***2020 MLB Thread: Nice swing bitch!***

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  1. dblplay1212

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    You're bad at this.
     
  2. bcuga

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    That's awesome. You are so right and smart.
     
  3. Tobias

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    not nearly as dumb as the fan police of the mlb thread not knowing the nats weren’t in playoff contention a few days ago


     
  4. dblplay1212

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    Thanks.
     
  5. MG2

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    The MG2 list of teams I want to see win in backwards order...

    16. Houston

    Fuck the Astros.

    15. Miami
    14. Milwaukee
    13. Cincinnati
    12. Toronto/Buffalo

    All these teams have negative run differentials or losing records. I don't want shitty a shitty team to win a title unless it's my team.

    11. St. Louis
    10. New York
    9. Chicago Cubs

    Big markets who have won not that long ago and aren't that good this season.

    8. Chicago White Sox
    7. Cleveland
    6. Minnesota

    These are in the Tigers' division and I don't want nice things to happen to teams that play in my team's division, but it wouldn't make me mad.

    5. San Diego
    4. Atlanta
    3. Tampa Bay
    2. Oakland
    1. Los Angeles

    Los Angeles has been close a lot and I want Kershaw to win. San Diego is fifth because they're newcomers to the scene and I feel like the other teams have paid their dues more in the playoffs.
     
  6. bcuga

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    Oakland would be cool if the Braves lose.
     
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  7. Tobias

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    if the braves don’t win it i just am rooting for everyone to have fun
     
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  8. laxjoe

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    If padres don’t win it all, this whole thing was a sham and a fake season, so it doesn’t even matter
     
  9. Boo MFer!

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    If the Rays don’t win, I hope everything gets canceled because I’m petty.
     
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  10. pianoman

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    I don't think the Cubs are getting far with our offense this year so after us my order would probably be:
    Cincinnati just because I live here and know how much it would mean to the town.
    Minnesota because they're the city with longest championship drought in America.
    Cleveland because they have the current longest MLB title drought.
    Tampa or Oakland because they seem like they've always gotten close but can never win it all.

    Teams I don't want to win are Houston, St. Louis, Milwaukee, and NYY

    Anybody else I really wouldn't care.
     
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  11. MG2

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    I'm glad there's only one first round match up with division opponents (TOR at TB). Will be fun to see some fresh match ups this year.
     
  12. laxjoe

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    An interesting stat that sounds much more impressive than it actually is, but the cardinals are the only NL team ever to beat the padres in a National league playoff series. So here’s to hoping we can get past our only hurdle to the World Series Truman
     
  13. bwi2

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    Miami has never lost a playoff series
     
  14. dtx

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    i didn’t even realize the twins would drop to 3

    hope they destroy the astros
     
  15. dtx

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    rays over jays
    indians over yankees

    twins over astros
    a’s over sox

    rays over indians
    twins over a’s

    twins over rays

    dodgers over brewers
    padres over cards

    cubs over marlins
    reds over braves

    dodgers over padres
    cubs over reds

    cubs beat the dodgers :warn:

    twins win the ws :warn: :warn:
     
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  16. bwi2

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    Would be cool with LA, Oakland, Minnesota, Cleveland, Tampa Bay, San Diego, and I could come around on Toronto. Everyone else can get bent.
     
  17. dtx

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    lol what’s your issue with the white sox
     
  18. laxjoe

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    Anyone know when they will be announcing the actual tv schedule?
     
  19. dtx

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    don’t want la to win because they’re going to soon anyways

    want a random team to win it in the short season
     
  20. dtx

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    tomorrow i think

    baseball being on abc will be really weird
     
  21. bwi2

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    1) I’m enjoying the theregionsitter rage sessions
    2) That team is going to need some adults for me to have any real investment in them winning as a neutral. Encarnacion isn’t doing it for me and Keuchel has a ring.
     
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  22. bcuga

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    Early on it will be like the NCAA tourny with games on all kinds of channels.

    It will be epic when the Reds pitch Bauer in games 1 and 3 too.
     
  23. dtx

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    would be pretty fun to see a team full of young kids win a ws and also terrifying for the rest of baseball imo

    won’t happen tho
     
  24. theregionsitter

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    I guess everyone predicted the White Sox third and a year away

    painful the way it played out, 2-8 down the stretch. 1 win more and we not the Twins are central champs. Which makes Renterias insane bullpen management the last week worth my rage

    I know nothing about Oakland, are their top line starters RHP or LHP?
     
  25. w2b

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    was awesome in the mid 80s when their two play by play teams were headed by Al Michaels & Keith Jackson.

    Michaels had an all-time call on Hendu’s homer off of Donnie Moore

     
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  26. dtx

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    lazardo lhp, montas rhp, manaea lhp
     
  27. theregionsitter

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    Sox are like 19-0 vs LHP starters, we got a shot

    we didn’t lose to a LHP all year

    manea went to my high school so that’s cool
     
  28. laxjoe

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    Majors best bullpen (at least last I looked). But offense isn’t great
     
  29. poor paul

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    rays over jays
    indians over yankees

    twins over astros
    sox over a's

    rays over indians
    sox over twins

    rays over sox

    dodgers over brewers
    padres over cards

    cubs over marlins
    reds over braves

    dodgers over padres
    cubs over reds

    dodgers over cubs

    dodgers get their WS
     
  30. bcuga

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    I wish there was a ncaa style bracket challenge for these playoffs

    i think the mlb website is really missing an opportunity here
     
  31. Simon Templar

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    Two NL teams in the WS is a pretty hot take.
     
  32. Simon Templar

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    I read that wrong and am a giant idiot.
     
  33. poor paul

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    I have the Dodgers beating the TB Rays here.
     
  34. pianoman

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    You guys are all massively overrating the Cubs chances of making the NLCS. If it weren't for this series against the White Sox we would've finished the month of September with half of our games scoring 2 runs or less. Our offense is abysmal and will likely get shut down in enough games to get eliminated in these shorter series.
     
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  35. poor paul

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    I have the Cubs matched up with two teams that have negative run differentials in my bracket there. sure, they could lose, baseball is a high variance game, but when you focus too much on your own team you don't see that everyone except the Dodgers have warts.
     
  36. bcuga

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    nvm mlb is on top of it

    https://www.mlb.com/brackets/postseason
     
  37. ndpat3130

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    I have a feeling Oakland will drop one of these lefties in favor of a righty, mostly because they would be insane not to. There's a reason the Sox didn't see a left-handed starter for three weeks in September; they're immortal vs. lefties, and average against righties.
     
  38. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    I don't even know if I can bring myself to root for the Brewers success in the playoffs because I don't think they are a deserving playoff team.
     
  39. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    How amazing would this be?

     
  40. poor paul

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    that's an odd fan reaction to me.
     
  41. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    A three game series is too random for the best team to be vulnerable to a shitty team
     
  42. theregionsitter

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    If this was a normal postseason the AL Central would be sending 3 teams that’s neat I guess
     
  43. laxjoe

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    padres cardinals at 5 pm edt Wednesday. Haven’t seen other times yet but they would have to be out there now
     
  44. laxjoe

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  45. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    MLB network getting everyone pumped up for the playoffs with Fran Charles and Billy Ripkin.
     
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  46. poor paul

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    I agree in general that a good team should not be vulnerable to a shitty team.

    if I was a fan of a shitty team that snuck in I'd hope for a freaky weird run to a world series.
     
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  47. dtx

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    man imagine getting relegated to espn2
     
  48. MG2

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    Would rather be on ESPN2 in round 1 than FS1 in the next few rounds.

    Does ESPN even have enough people any more to call these games? They've downsized the hell out of their baseball coverage the last 5 years or so and would think they're going to have to borrow people from other networks like CBS/Turner do for the NCAA Tourney.

    We may even get Berman doing PbP this week.
     
  49. dtx

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    can’t wait for jalen rose calling the yankees series
     
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  50. MG2

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    ESPN should hire CC away from The Ringer and let him drop 50 F bombs.
     
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