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#1 TheLeviathan

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 01:32 PM

I found this to be a good read.And it made me sad.....

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#2 Mike Sixel

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 02:18 PM

 

I found this to be a good read.And it made me sad.....

 

Yup. I put it on the FG and other thread too....but this might get more attention.

It's been a fun year so far, GO Twins. Oh, and I have at least one blog post now......The table on my first blog post is now fixed. Sigh.


#3 Brandon

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 03:28 PM

Didnt the Rangers win a division title once while being 10 games under .500 at 52-62?I think it was back in 1994.They might have been worse had it not been for the strike.That had to be the worst division of all time.  


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Posted 01 July 2018 - 07:46 AM

At this time of the year you see a lot of articles on a lot of baseball topics like this. Comparing full-season outcomes to half-season projections will often look more extreme than they will at season's end, due to regression-to-mean and all that.

 

Such articles amount to "watch this space". Interesting trends to follow. Some will indeed pan out.

 

The ALC's bad, no question, but probably won't be some kind of worst-ever by October. Probably. Maybe. :)

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 05:46 PM

That's what makes the play of Dozier, Buxton, Sano, Morrison and Kepler so damn disappointing. 

 

It sure looked like the division was setting up to be the easy pickings it has ended up being. 

 

 

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 06:51 PM

 

That's what makes the play of Dozier, Buxton, Sano, Morrison and Kepler so damn disappointing. 

 

It sure looked like the division was setting up to be the easy pickings it has ended up being. 

Cleveland will pick it up and end up with mid 90 wins.Seeing as how they have always been head and shoulders above the rest of the division talent-wise.

 

Probably win the division by 18 games, if not more.

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 06:56 PM

 

Cleveland will pick it up and end up with mid 90 wins.Seeing as how they have always been head and shoulders above the rest of the division talent-wise.

 

Probably win the division by 18 games, if not more.

 

I hand the Indians nothing!!!

 

The Twins did tho.:)

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