500, but they finish 60 games apart in the standings.
christaylor - Monday, July 23 2018 @ 09:05 AM EDT (#362113) #
Red Sox challenge Seattle's 117 (iirc) and then lose in the first round of the playoffs.
James W - Monday, July 23 2018 @ 09:28 AM EDT (#362115) #
In 2001, the Seattle Mariners went 116-46. Boston's already at 31 losses, two games behind Seattle's 72-29 record after 101 games.
whiterasta80 - Monday, July 23 2018 @ 09:51 AM EDT (#362117) #
Crazy predictions? As in not at all likely?

Here goes:

1. The Jays buy Morales out after the July 31 deadline. He signs with the Yankees and hits 10 HRs in September.

2. The September 30 lineup features an infield of Vlad Jr, Bo Bichette, Cavan Biggio, and Rowdy Tellez.

3. Kevin Pillar is traded for a Jim Edmonds highlight reel thereby replacing his only real value to the Jays.

4. Marcus Stroman files a patent for HDMD (height doesn't measure douchebaggary)

5. Dwight Smith Jr. continues to hit .300 at the major league level, plays sparingly in favour of Kendrys Morales, Curtis Granderson, and Kevin Pillar.

6. Joe Biagini continues to succeed as a reliever, driving whiterasta80, uglyone and a handful of others (sorry I can't remember names) insane over his handling.

7. Jaime Garcia throws a perfect game and then retires on the spot.

8. Justin Smoak is the only Jay with over 300 ABs that has an OBP over .350 (unless Dwight Smith Jr gets there).

9. The team average for AVG, OBP, and SLG of Bluefield and New Hamshire are higher than the Blue Jays individual leaders in each category.

10. Buck Martinez is accused of inappropriate conduct with women. The allegation is ultimately proven false and was just a last ditch attempt to use "the Zaun strategy" to improve Jays coverage.
ISLAND BOY - Monday, July 23 2018 @ 12:32 PM EDT (#362121) #
Whiterasta80, I wonder about no.5, too. I don't understand why Smith isn't given more of a chance. The Jays aren't going anywhere anyway, why not give him some regular playing time and see how he does. My crazy predictions:

1. John Gibbons is canned with a week to go in the season. Russel Martin becomes player/manager.

2. On the final day of the season Martin inserts himself as the starting pitcher, giving up 6 runs before getting out of the inning. He then proceeds to play a different position for each of the next 8 innings before suffering an injury in the ninth, ironically while playing his natural position, catcher.

3. Aaaron Sanchez returns from the DL and makes 2 starts before getting hurt again. This time it is not a finger issue, but instead he drops a bowling ball on his foot and breaks several bones, ending his season early. His agent, Scott Boras, issues a statement pointing out that Sanchez's value is still rising as he continues to limit wear and tear on his arm.

4. J.A.Happ and Marco Estrada are both traded to the Yankees for prospects, and are instrumental in New York winning the World Series over the Dodgers. ( Not a crazy prediction, just one I'd like to see.)
christaylor - Monday, July 23 2018 @ 03:21 PM EDT (#362129) #
Thanks James W. -- did that on my phone on the train here in Boston, two games back in the loss column is closer at this point is closer than I would have guessed. Boston plays some pretty weak teams over the next stretch too. This prediction is a particularly wild and crazy one where I live... that said, it also sums up how I follow the team. I am happy to see them win, just not in the playoffs.
James W - Monday, July 23 2018 @ 05:22 PM EDT (#362141) #
Agreed Chris. When I started typing my response, I expected to conclude the Red Sox had no chance, that they'd be 5 games behind pace or something. Instead, they're right there.
Eephus - Tuesday, February 12 2019 @ 03:31 PM EST (#370188) #
Wow, stumbling upon this several months later.... none of what I predicted here even came slightly true. At least the Dodgers made it to the series? Yikes.
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