2016 “On the Record” Prediction Thread

Ladies and Gents – it’s once again time for our 2016 predictions. Before we get started, here’s a link to the 2015 predictions from the group (some good stuff here – worth a review):

2015 RWOer’s Predictions

At a bare minimum, let’s do this:

Rockies W-L record
Rockies final position in NL West
Rockies Best Player
Rockies Biggest Surprise Player
Biggest Disappointment Player

But please feel free to add more predictions – many more predictions if desired. Think “out of the box.” Crazy stuff like Pete Rose and Paul O’Neill supporting Donald Trump (of wait, that’s already happened). Deadline is before first pitch, game #1. Good luck!

{Edit Note – RMH/Jaredean – I can’t add images, for some reason I don’t (and never) have access to the “add media” toolbar. So feel free to add some sort image if desired}

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Final Record: 89-73

2nd in West, Wildcard Winners!

Rockies Best Player– Cargo wins MVP!
But considerations also go to DLR with 17 wins, Gray with 17 wins as well. Rockies have lowest bullpen ERA in MLB

Rockies Suprise Player– Mark Reynolds leads team/National League in Home Runs

Biggest Disappointment– Lyles, Butler

Comeback Player– Chatwood 14 wins

Pooter
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Pooter

Please replace Gray’s name above with Bettis. Gray is a wuss.

Mike Raysfan
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Mike Raysfan

69-93 I think the West will be:

Giants
Dbags
Dodgers
Padres
Rockies

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh

I took a sabbatical from RWO as it’s going to be a long season. I’m back! 2016 record: 72-90 NL West: D-bax (cuz I hate big market teams), Dodgers, Giants, Rockies, Padres (cuz we have to make sure we finish ahead of jaredean’s wife’s team) Best player: NoDo and he will be in top 3 in MVP final vote (remember he was MVP in AFL at same time as Bryce Harper & Mike Trout played but only he took longer… Read more »

Colorado Thistle
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Colorado Thistle

I regularly predict a good season for the Rox and have been regularly disappointed. I say that they will go 80-82, winning six of seven games at the end of the season but losing the last one to miss the .500 mark. Trevor Story will be fun to watch and the story of the season. The kid can flat hit. I think Nick Hundley will go backwards a bit. I think DJ and Nolan will continue to prove they earned… Read more »

lwesche
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lwesche

I want to know who can possibly be the closer if we happen to have a lead in the 9th?

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh

If I was manager, I’d go closer by committee. Put in the best/hottest pitcher in earlier innings to snuff out the fire and let somebody else available close. Closing is overrated; a smart manager would bring in the best pitcher in high leverage situations earlier than the 9th inning.

Banjar
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Banjar

Just read that charges will be dropped against Jose Reyes. I’ll bet that the MLB and Rockies’ lawyers are working overtime on this one.

Gary
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Gary

Having watched the few games on ROOT this spring I submit the following.The ROX are one of only 4/5 NL teams that even have winning records.We have been killing the snakes who have owned us the past couple of years or so.My big predictions are the ROX go 102-60 and win division easily.Walt is named Mgr.of the year and the Monforts immediately give him a LIFETIME contract.The owners also rip out the rockpile and fountain park and build a night… Read more »

roxnsox
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roxnsox

Here goes, on my gut or a whim, having read almost no prognostications:

76-87, because I’m buying the Bridich plan and saying it’s infused some energy into the guys
4th place, just because I want progress
Best player: Arenado, because duh
Biggest surprise: Mark Reynolds
Biggest disappointment: Nick Hundley

roxnsox
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roxnsox

OK, 76-86. I guess even the bad teams don’t get 1 extra game/chance.

Bob in WV
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Bob in WV

I guess if I’m going to predict anything I better do it now. Because our expectations as a group are so low (no PAT this year, Ag) I’m expecting a finish better than most would predict. In fact, our slogan this year will be “Nobody saw us coming!” as the team is competitive throughout the season, but falls short at the end with a third place finish. So relatively I am optimistic this spring. Record: 86-76 Final Position: 3rd Best… Read more »

ProgMatinee
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I’ll play the optimist. Lets say 78-84 with just enough glimmer of hope to get us excited in the offseason.

Best overall player: Nolan
Best hitter: Cargo
Best pitcher: Bettis
First trade: Blackmon
Biggest disappointment: Weiss use of bullpen

Agbayani
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Agbayani

DATELINE: October 2, 2016, 9:00 pm MDT (the regular season just ended, and the Rockies finished 81-81) I think we can all agree that 2016 put the fun back in baseball for Rockies fans. Sure, .500 (and a 3rd place finish) isn’t exactly what every fan dreams about, but it was certainly a start. Let’s look at the preseason projections (I’ll use fangraphs Steamer projections, but most any other reliable one will do) to see what went right. Steamer said… Read more »

Gary
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Gary

Ah Ag,still crazy after all these years.I’d be lying if I said I understood half of what you wrote but I would be thrilled if you nailed it!

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh

That was enjoyable to read how u make all the adjustments. I’m surprised you used Freeland instead of Hoffman in you’re WAR projections.

Agbayani
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Agbayani

RMH, I thought about using Hoffman, but since he’s coming off TJ surgery and has yet to pitch a full year, I thought it more likely that Freeland would be the surprise new (and effective) starter. When I think about it some more, I was overly optimistic in saying 100 MLB innings from Freeland — I guess I’d be more than happy with 80 (since even in the best case scenario he’ll get about 60 or 70 in the minors… Read more »

Agbayani
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Agbayani

And the winner is …. Roxnsox, with a prediction that was just one win better than the final result. And take away one of the bullpen losses, and she was right on the money. Seems like this stagger toward the finish line is being taken differently by Rox fans (including me) than the last few seasons. The good developments were so positive that this finally feels like a 75 win season that is part of an upward trend …