Originally posted by Big Bad I dunno about you, but I'm looking forward to that Colorado/Tampa Bay World Series next season!
EVERYBODY better watch out for the D-Rays next year.
Screw the Cubs, while the Cub faithful were rushing out buying White Sox caps the last few weeks, us Indians fans had another lonley October. If Dolan is willing to reach into the pocket book, and signs a right fielder and reink Millwood, I think the Tribe has a real good shot next year. But seeing as how the free agent pool is shallow this year, they won't be able to compete with New York/Boston for Millwood and we more than likley get a Juan "1AB your" Gone type deal in right. But it's wishful thinking, I could die a happy man.
First of all the series wasn't a blowout or anti-climatic to me. Every game was close and came down to the wire. I was on the edge of my seat the whole series so I don't know how that is anticlimatic.
I would like to see the Bagwell and Biggio win one, and I don't necessarily think this year was their last shot. I mean yeah Bagwell is done, but his contract isn't up, I'm sure they'll keep him there in some capacity. Biggio is still playing well, really I think the Astros will be even better next year with the young players all a year older. The Marlins should be better, and the Mets could be good with a few additions, but I don't think the Astros will be out of it. Of course getting Clemens to come back is important, but even if he doesn't I don't think they are too bad off with Pettite, Oswalt, Backe and it's rumored they are interested in adding Kenny Rogers.
I'd like to see the Indians win too, and I think they have a good shot also.
Originally posted by QuezzyFirst of all the series wasn't a blowout or anti-climatic to me. Every game was close and came down to the wire. I was on the edge of my seat the whole series so I don't know how that is anticlimatic.
Yeah, I've got to say that this might just be the best four-game sweep ever.
As for next year, watch out for Florida. They've still got a disgusting amount of young talent and might actually have a manager that they want to play for.
Pirates really didn't have to scramble to find a power hitting replacement. Daryle Ward signed with the team before Mondesi did, and was down in Triple A. As soon as Ward came up (May 18), the Pirates became a different team.