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MLB second half predictions?

The MLB's second half is upon us, and only two teams have leads of more than 1.5 games in their respective divisions. In other words, this should get intense. Who will win all the divisions? The leagues? The World Series? Cast your votes below!

Which team will win the AL East?

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    55%
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    20%
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    15%
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    10%

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  • Which team will win the AL Central?

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      84%
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      16%

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  • Which team will win the AL West?

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      74%
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      22%
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      4%

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  • Which team will win the NL East?

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      48%
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      7%

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  • Which team will win the NL Central?

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      25%
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      47%
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      10%
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      13%
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      5%

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  • Which team will win the NL West?

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      70%
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      27%
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      3%

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  • Which team will win the American League?

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      14%
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      48%
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      8%
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      19%
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      11%

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  • Which team will win the National League?

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      11%
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      19%
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      42%
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      8%
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      20%

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  • Which team will win the World Series?

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      9%
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      23%
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      14%
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      12%
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      42%

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Opening day sees first replays

Monday was a historic Major League Baseball opening day, and not because the defending champion Boston Red Sox lost. It featured the first uses of MLB's new extended replay system, in which a large number of calls can be challenged. The first attempt came in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs; there, Chicago manager Rick Renteria disputed a double-play call, but it was upheld. The first successful challenge came from Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, who prompted a Ryan Braun infield single to be overturned in the Milwaukee Brewers' 2-0 victory. How do you feel about the new system?

What do you make of MLB's replay challenge system?

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    31%
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    55%
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    14%

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  • What would be the best level of replay in baseball?

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      7%
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      55%
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      15%

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  • How many replay challenges should MLB managers receive per game?

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      6%
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      11%
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      65%
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      18%

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  • How much will a replay challenge system affect the length of MLB games?

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      17%
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      56%
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      27%

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  • What would be a more efficient way of getting calls right in baseball?

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      77%
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      23%

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Over the next week, Buster Olney is ranking the 10 best in MLB in a variety of categories. Today he is analyzing the league's best rotations Insider. Do you agree with his list? Click on the images below to set your rankings!

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Baseball's best rotations

A's

A's

Pictured: Sonny Gray

Braves

Braves

Pictured: Julio Teheran

Cardinals

Cardinals

Pictured: Adam Wainwright

Dodgers

Dodgers

Pictured: Clayton Kershaw

Nationals

Nationals

Pictured: Stephen Strasburg

Pirates

Pirates

Pictured: Francisco Liriano

Rangers

Rangers

Pictured: Yu Darvish

Rays

Rays

Pictured: Matt Moore

Reds

Reds

Pictured: Mat Latos

Tigers

Tigers

Pictured: Max Scherzer

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The Braves have had some success at Turner Field, but they're not looking to sign another 20-year lease on the place. The Braves plan to move to another stadium in nearby Cobb County in 2017, leaving Turner Field to an uncertain fate. It's a bit odd for a team to move from a stadium that's so young -- it opened in 1997 -- but the Braves may have big plans for their as-yet-unnamed (and unbuilt) new home.

Here's a sampling of what readers had to say in our Facebook conversation on the story:

What do you think? Leave your comments below.


Breaking new ground?

Moving to a new stadium can have serious effects on a team in both the long and short term.

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What do you make of the Braves' plan to move to a new stadium in Cobb County by the 2017 season?

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    53%
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    47%

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