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Old 07-28-2012, 04:17 PM
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When was the last time the NL East was this strong?

Last year.

That's false information.
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:24 PM
 
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That's false information.
How is it false? They were 31 wins above .500 at the end of last season. At this moment they're 8 above.
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:38 PM
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How is it false? They were 31 wins above .500 at the end of last season. At this moment they're 8 above.


Last year the Phillies was never in any danger of losing the division lead. This year the Nats and Braves are the best two teams in the division and even though the Mets are below .500 they are still competing. Not only that but if the NL East wasn't strong this year would the Phillies have been in last place the entire month of July???????
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:05 PM
 
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How is it false? They were 31 wins above .500 at the end of last season. At this moment they're 8 above.
I rest my case.
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:07 PM
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I rest my case.

If the NL was stronger last year the Phillies would have been in a battle for the NL East division title. They never were so that confirms that the division was weaker last season


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Old 07-29-2012, 09:31 AM
 
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Well, here we are.

In the NL, there are 7 teams above .500. Only two are in the East, and three each in the Central and West.

So much for the strong East.
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:35 PM
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Well, here we are.

In the NL, there are 7 teams above .500. Only two are in the East, and three each in the Central and West.

So much for the strong East.


This thread was posted in May and in 2 days it will be AUGUST so your post is silly
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:54 PM
 
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This thread was posted in May and in 2 days it will be AUGUST so your post is silly
Or, an alternative hypothesis, it's silly to use win-loss record to judge a division's (or a team's) strength in May.
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:04 PM
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Or, an alternative hypothesis, it's silly to use win-loss record to judge a division's (or a team's) strength in May.

At the time, the Phillies had never been in last place that late in the season and even with the injuries most believed they were better than a last place team in the division because of Hamels, Lee, and Halladay. So now as we sit 2 days from August it appears that those 3 ACES are not as good as the media makes them out to be. Especially LEE and HALLADAY

Both Lee and Halladay had their crappy performance overshadowed by two COMEBACKS earlier in the week.
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:20 PM
 
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At the time, the Phillies had never been in last place that late in the season and even with the injuries most believed they were better than a last place team in the division because of Hamels, Lee, and Halladay. So now as we sit 2 days from August it appears that those 3 ACES are not as good as the media makes them out to be. Especially LEE and HALLADAY

Both Lee and Halladay had their crappy performance overshadowed by two COMEBACKS earlier in the week.
So, let me see if I understand YOU.

You are saying that the NL East is strong because one of the teams is not as good as people thought?

You see why I said this?
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