2023 Official OBN Predictions Thread

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bucs607179
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Re: 2023 Official OBN Predictions Thread

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I'm thinking it is going to be over 70 wins. I'd say it's between the 71 to 75 win predictions.
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bucs607179 wrote: Wed Aug 30, 2023 1:38 pm I'm thinking it is going to be over 70 wins. I'd say it's between the 71 to 75 win predictions.
If only we played the Royals 12 more times.
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And never played the cubs
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Bobster21 wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 7:25 pm 2022 predictions thread champ Possum will be defending his crown as we head into the 2023 season. Last year predictions ranged from 55 to 77 wins. The Pirates went 62-100. Both Possum and Osushawn had 63-99 and Possum won by the runs scored tiebreaker.



The Pirates season is scheduled to begin March 30.



Please indicate your predictions for W-L record and total runs the Pirates will score (as the tiebreaker). Entries due prior to opening day game.



ChillinStation    90-72 732
Osushawn        87-75 764
SyrBucco (Dutton)       84-78 648
Mouse                   81-81      716
Steady Freddy       80-82 724
Build                 79-83 712
CTBucco           79-83 635
INbuc                    77-85      677
SammyKhalifa 77-85 650
UtahPirate        76-86 682
fjk090852-7    75-87 676
Doc                 74-88 668
WildwoodDave2     74-88 648
JollyRoger        72-90 680
Bobster                 72-90 660
bucs607179      71-91 665
Ecbucs             71-91 661
German Township   70-92      650
jkenn13                 69-93      672
Javy                       68-94      627
MaineBucs             67-95      642
sgrx                       65-97      686
GreenWeenie    64-98      599
steve 49                61-101     699
XXX Carolina Bucco 60-102     621
XXX IABucFan         59-103     683
XXX Surgnbuck       57-105     615
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Re: 2023 Official OBN Predictions Thread

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26 to go. These kids play .500 ball they'd hit 76 wins. They are on fire at the moment but my 71 still has a chance.
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bucs607179 wrote: Sun Sep 03, 2023 11:29 am 26 to go. These kids play .500 ball they'd hit 76 wins. They are on fire at the moment but my 71 still has a chance.
Because I know you might be, and I know others are, at least thinking about this. So here goes:

They have a game in hand against the Padres. Win that, and stay pace with them, the Pirates own the tie breaker against them.
Next in their sights would be Miami, and they'd need a lot of help being 6 back. However, the Bucs have three more against them, and a sweep would give the Pirates the season series and the tiebreaker.

Next, are the Reds, again the Pirates need help, and they have 3 remaining against them. If the Pirates win at least one of the games, they hold the tiebreaker over the Reds, but realistically they'd probably need a sweep.

Then you have the duo of Arizona and San Francisco, and there would not only need to be a lot of help, but the Pirates have to finish ahead of both outright, as those two hold the tiebreaker over the Pirates.

So two teams they need a little help and can help themselves, and two teams they need a lot of help and then some.

26 games remaining....if they have an Aprilesque finish and go say 20-6, it could happen.
Arizona: 7 vs Cubs, 2 vs Giants, 1 vs Orioles, 3 vs Astros, but....3 vs Rockies, 4 vs Mets, 3 vs Yankees, 3 vs White Sox. This looks like 84 wins for Snakes.
San Fran: 3 vs Cubs, 2 vs AZ, 7 vs Dodgers, but....7 vs Rockies, 4 vs Padres, 3 vs Guardians. This looks like 84 wins for the Giants.
Reds: 1 vs Cubs, 3 vs Mariners, 3 vs Twins, but...6 vs The Loo, 3 vs Tigers, 3 vs Mets, 2 vs Guardians, 3 vs us. Looks like 86 wins and a WC.
Marlins: 3 vs Dodgers, 3 vs Phillies, 7 vs Brewers, 3 vs Braves, but...1 vs Nats, 6 vs Mets, 3 vs us. Looks like 80 wins.

So yeah, playoff chances are pretty much nil, considering even an unreal run would require substantial help. I think if the Bucs somehow manage to climb near 80 wins, that would just be wonderful.
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21 to go as of today. They should get into the 70's just not sure how deep.
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This should get interesting going down the stretch!
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The Bucs have made a habit of beating fellow losing teams this season. I can't see them losing more than two against the Nats. They have played the Yankees pretty tough last couple of years, so the familiarity of them has them not in awe of the Bombers, I can see them easily taking two there.

All those other games remaining are against teams in playoff pushes. Cubs are trying for the Division. The Reds and Marlins as of right now are fighting for the third wild card spot. The Phillies may be the only team that could have the luxury of "looking past" the Pirates, as they will probably have a playoff spot locked up by then, maybe even the first WC, which gives the home field.

I see the Pirates taking 2 from Washington, Yankees, Reds, and Marlins. I see them taking 1 from the Phillies and Cubs.

The Pirates are going to finish 76-86. Book it. *****

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BTW, my in person record this season is 9-15.
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