MLB Playoffs 2019 (Now Just MLB Catch-All)

Discussion in 'Sports' started by devo2002, Sep 25, 2019.

  1. groop

    groop So much to ponder

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    And in the age of TWO wild card teams, they still managed to miss the playoffs just a year later
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  2. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    Yup. Everyone was casually talking repeat and yet they couldn't catch Tampa who have 400% less salary. :fpalm
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  3. shrineclown

    shrineclown Board Butcher, Fastener Haberdasher Super Supporter

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    You still have an Expo's hat?
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  4. Benduro

    Benduro Retox Supporter

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    Man, I loved watching Vlad Sr.
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  5. Benduro

    Benduro Retox Supporter

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    Verlander is a dark wizard.

    I think they can come back from this deficit.
  6. devo2002

    devo2002 Long timer

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    While Astros will likely win the series, good to know you consider Verlander weak pitching. :bubba
  7. devo2002

    devo2002 Long timer

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    It would have been the right move, Edwin hasn't really been producing from what I've seen and isn't in tonight's lineup. They wrongly assumed Severino could play a few games at the end of September and then be plugged into the playoffs. Stroman finished with 2.96 ERA at 121 innings, he was proven.
  8. Vrode

    Vrode Long. Standing. Member Supporter

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    Where did I say that? Verlander always has his way with them (usually)
    The weak pitching I’m referring to is teams that don’t have a solid staff ( which thecAstros definitely do)
  9. devo2002

    devo2002 Long timer

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    I was ribbing ya, you must have missed the Yanks cranking two home runs totaling four runs in the first against Verlander to win the game tonight.:photog
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  10. Benduro

    Benduro Retox Supporter

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    He's maybe lost a step in his older years but he's still a wizard.
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    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    Bingo! Well, not me but my mother has several. She was an Expos fan and noted her Cocoa Beach winter home was closest to the then spring training facilities and ballpark at Viera, FL when the Expos became the Nationals. I got dragged to several spring training games there and it seemed half the crowd were in Expos gear. To this day you can buy Expos shirts, caps, etc. at the new facilities in Palm Beaches. The cap I'm assigned to wear is a Nationals cap though. She's planned it out years in the making.
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  12. PoundSand

    PoundSand Long timer

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    What pitching could they have had if they didn't sink all that money (delta in money from signing Stanton was $10M)?

    Getting Edwin wasnt why they didn't pick up more pitching. Stroman pitched a 3.77 era after the trade, 108 era+, with a 1.48 whip, averaging 5.5 innings per game. He would have been a disaster in the playoffs with the way he loses the plate, and severino would've still started in front of him if he were a Yankee. Not sure who you think he would've been an upgrade from, or why you think that.
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    When you go to Montreal you see it all over still to this day. Too bad they did not support them like that when they were there, they might still be there.
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    fyrfytr B.U.F.F.

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    I don’t think the Yankees won, but rather Verlander lost the game. Once he got his shit together, Nobody could do anything against him. Yanks ‘might’ eek out a win against the bullpen tonight but Cole will most likely have his way with them tomorrow.

    I hope I’m wrong
  15. Wa Ho Thuk

    Wa Ho Thuk Long timer

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    Good question , the WS almost always hinges on a role player doing something when the teams are evenly matched . A timely pinch hit , a great defensive play by a defensive replacement , a stolen base . First the Astros need to beat the Yankees , hopefully tonight . I am a baseball fan , the game is beautiful in a way that the casual fan doesn't see . Watching Ivan Rodriguez put the Marlins on his shoulders and win a WS , or watching the Red Sox come back against the Yanks down 3-0 and then win it all , or Kirk Gibson limp to the plate and hit a dinger for the Dodgers , all memories indelibly burned into memory .
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  16. Benduro

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    How about CC Sebathia (go Vallejo!) keep pitching after dislocating his goddamn shoulder!?
    Wild stuff.

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    Also, Brad Peacock is set to do something that hasn't been done in the last 95 years of WS games.

    He's gonna start with zero rest after closing the previous game.
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  18. Wa Ho Thuk

    Wa Ho Thuk Long timer

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    Didn't he only throw like 8 pitches last night ? Sounds like Hinch is going with his bullpen tonight , he has Cole in game 7 .
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    SnipTheDog Been here awhile

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    Joe Buck, you flaming asshole, shave for christ's sake. Or grow a beard if you're capable.
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    I never saw Ty Cobb, but I bet Jose Altuve would have batted 500, as a 2b back in Cobb's day.
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