Friday, February 13, 2015

SEASON 25 PREDICTIONS

THE ANAHEIM ANGELS WINS IT ALL

The Angels knockoff the San Diego Padres in 5 games to win Season 25 World Series

Houston, TX (McC) Before we unveil our season 25 predictions we here at McCabe Magazine would like to express our disappointment and sadness with the Hall of Fame voters who didn't elect Bronson Whang, the all-time HIT KING to this year’s class of the HOF. This is a major injustice based on rumor, innuendo, and the misinformed. Whang has a total of 3,048 major league hits, the most in the history of the Robert E. McCabe league. He received 13 votes which is 40% of the eligible voters, this is a travesty of justice. As a sign of protest I will not be voting next year on the Hall of Fame candidates. I have given my vote to the website Deadspin.

The season forecast

Now that we have gotten that bit of frustration off our chest, let’s move on and reveal this season’s winners and losers. The team that is loaded from top to bottom, and should walk away with the World Series title in 5 games over the San Diego Padres is the Anaheim Angels.
The Angels finish season 24 with 111 wins, which was the best in the majors, they were also first in the American league in team ERA (3.28), and second in the majors behind the Padres (3.11). The strength of Anaheim is it’s pitching staff, featuring future Hall of Famer  Vince Garcia (R) (23-7, 2.40 ERA), Garcia should be voted into the HOF on the first ballot, however with this current HOF voting committee that statement might be in question. Other notables on the staff is Adam Bradford (R) (18-3, 2.56 ERA), Shea Cross (S) (19-3, 2.15 ERA) and the best setup man in baseball the past 10 years Juan Azocar (L) (86 games, 12-8, 2.37 ERA). The big bats in the lineup are Geraldo Belliard (25 HR, 112 RBI, 317 BA), and Zeke Harding (20 HR, 92 RBI, 308 BA).  We look for the Angels to win 105 games and cruise to its 3rd World Series Championship in team history.

The San Diego Padres have won the National League West division 7 of the last 8 years, averaging 104 wins during that 8 year span. They have won 7 NL Pennants and 4 World Series Championships. And just like the Angels the San Diego Padres pitching staff is the reason for the team’s success.  The Padres pitching staff have been the most dominant staff the past 6 years, leading major league baseball in team ERA every year since season 19.  Starting pitcher and 3 time CY Young award winner Asdrubal Pelaez (20-8, 2.69 ERA) is the ace of the staff, followed by Vin Tejera (16-8, 2.80), and last year’s Fireman of the Year Pedro Manuel (48 saves, 2.30 ERA). San Diego has high hopes for number 4 starter Troy Campbell (11 games, 2.04 ERA in season 24). Campbell, a 1st round draft pick in season 15 is replacing Chris Breen (18-11, 2.90 ERA) who left via Free-Agency. However, we feel the weakest of the Padres will be their offensive production, we just don’t see a stick in the lineup that will put fear in the opposing pitching staffs.

The Playoffs


McCabe Magazines official predictions, as mentioned earlier we like the Angels to beat the Padres in 5 games to win the World Series. The American League division winners will be the Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, and the Angels. In the National League it will be the Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves, and San Diego Padres. The Wildcard teams Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Nationals, Detroit Tigers, and the Colorado Rockies.


Season 25 Predictions 

ML AL North  ML NL North
Team Owner W L Team Owner W L
Toronto Blue Jays dimestoregin 95 67 Cincinnati Reds cpintens 91 71
Chicago White Sox kgrffth 88 74 Detroit Tigers patrickkm 87 75
Minnesota Twins optistrat 86 76 Chicago Cubs carseneau 84 78
Milwaukee Brewers brentcnb  70 92 Cleveland Indians Fantasy Frea 82 80
ML AL East  ML NL East 
Team Owner W L Team Owner W L
New York Yankees ARomano 91 71 Philadelphia Phillies egw18 85 77
Washington Nationals Saffron 89 73 Pittsburgh Pirates nbaker10 82 80
Boston Red Sox pat007ohmss 73 89 Rochester Broncos coinguy 80 82
Baltimore Orioles bourboncask 71 91 New York Mets basebalguru 75 87
ML AL South  ML NL South
Team Owner W L Team Owner W L
Texas Rangers goldenbaer88 92 70 Atlanta Braves bigsammich 90 72
Kansas City Royals TenaciousTYT 79 83 Florida Marlins lido9613 84 78
St. Louis Cardinals slurie2001 70 92 Richmond Virginians spintens 76 86
Houston Astros mitt0108 69 93 Tampa Bay Rays rsskfs23 73 89
ML AL West  ML NL West
Team Owner W L Team Owner W L
Anaheim Angels captain10a 105 57 San Diego Padres jgarron 94 68
Los Angeles Dodgers Arte 90 72 Colorado Rockies axtell 86 76
San Francisco Giants wylie715 80 82 Arizona Diamondbacks yoker70 75 87
Oakland Athletics jefepwnzer 75 87 Seattle Mariners mark3313  68 94

Sunday, February 8, 2015

McCABE MAGAZINE'S SEASON 24 OWNER OF THE YEAR

OWNER/ORGANIZATION of SEASON 24 


Listed below you will find the McCabe Magazine Owner/Organization of the Year Award Winner and our Owner Power Rankings. This year 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 bonus 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. His 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.

Bonus Points for Total Wins and Playoff Teams 

Each team will receive one point for each win and BONUS POINTS as followed: ML Division Winner 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.

Note: Tiebreaker total wins.     

OWNER POWER RANKINGS

Season 24 Robert E. McCabe Owner of the Year is patrickkm of the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers have a total of 572 organizational wins, 365 playoff bonus points, which include a World Series Championship 100, a High A National League Pennant, and a World Series  Championship at the Low A level, for an organization total of 937 points. 


Team Owner Level Wins Playoffs LCS/WS
Detroit Tigers patrickkm ML 98 100 100
Detroit Tigers patrickkm AAA 90 30
Detroit Tigers patrickkm AA 99 40
Detroit Tigers patrickkm High A 114 30 15
Detroit Tigers patrickkm Low A 116 20 20
Detroit Tigers patrickkm Rookie 55 10
Organization
Total 
Detroit Tigers patrickkm Totals 572 230 135 937

TOP 10
Rank Team Owner Wins Playoffs Bonus Pts Total
1 Detroit Tigers patrickkm 572 230 135 937
2 Kansas City Royals TenaciousTYT 488 230 75 793
3 Anaheim Angels captain10a 516 180 30 726
4 Washington D.C. Nationals Saffron 538 110 60 708
5 Colorado Rockies axtell 457 165 40 662
6 New York Yankees ARomano 528 120 0 648
7 Toronto Blue Jays dimestoregin 460 140 0 600
8 Philadelphia Phillies egw20 492 100 0 592
9 Richmond Virginians spintens 455 130 0 585
10 Los Angeles Dodgers Arte 464 105 0 569
The Next 5
Rank Team Owner Wins Playoffs Bonus Pts Total
11 Milwaukee Brewers brentcnb 469 85 5 559
12 Chicago White Sox kgrffth 438 105 0 543
13 San Francisco Giants wylie717 462 80 0 542
14 Cincinnati Reds cpintens 481 30 10 521
15 Chicago Cubs carseneau 394 125 0 519
And The Rest 
Rank Team Owner Wins Playoffs Bonus Pts Total
16 Seattle Mariners mark3315 451 45 0 496
17 St. Louis Cardinals slurie2003 421 55 0 476
18 Pittsburgh Pirates nbaker12 366 100 0 466
19 Florida Marlins lido9615 42 4 40 0 464
20 Arizona Diamondbacks yoker72 423 35 0 458
21 Cleveland Indians Fantasy Frea 393 50 0 443
22 Baltimore Orioles bourboncask 318 100 0 418
23 Rochester Broncos coinguy 304 50 50 404
24 Tampa Bay Rays rsskfs25 386 0 0 386
25 San Diego Padres jgarron 281 100 0 381
26 New York Mets basebalguru 370 10 0 380
27 Atlanta Braves bigsammich 272 100 0 372
27 Texas Rangers goldenbaer90 372 0 0 372
29 Minnesota Twins optistrat 343 0 0 343
30 Oakland Athletics jefepwnzer 303 0 0 303
31 Houston Astros sharrow 228 0 0 228
32 Boston Red Sox pat007ohmss 155 0 0 155


Sunday, January 11, 2015

McCABE MAGAZINE SEASON 24 ALL-PRO TEAM and AWARDS

McCabe Magazine's All-Pro Team and Awards


Cincinnati, OH (McC.com) – It’s that time of year when we here at McCabe Magazine take a look at season 24 and select the players who are the best of the best at their respected positions. Here is the McCabe Magazine All-Pro squad and season awards.

McCabe Magazine MVP

For the second year in a row our staff here at McCabe Magazine have selected a Toronto Blue Jay as or major league Most Valuable Player, Alexei DaSilva (2B). This season 21 MVP led all major leaguers with 57 Home Runs with 132 RBIs, and a 312 BA. He also has a 1.013 OPS, selected as a season 24 Gold Glove and Silver Slugger award winner. Honorable Mention; Jeremy Creek (COL), Dicky Wilkerson (ROC) and rookie Darrel Davies (WAS)
   
McCabe Magazine CY Young

Vince Garcia (LAA) is our choice as the McCabe Magazine CY Young award winner. The Ace of the Anaheim Angels staff led the entire major league with 23 wins, 266 .1 innings pitched, and WHIP with a 0.98. The Angels won 111 games this year and Garcia was a big part of that with his 23-7 record and 2.40 ERA. Honorable Mention; Asdrubal Pelaez (SD), Shea Cross (LAA), Adam Bradford (LAA) last year’s winner, and Rob Hines (ATL).

Rookie of the Year

Darrel Davies (WAS) is our runaway Rookie of the Year. Davies 35 Home Runs, 121 RBI, 335 BA, 1.006 OPS, and only 56 strikeouts in 502 AB. Honorable Mention; Eduardo Camacho (SEA), Dorssys Johnson (PIT), and Louis James (COL).   

Fireman of the Year


Pedro Manuel (SD) is the McCabe Magazine Fireman of the Year. His 48 saves led the majors. Manuel stats 70 games, .193 OAV, WHIP 0.90, and 2.30 ERA. Honorable Mention; Tony Cordero (PIT), Sidney Flaherty (PHI), and Damian Sung (CH2).  


McCabe Magazine All-Pro Team

Catcher 

Hersh Mays
Colorado
Rockies
Age: 32B/T: L/R
Born: Lytle, TX
Position(s): C
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First-base

Jeremy Creek
Colorado
Rockies
Age: 28B/T: R/R
Born: Gunnison, CO
Position(s): 1B/LF/DH
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Second-Base

Alexei DaSilva
Toronto
Blue Jays
Age: 28B/T: S/R
Born: Juarez, MX
Position(s): 2B/3B/SS/OF
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Third-Base

Tomas Padilla
Toronto
Blue Jays
Age: 23B/T: L/R
Born: Fantino, DO
Position(s): 3B/MIF/OF
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Shortstop


Geraldo Belliard
Anaheim
Angels
Age: 25B/T: R/R
Born: Distrito Nacional, DO
Position(s): SS
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Outfield 

Chris Daly
Florida
Marlins
Age: 26B/T: R/R
Born: Eutaw, AL
Position(s): RF/1B/LF/DH
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Javier Pelaez
Cincinnati
Reds
Age: 32B/T: R/R
Born: San Isidro, DO
Position(s): CF/IF/OF/DH
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Storm Weaver
Rochester
Broncos
Age: 23B/T: S/R
Born: Madison, IN
Position(s): RF/1B/LF/DH
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Pitchers 

Starter

Vince Garcia
Anaheim
Angels
Age: 34B/T: R/R
Born: Lincoln, ME
Position(s): P (SP1)
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Middle Relief 

Lorenzo Vega
New York
Yankees
Age: 23B/T: R/R
Born: Fantino, DO
Position(s): P (SuA)
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Closer


Pedro Manuel
San Diego
Padres
Age: 27B/T: R/R
Born: Los Teques, VE
Position(s): P (ClA)
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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

SEASON 24 POWER RANKINGS

The McCabe Magazine Power Rankings


The power rankings are an average of the following team statistics; Winning Percentage, OPS, Runs Scored, ERA, WHIP, and Fielding Percentage. 

TOP 10
Rank LR Team Owner W L
1 1 Anaheim Angels captain10a 107 50
2 3 Chicago Cubs carseneau 94 63
3 2 Toronto Blue Jays dimestoregin 88 69
4 6 Baltimore Orioles bourboncask 84 73
5 8
Detroit Tigers
patrickkm 94 63
6 12 Kansas City Royals TenaciousTYT 82 75
7 4 San Diego Padres jgarron 90 67
8 NA New York Yankees ARomano 82 75
9 NA Los Angeles Dodgers Arte 86 71
10 13 Atlanta Braves bigsammich 88 69
Next 5 
Rank LR Team Owner W L
11 NA Chicago White Sox kgrffth 83 74
12 17 Cincinnati Reds cpintens 79 78
13 15 Florida Marlins lido9613 82 75
14 5 Washington D.C. Nationals Saffron 76 81
15 11 Boston Red Sox pat007ohmss 82 75
Best of the Rest 
Rank LR Team Owner W L
16 16 Colorado Rockies axtell 84 73
17 20 Texas Rangers goldenbaer88 80 77
18 NA Pittsburgh Pirates nbaker10 87 70
19 NA Minnesota Twins optistrat 78 79
20 14 Tampa Bay Rays rsskfs23 78 79




McCabe Magazines Top 14 Free Agents for Season 25

TOP 10 FREE AGENTS

1. Chris Daly

Chris Daly
Florida
Marlins
Age: 26B/T: R/R
Born: Eutaw, AL
Position(s): RF/1B/LF/DH
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2. Tomas Padilla

Tomas Padilla
Toronto
Blue Jays
Age: 23B/T: L/R
Born: Fantino, DO
Position(s): 3B/MIF/OF
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3. Geraldo Belliard

Geraldo Belliard
Anaheim
Angels
Age: 25B/T: R/R
Born: Distrito Nacional, DO
Position(s): SS
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4. Bob Rivers

Bob Rivers
Tampa Bay
Rays
Age: 27B/T: L/L
Born: Alexandria, LA
Position(s): 2B/1B/OF
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5. Wily Correa

Wily Correa
Toronto
Blue Jays
Age: 25B/T: S/R
Born: Laguna De Perlas, NI
Position(s): RF/LF
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6. Jonathan Haren

Jonathan Haren
Texas
Rangers
Age: 22B/T: R/R
Born: Youngstown, OH
Position(s): P (SP1)
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7. Chris Breen

Chris Breen
San Diego
Padres
Age: 33B/T: R/R
Born: Langley, SC
Position(s): P (SP1)
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8. Harry Diaz

Harry Diaz
Toronto
Blue Jays
Age: 33
B/T: S/R
Born: Laguna Verde, DO
Position(s): P (ClA)


9. Clarence Carver

Clarence Carver
Colorado
Rockies
Age: 30B/T: R/R
Born: Kirtland, OH
Position(s): LF/1B/RF/DH
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10. 

Eddie Barber
San Diego
Padres
Age: 35B/T: R/R
Born: Corning, CA
Position(s): P (P)
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The Best of the Rest

11.

Clay Porter
Colorado
Rockies
Age: 29B/T: R/R
Born: Peculiar, MO
Position(s): P (SP4)
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12.

Damian Sung
Chicago
White Sox
Age: 27B/T: R/R
Born: Kobe, JP
Position(s): P (ClA)
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13.

Kila Throneberry
Cleveland
Indians
Age: 22B/T: R/R
Born: Paintsville, KY
Position(s): SS/IF/OF/DH
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14.

Saul Jimenez
Baltimore
Orioles
Age: 30B/T: S/L
Born: Houston, TX
Position(s): 1B/DH
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