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Running MLB Thread, Part the Fourth, 2007

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by zeke12, May 24, 2007.

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  1. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I have a general question: With the way things have developed in the last 10-20 years (ESPN, Extra Innings etc.) are Hall of Famers being more easily recognized than they were in the past. It seems like most everyone that should get in nowadays gets in on the first ballot, with Glavine, Smoltz and Maddux appearing the next three no-brain candidates.
  2. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    My sig man, Junk Jones. He takes at-bats from Felix Pie and ruins my life every day.
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    So Hammer, how are you feeling about that team of yours?
  4. casty33

    casty33 Active Member

    And spnited, what do you think of your team -- still in first place but unable to beat those Braves. Will it be that way the rest of the season?
  5. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    I certainly think that those three pitching for Atlanta and being on television nationwide during the peak of their careers helped them.
  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Mets are 3-6 against the Braves, 26-11 (.702) against everybody else

    Braves are 22-16 (.579) against everybody else.

    The Mets still have the best record in the NL (tied for 2nd in majors behind Boston).

    If Mets go 5-14 against the Braves and play .630 (90-53) against rest of the league, they win the NL East with 95 wins.

    In other words, who cares if they don't have a winning record against the Braves, as long as they have a better overall record than the Braves, as they do and they will.
  7. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    spnited -- Is Reyes slumping a little bit?

    I caught a couple of his at-bats last night, and he appeared to be pulling off the ball a little.

    Of course, Smoltz is still pretty nasty, so it could have been that...
  8. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    Can anyone explain to me what set Dontrelle off from the Phillies' dugout last night? At who was he yelling?
  9. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Yes Reyes is slumping as is Beltran... Delgado still not hitting..Wright just getting hot (except last night)

    In other words, the team with the best record in the NL hasn't really played all that well yet
  10. casty33

    casty33 Active Member

    You may be right, spnited, but what if the wild-card Braves beat the Brewers in the first round while the Mets beat the Dodgers (I know I'm jumping the gun but it's fun), then it will be Mets-Braves in the NLCS. What happens there, Jose Sosa-breath?
  11. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Prediction: Pedro Martinez will be the best second-half addition any team makes.

    If he comes back and pitches August and September, he could just be hitting his stride heading into the playoffs.
  12. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    I think you witnessed Mets-Dodgers in 1988, Casty.
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