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Old 04-26-2021, 10:34 AM
 
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I said it last year but it's worth repeating again this year: These 7 inning double headers are so stupid, dumb, and completely unnecessary. It ruins the game of baseball! With Madison Bumgarner throwing the 7 inning no hitter (in the double header) and potentially having it not count because it didn't go 9 innings, I now ask a very logical question: How can a game be official after 7 innings, but a no hitter can't be official in that same game??

Same with the stupid dopey ghost runner to begin extra innings. Look, I know why they implemented both last year, along with the universal DH, but this year they don't have those same problems. Yes, the minors got consolidated, and they start a month later than usual, but they WILL be starting here in May I think this coming weekend, and you still have the taxi squad and the alternate site, so no reason why you can't play regulation double headers even more so when you get to add the extra player on top of the extra player you already have! The Angel's/A's game that went 20 or 21 innings 7, 8 years ago was terrific and so awesome because when I went to bed it was like the 4th inning, and when I woke up to head to class in the morning the same game was in like the 19th or 20th inning. Can we get back to that again??

I also said last year MLB should implement a points system if they were going to follow through on the extra inning and 7 inning double header rule. I just looked at the NL Central because that was the most tight division, and having a points system completely changes that division around, and I'm going to stick to that assessment from last year: the point system works. In case you forgot, here's what the NL Central looked liked:

Cubs (34-26)
Cards (30-28 [had 2 games that were postponed and weren't made up])
Reds (31-29)
Brewers (29-31)
Pirates (19-41). Here's what the standings would've looked like if MLB had a 3-2-1 points system implemented: 3 points for a 9 inning win, 2 points for a non 9 inning win, 1 point for a non 9 inning loss:

Cubs (102 points)
Brewers (88 points)
Cards (87 points)
Reds (85 points)
Pirates (64 points). It completely changes the division around. Even if the Cards only make up 1 of the 2 games, it still swaps 3 & 4 in the standings. And now I think the Brewers (Pads) and Reds (Dodgers) lose anyways, but the Dodgers could be in trouble with Bauer, Gray, and Castillo instead of the 2 guys the Brewers sent out there, but I think the Cards can easily beat the Braves, and I think they do. Whole NL playoff picture is completely changed. Here's what it would look like in the 2-1 format; 2 points for every win (non 9 innings & 9 innings) and 1 point for a non 9 inning loss:

Cubs (74 points)
Cards (70)
Reds (65)
Brewers (64)
Pirates (48). If the Cards play and win those 2 cancelled games, they tie the Cubs in the division and I believe they would've won the division because they finished higher in both the last 10 overall (6-4 compared to 4-6 for the Cubs) and last 10 in the division (7-3 compared to the Cubs 5-5) which I believe was the next tiebreaker.

Watered down unnecessarily IMHO.
I miss the days where stealing bases was a huge thing.
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Old 05-13-2021, 07:22 PM
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This is becoming the year of the no-hitter, the latest being from Wade Miley. We've got four no-hitters and a non-no-no (Bumgarner in a recent double-header). Whether we'll see an all-time record for a season remains to be seen.
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Old 05-14-2021, 03:07 PM
 
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No-hitters are barely worth mentioning these days. They're certainly not worth jumping up and down/hugging your catcher. Unless it's some kid's MLB debut I really don't need to hear about it. We're on pace for almost 30 of them this year.
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Old 05-18-2021, 09:01 PM
 
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Ohtani!!
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Old 05-25-2021, 01:37 AM
 
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11 game winning streak for the Rays. Or, as the national media is reporting it...

6 game winning streak for the Yankees!
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Old 05-29-2021, 03:49 PM
 
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Ohtani!!
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Old 05-30-2021, 07:24 AM
 
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11 game winning streak for the Rays. Or, as the national media is reporting it...

6 game winning streak for the Yankees!
No fanbase, no real park, no payroll.
And despite all that the Rays are quietly becoming an MLB force, year in and year out. Best team on the field, best front office, best scouting dept.
Unbelievable.

As opposed to:
Largest fanbase, largest shiny fancy park, largest payroll.
Mediocre injury-plaqued roster, bad FO decisions, mediocre scouting, top prospects never turn out to be as good as they self-advertise
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Old 06-02-2021, 11:11 AM
 
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That hitter on the Braves is good, I don't follow the Braves so I dont see him much.
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Old 07-10-2021, 09:28 PM
 
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Can we talk about how horrific the D'Backs have been the last 2 months?? After play on May 2, they were a good, but not great, middle of the pack 15-13. About 30 minutes away from July 11 on the East Coast, the D'Backs need to win the final 2 games against the Dodgers just to end the unofficial first half of play with 28 wins. Compared to some of the worst teams of all time, here's how each stood after the 28 game mark, and at the All Star Break: I'm only going back to the year 2000 (and only teams that finished with 105+ losses), but adding 2 special additions to the list: the 1962 Mets, the team with the most losses in history, and the 1988 Orioles, who opened the year with a record 21 straight losses. Here's how the the 2021 D'Backs stack up to recent losers:

1962 Mets (120 losses): 23 wins at the All Star Break, but were 9-19 after game #28
1988 Orioles (107 losses): 28 wins at the All Star Break, and due to the 0-21 start were only 3-25 after game 28, so a pretty good total for them considering where they started the year
2002 Brewers (106 losses): 33 wins at the All Star Break, 8-20 after game #28
2002 Devil Rays (106 losses): 28 wins at the All Star Break, also 9-19 after game #28
2002 Tigers (106 losses): 31 wins at the All Star Break, 9-19 after game #28
2003 Tigers (quite possibly the worst team of all time with 119 losses): They had 24 wins at the All Star Break, but considering they were 3-25 at game #28, that was actually a decent total for them, much like the '88 Orioles
2004 D'Backs (111 losses): 31 wins at the All Star Break, but were 12-16 after game #28
2005 Royals (106 losses): 31 wins at the All Star Break, and 7-21 after game 28
2010 Pirates (105 losses): 30 wins at the All Star Break, but 13-15 after game 28
2011 Astros (106 losses): 30 wins at the All Star Break, and 11-17 after game 28
2012 Astros (107 losses): 33 wins at the All Star Break, and 13-15 after game 28
2013 Astros (111 losses): 33 wins at the All Star Break, 8-20 after game 28
2018 Orioles (115 losses): 28 wins at the All Star Break, 8-20 after game 28
2019 Tigers (114 losses): 28 wins at the All Star Break, 13-15 after game 28.

Considering they are down 9-0 in the 4th inning, it's likely the most wins they'll end up with at the All Star game is 27, which would be the third fewest on this list aside from the teams most consider the two worst teams in history: The 1962 Mets (with 23) and the 2003 Tigers (with 24). They are the only team out of 14 I searched that would've had a winning record after 28 games and have that few of wins at the All Star Break, and only the D'Backs counterparts of 2004, the '10 Pirates, the '12 Astros, and the '19 Tigers were better than 4 games under .500 at games 28, and only the 2011 Astros were the only other team on this list that even had double digit wins at game 28.

Yes, I know there are still 2.5 months left in the year, but considering who they have in the division, I don't see things getting much better for them in the second half, so where will the 2021 D'Backs rank in terms of worst teams in history??
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Old 07-10-2021, 09:53 PM
 
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Can we talk about how horrific the D'Backs have been the last 2 months?? After play on May 2, they were a good, but not great, middle of the pack 15-13. About 30 minutes away from July 11 on the East Coast, the D'Backs need to win the final 2 games against the Dodgers just to end the unofficial first half of play with 28 wins. Compared to some of the worst teams of all time, here's how each stood after the 28 game mark, and at the All Star Break: I'm only going back to the year 2000 (and only teams that finished with 105+ losses), but adding 2 special additions to the list: the 1962 Mets, the team with the most losses in history, and the 1988 Orioles, who opened the year with a record 21 straight losses. Here's how the the 2021 D'Backs stack up to recent losers:

1962 Mets (120 losses): 23 wins at the All Star Break, but were 9-19 after game #28
1988 Orioles (107 losses): 28 wins at the All Star Break, and due to the 0-21 start were only 3-25 after game 28, so a pretty good total for them considering where they started the year
2002 Brewers (106 losses): 33 wins at the All Star Break, 8-20 after game #28
2002 Devil Rays (106 losses): 28 wins at the All Star Break, also 9-19 after game #28
2002 Tigers (106 losses): 31 wins at the All Star Break, 9-19 after game #28
2003 Tigers (quite possibly the worst team of all time with 119 losses): They had 24 wins at the All Star Break, but considering they were 3-25 at game #28, that was actually a decent total for them, much like the '88 Orioles
2004 D'Backs (111 losses): 31 wins at the All Star Break, but were 12-16 after game #28
2005 Royals (106 losses): 31 wins at the All Star Break, and 7-21 after game 28
2010 Pirates (105 losses): 30 wins at the All Star Break, but 13-15 after game 28
2011 Astros (106 losses): 30 wins at the All Star Break, and 11-17 after game 28
2012 Astros (107 losses): 33 wins at the All Star Break, and 13-15 after game 28
2013 Astros (111 losses): 33 wins at the All Star Break, 8-20 after game 28
2018 Orioles (115 losses): 28 wins at the All Star Break, 8-20 after game 28
2019 Tigers (114 losses): 28 wins at the All Star Break, 13-15 after game 28.

Considering they are down 9-0 in the 4th inning, it's likely the most wins they'll end up with at the All Star game is 27, which would be the third fewest on this list aside from the teams most consider the two worst teams in history: The 1962 Mets (with 23) and the 2003 Tigers (with 24). They are the only team out of 14 I searched that would've had a winning record after 28 games and have that few of wins at the All Star Break, and only the D'Backs counterparts of 2004, the '10 Pirates, the '12 Astros, and the '19 Tigers were better than 4 games under .500 at games 28, and only the 2011 Astros were the only other team on this list that even had double digit wins at game 28.

Yes, I know there are still 2.5 months left in the year, but considering who they have in the division, I don't see things getting much better for them in the second half, so where will the 2021 D'Backs rank in terms of worst teams in history??
I think they will rebound to end up with 45-50 wins. 49 is a huge one, as it puts a team above .300.
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