Tuesday, October 17, 2017

SEASON 34 PREVIEW

ROBERT E. McCABE SEASON 34 PREVIEW ISSUE 


Memphis, TENN (McC.COM) – Welcome to season 34 and to McCabe Magazines season preview issue. We would also like to welcome two (2) new owners, AmCan Arizona Diamondbacks and rod33 of the Chicago Cubs to the best baseball league and owners on the whatifsports website, welcome aboard.

SEATTLE MARINERS The World Champions Over ST LOUIS CARDINALS 

After reviewing all of the baseball rosters at every level top to bottom, front office personnel, and speaking with some of the top baseball mines in and around the national past-time,  we here at McCabe Magazine have selected the Seattle Mariners as the season 34 World Series Champions. Representing the American League in the World Series will be the St. Louis Cardinals. The Mariners had the best record  in baseball the last 2 seasons, winning 121 games in season 33 and 122 in 32. They were our season 33 choice to win the Robert E. McCabe World Series trophy, however they were upset by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the League championship series 4 games to 2. 

The Cardinals will come out of the AL South, toughest division in baseball to capture its 4th pennant in team history, with the last one coming in S14. St Louis had the best record (105-57) in the AL last season but was swept in the divisional round by the Houston Astros. Leading the Mariners to the World Series will be last year's MVP and Rookie of the Year Award winner Junior Meng (57 HR 135 RBI 33 SB 324 BA 1.131 OPS), All-Star catcher Yovani MoralesHarry Thayer (2B) and Miguel Mesa (20-2, 1.09 WHIP 2.19 ERA) the NL Cy Young Award winner. Here are the players that will lead the Cardinals to the pennant, staff ace and AL season 33 Cy Young Award winner Adam Bradford (22-2, 0.98 WHIP 1.98 ERA), along with All-Stars Winston Stein (3B), Louie Rosa (1B), Yorrick Calhoun (P) and  Don Seaver (P). 


The Playoff Picture

In the American League the Cardinals will beat the Washington Nationals for the American League pennant, and in the senior circuit the Mariners will knockoff the Cleveland Indians to win the National League pennant. The division winners in the American League will be the Milwaukee Brewers, Nationals, Cardinals and the Oakland Athletics. In the National League the titleholders will be the Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies, Richmond Virginians, and the Mariners. The wildcard winners will be the Astros, Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, and the San Diego Padres.   

We look forward to another exciting season, enjoy, and good luck to all.

Season 34 Prediction
American League National League
AL North W L NL North W L
Milwaukee Brewers 91 71 Cleveland Indians 94 68
Chicago White Sox 83 79 Chicago Cubs 79 83
Toronto Blue Jays 71 91 Detroit Tigers 69 93
Minnesota Twins 69 93 Cincinnati Reds 67 95
AL East W L NL East W L
Washington Nationals 93 69 Philadelphia Phillies 96 66
New York Yankees 88 74 New York Mets 91 71
Boston Red Sox 78 84 Pittsburgh Pirates 88 74
Baltimore Orioles 73 89 Rochester Broncos 71 91
AL South W L NL South W L
St. Louis Cardinals 101 61 Richmond Virginians 90 72
Houston Astros 92 70 Florida Marlins 80 82
Kansas City Royals 89 73 Atlanta Braves 65 97
Texas Rangers 74 88 Tampa Bay Rays 61 101
AL West W L NL West W L
Oakland Athletics 87 75 Seattle Mariners 102 60
Anaheim Angels 76 86 San Diego Padres 89 73
San Francisco Giants 75 87 Arizona Diamondbacks 84 78
Los Angeles Dodgers 68 94 Colorado Rockies 80 82

McCABE MAGAZINE SEASON 34 POST-SEASON AWARDS  

Most Valuable Player

Bartolo Hernandez
Bartolo Hernandez
Washington D.C.
Nationals
Age: 29B/T: L/R
Born: Bani, DO
Position(s): 3B/IF/OF/DH
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Cy Young Award Winner

Miguel Mesa
Miguel Mesa
Seattle
Mariners
Age: 26B/T: S/R
Born: Ashtabula, OH
Position(s): P (SP2)
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Rookie of the Year 

Sal Belt
Sal Belt
Los Angeles
Dodgers
Age: 23B/T: L/L
Born: Early, IA
Position(s): RF
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Fireman of the Year

Charlie Graves
Charlie Graves
Seattle
Mariners
Age: 30B/T: L/L
Born: Pasadena, TX
Position(s): P (ClA)
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STAT OF THE DAY

Spring Training Champions

NL Seattle Mariners 15-3 - Cactus League Champions
AL Washington Nationals 14-4 - Grapefruit League Champions 

Team Spring Training Stats
Top 10 OPS 
Rank
Franchise
Owner R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB AVG OPS
1 Chicago Cubs rod33 120 206 25 6 34 113 12 0.312 0.882
2 Washington D.C. Nationals Saffron 123 189 21 5 31 119 14 0.293 0.868
3 Texas Rangers goldenbaer88 109 190 30 2 36 107 12 0.292 0.854
4 Tampa Bay Rays rsskfs23 99 184 23 2 33 96 5 0.293 0.847
5 Houston Astros bballer2117 112 190 33 6 22 109 15 0.294 0.836
6 Pittsburgh Pirates sportbanker 130 191 42 4 24 126 31 0.290 0.835
7 Toronto Blue Jays dimestoregin 104 188 27 1 33 102 13 0.284 0.824
8 New York Yankees tomcecil 99 187 28 3 24 98 22 0.295 0.822
9 St. Louis Cardinals slurie2001 108 185 27 3 26 106 16 0.285 0.813
10 Colorado Rockies axtell 94 202 27 2 21 91 13 0.308 0.802
Team Spring Training Stats
Top 10 WHIP 
Rank
Franchise
Owner W L SV R ER BB SO WHIP ERA
1 Seattle Mariners mark3313 15 3 7 41 39 55 130 1.16 2.13
Washington D.C. Nationals Saffron 14 4 5 59 57 44 118 1.16 3.21
3 Cleveland Indians bbwinksdaddy 7 11 3 52 44 55 151 1.19 2.36
4 Anaheim Angels captain10a 9 9 4 79 77 45 111 1.21 4.36
5 Boston Red Sox pat007ohmss 11 7 5 72 70 44 111 1.24 3.92
6 Pittsburgh Pirates sportbanker 13 5 6 80 72 47 147 1.29 4.04
7 St. Louis Cardinals slurie2001 13 5 7 66 57 63 131 1.31 3.13
New York Yankees tomcecil 12 6 9 76 71 40 110 1.31 3.97
9 Minnesota Twins optistrat 9 9 7 79 75 44 108 1.32 4.30
San Diego Padres jgarron 10 8 5 91 76 53 114 1.32 4.13


Thursday, October 12, 2017

OWNER of the YEAR SEASON 33

OWNER/ORGANIZATION of SEASON 33



Listed below you will find the Robert E. McCabe Magazine Owner/Organization of the Year Award Winner and our Owner Power Rankings. As you all know, we at McCabe Magazine will award organizations bonus points for winning the World Series and Pennant at each level. In addition, the owner will receive points for total wins at every level, winning the Division title, and for making the playoffs as a Wildcard. The Owner with the most points will receive the McCabe Magazine Owner of the Year Award. We here at McCabe Magazine feel that a good owner should maintain a solid farm system and a winning major league club. The big league club should be in position to win the division and one or more of the lower level squads should be in position to capture a minor league World Series title. The Owner of the Year should field competitive teams at every level.   

Season 33 Robert E. McCabe League Owner of the Year Award winner is a back-to-back winner of the Award, and that owner is mark3313 of the Seattle Mariners. This Organization has 566 organizational wins and 250 playoff bonus points, for an organization total of 816 points. The Mariners fell 212 total points short of it's record setting total last year (season 32) of 1028, but still had enough to capture the Owner of the Year Award in back-to-back seasons. The amazing thing about this ownership is they have placed a team in the playoffs at every level, and this is what this award is all about, recognizing competitive owners and organizations from top to bottom.


Franchise Owner Level Wins Lost
Seattle Mariners mark3313 ML 121 41
Seattle Mariners mark3313 AAA 90 54
Seattle Mariners mark3313 AA 107 37
Seattle Mariners mark3313 High A 89 55
Seattle Mariners mark3313 Low A 105 39
Seattle Mariners mark3313 Rookie 54 22


Total Wins 566 248
Bonus Points. 230
Total 816
Bonus Points for Total Wins and Playoff Teams

Each team will receive one point for each win and BONUS POINTS as followed: ML Playoff Team 100 points, Wildcard 75, AAA Division Winner 50 points, AAA Wildcard 30, AA Division Winner 40, AA Wildcard 20, High A Division Winner 30, High A Wildcard 15, Low A Division Winner 20, Low A Wildcard 10. Rookie Division Winner 10, and Rookie Wildcard 5.

Bonus Points for World Series and League Pennant


ML World Series winner 100 points, ML Pennant winner 75, AAA World Series winner 50 points, AAA Pennant winner 30, AA World Series winner 40 points, AA Pennant winner 20, High A World Series winner 30 points, High A Pennant winner 15, Low A World Series winner 20 points, Low A Pennant winner 10, Rookie World Series winner 10 points, and Rookie Pennant winner 5.

McCabe Magazine Owner Power Rankings
Top 10
RANK TEAM/ORGANZITION OWNER TOTAL POINTS
1 Seattle Mariners mark3316 816
2 Richmond Virginians spintens 729
3 Washington D.C. Nationals Saffron 727
4 Toronto Blue Jays dimestoregin 689
5 Colorado Rockies axtell 671
6 Philadelphia Phillies sbank68 668
7 Kansas City Royals TenaciousTYT 639
8 Cleveland Indians bbwinksdaddy 624
9 St. Louis Cardinals slurie2004 610
10 Pittsburgh Pirates sportbanker 599
The Next 5
RANK TEAM/ORGANZITION OWNER TOTAL POINTS
11 Cincinnati Reds kujhawker 595
12 Baltimore Orioles kingkai56 593
13 Oakland Athletics ojinga 579
14 New York Yankees tomcecil 570
15 San Francisco Giants

wylie718 562
And The Rest 
RANK TEAM/ORGANZITION OWNER TOTAL POINTS
16 Chicago Cubs mikemiele 548
17 Chicago White Sox kgrffth 507
18 Anaheim Angels captain10a 491
19 Houston Astros bballer2120 471
20 Detroit Tigers mrmich4 460
21 Arizona Diamondbacks Ricky865 392
22 Los Angeles Dodgers Arte 364
23 Milwaukee Brewers cpintens 357
24 San Diego Padres jgarron 346
25 Texas Rangers goldenbaer91 341
26 Tampa Bay Rays rsskfs26 337
27 Florida Marlins lido9616 327
28 New York Mets basebalguru 323
29 Atlanta Braves franknterry 302
30 Rochester Broncos ajaxx91 268
31 Minnesota Twins optistrat 263
32 Boston Red Sox pat007ohmss 181

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

SEASON 33 ALL-PRO TEAM and POSTSEASON AWARDS

SEASON 33 ALL-PRO SQUAD 
and POSTSEASON AWARDS

Chicago, ILL (McC.COM) - With the season complete it's time for our panel of experts to unveil the Robert E. McCabe Magazines Season 33 All-Pro Team and Postseason Awards. For the first in McCabe Magazine history our Season 33 Most Valuable Player, Junior Meng of the Seattle Mariners is an All-Pro selection and our Rookie of the Year award winner. The McCabe Magazine triple Crown! We think Meng is a future first ballot Hall of Famer and should rank among greatest players of all-time when he decides to hang up the spikes.


McCABE MAGAZINE POST-SEASON AWARDS

McCABE MAGAZINE MVP

Junior Meng
Junior Meng
Seattle
Mariners
Age: 22B/T: R/R
Born: Kobe, JP
Position(s): 1B/RF
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R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB AVG OPS
141 169 27 6 57 135 33 0.324 1.131

McCABE MAGAZINE CY YOUNG AWARD

Adam Bradford
Adam Bradford
St. Louis
Cardinals
Age: 33B/T: R/R
Born: Fairview, MT
Position(s): P (P)
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G GS CG SHO W L OAV WHIP ERA
32 32 4 3 22 2 0.196 0.98 1.98

McCABE MAGAZINE ROOKIE of the YEAR

Junior Meng
Junior Meng
Seattle
Mariners
Age: 22B/T: R/R
Born: Kobe, JP
Position(s): 1B/RF
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McCABE MAGAZINE FIREMAN of the YEAR

Pedro Manuel
Pedro Manuel
San Diego
Padres
Age: 36B/T: R/R
Born: Los Teques, VE
Position(s): P (ClA)
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W L SV SVO IP OAV OBP WHIP ERA
1 2 43 47 47.2 0.202 0.254 0.99 2.64

McCABE MAGAZINE ALL-PRO TEAM 

CATCHER 

Kurt Cooper
Kurt Cooper
Houston
Astros
Age: 26B/T: S/R
Born: Turpin, OK
Position(s): C/DH
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G R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG OPS
153 89 147 21 1 47 127 0.268 0.902

FIRST BASEMEN 

Junior Meng
Junior Meng
Seattle
Mariners
Age: 22B/T: R/R
Born: Kobe, JP
Position(s): 1B/RF
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SECOND BASEMEN 

Wilkin Lopez
Wilkin Lopez
Kansas City
Royals
Age: 29B/T: R/R
Born: River Fall, WI
Position(s): 2B/CIF/OF/DH
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H 2B 3B HR RBI SB AVG OPS
186 34 5 34 137 24 0.325 1.012

THIRD BASEMEN 

Richie Brush
Richie Brush
Houston
Astros
Age: 29B/T: S/R
Born: Marquette, MI
Position(s): 3B/2B/COF
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R H 2B HR RBI SB AVG OPS
100 146 25 36 122 23 0.310 0.996

SHORT STOP

Danny Gordon
Danny Gordon
St. Louis
Cardinals
Age: 27B/T: L/R
Born: Clarion, IA
Position(s): SS/IF/OF/DH
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G R H 2B HR RBI AVG OBP OPS
162 93 175 35 23 92 0.276 0.341 0.788

OUTFIELDERS 

Ignacio Valentin
Ignacio Valentin
Colorado
Rockies
Age: 26B/T: S/R
Born: Jarabacoa, DO
Position(s): LF/1B/RF/DH
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G R H 2B HR RBI SB AVG OPS
162 119 179 24 54 137 21 0.310 1.005

Paul Stafford
Paul Stafford
Pittsburgh
Pirates
Age: 31B/T: L/L
Born: Providence, KY
Position(s): RF
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R H 2B HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
96 147 32 20 75 26 0.341 0.444 1.003

Marvin Hartley
Marvin Hartley
Baltimore
Orioles
Age: 24B/T: S/L
Born: Panama, OK
Position(s): LF
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R H 2B HR RBI AVG OBP SLG OPS
102 184 33 25 99 0.327 0.377 0.534 0.911

DESIGNATED HITTER

Louie Rosa
Louie Rosa
St. Louis
Cardinals
Age: 24B/T: R/R
Born: Ancon, PA
Position(s): 1B/DH
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G R H 2B HR RBI AVG SLG OPS
162 119 196 20 53 154 0.290 0.557 0.910

STARTING PITCHER

Adam Bradford
Adam Bradford
St. Louis
Cardinals
Age: 33B/T: R/R
Born: Fairview, MT
Position(s): P (P)
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MIDDLE RELIEF 

Lorenzo Vega
Lorenzo Vega
Seattle
Mariners
Age: 32B/T: R/R
Born: Fantino, DO
Position(s): P (SuA)
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G W L IP BB SO OAV WHIP ERA
91 6 4 110.2 35 105 0.200 1.04 2.85

CLOSER


Pedro Manuel
Pedro Manuel
San Diego
Padres
Age: 36B/T: R/R
Born: Los Teques, VE
Position(s): P (ClA)
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STAT OF THE DAY

RANKING THE PLAYOFF TEAMS

PITCHING
TEAM WHIP
Team Stats
RANK
Franchise
Owner CG SHO W L SV SVO OAV WHIP ERA
1 Seattle Mariners mark3313 0 0 121 41 53 68 0.222 1.18 3.11
2 San Diego Padres jgarron 0 0 87 75 55 69 0.237 1.19 3.31
3 Washington D.C. Nationals Saffron 1 1 98 64 57 68 0.236 1.22 3.53
4 Oakland Athletics ojinga 14 6 95 67 33 49 0.233 1.23 3.2
5 St. Louis Cardinals slurie2001 10 6 105 57 44 61 0.251 1.27 3.49
6 Richmond Virginians spintens 9 5 92 70 50 66 0.247 1.28 3.76
7 Pittsburgh Pirates sportbanker 1 1 94 68 60 76 0.258 1.31 3.75
8 Baltimore Orioles kingkai53 3 1 96 66 48 67 0.257 1.33 4.09
9 Toronto Blue Jays dimestoregin 5 2 76 86 35 48 0.25 1.36 4.34
10 Colorado Rockies axtell 10 4 94 68 44 57 0.262 1.41 4.59
11 Cleveland Indians bbwinksdaddy 3 1 85 77 52 64 0.262 1.41 4.09
12 Houston Astros bballer2117 9 1 98 64 49 63 0.267 1.43 4.43
HITTING
TEAM OPS
Team Stats
RANK Franchise Owner R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB AVG OPS
1 Colorado Rockies axtell 925 1738 207 29 283 902 123 0.294 0.833
2 Houston Astros bballer2117 988 1638 288 23 257 972 131 0.283 0.830
3 St. Louis Cardinals slurie2001 951 1563 256 21 268 932 74 0.273 0.817
4 Baltimore Orioles kingkai53 877 1590 247 26 237 848 151 0.275 0.796
5 Washington D.C. Nationals Saffron 913 1573 246 31 218 891 140 0.275 0.790
6 Seattle Mariners mark3313 938 1586 269 43 206 911 290 0.274 0.785
7 Pittsburgh Pirates sportbanker 844 1588 236 29 186 825 191 0.277 0.770
8 Toronto Blue Jays dimestoregin 737 1564 229 22 178 714 190 0.274 0.746
9 Cleveland Indians bbwinksdaddy 743 1453 217 22 215 727 130 0.259 0.745
10 Oakland Athletics ojinga 822 1541 211 23 190 798 228 0.264 0.732
11 Richmond Virginians spintens 766 1485 220 28 185 740 186 0.257 0.720
12 San Diego Padres jgarron 678 1395 226 25 142 649 251 0.244 0.676

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