View Poll Results: Contender or Pretender

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  • Detroit- Contender

    33 84.62%
  • Detroit- Pretender

    3 7.69%
  • Seattle - Contender

    8 20.51%
  • Seattle - Pretender

    25 64.10%
  • Oakland - Contender

    19 48.72%
  • Oakland - Pretender

    15 38.46%
  • Minnesota - Contender

    15 38.46%
  • Minnesota - Pretender

    19 48.72%
  • NY Yanks- Contender

    17 43.59%
  • NY Yanks - Pretender

    19 48.72%
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Thread: Contender or Pretender? -- AL

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    Contender or Pretender? -- AL

    Which teams in the AL are contenders or pretenders out of the following teams.

    I left out Boston, Cleveland and LA Angels because they are leading the divisions right now.

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    Brewers Re: Contender or Pretender? -- AL

    great poll!!

    add my beloved Brewers to the pretender's list and they are leading their division!

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    Re: Contender or Pretender? -- AL

    I realize all non yankee fans hate the Yankees but to call them pretenders is silly. This team has been through rough starts before and come back to make the postseason and they are starting to play well now.

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    Re: Contender or Pretender? -- AL

    Quote Originally Posted by brewersfan19 View Post
    great poll!!

    add my beloved Brewers to the pretender's list and they are leading their division!
    The Brewers will win the NL Central, even if it ends up being for the same reason the Padres won the NL West in 2005.
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    TSSLTexas Rangers2029-2033396-4140000

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    Re: Contender or Pretender? -- AL

    We are not Yankee haters, we just call it as we see it. I love guys like Jeter, Cano and Posada but they just don't have the pitching to get them there.

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    Brewers Re: Contender or Pretender? -- AL

    It is still a little too early to rule out too many teams.. But the play-off pitcure is starting to focus a little, but still very blury.. Lets all come back in early August and discuss this again. By then, we all will have different viewpoints then.

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    Re: Contender or Pretender? -- AL

    12 to 4 in favor of the Yankees being pretenders...lmao. Yup, the Yankees have one more vote in the "contender" column than the Seattle Mariners.
    I did a lot of good things as a sim league GM.

    Ah, give me something clever to say here.

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    Re: Contender or Pretender? -- AL

    Seattle's offense has done better than expected, now if Felix can get near his forum and the rotation gets better stability. You better believe they can make a run for the WC. They are only 2 back (depending on the 4 more games they have to make up.
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    Re: Contender or Pretender? -- AL

    Quote Originally Posted by love_that_reefer View Post
    We are not Yankee haters, we just call it as we see it. I love guys like Jeter, Cano and Posada but they just don't have the pitching to get them there.
    The Yanks have more than enough pitching, you must have seen us pitch the 1st month b/c since we have gotten healthier the staff has been very good. Our problem was the bats slumped but they have come out of that and we are FINALLY starting to win. If anyone has paid attention for the last decade I think it's silly to call us a pretneder. we may not make it but I wouldn't bet against the Yanks.

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    Re: Contender or Pretender? -- AL

    I will give you Wang and Pettitte but after that, there's not a lot there. Mussina continues to stink up the joint and the bullpen is a joke.

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    Re: Contender or Pretender? -- AL

    Detroit is just too good of a team and has WAY too good of pitching not to be a contender.

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    Re: Contender or Pretender? -- AL

    The only pretender I see on there right now are the Twins. IMO everyone else has a shot.

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    I laugh at the people who think the Yankees are pretenders. Everyone knows that the Yankees gets bad starts but win the division.

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    Re: Contender or Pretender? -- AL

    I voted for Oakland & detroit as contenders and the rest as pretenders. Oakland and Detroit have the solid pitching to go with a good lineup that can get them very far. Seattle, Minny, and The Yankees will not get it done with there either weak or top heavy pitching or Old rotation.

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    Re: Contender or Pretender? -- AL

    there is no chance the Yankees will be a playoff team this year. I think the wild card will be out of the American League Central.
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