Which playoff team in 2011 is least likely to make the playoffs in 2012?
Mini Buddah- Fantasy Guru
The Milwaukee Brewers. Aramis Ramirez is no Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun will feel the effects of a missing Prince and missing needle (too soon?)...although Grienke will contend with Cy Young type numbers, the Reds are going to be stronger this year and keep Milwaukee from making it two in a row.
Austin Mayland: This question is tough seeing as number of playoff teams increased this year, I see every team from the AL returning to the playoffs with the Angels filling the extra spot this year. In the NL, I see the San Francisco Giants not making the playoffs. I have the Diamondbacks winning that division and with as competitive as the NL is this year, I can see the Marlins, Reds, Brewers, Braves or even the Nationals locking up the 4th and 5th spots.
Zac Cordova: Get ready for controversy, the Detroit Tigers. They will hit with the best of them, but that defense is just awful. Justin Verlander threw almost 250 innings last year, and they got career years from him, Alex Avila, Johnny Peralta, and Jose Valverde. Expect regression, and a surprise contender from the Central (Royals anyone?)
Justin Millar: The Milwaukee Brewers won 96 games last year, but they lose a key piece in Prince Fielder. The Brewers will also have the misfortune of being in a race with the Reds and Cardinals, while they only had the Cardinals last year. The rotation is also due for a big regression.
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Thursday, April 5, 2012