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Re: MLB
« Reply #2730 on: September 03, 2018, 01:37:46 AM »
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« Reply #2732 on: October 03, 2018, 12:16:14 AM »
How is that not interference?!?
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Re: MLB
« Reply #2733 on: October 03, 2018, 07:53:29 AM »
What did he interfere with?
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« Reply #2734 on: October 03, 2018, 09:50:54 AM »

True. But let the 2015 Mets, the 2016 Indians, the 2010's Nats and so many other teams be a lesson that just because you make it far doesn't mean you'll be back. Sure, all the above teams can be back, and maybe the Cubs will eventually build that dynasty that BarryG spoke about, but you never know in this game. Everything has to click, with health, performance, luck, etc, and it doesn't usually happen every year.

Like I said (about the Yankees of last year, and the Cubs of 2016), you can be a 90-100 win team for four straight years, and make the NLCS three years in a row, but dynasties (as in winning it all multiple times) are quite difficult to achieve, hence my telling BarryG and others to slow down.

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« Reply #2735 on: October 03, 2018, 12:29:03 PM »
Like I said (about the Yankees of last year, and the Cubs of 2016), you can be a 90-100 win team for four straight years, and make the NLCS three years in a row, but dynasties (as in winning it all multiple times) are quite difficult to achieve, hence my telling BarryG and others to slow down.

I think the Astros have a good chance at repeating.

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« Reply #2736 on: October 03, 2018, 01:22:00 PM »
I think the Astros have a good chance at repeating.
The hitters are not hitting as they did last year, look at the numbers, I guess there pitchers will have to be lights out.

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Re: MLB
« Reply #2737 on: October 03, 2018, 01:59:28 PM »
I think the Astros have a good chance at repeating.

I do too, but I can also see Cle knocking them out in 4-5 games. That's all I'm saying. That to win, everything has to bounce/click right. Maybe it will, or maybe their lack of solid bullpen depth will catch up with them. Or maybe their best 2-3 hitters will have 15 bad ABs and that's their season. It's a hard game to win at consistently, esp with so many good teams and so many postseason teams.

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« Reply #2738 on: October 03, 2018, 02:04:41 PM »
The hitters are not hitting as they did last year, look at the numbers, I guess there pitchers will have to be lights out.

I don't think CLE and NYY are as good as they were last year, and OAK is not built for a long series (though I'm scared of them in the WC game as a Yankee fan).

I think the only AL competition is BOS, but BOS feels like a great  regular season team who's pitching will get shelled in October. I also don't think there's a great NL team this year. 4/5 teams essentially had to fight to get it, and the Braves didn't face much competition in the NL East down the stretch so it's hard to get a feel that they're that good.

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Re: MLB
« Reply #2739 on: October 04, 2018, 12:38:04 AM »
I don't think CLE and NYY are as good as they were last year, and OAK is not built for a long series (though I'm scared of them in the WC game as a Yankee fan).

I think the only AL competition is BOS, but BOS feels like a great  regular season team who's pitching will get shelled in October. I also don't think there's a great NL team this year. 4/5 teams essentially had to fight to get it, and the Braves didn't face much competition in the NL East down the stretch so it's hard to get a feel that they're that good.
The NYY are actually better then last year! In offence especially, and I would say the Bullpen is a bit better this year.   

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« Reply #2740 on: October 04, 2018, 12:40:19 AM »
The NYY are actually better then last year! In offence especially, and I would say the Bullpen is a bit better this year.
No question offense way better not sure how even compares gleyber/Stanton/voit/andujuar.....

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« Reply #2741 on: October 04, 2018, 06:40:35 AM »
No question offense way better not sure how even compares gleyber/Stanton/voit/andujuar.....
The bullpen has been worse across the board except for Betances...just look at the numbers.

CC is down, sevy looked good but still walked way too many, even Tanaka struggled of late.

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« Reply #2742 on: October 04, 2018, 08:13:48 AM »
The bullpen has been worse across the board except for Betances...just look at the numbers.

CC is down, sevy looked good but still walked way too many, even Tanaka struggled of late.
Tanaka has been better than last year, even with the games he struggled. Happ has been great as well. Pitching isnít their strength (and is arguably more important in the playoffs ), but their pitching is not worse than last year.

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« Reply #2743 on: October 04, 2018, 09:07:09 AM »
Tanaka has been better than last year, even with the games he struggled. Happ has been great as well. Pitching isnít their strength (and is arguably more important in the playoffs ), but their pitching is not worse than last year.

At the end of the day, the Yankees are going to need to get to Sale at least once most likely in Fenway.

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« Reply #2744 on: October 04, 2018, 11:22:14 AM »
At the end of the day, the Yankees are going to need to get to Sale at least once most likely in Fenway.
Their hitters need to hit. Their pitchers need to pitch. Whatís new?