Final Results: Mike vs Graves: Bets 2010

No doubt, y’all are well-aware that Mike and I talk A LOT of baseball.

This is the case all four seasons of the year because we’re constantly looking to dig up everything we can on every player to ensure success in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship.

Over the course of the winter, we’ll drop names left and right, some as random as Eric Chavez or Chad Cordero and some as timely and pertinent as Eric Hosmer and Lorenzo Cain.

In the end, we usually develop a pretty solid game-plan for the NFBC and go from there.

While preparing for the NFBC drafts, however, and enjoying an adult beverage or two, we get to the point of mild arguments—often over completely innocuous players and/or projections—and these usually lead to the two of us hedging our respective bets in the form of a $1 gentleman’s wager.

In 2010, we made a total of five bets.

These are the final results:

Jason Heyward’s 2010 batting average will be .272
Mike has the over, Graves has the under
Result: Heyward’s 2010 Average = .277
Mike Wins

Fausto Carmona will win 12 games in 2010
Mike has the over, Graves has the under
Result: Carmona’s 2010 Win Total = 13
Mike Wins

Francisco Liriano will win 12 games in 2010
Graves has the over, Mike has the under
Result: Liriano’s 2010 Win Total = 14
Graves Wins

David Wright will hit 20 home runs in 2010
Graves has the over, Mike has the under
Result: Wright’s 2010 HR Total = 29
Graves Wins

Alfonso Soriano will steal 20 bases in 2010
Graves has the over, Mike has the under
Result: Soriano’s 2010 SB Total = 5
Mike Wins

So there you have it, folks.

Mike wins…3-2.

My ill-advised Alfonso Soriano bet was the big blow here. I feel content with the Carmona and Heyward guesses blowing up in my face as they were both very, very close predictions.

To this day, I still don’t understand Mike’s completely unfounded hatred for David Wright. We were talking about a dude who had hit 26 or more home runs in four of his first five big league seasons and was on a 31-homer pace in 69 games as a rookie back in 2004. Yet, Mike somehow didn’t anticipate him to clear 20 long balls last year.

This still befuddles me. As such, it should surprise no one that the first best of 2011 involves Mike’s favorite punching bag, David Wright, yet again.

Check the new bets page to monitor the progress as we start making our list of bets for 2011.

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2 thoughts on “Final Results: Mike vs Graves: Bets 2010

  1. mike March 7, 2011 / 11:16 am

    to be fair…the liriano bet was made at the time that Liriano was supposed to be the closer for the Twins. So it was made assuming he was going to get 40 saves and not suck donkey balls on the mound. as to the Wright hatred. Dude is the most overrated overhyped NY product this side of Derek Jeter. If he played anywhere else he would be getting drafted somewhere in the 50s but because he is a MET he gets drafted in the top 10. Ludicrous!

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