Saturday, November 8, 2014

McCABE MAGAZINE'S SEASON 24 PREDICTIONS

DODGERS WIN THE WORLD SERIES

The Chicago Cubs fall to the Los Angeles Dodgers 4 games to 2 



Cincinnati, OH (McC.com) - It’s that time of year when the most comprehensive baseball preview magazine is release. The Baseball Writers of America, McCabe Magazine, all 32 beat writers in each major league city, along with some input from several front office personnel has help us each year with the preview issue. As in years past, we are the most accurate preview magazine on your newsstand and on the web. That’s not just us making that claim, last year for the 10th year in a roll we here at McCabe Magazine have received a Pulitzer for outstanding sports writing and for the 13th year the Scripts Howard Editors Award. We are recognized as the best professional baseball magazine on the planet.   
     
In season 23 preview issue we correctly predicted all 4 division winners in the America League and 5 of 6 playoff teams. In the National League we got 3 of the 4 division winners and 4 of the 6 playoff teams. When we do our highly scientific analysis of the clubs, we look at the starting lineups, bench, rotations, the bullpen, potential injuries, minor leaguers ready for call up, and most importantly the general manager and manager. This is not an easy process, once the season ends and the World Series champion is crowned the all-knowing, all-seeing machine known as the McCabe Magazine crane up the computers, and compiled the data for the next season. This year we feel the strongest major league teams from top to bottom is the Anaheim Angels, followed by the Los Angeles Dodgers, another AL West club, Chicago Cubs, Toronto Blue Jays, and the San Diego Padres.  

Playoff Teams and Division Winners

In the American League the division winners will be the Angeles, Blue Jays, New York Yankees, and the Texas Rangers. In the National League we like the Cubs, Padres, Florida Marlins, and the New York Mets. Our Wildcard winners will be the Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, Atlanta Braves, and the Detroit Tigers. Los Angeles will triumph over Anaheim to win the AL pennant and the Cubs will finish off the Mets to take the NL flag.

Season 24 Predictions

ML AL North  ML NL North 
Team Owner W L Team Owner W L
Toronto Blue Jays dimestoregin 101 61 Chicago Cubs carseneau 95 67
Chicago White Sox kgrffth 90 72 Detroit Tigers patrickkm 91 71
Milwaukee Brewers brentcnb * 88 74 Cincinnati Reds cpintens 86 76
Minnesota Twins optistrat 80 83 Cleveland Indians Fantasy Frea 75 87
ML AL East  ML NL East 
Team Owner W L Team Owner W L
New York Yankees ARomano * 91 71 New York Mets basebalguru 85 77
Baltimore Orioles bourboncask 88 74 Philadelphia Phillies egw18 84 78
Washington D.C. Nationals Saffron 82 80 Pittsburgh Pirates nbaker10 71 91
Boston Red Sox pat007ohmss * 81 81 Rochester Broncos coinguy 68 94
ML AL South  ML NL South 
Team Owner W L Team Owner W L
Texas Rangers goldenbaer88 83 79 Florida Marlins lido9613 90 72
Kansas City Royals TenaciousTYT 80 82 Atlanta Braves bigsammich 89 73
Houston Astros ajaxx88 70 92 Richmond Virginians spintens 81 81
St. Louis Cardinals slurie2001 67 95 Tampa Bay Rays rsskfs23 79 83
ML AL West ML NL West 
Team Owner W L Team Owner W L
Anaheim Angeles captain10a 102 60 San Diego Padres jgarron 93 69
Los Angeles Dodgers Arte 93 69 Colorado Rockies axtell 86 76
San Francisco Giants wylie715 82 80 Arizona Diamondbacks yoker70 * 80 82
Oakland Athletics jefepwnzer 74 88 Seattle Mariners toothdoc7 75 87
    

Season 24 Award Winners 

American League Most Valuable Player

Jose Colon
Los Angeles
Dodgers
Age: 28B/T: L/L
Born: Chiriqui, PA
Position(s): 1B/DH
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National League Most Valuable Player

Calvin Pote
Chicago
Cubs
Age: 26B/T: S/R
Born: Santee, CA
Position(s): LF/1B/DH
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American Cy Young Award Winner

Mariano Elcano
Oakland
Athletics
Age: 23B/T: L/L
Born: Havana, CU
Position(s): P (T4B)
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National League Cy Young Winner

Lou Richard
Atlanta
Braves
Age: 30B/T: R/R
Born: Altamont, KS
Position(s): P (T2B)
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American League Fireman of the Year

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

Pedro Manuel
San Diego
Padres
Age: 27B/T: R/R
Born: Los Teques, VE
Position(s): P (ClA)
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American League Rookie of the Year

Didi Alvarez
Chicago
White Sox
Age: 25B/T: R/R
Born: Changuinola, PA
Position(s): CF/CIF/2B/OF/DH
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National League Rookie of the Year

Don Sugawara
Cleveland
Indians
Age: 22B/T: R/R
Born: Kwangsan-Ku Songjungdong, KR
Position(s): SS/IF/OF/DH
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Thursday, October 30, 2014

McCABE MAGAZINE HALL OF FAME RECOMMENDATIONS

McCabe Magazines Selections

Cincinnati, OH (McC.com) McCabe Magazine would like to enlighten the league on the players deserving to be elected into the McCabe League Hall of Fame (HOF). The baseball experts and insiders here at this well run establishment have poured through countless stacks of data and material so we can rank the HOF candidates to assist the voters in making their selections. We have broken down the candidates into three categories, 1) First Ballot, 2) McCabe Magazine Choice, and 3) Long Shot. As always, the choice is yours, we only ask for 100% participation. Thanks for reading. 


Hall of Fame Rankings

First Ballot selections

1.
Luther Abercrombie
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Age: 42B/T: L/L
Born: Newark, NJ
Position(s): P (SP1)
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Abercrombie is number one on the career Wins list with 355, Strikeouts 4,449, Quality starts 492, Innings pitched 5198.3, and Games started 782. He is number 2 in shutouts with 22, which is 25 behind Vince Garcia, and 2nd on the complete game list with 75, also behind Garcia.   

McCabe Magazine Choice

2.
Abdullah Beckham
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Age: 38B/T: R/R
Born: Manchester, MI
Position(s): C/DH
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Beckham is 2nd among all HOF candidates with a .316 Batting Average, 6 time All-Star, a World Series winner, and 3 time Silver Slugger award winner.

Home Runs RBI BA OBP SLG OPS
405 1146 0.316 0.413 0.577 0.990

3.
Julio Ramirez
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Age: 41B/T: R/R
Born: Sinaloa, MX
Position(s): P (SP5)
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Ramirez is number 1 on the HOF candidate list with an ERA of 2.96, OVA .225, OBP .287, and WHIP 1.14. He 2nd on the candidate list with 285 career wins, Innings pitched 3366.1, and Strikeouts 3360, behind Abercrombie,

Our Long Shot

4.
Pedro Perez
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Age: 38B/T: R/R
Born: Hato Mayor, DO
Position(s): LF/1B/DH
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Perez is number 1 on the candidates list with 2582 Hits, Runs Scored 1556, and Doubles 564. He is a 3 time World Series winner, 5 time All-Star, 2 time Silver Slugger, and 2 time Gold Glove award winner.

Friday, October 24, 2014

SEASON 23 OWNER/ORGANIZATION of the YEAR AWARD

OWNER/ORGANIZATION of SEASON 23 


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 23 Robert E. McCabe Owner of the Year, and our back to back winner is captain10a of the Anaheim Angels. The Angels have a total of 501 organizational wins, 255 playoff bonus points, which include a World Series Championship 100 for an organization total of 756 points. 



Franchise Owner Level W L Bonus WS
Anaheim Angels captain10a ML 99 63 100 100
Anaheim Angels captain10a AAA 84 60
Anaheim Angels captain10a AA 98 46 40
Anaheim Angels captain10a High A 93 51 15
Anaheim Angels captain10a Low A 88 56
Anaheim Angels captain10a Rookie 39 37
Anaheim Angels captain10a
Anaheim Angels captain10a 501 313 155 100


TOP 10
Franchise Owner W L Bonus Pts Total
Anaheim Angels captain10a 501 313 255 756
Detroit Tigers patrickkm 543 271 195 738
New York Yankees ARomano 536 278 155 691
Philadelphia Phillies egw21 510 304 160 670
Chicago Cubs mitt0111 477 337 190 667
Kansas City Royals TenaciousTYT 476 338 190 666
Toronto Blue Jays dimestoregin 467 347 190 657
Richmond Virginians spintens 464 350 150 614
Milwaukee Brewers brentcnb 505 309 95 610
San Francisco Giants wylie718 489 325 120 609
The Next 5
Franchise Owner W L Bonus Pts Total
Washington D.C. Nationals Saffron 501 313 100 601
Chicago White Sox kgrffth 452 362 125 577
Cincinnati Reds cpintens 467 347 85 572
New York Mets basebalguru 362 452 185 547
Colorado Rockies axtell 445 369 85 530
The Rest 
Franchise Owner W L Bonus Pts Total
Los Angeles Dodgers Arte 439 375 85 524
Tampa Bay Rays rsskfs26 417 397 100 517
Cleveland Indians Fantasy Frea 456 358 50 506
Florida Marlins lido9616 422 392 80 502
Arizona Diamondbacks yoker73 439 375 60 499
St. Louis Cardinals 421werd 427 387 70 497
San Diego Padres jgarron 344 470 150 494
Texas Rangers goldenbaer91 418 396 40 458
Baltimore Orioles bourboncask 304 510 100 404
Pittsburgh Pirates nbaker13 377 437 0 377
Minnesota Twins optistrat 323 491 0 323
Oakland Athletics jefepwnzer 318 496 0 318
Rochester Broncos coinguy 268 546 0 268
Seattle Mariners mark3316 261 553 0 261
Atlanta Braves bigsammich 249 565 0 249
Boston Red Sox pat007ohmss 216 598 0 216
Houston Astros ajaxx91 151 663 0 151

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

McCABE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Pennant Contenders Baltimore Orioles vs. Anaheim Angels 
New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs

The Playoff Teams

Chicago, ILL (McC.com) – The first round of the McCabe League playoffs started with the number 4 seed New York Mets (87-75) sweeping the 5th seed Florida Marlins (89-73), the 3rd seed Tampa Bay Rays (89-73) sweeping the Detroit Tigers (86-76) 6th seed. In the American League, the Baltimore Orioles (81-81) 4th seed eliminated the Los Angeles Dodgers (95-65) 5th seed, 3 games to 1, and the number 3 seed Kansas City Royals (98-64) knocked out the Chicago White Sox (95-67) 6th seed, 3 games to 2.  

American League Opening Round  

In the opening round we saw the Baltimore, who barely made the fall classic, pitching staff hold the Dodgers to 11 runs in 4 games for an average of 2.75 runs per game. The Dodgers scored 920 runs during the regular season for an average of 5.6 runs per game. Jose Colon, Dodgers (1B) and MVP candidate disappeared in the series, batting .200 with 1 HR and 2 RBIs. In the Kansas City and Chicago series, the White Sox young pitching staff was pulverized for 35 runs in 5 games (7 runs per game). Homer Henry (LF) was the star of the opening round series for the Royals with a .478 BA, 3 HR, 8 RBI.

National League Opening Round

They brought out the brooms in the NL opening round. Met Closer Benji Schulte (L) saved all 3 games verse the Marlins with a 0.00 ERA. Tampa swept Detroit 3-0 and outscored the Tigers 13-2 in the series. Michel Concepcion (SP) started game 3 and went 7 innings for the win. He gave up 1 run on 4 hits and was named player of the game.

Divisional Championship Series

The Orioles took care of the Toronto Blue Jays (100-62), McCabe Magazines choice to win the World Series in surprising fashion, 3 games to 1, OUCH! All four games were tightly contested with the margin of victory being 1.5 runs. Anaheim Angels (99-63) swept the Royals 3-0 with a pitching staff that combined for a .162 OVA, .239 OBP, .232 SLG, 0.86 Whip, and a 1.24 ERA. In the National League the Mets astonishing hurlers (post-season .223 OVA, 1.13 Whip, 2.43 ERA) out dueled the San Diego Padres (99-63) outstanding staff (post-season .239 OVA, 3.28 ERA) and shocked the editors here at McCabe Magazine, and the baseball world with a 3 games to 1 series win. The Chicago Cubs (94-68) led by Bill Henry (2B) who batted .429 in the series outscored the Rays 21-5 in the 3 game sweep.


League Championship Series Odds

Las Vegas MGM Sports Book Odds to Win the McCabe League World Series

Franchise
W-L Odds
Anaheim Angels 99-63 2-1
Chicago Cubs 94-68 4-1
New York Mets 87-75 5-1
Baltimore Orioles 81-81 8-1


OPS Ranking
Franchise
Owner
R
HR
RBI
SB
AVG
OPS
Chicago Cubs
mitt0108
21
5
19
1
0.275
0.798
Anaheim Angels
captain10a
12
6
12
3
0.243
0.783
Baltimore Orioles
bourboncask
40
6
37
6
0.286
0.753
New York Mets
basebalguru
31
8
30
5
0.254
0.719

ERA Ranking
Franchise
Owner
W
L
SV
OAV
WHIP
ERA
Anaheim Angels
captain10a
3
0
1
0.162
0.86
1.24
Chicago Cubs
mitt0108
3
0
2
0.124
0.89
1.67
New York Mets
basebalguru
6
1
5
0.223
1.13
2.43
Baltimore Orioles
bourboncask
6
2
5
0.268
1.33
3.01