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Old 06-03-2012, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Do you see how the Mets play everyday?
I don't watch every Mets game, no.

If one is required to watch every game a team plays in order to assess that team then, do you watch every game by every other team as well? You'd have to to make a comparison, yes?

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I guess not because you are a Phillies fan.
Not that this has anything to do with anything, but I'm not a Phillies fan.

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NL East isn't strong?
Not particularly. The Philles were the best team, and injuries have weakened them. No one else was particularly impressive. The Braves, Nats and Marlins all look to be a bit above average.

The AL East has 3 of the 6 best teams in the AL. That's the best division. Every AL East team is also, currently, over .500. Not that that really means anything.

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Old 06-03-2012, 09:14 AM
 
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One-third of the way into the season, 19 of the 30 teams are within a 10% spread, with wins from 27 to 30. Thanks to the miracle of divisional play, all ten of the ten Eastern Division teams are among them. But even outside the Eastern Divisions, 9 out of 20 teams are locked into the same range.
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:23 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Your reply re: Santana's Health:
This is far from a guarantee, based on recent history.
I like Santanas' odds of health more than Halladays given recent history.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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I don't watch every Mets game, no.

If one is required to watch every game a team plays in order to assess that team then, do you watch every game by every other team as well? You'd have to to make a comparison, yes?


Not that this has anything to do with anything, but I'm not a Phillies fan.


Not particularly. The Philles were the best team, and injuries have weakened them. No one else was particularly impressive. The Braves, Nats and Marlins all look to be a bit above average.

The AL East has 3 of the 6 best teams in the AL. That's the best division. Every AL East team is also, currently, over .500. Not that that really means anything.
Even ESPN said that the NL East and the AL East are the strongest divisions in baseball.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:16 PM
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I don't watch every Mets game, no.

If one is required to watch every game a team plays in order to assess that team then, do you watch every game by every other team as well? You'd have to to make a comparison, yes?


Not that this has anything to do with anything, but I'm not a Phillies fan.


Not particularly. The Philles were the best team, and injuries have weakened them. No one else was particularly impressive. The Braves, Nats and Marlins all look to be a bit above average.

The AL East has 3 of the 6 best teams in the AL. That's the best division. Every AL East team is also, currently, over .500. Not that that really means anything.


All the teams in the NL east are over .500
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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All the teams in the NL east are over .500
I'm aware of that

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I like Santanas' odds of health more than Halladays given recent history.
Since 2009:
Halladay 108 starts
Santana 65 starts

Halladay 795.2 innings
Santana 433.2 innings

Halladay 3184 batters faced
Santana 1789 batters faced

Halladay 11505 pitches
Santana 6635 pitches

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Even ESPN
I'll let you in on a secret; ESPN doesn't really employ experts.

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Old 06-04-2012, 12:31 PM
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I'm aware of that

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Since 2009:
Halladay 108 starts
Santana 65 starts

Halladay 795.2 innings
Santana 433.2 innings

Halladay 3184 batters faced
Santana 1789 batters faced

Halladay 11505 pitches
Santana 6635 pitches


I'll let you in on a secret; ESPN doesn't really employ experts.

I thought you were trying to explain why the AL East is stronger than the NL East which is why I posted the information about the NL East

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Old 06-05-2012, 05:30 AM
 
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I thought you were trying to explain why the AL East is stronger than the NL East which is why I posted the information about the NL East
The AL east is better because it has 3 elite teams, 1 good team, and 1 terrible team while the NL East has 1 elite team that is decimated by injuries, 3 good teams and one terrible team.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:35 AM
 
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The AL east is better because it has 3 elite teams, 1 good team, and 1 terrible team while the NL East has 1 elite team that is decimated by injuries, 3 good teams and one terrible team.
I think all the teams in the AL East are good and all the teams in the NL East are good this season. Marlins, Mets, Braves, Phillies and Nationals are all playing well.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:15 AM
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The AL east is better because it has 3 elite teams, 1 good team, and 1 terrible team while the NL East has 1 elite team that is decimated by injuries, 3 good teams and one terrible team.
I don't want to hear the injury excuse. According to Philly fans, it's part of the game and right now they are in last place.
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