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Postby Mookie4ever » Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:41 am

The winner of this division will be right around .500 and there is a good chance that the crappy winning team will be in the playoffs with a losing record. They are a combined 35 games under .500 and this is with playing each other most of the year. Not to exaggerate or anything but this is possibly the worst division in the entire history of baseball.

Every team in the AL outside of Tampa, KC and Seattle could easily win this division.

Don't you think that it is time to do away with automatic playoff berth for division winners and bring in balanced schedules? We need a change, the NL West is just embarassing for the MLB.
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Postby AT » Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:49 am

Mookie you're awfully bitter about your division for a guy whose team scored 17 runs last night...
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Postby wrveres » Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:54 am

Mook's a Blue Jays guys, and that puts him a whole other "Joke" of a division.

and I agree with him ... the NL East is a fargin joke

13 straight titles to one team? :-t :-t
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Postby AT » Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:55 am

wrveres wrote:Mook's a Blue Jays guys, and that puts him a whole other "Joke" of a division.

and I agree with him ... the NL East is a fargin joke

13 straight titles to one team? :-t :-t


I knew that. It's 8am. Morning brain fart.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:58 am

Yeah, we only scored 9 against the Yanks last night :-?

Oh, and the Mets scored 18.

18 runs spread over the entire year could win you the NL West. ;-7
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Postby wrveres » Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:59 am

Atrophying Testicles wrote:
wrveres wrote:Mook's a Blue Jays guys, and that puts him a whole other "Joke" of a division.

and I agree with him ... the NL East is a fargin joke

13 straight titles to one team? :-t :-t


I knew that. It's 8am. Morning brain fart.


apparently you weren't the only one :-°
But it happens to the best of us ...



Not me of course, but thats what I have been told. ;-7
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Postby AT » Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:01 am

Mookie4ever wrote:Yeah, we only scored 9 against the Yanks last night :-?

Oh, and the Mets scored 18.

18 runs spread over the entire year could win you the NL West. ;-7


Sigh, you had to rub it in didn't you. I traded RJ for Vernon Wells 2 weeks ago before his start @ TB coming off the back issue and I was screaming bloody murder that I made a mistake but after this week of seeing Vernon Wells I'm reminded why I made the deal in the first place. He probably won't see my bench the rest of the season.
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Postby dannyolbb » Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:03 am

The NL West is terrible this year, and looks to be bad for the near future. The Giants are old and getting older, the Dbacks seem to be run by Cam Bonifay and Dan Duquette's love child, the Padres can't hit, the Dodgers still need to get out from under a ton of bad contracts, and the Rockies are... well, they're the damn Rockies.

In other words, not only is this division bad, but they're going to stay pretty bad. It is time to do away with these schedules that allow the Padres to appear semi-respectable by beating up on the Rockies and Giants all year. You could put one of those old MTV Rock n' Jock teams on the field and they could go .500 against the NL West.

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Postby Mookie4ever » Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:07 am

So balanced schedules and no division winners - just the top 4 get into the playoffs?

I think that is the only solution.
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Postby wrveres » Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:21 am

Mookie4ever wrote:So balanced schedules and no division winners - just the top 4 get into the playoffs?

I think that is the only solution.




Just looking at the last four years under your scenario ..

Minnesota would not have made the playoffs in 2003 despite winning the Central

Atlanta would have not made the playoffs in 2001 despite win the East.

Other than that, the top 4 from each league always seem to go.
There is the rare exceptions of course, but not enough to overhaul the entire system. :-o
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