Let's Predict the 2023 Red Sox Season

How Many Games Will the Red Sox Win?


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Ale Xander

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Guessing public perception (dumb money, in theory) is under 81 somewhere as they can’t even sell out opening day and prices are 1/2 face on secondary
 

derekson

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Still sticking with 81 wins, but I'll add tiebreakers:

-Team leader in Wins? Bello
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Bello
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Turner
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader in HBP? Turner
-Player who plays the majority of 2B games this season? Arroyo
-Player who plays the majority of CF games after the All-Star Break? Duvall
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Sale
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Whitlock
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Story
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Kluber
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Yoshida
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Turner
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Brasier
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Kiké
 

Blizzard of 1978

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I am going with 94 wins and wild card. I am very optimistic.
My thought process is fewer games against AL East. Casa and Yoshida making a big impact, and the bullpen being much better.
Team leader in wins? Bello.
Team leader in saves? Jansen.
Team leader in ERA? Kluber.
Team leader for Batting Average? Yoshida.
Team leader in home runs? Devers.
Team leader in Stolen bases? Mondesi.
Team leader in HPB? Turner.
Player who plays the majority of 2B games this season? Mondesi.

Player who plays the majority of CF games after the All-Star break? Duval.

Player who makes opening day roster (26) ,who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Houk.

Pitcher not on the opening day roster (26)who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Walter.

Position player not on the opening day roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Alfaro.

Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution? Jansen.

Position player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022)who makes the greatest contribution ? Yoshida.
Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves-a true swing)? Verdugo.

Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Chris Sale.

Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star break? Winckowski.

I think Casas and Yoshida compete for rookie of the year.
This Red Sox team will surprise.
 
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Rovin Romine

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Procedural question... if I wanted to change original tie-breaker answers, can I still edit my post (#15), or must I resubmit completely?
Edit your original post as often as you'd like. As long as there is no editing tag after the first pitch of the season, you're good.

If there is an editing tag after the first pitch of the season, the entire post is disqualified.
 

Whoop-La White

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86 wins.

-Team leader in Wins? Kluber
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Nobody will qualify
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Yoshida
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Mondesi
-Team leader in HBP? Turner
-Player who plays the majority of 2B games this season? Arroyo
-Player who plays the majority of CF games after the All-Star Break? Duvall
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Sale
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Bello
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Mondesi
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Jansen
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Yoshida
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Houck
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Houck
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Bloom
 

BravesField

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73 Wins

-Team leader in Wins? Bello
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Bello
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Yoshida
-Team leader in HR? Casas
-Team leader in HBP? Devers
-Player who plays the majority of 2B games this season? Mondesi
-Player who plays the majority of CF games after the All-Star Break? Kike
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Arroyo
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Bello
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Story
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Kluber
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Yoshida
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? No One
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? No One
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Turner
 

Ale Xander

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I am going with 94 wins and wild card. I am very optimistic.
My thought process is less games against AL East. Casa and Yoshida making a big impact, and the bullpen being much better.
Team leader in wins? Bello.
Team leader in saves? Jansen.
Team leader in ERA? Kluber.
Team leader for Batting Average? Yoshida.
Team leader in home runs? Devers.
Team leader in Stolen bases? Mondesi.

I think Casas and Yoshida compete for rookie of the year.
This Red Sox team will surprise.
Fewer
 

nvalvo

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On the one hand, yes: “games” is a countable plural noun, so it should be fewer. But on the other hand: having watched and listened to a bunch of those games against the AL East last season, I’d say that they all smeared together into a kind of indistinct haze that resisted grammatical countability.
 

azsoxpatsfan

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89 wins and a Wild Card


-Team leader in Wins? Sale
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Sale
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Yoshida

-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Mondesi
-Team leader in HBP? Verdugo
-Player who plays the majority of 2B games this season? Mondesi
-Player who plays the majority of CF games after the All-Star Break? Hernandez
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Arroyo
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Bello
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Story
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Kluber
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Yoshida
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Verdugo
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Sale
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Casas
 

gibreel

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76 wins

-Team leader in Wins? Kluber
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Kluber
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Devers
-Team leader in HR? Casas
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Hamilton
-Team leader in HBP? Verdugo
-Player who plays the majority of 2B games this season? Arroyo
-Player who plays the majority of CF games after the All-Star Break? Duvall
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Sale
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Bello
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Story
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Kluber
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Yoshida
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Verdugo
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Sale
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Verdugo
 

GB5

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79 wins
Wins: Klubah
Saves: Whitlock
Batting Average: Raffy
HR: Raffy
Steals: Kike
HBP: Casas
2B: Arroyo
CF: Duvall
DL: Jansen
P not on roster: Paxton
Position player not on Roster: Duran
Pitcher not on Roster last year: Klubah
Position player not on Roster last year: Yoshida
First Punch: McGuire
Suspension: Kike
Facial hair: Turner
 

budcrew08

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Number of wins: 86
Sale —Team leader in Wins?
Jansen — Team leader in Saves?
Bello — Team leader in ERA (qualifying)?
Yoshida — Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)?
Devers — Team leader in HR?
Verdugo — Team leader in Stolen Bases?
Turner — Team leader in HBP?
Arroyo — Player who plays the majority of 2B games this season?
Duvall — Player who plays the majority of CF games after the All-Star Break?
Brasier — Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL?
Bello - Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)?
Story — Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)?
Jansen — Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)?
Yoshida — Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)?
Verdugo — Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)?
Verdugo — Player with the greatest number of suspension days?
Kiké H — Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break?
 
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I'm too late to add my wins to the poll, but I'm slightly more optimistic than last year. 87 Wins and a wildcard spot.

Kluber -Team leader in Wins?
Houk -Team leader in Saves?
Whitlock -Team leader in ERA (qualifying)?
Devers -Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)?
Casas -Team leader in HR?
Mondesi -Team leader in Stolen Bases?
Casas -Team leader in HBP?
Mondesi -Player who plays the majority of 2B games this season?
Kike -Player who plays the majority of CF games after the All-Star Break?
Arroyo -Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL?
Bello -Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)?
Story -Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)?
Kluber -Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)?
Yoshida -Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)?
None -Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)?
Sale -Player with the greatest number of suspension days?
Verdugo -Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break?
 
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Harry Hooper

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82 wins (win more than they lose, per Dick Williams)

I fear the downside of ending up 6-7 wins short of 82 is more probable than the upside of ending up at 88 or 89 wins.

-Team leader in Wins? Sale
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Sale
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Devers
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader in HBP? Turner
-Player who plays the majority of 2B games this season? Arroyo
-Player who plays the majority of CF games after the All-Star Break? Hernandez
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Hernandez
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Bello
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Mondesi
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Kluber
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Yoshida
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Turner
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? McGuire
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Verdugo
 
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Rovin Romine

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OK, this should be a moderately accurate spread of our contestants with 6 hours or so to go until the first pitch. Please assess your competetion and consider your tie-breakers. Your actual posts at the time of the first pitch will control the contest, not my back of the envelope scratchings here.


@LogansDad 95
@manny 94
@Blizzard of 1978 94
@koufax32 93
@Rovin Romine 92
@Apisith 92
@chrisfont9 91
@Bob Montgomerys Helmet Hat 91
@Huck Masterson 91
@brs3 90
@pk1627 90
@deythur 89
@Minneapolis Millers 89
@PhabPhour20 89
@Sin Duda 89
@azsoxpatsfan 89
@Daniel_Son 88
@nvalvo 88
@Amos Otis regrets 88
@Heating up in the bullpen 88
@BaseballJones 88
@The Gray Eagle 88
@Ale Xander 87
@KDAWG 87
@YTF 87
@thestardawg 87
@OCD SS 87
@The_Dali 86
@gryoung 86
@Lose Remerswaal 86
@zougwa 86
@budcrew08 86
@JM3 85
@simplicio 85
@snowmanny 85
@FlexFlexerson 85
@Sox in the sticks 85
@CarolinaBeerGuy 85
@Max Power 85
@BringBackMo 85
@Sandy Leon Trotsky 84
@Skiponzo 84
@Yaz4Ever 83
@Yelling At Clouds 83
@Saints Rest 82
@Harry Hooper 82
@derekson 81
@DeadlySplitter 80
@cantor44 80
@streeter88 79
@Coachster 79
@jteders1 79
@Curtis Pride 79
@Big Papi's Mango Salsa 79
@GB5 79
@patinorange 78
@Yankeessuck4ever 77
@Traut 77
@John Marzano Olympic Hero 77
@tims4wins 76
@gibreel 76
@Papo The Snow Tiger 74
@BravesField 73
@Salem's Lot 72
@phineas gage 0
@Green Monster 0
@WV Sox Fan 0
@Petagine in a Bottle 0
@strek1 0


As a point of information, the Red Sox' 26-man roster entering Opening Day, and (AFAIK) the current 40 man:

26 Man:
Rotation:​
RHP Corey Kluber​
LHP Chris Sale​
RHP Nick Pivetta​
RHP Tanner Houck​
RHP Kutter Crawford​
Bullpen:​
RHP Kenley Jansen​
RHP Chris Martin​
RHP John Schreiber​
LHP Richard Bleier​
RHP Ryan Brasier​
RHP Zack Kelly​
RHP Josh Winckowski​
RHP Kaleb Ort​
IF:​
C Reese McGuire​
C Connor Wong​
1B Triston Casas​
2B Christian Arroyo​
3B Rafael Devers​
SS Enrique Hernández​
DH/3B Justin Turner​
UT Yu Chang​
OF:​
LF Masataka Yoshida​
CF Adam Duvall​
RF Alex Verdugo​
CF Rob Refsnyder​
OF Raimel Tapia​


40 Man:
SP James Paxton​
SP Brayan Bello​
SP Garret Whitlock​
SP Bryan Mata​
SP Chris Murphy​
SP Brandon Walter​
RP Joely Rodriguez​
RP Wyatt Mills​
SS Bobby Dalbec​
2B Enmanuel Valdez​
SS David Hamilton​
SS Adalberto Mondesi (60)​
SS Trevor Story (60)​
CF Jarren Duran​
CF Ceddanne Rafaela​
OF Wilyer Abreu​
 
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joe dokes

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It's time. How many games will this team win?
The poll above is to get a feel of how the Crowd in its Wisdom, leans.
But to qualify for the no-prize, in a post below, you must give the exact number of wins you predict. (You may edit or amend your post up until the first pitch is thrown in the first Red Sox game, so post now, and don't worry if someone gets put on the IL later in spring training. However, any edits after the first pitch disqualify the post entirely.)
In the case of a tie for exact number of games won, a final winner will be determined by greatest number of correct answers to the following tie-breaker questions:
Just thought I'd note in the opening thread that our winner from last year was @Hank Scorpio in a nose over @Curtis Pride.
91 wins and a wild card. (I dont want to be "right" by predicting a shitty season).
-Team leader in Wins?
Sale
-Team leader in Saves?
Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)?
Whitlock
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)?
Yosheeder (one for Remy)
-Team leader in HR?
Devers
-Team leader in Stolen Bases?
Hernandez
-Team leader in HBP?
Verdugo
-Player who plays the majority of 2B games this season?
Arroyo
-Player who plays the majority of CF games after the All-Star Break?
Hernandez
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL?
Duvall
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)?
Bello
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)?
Story
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)?
Kluber
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)?
Yoshida
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)?
Houck
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days?
Houck
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break?
Houck
 

Mugsy's Jock

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80-82.

But a fun 80-82, that offers spasms of hope for good things to come. Some of new guys play well. But too many brittle bodies and not enough thump to get over the hump. But a few pieces in place for the next Red Sox playoff team.
I also think 80-82, but I think it'll be a not-so-fun 80-82.

Things I look forward to:
1.) Triston Casas is going to be good. He's also going to be fun to watch -- good plan at the plate and emerging power. I think many corners of Red Sox Nation have already looked past Casas to the next shiny new toy (Mayer, Bleis, Cedanne...) but I see Casas with at least a couple All-Star Games in his future.
2.) I'm willing to believe Christian Arroyo is going to be healthy and be a solidly above-average player.
3.) Am enjoying the Garrett Whitlock experience, and think he'll attain "solid #3" status by the end of they year, given health.
4.) Devers is a delight in every way, of course.
5.) I'm rooting hard for Yoshida. Afraid he's going to have more pressure on him than he deserves, but hoping he has a good start.
6.) Bello as a legit homegrown starter? Yes, please.
7.) I believe in Alex Cora as a leader.

Things I don't look forward to:
1.) While the bullpen depth is improved, I'm not expecting much from Kenley Jensen. When he's been good he still has had the reputation of always being an adventure.
2.) Chris Sale. Just not confident he can make it through a season intact.
3.) The rest of the rotation, Whitlock and Bello excepted. I really like Nick Pivetta, but I really don't like counting on Nick Pivetta. Wish they held onto Wacha.
4.) The outfield offense (assuming Verdugo, Yoshida, Duvall) looks to be uninspiring
5.) The outfield defense with those three guys looks to be decidedly subpar.
 

jwbasham84

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84 wins

Bello -Team leader in Wins?
Jansen -Team leader in Saves?
Bello -Team leader in ERA (qualifying)?
Yoshida -Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)?
Devers -Team leader in HR?
Story -Team leader in Stolen Bases?
Turner -Team leader in HBP?
Arroyo -Player who plays the majority of 2B games this season?
Duvall -Player who plays the majority of CF games after the All-Star Break?
Sale -Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL?
Bello -Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)?
Story -Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)?
Kluber -Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)?
Yoshida -Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)?
Turner -Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)?
Houck -Player with the greatest number of suspension days?
Verdugo -Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break?
 

Rovin Romine

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No, no he shouldn’t be allowed to post here. He’s so negative he makes Felger look like a fanboy
After this off-season, I was tempted to list certain posters on the list as predicting 108 wins. But they participated, so - bygones.

That said, we have some notable nay-sayer absences on that list.
 

The B’s Knees

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81-81

-Team leader in Wins? Pivetta (yuck)
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Whitlock
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Yoshida
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Mondesi
-Team leader in HBP? Devers
-Player who plays the majority of 2B games this season? Arroyo
-Player who plays the majority of CF games after the All-Star Break? Kike
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Sale
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Bello
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Mondesi
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Kluber
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Yoshida
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Duran
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Duran
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Verdugo
 

iddoc

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85 wins.
-Team leader in Wins? Kluber
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Kluber
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Devers
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Story
-Team leader in HBP? Turner
-Player who plays the majority of 2B games this season? Arroyo (plurality not majority)
-Player who plays the majority of CF games after the All-Star Break? Duran
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Hernandez
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Whitlock
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Duran
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Kluber
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)?
Yoshida
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? None
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Mondesi
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Cora
 

Ale Xander

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I suggest that any lurker that gets wins exactly right and get half or more of the tie breakers get membership in October
 

rockchalkredsox

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91 wins, wild card qualifier
-Team leader in Wins? Sale
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Whitlock
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Yoshida
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Mondesi
-Team leader in HBP? Verdugo
-Player who plays the majority of 2B games this season? Valdez
-Player who plays the majority of CF games after the All-Star Break? Hernandez
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Arroyo
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Whitlock
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Valdez
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Kluber
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Yoshida
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Verdugo
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Verdugo
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Sale
 

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In case of a tie breaker, adding the other guesses to go along with 90 wins

-Team leader in Wins? Sale
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Sale
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Devers
-Team leader in HR? Yoshida
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Verdugo
-Team leader in HBP? Devers
-Player who plays the majority of 2B games this season? Story
-Player who plays the majority of CF games after the All-Star Break? Kike'
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Duvall
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Bello
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Story
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Kluber
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Yoshida
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Verdugo
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Reese McGuire
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Verdugo
 

moretsyndrome

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-Team leader in Wins? Nicky P
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Whitlock
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Arroyo
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Mondesi
-Team leader in HBP? Turner
-Player who plays the majority of 2B games this season? Arroyo
-Player who plays the majority of CF games after the All-Star Break? K Hernandez
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Sale
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Whitlock
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Dalbec
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Martin
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Yoshida
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Houck
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Houck
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Houck
 

LogansDad

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After this off-season, I was tempted to list certain posters on the list as predicting 108 wins. But they participated, so - bygones.

That said, we have some notable nay-sayer absences on that list.
There's some notable naysayers absent in the charity bets thread, too. Surprising? No, not really.
 

Petagine in a Bottle

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86-76
-Team leader in Wins? Sale
-Team leader in Saves? Houck
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Sale
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Turner
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Mondesi
-Team leader in HBP? Casas
-Player who plays the majority of 2B games this season? Mondesi
-Player who plays the majority of CF games after the All-Star Break? Duran
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Crawford
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Bello
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Duran
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Kluber
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Casas
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? None
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? None
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Casas
 

Rovin Romine

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There's some notable naysayers absent in the charity bets thread, too. Surprising? No, not really.
We're still missing some regulars, but it's a fairly large participating group this year: 77 unique posters to the thread, with 73 of them making a guess.

389 or so voted in the poll itself, so that's about 1 in 5 who took the step of guessing an actual number of games. I have no idea what that suggests, if anything.

I wish there was an easy way to sort the tiebreaker answers and figure out who got the majority of those, regardless of the wins total. I think the best I can do is to figure the answers and powerskim the thread to try and see who got the most. If it were sortable though, we could figure out who guessed correctly on the less-obvious ones, and see where the consensus pick held true (and by how much.)
 

Cassvt2023

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-Team leader in Wins? Kluber
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Sale
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Yoshida
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Mondesi
-Team leader in HBP? Turner
-Player who plays the majority of 2B games this season? Arroyo
-Player who plays the majority of CF games after the All-Star Break? Kiki
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Wong
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Bello
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Mondesi
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Jansen
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Yoshida
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Casas
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Pivetta
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Cora
 

Merkle's Boner

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I wish I could have Logan’s Dad’s optimism but I just don’t see it when I compare this roster to other teams. 70 wins.

Team leader in Wins? Sale
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Whitlock
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Yoshida
-Team leader in HR? Casas
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Mondesi
-Team leader in HBP? Arroyo
-Player who plays the majority of 2B games this season? Arroyo
-Player who plays the majority of CF games after the All-Star Break? Duran
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Kluber
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Walter
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Duran
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Kluber
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Yoshida
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Arroyo
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Verdugo
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Casas
 

pinkhatfan

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The sun is shining and baseball season is about to begin!

85 wins.

-Team leader in Wins? Kluber
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Sale
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Yoshida
-Team leader in HR? Casas
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Mondesi
-Team leader in HBP? Arroyo
-Player who plays the majority of 2B games this season? Arroyo
-Player who plays the majority of CF games after the All-Star Break? Hernandez
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Wong
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Bello
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Mondesi
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Jansen
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Yoshida
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Arroyo
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Houck
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Winckowski
 

PrometheusWakefield

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93 wins and wild card

Team leader in Wins? Sale
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Sale
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Yoshida
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Kike
-Team leader in HBP? Arroyo
-Player who plays the majority of 2B games this season? No majority, Story plays the plurality
-Player who plays the majority of CF games after the All-Star Break? Duvall
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Houck
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Bello
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Story
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Jansen
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Yoshida
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Wong
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Houck
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Houck
 

JM3

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I wish there was an easy way to sort the tiebreaker answers and figure out who got the majority of those, regardless of the wins total. I think the best I can do is to figure the answers and powerskim the thread to try and see who got the most. If it were sortable though, we could figure out who guessed correctly on the less-obvious ones, and see where the consensus pick held true (and by how much.)
I could probably put together a spreadsheet at some point during the year which would be able to do most of the work regarding the tiebreaker portion.
 

Rovin Romine

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I could probably put together a spreadsheet at some point during the year which would be able to do most of the work regarding the tiebreaker portion.
I think it would be fun for everyone to see how good our guesses were on the whole - if you're up for it, I for one would be grateful for the assistance.
 

Rovin Romine

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OK - we are locked into our choices at 2:12:43 EST. A ball from Kluber to Mullins.

LogansDad 95
manny 94
Blizzard of 1978 94
koufax32 93
PrometheusWakefield 93
Rovin Romine 92
Apisith 92
chrisfont9 91
Bob Montgomerys Helmet Hat 91
Huck Masterson 91
joe dokes 91
rockchalkredsox 91
brs3 90
pk1627 90
deythur 89
Minneapolis Millers 89
PhabPhour20 89
Sin Duda 89
azsoxpatsfan 89
Daniel_Son 88
nvalvo 88
Amos Otis regrets 88
Heating up in the bullpen 88
BaseballJones 88
The Gray Eagle 88
Lowe Carbo 88
Ale Xander 87
KDAWG 87
YTF 87
thestardawg 87
OCD SS 87
The_Dali 86
gryoung 86
Lose Remerswaal 86
zougwa 86
budcrew08 86
Petagine in a Bottle 86
Cassvt2023 86
JM3 85
simplicio 85
snowmanny 85
FlexFlexerson 85
Sox in the sticks 85
CarolinaBeerGuy 85
Max Power 85
BringBackMo 85
iddoc 85
pinkhatfan 85
Sandy Leon Trotsky 84
Skiponzo 84
jwbasham84 84
Yaz4Ever 83
Yelling At Clouds 83
Saints Rest 82
Harry Hooper 82
derekson 81
teds_head 81
moretsyndrome 81
DeadlySplitter 80
Cantor44 80
Mugsy's Jock 80
streeter88 79
Coachster 79
jteders1 79
Curtis Pride 79
Big Papi's Mango Salsa 79
GB5 79
patinorange 78
John Marzano Olympic Hero 77
Yankeessuck4ever 77
Traut 77
tims4wins 76
gibreel 76
Papo The Snow Tiger 74
BravesField 73
Salem's Lot 72
Merkle's Boner 70
Lose Remerswaal's Foolish Cousin 68
phineas gage 0
Green Monster 0
WV Sox Fan 0
strek1 0
 

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DanoooME

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Team wins 76 games.

Team leader in Wins? Pivetta
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? No one qualifies
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Yoshida
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Kike
-Team leader in HBP? Casas
-Player who plays the majority of 2B games this season? No majority, but Kike plays the most.
-Player who plays the majority of CF games after the All-Star Break? Wilyer Abreu
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Sale
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Whitlock
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Story
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Walter
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Alfaro
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Arroyo
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Arroyo
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Turner

Edit: Oh well, we'll see how bad I am at this anyway.
 

sezwho

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It's fun. The main obstacle now is not to have the tie-breaker "worst facial hair thread" locked.

(As if baseball players haven't been on the absolute cutting edge of bad facial hair choices for the last 60 years.)
I have been wishing this thread into existence from the moment the question appeared. I remain oddly focused on the person who identified ‘my own’.