Thursday, August 14, 2014


Fargo Prairie Dogs (AL)
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PREVIEW: In the off-season Aaron let Leonard, Vincente, Henriquez , Blair go to free agency and released Dean and Romo. he signed free agents Javier, Gomez, Gamel,Vargas, Pimentel to fill the holes. Aaron spent 24 million on free agents and they are all solid players.His starting rotation is good and the bullpen will be great against RH hitters.The starting line-up defensively is poor but they are very good offensively. All in All I think the P-dogs will play better, and in this weak division, they could easily win it.PREDICTION:87-75

AT THE BREAK: Son of a gun!! I knew the P-dogs were going to have a good season and I rolled the dice and picked the Bruins to win the division over them. Right now Aaron's team is on pace to win 94 games with the best pitching team in the A L (4.17 ERA). If the bats start coming to life this team could go far in the playoffs(.268 team batting average).

Hartford Insurance (AL)
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PREVIEW: In the off-season PB re-signed Pasqual Perez and let Surkamp, Franco, Pena go to free agency. He signed free agent Mullens,  picked up Terrell in the R-5 and traded for West. Mullins and Terrell will improve an already stout defensive squad. And West will improve last years team .267 BA. Hartford will make it a 3 team fight for the division.PREDICTION:84-78

AT THE BREAK: It did turn out to be a 3 team race and PB's team is in second place with 48 wins at the break. They are on pace to win 85 games, about where my preview predicted. Hartford is near the middle of the pack in hitting and pitching and may be one of the buyers before the deadline. Pb did pick up Vitas Lombard in the draft but can't be traded until next year.

New Britain
New Britain Bruins (AL)
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PREVIEW: In the off-season Dodger re-signed Johnny Stone and let Martinez, George and DeHaan go to free agency and released Velazquez. This is pretty much the same team as last year and Dodger still has a roster spot open. They should win about 85-90 games and are always dangerous in the post-season.PREDICTION:88-74(Division Winner)

AT THE BREAK: Dodger's Bruins have always been near the top of the division.I thought they would bounce back after a disappointing 83 win season last year. Right now this team is on pace to win 78 games and miss the playoffs for the third time since Dodger picked up this team. But there is still time and if he can get the bats singing again. This team could get back in it.

Chicago Black Hawks (AL)
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PREVIEW: In the off-season Hacker released Sosa and lost Larish on the waiver wire. He signed free agent Fernandez and picked up Tomko in the R-5 draft.Same guys as last year with a couple new guys in the bullpen. Maybe they will win a couple more games but not enough to get to the .500 mark.PREDICTION:75-87

AT THE BREAK: Hackers Black Hawks are on pace to win 78 games and need some help to get back in the race. Chicago has the 2nd best hitting team in the A L with a team batting average of .286. The pitching is the problem with a ERA of 5.00. Gary Jacquez was Hackers top draft pick and is still a year or two away from the Bigs.

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