The W
Views: 97643280
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
24.7.14 1423
The W - Baseball - Playoff standings with 6 weeks left Register and log in to post!
Thread rated: 5.66
Pages: 1
(480 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (14 total)
It's False
Scrapple








Since: 20.6.02
From: I am the Tag Team Champions!

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 1 hour
#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.64
Going into Monday, August 20:

AL EAST
Boston 74-50 -
New York 70-54 4 GB

"No matter how many problems they're having, the Yankees are like Michael Myers or Jason Voorhees in that you never feel totally comfortable until you see their heads get chopped off. You don't want to leave them "bleeding to death" but breathing. You just don't." -Bill Simmons on June 4, 2007

The Sox were up 7 just two weeks ago. Now they're up only 4, with a three-game series at Yankee Stadium less than two weeks away. Getting nervous, Sox fans?

AL CENTRAL
Cleveland 68-55 -
Detroit 67-57 1.5 GB
Minnesota 62-61 6 GB

The Tigers are really starting to play themselves out of October, especially with their starting pitching beginning to crumble. They need Kenny Rogers back in the worst way, because the Wild Card suddenly isn't going through the Central anymore. The Twinkies are fading fast and they won't make it with Santana alone.

AL WEST
Los Angeles of Anaheim 72-51 -
Seattle 69-52 2 GB

The good news for the Angels is that splitting a four-game series with Boston should be encouraging, especially after taking two out of three against them in Anaheim. Unfortunately, Seattle isn't letting up. This will come down to the wire.

AL WILD CARD
Seattle -
New York .5 GB
Detroit 3.5 GB

The Mariners don't look like they'll be dying anytime soon, but the Yankees are still on their stride and will probably remain that way down the stretch. If the M's make it, it'll be one of the feel-good stories of the year, especially after Mike Hargrove's bizarre departure. If the Yanks make it, you just might have to pencil them in as the World Series champs, which will make a lot of people vomit.

NL EAST
New York 70-53 -
Philadelphia 65-58 5 GB
Atlanta 65-59 5.5 GB

New York's hanging in there and Pedro Martinez is coming back any day now. If Orlando Hernandez keeps pitching well, the Mets should see an October morning. With the Braves and Phillies playing well, the Mets have to hope they can win out the rest of the way.

NL CENTRAL
Chicago 63-59 -
Milwaukee 63-61 1 GB
St. Louis 58-62 4 GB

I'd like to welcome the St. Louis Cardinals to the party. They're 4 games below .500, but they're also merely 4 games out. The Brewers are on the verge of a collapse not seen since...well...last year with the Red Sox. The Cubs should be in good shape if they can hang in there until Soriano comes back. Kerry Wood may be the X factor.

NL WEST
Arizona 71-54 -
San Diego 66-57 4 GB
Los Angeles 64-60 6.5 GB
Colorado 63-60 7 GB

Speaking of total collapses, witness the Los Angeles Dodgers. A month ago, they were ahead of the pack by 1.5 games and there were legit calls for Grady Little to be Manager of the Year. Today, the Dodgers are coming off their worst stretch since the 60's (and that's saying a lot) and there are legit calls for Grady Little to be FIRED. The D-Backs, however, are having no such problems. Brandon Webb has ruled the universe these past few weeks and should lead the way for the next six weeks. The D-Backs are for real, folks. But that doesn't mean the Padres won't try and cling onto the Wild Card.

NL WILD CARD
San Diego -
Philadelphia 1 GB
Atlanta 1.5 GB
Los Angeles 2.5 GB
Colorado 3 GB
Milwaukee 3.5 GB

Well, this looks interesting, to say the least. San Diego needs to ride their pitching staff to the bitter end and hope Chris Young can resume his Cy Young-caliber season. The Phillies can make things interesting, but if anyone can challenge the Padres, it'll be the Braves. Hudson and Smoltz have the experience to make it through September and Teixeira's bat is red hot right now.

(edited by It's False on 20.8.07 0011)


Buy Kanye West's "Graduation" (The W at Amazon) and YOU can help send 50 Cent into retirement (and put some money into The W while you're at it)!
Promote this thread!
Gugs
Bierwurst








Since: 9.7.02
From: Sleep (That's where I'm a viking)

Since last post: 427 days
Last activity: 19 days
AIM:  
Y!:
#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.98
    Originally posted by It's False
    Getting nervous, Sox fans?


We've been nervous for about a month now. Gagne's horribly-timed horrible stretch hasn't helped, nor has Francona's decision to pitch Papelbon with a 5-run lead a day after he threw 24 pitches. But hey, it's not like overuse got him hurt last year or anything.


    The D-Backs are for real, folks.


No, they're not. I can't remember a team with this good a record that was less "for real." They're 18 games over .500, but they've been outscored this year. Their Pythagorean record is 60-64. They've been very lucky this year, but they're not nearly as good as their record would indicate. Pena and Lyon, their two best set-up guys, have allowed a combined 101 hits in 124 1/3 innings, and they only have 78 strikeouts between them. Those kind of results are unsustainable. If the Diamondbacks hang on to win the West, they will most likely be exposed in the playoffs.





Click Here (youtube.com)
Eddie Famous
Andouille








Since: 11.12.01
From: Catlin IL

Since last post: 243 days
Last activity: 237 days
#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.61

"Pythagorean record"'s are full of Pyth.

It's just as likely that a Diamondbacks team would be as exposed in the playoffs as the Cardinals were last year, that is, not.



As of 2/28/05: 101 pounds since December 7, 2004
OFFICIAL THREE-MONTH COUNT: 112 pounds on March 9, 2005
OFFICIAL SIX-MONTH COUNT: 142 pounds on June 8, 2005
OFFICIAL ONE YEAR COUNT: 187 pounds on December 7, 2005
As of 2/27/06: 202 pounds "I've lost a heavyweight"
As of 7/31/06: 224 pounds

Now announcing for the NBWA! www.nbwawrestling.com
redsoxnation
Scrapple








Since: 24.7.02

Since last post: 388 days
Last activity: 388 days
#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.57
If Boston doesn't open up ground on New York this week with the Red Sox playing Tampa and the White Sox on the road while the Yankees travel to Anaheim and Detroit, then I'll be concerned.
If Minnesota didn't have a few recent bad losses to the 4th place Royals (does Pieman throw a parade when they clinch that spot?), they would be right in the mix in the Central. When you speak of collapses, look at Detroit since the break.
Seattle is a nice story. However, no off days until September 6th and look at their schedule of 17 out of their next 20 on the road. They get through this in good shape, they deserve to win the World Series.
Why the Brewers collapse is worse than the Red Sox last year: If the Brewers had played bad baseball rather than awful baseball the past few months, they would still have a comfortable lead in the division. They've played horrendous baseball and no longer have a home field advantage.
If I'm Arizona, I'd rather win 5 1-run games and lose a game by 15 than the opposite just to satisfy the pythagorean people, especially with an ace to throw in Game 1 of a series.
Right after Tim 'I Invented Baseball and I Know Bob Gibson' McCarver declares Charlie Manuel his NL Manager of the Year, the Phillies proceed to blow consecutive games to the Pirates, the capper being giving up 7 runs in the 7th after 2 outs.
If the Braves have a last stand in them, they need to make it this week.
Gugs
Bierwurst








Since: 9.7.02
From: Sleep (That's where I'm a viking)

Since last post: 427 days
Last activity: 19 days
AIM:  
Y!:
#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.98
    Originally posted by Eddie Famous
    "Pythagorean record"'s are full of Pyth.

    It's just as likely that a Diamondbacks team would be as exposed in the playoffs as the Cardinals were last year, that is, not.


The 2006 Cardinals finished the regular season 83-78. Pythagorean record: 82-79.





Click Here (youtube.com)
pieman
As young as
he feels








Since: 11.12.01
From: China, Maine

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 7 hours
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.30


We all know in the real race that the Royals have passed the White Sox for 4th place in the AL Central!

Sorry, Sox fans, but I could not resist!!




CRZ had to edit my profile and close my table for me. I am a bad man.
whatever
Lap cheong








Since: 12.2.02
From: Cleveland, Ohio

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 20 min.
#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.07
    Originally posted by pieman
    We all know in the real race that the Royals have passed the White Sox for 4th place in the AL Central!

    Sorry, Sox fans, but I could not resist!!

BWHAHAHAHA!!! Lovin' it.

Well, time to see who wants it more - the Tribe or the Motor City Kitties. If the bats can come around, the Indians are going to be a force in the postseason. Unfortunately that is a HUGE 'if' right now.




"As you may have read in Robert Parker's Wine Newsletter, 'Donaghy Estates tastes like the urine of Satan, after a hefty portion of asparagus.'" Jack Donaghy, 30 Rock

jfkfc
Liverwurst








Since: 9.2.02

Since last post: 8 days
Last activity: 2 days
#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.80
    Originally posted by It's False
    The Mariners don't look like they'll be dying anytime soon, but the Yankees are still on their stride and will probably remain that way down the stretch.
The Mariners only have 2 days off until the end of the season (although ESPN reported last night that they only had one, so I don't know if the schedule online is reporting an off day instead of a rescheduled game), with the first of the two not until 9/6. Next week, they're home on Wednesday against the LAAoA, in Cleveland on Thursday, and then Toronto on Friday. Ouch. Olney on ESPN radio this morning reported that the pitching is set up for 8/28 to be Clemens vs Schilling, which if the Yanks are within 2-3 games by then, would be a HUGE game. It's hard to quantify such a small sample, but hearing the crowd in the Bronx chant "JOBA! JOBA! JOBA!" is insane, and seeing Joba mow down Sheffield, Ordonez, and Guillen yesterday, and then seeing more of the same for Edwar Ramirez...I think Joe Torre might have even stopped picking his nose for a few minutes. If those two can be that good, Luis Vizcaino can keep on the pace he's on, Farnsworthless can only get into games where the lead/deficit is 8+, and Mo gets his rest, this final month might be a helluva ride...
Eddie Famous
Andouille








Since: 11.12.01
From: Catlin IL

Since last post: 243 days
Last activity: 237 days
#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.61

    Originally posted by Gugs
      Originally posted by Eddie Famous
      "Pythagorean record"'s are full of Pyth.

      It's just as likely that a Diamondbacks team would be as exposed in the playoffs as the Cardinals were last year, that is, not.


    The 2006 Cardinals finished the regular season 83-78. Pythagorean record: 82-79.


And what did a Pithy record three games over .500 mean in the postseason? Nothing.



As of 2/28/05: 101 pounds since December 7, 2004
OFFICIAL THREE-MONTH COUNT: 112 pounds on March 9, 2005
OFFICIAL SIX-MONTH COUNT: 142 pounds on June 8, 2005
OFFICIAL ONE YEAR COUNT: 187 pounds on December 7, 2005
As of 2/27/06: 202 pounds "I've lost a heavyweight"
As of 7/31/06: 224 pounds

Now announcing for the NBWA! www.nbwawrestling.com
spf
Scrapple








Since: 2.1.02
From: The Las Vegas of Canada

Since last post: 13 days
Last activity: 1 day
AIM:  
#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.16
    Originally posted by pieman
    We all know in the real race that the Royals have passed the White Sox for 4th place in the AL Central!

    Sorry, Sox fans, but I could not resist!!

As a Sox fan I hope the Royals sweep us this week, and finish 10 games ahead of us. This team needs to be blown up this offseason, but the organization isn't going to see that until we go as deep in the tank as possible. Plus I'd like a top 5 draft pick for the first time since the 80's.
It's False
Scrapple








Since: 20.6.02
From: I am the Tag Team Champions!

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 1 hour
#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.64
    Originally posted by spf
      Originally posted by pieman
      We all know in the real race that the Royals have passed the White Sox for 4th place in the AL Central!

      Sorry, Sox fans, but I could not resist!!

    As a Sox fan I hope the Royals sweep us this week, and finish 10 games ahead of us. This team needs to be blown up this offseason, but the organization isn't going to see that until we go as deep in the tank as possible. Plus I'd like a top 5 draft pick for the first time since the 80's.


Judging by that Jermaine Dye contract extension, it doesn't look like anyone's willing to blow up the team. At most, I think Ozzie will get shown the door at the end of the season.

Just don't tell Ozzie that, of course.


    A few minutes later, [Ozzie] quipped, "I expect to be the manager of the White Sox for the next 20 years. Sorry for the people of Chicago that don't want to hear that. But it's up to them," meaning Reinsdorf and general manager Kenny Williams.





Buy Kanye West's "Graduation" (The W at Amazon) and YOU can help send 50 Cent into retirement (and put some money into The W while you're at it)!
Corajudo
Frankfurter








Since: 7.11.02
From: Dallas, TX

Since last post: 15 days
Last activity: 2 days
#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.73
    Originally posted by Eddie Famous
    "Pythagorean record"'s are full of Pyth.

    It's just as likely that a Diamondbacks team would be as exposed in the playoffs as the Cardinals were last year, that is, not.

Pythagorean records are far better at predicting longer run performances; the playoffs are too short for it to matter. I think what it does mean is that the Diamondbacks are more likely to fade down the stretch than the other teams. And, they're more likely to end up below .500 next year than be above it.



"Teach children that they have great potential because they are human." -Warrior
JustinShapiro
Scrapple
Moderator








Since: 12.12.01
From: Pittsburgh, PA

Since last post: 52 min.
Last activity: 1 min.
#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.67
As you insinuated, I believe "Small Sample Size" is the next sequential catchphrase in this debate.
Eddie Famous
Andouille








Since: 11.12.01
From: Catlin IL

Since last post: 243 days
Last activity: 237 days
#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.31

    Originally posted by Corajudo
    Pythagorean records are far better at predicting longer run performances; the playoffs are too short for it to matter.


Yep. But even if those records can be true to, say 3%, that's still a difference between 84-78 and 78-84, which can be all the difference in a playoff hunt.




As of 2/28/05: 101 pounds since December 7, 2004
OFFICIAL THREE-MONTH COUNT: 112 pounds on March 9, 2005
OFFICIAL SIX-MONTH COUNT: 142 pounds on June 8, 2005
OFFICIAL ONE YEAR COUNT: 187 pounds on December 7, 2005
As of 2/27/06: 202 pounds "I've lost a heavyweight"
As of 7/31/06: 224 pounds

Now announcing for the NBWA!
www.wdws.com home of DWS Sportsnight and downstate radio home of thecubsfan!
Thread rated: 5.66
Pages: 1
Thread ahead: Astros fire GM, MGR
Next thread: Haha, holy shit, 30-3?
Previous thread: Jose Offerman charges mound with bat; charged with assault
(480 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Manny said he can play five more years, three here, and two in Japan. The crazy is stronger than ever with this guy.
The W - Baseball - Playoff standings with 6 weeks leftRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.104 seconds.