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  1. 2018 MLB Hot Stove Season

    Agreed. There was probably a lot of clubhouse drama we don’t know about. And the way the Nats blew Gm5, no manager could have survived that.
  2. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    Good game by the Astros tonight. Exactly the kind of game they needed to have. But with Sabathia tomorrow, I still think the Yanks will take the pennant.
  3. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    Fine with me... I think Astros-Dodgers will be better from a "quality" standpoint. Both teams largely led their leagues most of the season, and I think the pitching matchups will be great to see. Yankees-Dodgers is neat because of the classic rivalry, but I agree it seems like the Yanks are doing great or not so great. Seems to depend largely on if they can get Judge going or not. No matter what, though, gonna be a good World Series this year. And on a slightly related note, I am very happy MLB finally came to their senses and gave HFA to the league champion with the better record. This is how it should have been since 2003. Basing it on the All-Star Game results was stupid, to say the least.
  4. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    Hah... I wouldn't doubt it at all. I was actually convinced that the Cubs would steal the series if they had won tonight. Game 5 is the swing game, and while the Dodgers would be heading home, suddenly losing two games after largely dominating the first three really messes with momentum. Game 5 being won by the Yanks is the reason I think they're going to win the ALCS. I don't think they'll win Game 6, Verlander is just too good, but now it's a best-of-three series, with the Yanks already up one. I think they'll win Game 7, they've just sort of got that mojo right now, especially with Judge being able to hit again.
  5. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    It's cliche, but I think what impressed me a lot about this Dodgers team (and several others throughout the league) is that they built this team "the right way." So many of the young guys came up through the rebuilt farm system. Sure, the payroll is huge and certainly helped to get some big free agents, but seeing all this young talent working their way through the minors to the majors is always great. Every team that made the postseason this year is going to be good for years to come, because all have good farm systems, which is so important.
  6. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    There haven't been that many. The thing is that since the wild card era, the playoffs have become such a crap shoot. Many "good" teams fall short because they get to play that one hot team. See: this year's Indians. While it cheapens the regular season a bit, it also adds a lot of fun to the postseason. It's kind of fun to watch those hot teams sneak in and shake things up... as long as it's not your team being eliminated! Anyway, I'm glad the Dodgers ended this series in five. Gives them time to rest up, and hopefully have Seager back for Game 1. (Although honestly, Culberson has been great. I say keep him in and have Seager come off the bench as a pinch hitter/DH if he's not 100%). And please, please, please, do not let Granderson in the WS at all. I think Keke showed he's just a bit better when it matters most.
  7. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    Wow. I can't believe this game. My team is finally in the World Series for the first time in my life. Very happy!
  8. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    In one inning they got two hits and a home run. Didn't the A's famously blow an 11-0 lead? Look, I don't care how many runs the Dodgers might be up by (8, last I checked), it ain't over 'till it's over. And the Cubs came back from 3-1 last year. I don't care if that sounds stupid right now, until the Dodgers get that 27th out, no lead is safe.
  9. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    Being superstitious, I cannot watch games live. But I briefly went to ESPN just to see the box score. Wow. Please Dodgers, please don't blow this. I saw Kersh is starting to break down very slightly in the fourth inning. Maybe just pull him early? Otherwise, wow. I might finally get to see my team in the World Series. If they can just hang on a few more innings.
  10. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    Genuine question: why did Roberts mess with a lineup that won 6-1 last night? A lineup that came back almost immediately from a deficit, then broke the game open? I'm sure there was some statistical/sabermetric reason why Granderson and Utley deserved starts, but the thing is, baseball really is about momentum. Did Roberts not see his lineup from last night and really the entire postseason has been working fine? The Dodgers were doing just fine without those two starting. This is what I dislike about Roberts. There is no need to fix what isn't broken. Now the Dodgers have effectively wasted a Kershaw start in the World Series, assuming they get there. Also, did Dodgers score first today? If they did, the team scoring first has lost every game this NLCS. Kind of interesting.
  11. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    Really hoping the Dodgers can win tonight and sweep the series. Even one win is gonna let the Cubs back in, I know it. Dodgers just want to end it tonight. Here's hoping they can do it... As for the ALCS, I think whoever wins today will win the series. Because now it's basically a best-of-3, and that makes Game 5 more akin to a Game 1. The winner of that game sets the momentum, I think.
  12. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    Well, here's hoping Dodgers can win one more game. Really hoping for a sweep, just end the NLCS ASAP. Even one win can put the Cubs right back into it, momentum wise. Just ask the '04 Yanks. ALCS is going to end up very interesting. I think winner of tomorrow's game will win the whole series.
  13. Odd Names

    Lastings Milleage Coco Crisp
  14. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    Look like it will finally be Alex Wood pitching tomorrow for the Dodgers. His first time pitching in this postseason. Seems like it could go great, or horribly wrong. Guy will be fully rested, though.
  15. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    Okay, the Dodgers do look good in this game. But still, gotta win one more. I agree the Cubs aren't quite the team they were last year, but let's not forget the '04 Yanks... I still believe you gotta respect the champs. They're not out until they lose four games. As for Houston, I repeat my thoughts. I think they'll still get the series. I'd feel pretty good with Keuchel and Verlander coming back up to pitch. And they'll be getting home-field advantage back. They win tomorrow, I think that series might be all but over.
  16. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    Heh, no complaints here. But I've waited 29 years to see my team in the World Series (I was only 7 months old when they made the '88 Series), so I'm just really worried they're gonna make some stupid mistakes here and there and mess it all up. But objectively, I do agree with you. This team does look really good. But as a fan, I try to be realistic. Last thing I want to do is overhype the team and watch them collapse. I really thought they had a chance last year when they went up 2-1 on the Cubs. Then they did nothing after that.
  17. Unpopular Opinions

    And... I'm exactly the same. I've never been a truly die hard fan of any given team, I'm more of a "regional" fan, if that makes sense. I love the Dodgers, but I was happy when the Angels won in 2002, because they're my AL team. I love the Lakers, but I would be okay with the Clippers winning (LOL!). I was happy when the Ducks won the Cup, but I cared much more when the Kings won. And yes... I don't even hate the Giants. I have this weird thing where I usually end up supporting the team that wins the division or is from the same state of my actually loved teams. I figure, if my team can't do it, at least someone else from the same division/state can.
  18. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    I was thinking more about Verlander. He's the guy to beat, even if he may not "technically" be Houston's ace. He beat the Yanks on the Tigers, and he beat them again with Houston. As long as he's healthy and in control, I still will pick Houston over the Yanks, no matter what the last two games looked like.
  19. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    That's what worries me. I'm just waiting for that inevitable playoff Dodgers moment where their offense dies, like the past couple years, and they start losing easy games. Honestly, I just won't feel comfortable short of a Dodgers sweep of the Cubs. The Cubs came back from 3-1 last year, surely anything is possible. Exactly. I actually don't mind the Yankees and thus don't really care who wins the AL. I just want a good series out of it, which I think we'll be getting. But like you said, the Yanks have to beat Houston's two best pitchers, and that means beating one of them on the road. A tall order, although the Yankees of the past two games are night and day different from the ones in the first two games.
  20. 2017 NFL Season

    I don't think there's any question Kaep is right about the collusion (although I will admit I was skeptical at first, see a previous post I made). The problem, as others have stated, is proving it. It's not what you know, it's what you can prove.
  21. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    I don't know... Yankees still have to win in Houston, and that means beating Dallas and Verlander again. Dodgers seem to be doing okay in this game so far, but that could change at any point, and one win by the Cubs really will change the momentum of the series a lot. I would still put money on the Astros over the Yankees. From what I've seen, the Yanks are really good at home, but haven't been so good on the road, barring one particular Game 5 win, of course. But who knows, maybe now that Judge seems to have found his way, the Yanks will follow. But let's be honest... If anyone expected an ALCS other than Cleveland-Houston, well, they'd be great at betting. How many people honestly thought it'd be something other than that? Especially when both teams went up 2-0...
  22. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    Already 1-0...
  23. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    I hope. But Dodgers always find a way to lose the LCS.
  24. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    Dodgers will choke to the Cubs, though. I know they're not winning today.
  25. MLB Changes 2017

    If the Nats still own the rights to the Expos name, it might be available for an expansion team.