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21 hours ago, VikingsNotMinnesota said:

M's above .500 for the first time this season. Really excited, but also disappointed that I'm excited that we're above .500 for the first time in 76 games.

 

I'll take it... after the injury bug really threw a monkey wrench into things, it's nice to see most of the big guns back on the staff.

 

It also helps that the offense has finally found it's groove in this home stand (16 of the next 19 are in Seattle).

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31 minutes ago, EvilChameleon said:

Indians losing games in front of big crowds, absolute watch setting.

As us Twins playing well on the road and awful at home.

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Finally the Rockies have come back to San Francisco! I wonder how many runs they'll score. Too bad they won't be able to tee off against Matt Moore again in this series.

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Says something about AL East when the team that led the division (Yankees) go 2-10 vs Angels, A's and Rangers and still have not fully relinquished 1st place. Rest of the Al east has to step their game up.

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It's just getting ridiculous at this point. Ever since last week When Red Sox moved into a tie with the Yankees, both teams have almost consistently been mirroring each other every day with their wins & losses. 

Sox win, Yankees also win. 

When Yankees lose, Red Sox also lose. 

 

I'm still confident thought that by the All Star Break, Red Sox will have a solid lead in The East. 

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Odd hiccup by the Rox there, but I guess that happens when you face the Giants' ace. Tomorrow's another day!

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http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/19752843/anthony-young-holds-mlb-record-skid-dies-51

 

"Anthony Young lost 27 consecutive games for the Mets from 1992-'93 but 'never let his losing records ... rob him of his sense of humor or his grace," the team said in announcing his death at age 51."

 

The Mets are so bad at managing their players that they can't even mourn their own deaths without accidentally roasting them.

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From to looks of his last hashtag, Bryce Harper has plans to play with Kris Bryant someday -- and KB isn't leaving Chicago anytime soon.

 

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Well that was odd. Not sure how the Rockies let a poopy team like the Giants sweep them like that. Guess the NL West belongs to Arizona now. 

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On 6/26/2017 at 10:09 PM, TrueYankee26 said:

Says something about AL East when the team that led the division (Yankees) go 2-10 vs Angels, A's and Rangers and still have not fully relinquished 1st place. Rest of the Al east has to step their game up.

 

That's hard to do when Boston and New York have more power in how well they compete, given their markets and all. Let's face it, the AL East is back to being a Red Sox/Yankees division... everyone else is just trying to survive.

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17 minutes ago, The Six said:

Well that was odd. Not sure how the Rockies let a poopy team like the Giants sweep them like that. Guess the NL West belongs to Arizona now. 

I think you are forgetting about the team in first place that's also tied with Houston for the most wins overall and has the best run differential in baseball. 

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1 hour ago, masterchaoss said:

I think you are forgetting about the team in first place that's also tied with Houston for the most wins overall and has the best run differential in baseball. 

 

The Padres? 

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I totally missed this news....when reading the All-Star rosters this afternoon, MLB has no longer tied the winner of the All-Star Game to having home-field advantage.  Instead, they're going by win-loss record.

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On 7/3/2017 at 10:45 PM, HedleyLamarr said:

I totally missed this news....when reading the All-Star rosters this afternoon, MLB has no longer tied the winner of the All-Star Game to having home-field advantage.  Instead, they're going by win-loss record.

Wow, MLB! What a concept!

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2 hours ago, jmac11281 said:

Wow, MLB! What a concept!

I hate it. 

 

Should go back to alternating it. 

 

Not enough games in common for win loss to be effective, plus the whole traditional seperate leagues thing. 

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14 minutes ago, DiePerske said:

I hate it. 

 

Should go back to alternating it. 

 

Not enough games in common for win loss to be effective, plus the whole traditional seperate leagues thing. 

Which would be completely fine with me. Anything but the all star game winner having home field advantage crap.

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24 minutes ago, DiePerske said:

Not enough games in common for win loss to be effective, plus the whole traditional seperate leagues thing. 

On the other side, maybe this will force managers to play their best lineups more often, especially in the last couple weeks in September once teams start clinching divisions.

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38 minutes ago, DiePerske said:

I hate it. 

 

Should go back to alternating it. 

 

Not enough games in common for win loss to be effective, plus the whole traditional seperate leagues thing. 

That's probably true, but this is just as good as anything else.  The All-Star Game was terrible for several reasons.  I was OK with alternating, but it's 50/50 that it's "correct."  In theory, best record is more than 50% likely to be "correct."  But with the unbalanced schedule, it's definitely not perfect. I'll stick with "it's just as good as anything else," though if they just went back to alternating, I'd be OK with that, too.

 

One thing; what if an AL wild card team has a better record than an NL division champ?  In league playoff play, I don't think the wild card team can ever have home-field advantage. But the first story I found via Google search, just talked about record, so my guess is that division titles are not key at that point.

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