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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Season

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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Season

Postby 89Hen » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:42 am

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89Hen wrote:Care to wager on the final standings of the NL East?

Care to wager on whether the Nats will win a playoff series?

Sure, I'll take no for $10
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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Season

Postby Ivytalk » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:20 pm

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Ivytalk wrote:Care to wager on whether the Nats will win a playoff series?

Sure, I'll take no for $10

Then it’s a push...
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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Season

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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Season

Postby SunCoastBlueHen » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:11 am

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SunCoastBlueHen wrote:Out of curiosity, I checked the standings this morning to see how big a lead the Nats had built in the NL East. The site I looked at had them in 3rd place. That can't be right, can it?

Care to wager on the final standings of the NL East?


Your boys are under .500 - still feeling cocky?

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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Season

Postby 89Hen » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:21 am

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89Hen wrote:Care to wager on the final standings of the NL East?


Your boys are under .500 - still feeling cocky?

Temporary. Glad you're waiting to see how the season turns out before putting up.
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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Season

Postby SunCoastBlueHen » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:31 am

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Your boys are under .500 - still feeling cocky?

Temporary. Glad you're waiting to see how the season turns out before putting up.


In my defense, I had been off the grid and this thread dropped off the first page. I do admit to waiting until the Bosox completed their sweep to comment. Where Machado lands could have a big impact on how the NL East race shapes up. The Bravos and Phils are at the top of most rumored suitors lists.

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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Season

Postby 89Hen » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:39 am

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89Hen wrote:Temporary. Glad you're waiting to see how the season turns out before putting up.


In my defense, I had been off the grid and this thread dropped off the first page. I do admit to waiting until the Bosox completed their sweep to comment. Where Machado lands could have a big impact on how the NL East race shapes up. The Bravos and Phils are at the top of most rumored suitors lists.

The Nats flat out suck right now. They simply can't hit. Last year you had Murphy, Rendon, Zimmerman and Harper all over .300 Murphy and Zim have missed a huge part of the season and Murphy is taking a while to get back to his form. Zim is done. Rendon is close to getting back to .300 (currently .289) and who knows WTF is wrong with Haper. Soto is the only bright spot now as far as hitters go, but even he is cooling off.

Last year SEVEN players batting .290 or better. This year, three with one on of those on the 60 day DL. :ohno:

They had a players only meeting last night after the sweep. Who knows if it will help.
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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Season

Postby SunCoastBlueHen » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:53 am

89Hen wrote:
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In my defense, I had been off the grid and this thread dropped off the first page. I do admit to waiting until the Bosox completed their sweep to comment. Where Machado lands could have a big impact on how the NL East race shapes up. The Bravos and Phils are at the top of most rumored suitors lists.

The Nats flat out suck right now. They simply can't hit. Last year you had Murphy, Rendon, Zimmerman and Harper all over .300 Murphy and Zim have missed a huge part of the season and Murphy is taking a while to get back to his form. Zim is done. Rendon is close to getting back to .300 (currently .289) and who knows WTF is wrong with Haper. Soto is the only bright spot now as far as hitters go, but even he is cooling off.

Last year SEVEN players batting .290 or better. This year, three with one on of those on the 60 day DL. :ohno:

They had a players only meeting last night after the sweep. Who knows if it will help.


The Nats are one of the most underachieving teams in recent memory. It is puzzling. April - they sucked. May - they played to form. June - they sucked. Really hard to figure out.

I honestly think the Phillies have been significantly overachieving to this point in the season. Their pitching is pretty solid, but not enough fire power offensively. If they score Machado, that would be a tremendous upgrade at a position of weakness (shortstop) for them. I think they need the help to vie.

I think the Braves are a good team and deserving of where they are in the standings. They will continue to compete for the NL East whether they pick up a big name or not.

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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Season

Postby css75 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:39 pm

Dodgers are in first after scrambling back from a terrible start. D’backs and Rockies are going to have to earn it now.


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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Season

Postby Col Hogan » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:25 pm

The Red Sox go into the All Star break with the best record in the Majors...

68 - 30 with a 4.5 game lead over the Yankees...

Not a single NL team has broken the 60 game win mark...3 AL teams have more than 60 wins...
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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Season

Postby AshevilleApp » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:39 pm

Col Hogan wrote:The Red Sox go into the All Star break with the best record in the Majors...

68 - 30 with a 4.5 game lead over the Yankees...

Not a single NL team has broken the 60 game win mark...3 AL teams have more than 60 wins...


Good start. :nod:

Hopefully it will make the Yankees more willing to give up good talent for pitching help before the trade deadline.

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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Season

Postby css75 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:51 pm

I thought the Rockies were dead at end of June with a 38-42 record, but currently 51-45. Hate to see the break actually.


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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Season

Postby Gil Dobie » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:12 am

Twins send Escobar to the Dbacks. Been a fan favorite in Minnesota, Dbacks getting a good player.
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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Season

Postby Ivytalk » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:49 am

Phillies "rent" Asdrubal Herrera from the Mutts in exchange for a AA pitching prospect. Not a bad deal.
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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Season

Postby css75 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:03 pm

Looks like this could be the busiest trade session yet around the deadline.


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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Season

Postby CAA Flagship » Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:05 am

Ivytalk wrote:Phillies "rent" Asdrubal Herrera from the Mutts in exchange for a AA pitching prospect. Not a bad deal.

The success of Philly sports this year continues. :shock:

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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Season

Postby AshevilleApp » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:02 pm

Just looking at the standings, and it seems that the Tigers could have one of the five worst records in MLB this season and still finish third in the AL Central. :ohno:

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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Season

Postby css75 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:46 pm

Rockies had 15 home games in July, their starting pitchers had a 1.71 ERA for the home 15 games. That is good anywhere, in Denver that is Epic. They are now tied for the wild card with the snakes and are 1 game out of first.


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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Season

Postby Chizzang » Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:57 pm

I would change baseball in one way if I could

1) The All Star Break would take place after game 81 - exactly half way
2) Any player traded after the all-Star Break would not be eligible for post season play

Meaning that all trades of significance would need to take place before or during the All Star Break
This ability to build a team in late July and August is crap - hurts the integrity of team building
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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Season

Postby AZGrizFan » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:39 pm

Chizzang wrote:I would change baseball in one way if I could

1) The All Star Break would take place after game 81 - exactly half way
2) Any player traded after the all-Star Break would not be eligible for post season play

Meaning that all trades of significance would need to take place before or during the All Star Break
This ability to build a team in late July and August is crap - hurts the integrity of team building


Meh. They have a hard enough time generating interest....changing that would kill it even more....teams aren’t going to dismantle with 81 games left.
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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Season

Postby CAA Flagship » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:44 pm

Chizzang wrote:I would change baseball in one way if I could

1) The All Star Break would take place after game 81 - exactly half way
2) Any player traded after the all-Star Break would not be eligible for post season play

Meaning that all trades of significance would need to take place before or during the All Star Break
This ability to build a team in late July and August is crap - hurts the integrity of team building

I don't know that it makes any significant difference. Regarding post-season play, isn't the deadline July 31?
If so, we are talking 3 weeks. Meh.

Going a little later than half way also better identifies who is out of the race and who is still in it, so they can determine who is a buyer and who is a seller.

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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Season

Postby Chizzang » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:54 pm

CAA Flagship wrote:
Chizzang wrote:I would change baseball in one way if I could

1) The All Star Break would take place after game 81 - exactly half way
2) Any player traded after the all-Star Break would not be eligible for post season play

Meaning that all trades of significance would need to take place before or during the All Star Break
This ability to build a team in late July and August is crap - hurts the integrity of team building

I don't know that it makes any significant difference. Regarding post-season play, isn't the deadline July 31?
If so, we are talking 3 weeks. Meh.

Going a little later than half way also better identifies who is out of the race and who is still in it, so they can determine who is a buyer and who is a seller.


Precisely my point...
81 is the last week of June

Make it more of a risk to trade
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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Season

Postby css75 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:18 pm

Chizzang wrote:
CAA Flagship wrote:I don't know that it makes any significant difference. Regarding post-season play, isn't the deadline July 31?
If so, we are talking 3 weeks. Meh.

Going a little later than half way also better identifies who is out of the race and who is still in it, so they can determine who is a buyer and who is a seller.


Precisely my point...
81 is the last week of June

Make it more of a risk to trade


Which means trades probably will not happen. This year it seems like most contenders are making deals for the stretch run so it isn’t like the Yankees are the only ones making moves. AJ Happ is not going to take them to the promised land.


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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Season

Postby Chizzang » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:38 pm

css75 wrote:
Chizzang wrote:
Precisely my point...
81 is the last week of June

Make it more of a risk to trade


Which means trades probably will not happen. This year it seems like most contenders are making deals for the stretch run so it isn’t like the Yankees are the only ones making moves. AJ Happ is not going to take them to the promised land.



I just feel like teams should have to live with their rosters...
and that razor blade cuts two ways
Rich teams would have a harder time making late season deals
and the other teams wouldn't be able to just salary dump at the first sign of trouble

Teams would be forced to live with their off season moves
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