10-22-2013, 01:12 AM #21
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I am especially annoyed by the evidence that, "Good pitching beats good hitting".
I so want to believe otherwise, or that they are at an even level.
But the 1987 Twins and the 1991 Twins are evidence to the contrary.
Well, Viola & Blyleven weren't supposed to be better than Atlanta. heheheI'm on a whiskey diet. I've lost 3 days already.
10-22-2013, 05:30 AM #22
10-22-2013, 05:36 AM #23
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10-22-2013, 09:11 AM #24
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10-22-2013, 11:00 AM #25
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And let's not pretend that Boston doesn't have pitching either. Yes Verlander is the best pitcher, and Scherzer has been great too, but it isn't like Boston is throwing a rotation of PTC guys either.
10-22-2013, 11:41 AM #26
Every year people overreact and think they can deduce the magic formula for winning it all by analyzing the teams in the Series. It doesn't exist.
I'm with John - it's a crapshoot once you hit the playoffs.
10-22-2013, 12:51 PM #27
10-23-2013, 03:02 PM #28
Albert Pujols had a hand in the Cardinals' Series berth. | SportsonEarth.com : Will Leitch Article
I found this article interesting. Particularly how the Cards started planning early for a big payday for Albert and concentrating on the farm.
Is this partially where the Twins fell apart? Did they fail to have a strategy for the Mauer "big payday" or was it simply that Target Field WAS the strategy?
My personal feeling has always been that the organization got a bit complacent with the looming advent of TF. That they stopped doing the little things well and focusing on things that had made them successful.
Don't get me wrong, draft position and the farm system were also a part of that but I just wonder whether some of their own complacency didn't do them in.
10-23-2013, 03:44 PM #29
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I don't think the Red Sox and Cardinals ending up in the World Series disproves that dominant starters are the best route to success. Of the 16 starters who took the mound in the two Division Series' only Joe Kelly and Doug Fister had a K/9 less than 7.2. It was star pitching or future star pitching nearly everywhere you looked.
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