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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Sat Jul 22, 2006 2:07 am

brandnew wrote:
Coppermine wrote:The Braves won 6 games in a row and everyone's getting excited?

The Braves are 12 games out of first and only one ahead of Philadelphia... only 2.5 ahead of the $15 mil payroll Marlins. This is an inevitable win streak that happens to even the worst teams in baseball... when the Royals win 6 games in a row it's called a "fluke." When the Braves do it, it's the comeback of the century? Come on.

If the season were to end today, the Braves would finish in 6th place in the wild card standings; Cincinatti, San Fran, Arizona, LA, Houston, Milwaukee, and even Colorado have a better record than Atlanta right now... granted, the teams are close and the Braves are only 4.5 back in the wild card, but that's a lot of wild card competition, mostly from teams who have a major league level starting rotation. And believe me, Bob Wickman isn't going to save them.


$10 says the Braves make the playoffs.


I'd take that bet in a heartbeat if I thought you'd pay.
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Postby brandnew » Sat Jul 22, 2006 3:05 am

Absolutely Adequate wrote:
brandnew wrote:
Coppermine wrote:The Braves won 6 games in a row and everyone's getting excited?

The Braves are 12 games out of first and only one ahead of Philadelphia... only 2.5 ahead of the $15 mil payroll Marlins. This is an inevitable win streak that happens to even the worst teams in baseball... when the Royals win 6 games in a row it's called a "fluke." When the Braves do it, it's the comeback of the century? Come on.

If the season were to end today, the Braves would finish in 6th place in the wild card standings; Cincinatti, San Fran, Arizona, LA, Houston, Milwaukee, and even Colorado have a better record than Atlanta right now... granted, the teams are close and the Braves are only 4.5 back in the wild card, but that's a lot of wild card competition, mostly from teams who have a major league level starting rotation. And believe me, Bob Wickman isn't going to save them.


$10 says the Braves make the playoffs.


I'd take that bet in a heartbeat if I thought you'd pay.


Why don't you trust me? We can have a middle-man take the money through Paypal, although Paypal sucks money out of everything you do so it wouldn't be too wise.
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Postby DevilDriver » Sat Jul 22, 2006 8:42 am

AA who do you think will win the NL wildcard if not the Braves? Cincinatti? :-b
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Postby davidmarver » Sat Jul 22, 2006 6:03 pm

DevilDriver wrote:AA who do you think will win the NL wildcard if not the Braves? Cincinatti? :-b

List of teams in the NL with a better record than Atlanta:

The NL West
New York Mets
St. Louis Cardinals
Cincinnati Reds
Milwaukee Brewers

It's safe to say that the odds the Braves make the playoffs is less than 50%. I'll take the bet as well.
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Postby brandnew » Sat Jul 22, 2006 6:23 pm

Well whoever's first willing to take the bet with me gets it, since there are apparently so many suitors. $10 through Paypal. If there's a tie, no one gets the money.
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Postby davidmarver » Sat Jul 22, 2006 8:50 pm

brandnew wrote:Well whoever's first willing to take the bet with me gets it, since there are apparently so many suitors. $10 through Paypal. If there's a tie, no one gets the money.

If the Braves tie? That's not possible; you're either in or you're out.
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Postby Strasil42 » Sat Jul 22, 2006 10:15 pm

davidmarver wrote:
brandnew wrote:Well whoever's first willing to take the bet with me gets it, since there are apparently so many suitors. $10 through Paypal. If there's a tie, no one gets the money.

If the Braves tie? That's not possible; you're either in or you're out.


yeah, how can the braves tie????
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Postby brandnew » Sat Jul 22, 2006 11:18 pm

If they tie someone else for a playoff spot and lose in a one game playoff--that's a terrible indicator of how they finish out the season. Either way I doubt it happens but it's possible.
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Postby suppasonic » Sun Jul 23, 2006 2:16 am

I'll take that bet. Braves arent making the playoffs this year.
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Postby go_jays_go » Sun Jul 23, 2006 2:41 am

Is anyone actually going through with this? :-?
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