2021 MLB Thread

Discussion in 'Fan Forum - Random Thoughts' started by skiing311, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. skiing311

    skiing311 Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely. I’d be good with them expanding the current (non ‘rona season) playoffs to a three-game Wild Card Series round and a seven-game Division Series round, but no additional teams.

    Baseball is not like basketball where you can be pretty sure that some undeserving team isn’t going to advance. Baseball is meant to be vetted over a long season. Let that long season mean what it’s supposed to.

    It would not even be surprising if the best teams have a couple bad pitching performances in the Wild Card round this season and don’t advance. I totally get why they expanded the Postseason for this year, but there will be a lot of complaining by the higher-seeded good teams if they are eliminated after a short, flukey Wild Card round.
     
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    Juan Gris Well-Known Member

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    Getting nervous about who the Dodgers will play?
     
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    jukeboxgroove Well-Known Member

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    Not at all
     
  4. skiing311

    skiing311 Well-Known Member

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    Only one more weekend of regular season baseball. Time flies when ... the season is only 60 games, I guess.

    Playoffs are going to be a shit show with the short Wild Card round. Any MLB team can beat any other team two games out of three. Let the complaining begin!
     
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    Blue Jays are in!

    Hyun-Jin Ryu has been a boss for them this year.
     
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    I miss him
     
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    Screenshot_20200928-002029.jpg
     
    #2827 jukeboxgroove, Sep 27, 2020
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    Fixed
     
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    I wanted the White Sox where they belonged. :)
     
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    Ryu had nothing. Rays teed off on him. RBI Blue Jays in the playoffs. :(

    Edit: I believe they also went 0-for with runners in scoring position in the series.
     
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    The Reds were so hard to watch today. Stellar pitching by Bauer and the bullpen only to have the offense shit the bed with runners in scoring position. They had a runner on 3rd with no outs at least twice and with 1 out another time or 2. They were 1 for 12 w/RISP, the one hit coming when Votto was on 2nd and couldn't run hard with the 3rd baseman diving for the ball and the left fielder quickly getting to the ball. Hopefully Castillo is lights out tomorrow and they force Game 3 with my guy Sonny on the bump.
     
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    Do you think they should've walked Freeman?
     
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    Fucking Twins....
     
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    Yes. My Dad almost threw the remote through the TV when they didn't walk Freeman. And then... that happened...

    Castillo pitched an excellent game today and our closer, Raisel Iglesias, came in and reminded me how much ass he sucks. That being said, the blame lies squarely on the hitting and David Bell. We need a new manager and a winning attitude. Sigh.
     
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    So far, every team I wanted to win in this Wild Card round has lost (Blue Jays, Reds, White Sox, Indians, and Twins). picard.gif

    My other picks include the Padres (back from the brink to tie the series after being down as late as the middle of the 6th inning tonight), Cubs (down 0-1), and Dodgers (up 1-0).

    Edit: Dodgers won their series. Cubs lost their series. Padres won their series.
     
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    make sure to post your picks for the Division Round so Tomato-Kun can bet against them!
     
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    Cubs are out now too, wow
     

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