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Tavish wrote:tribefan13 wrote: Would that be the biggest collapse for a team in MLB history?
No, the biggest collapse was only four games.
mweir145 wrote:I'm still voting for the White Sox, though it would be an amazing comeback if the Indians could do this.
Sultans of Squat wrote:mweir145 wrote:I'm still voting for the White Sox, though it would be an amazing comeback if the Indians could do this.
I voted for Indians. I was extremely skeptical a few days ago, but now, they're only 3.5 games back, the Sox have the tougher sched, and many things are falling apart for them while going just right for the Indians.
When the Sox began the year w/ the best record in baseball (and stayed there for a long while), I was skeptical that they could really keep that up given their lack of run production and reliance on Garland and company. While Garland hasn't fallen completely apart, he did come back to earth a fair bit. Meanwhile, Buerhle, their most reliable SP, has been struggling -- I know since he's been hurting me in one league where I've finally lost my lead over time -- El Duque has fallen apart, Contreras is Contreras, Guillen refuses to use McCarthy in the rotation, and the bullpen has gradually declined although Jenks, Politte and Cotts are keeping them afloat (but for how long though?). Remember, they still can't score enough runs most times to win w/out very good pitching.
I hope Guillen will relent and use McCarthy so I too can use McCarthy in my miracle comeback. Meanwhile, I do also need Jenks to keep it up too -- swapped Politte for him since it's a dynasty-like league.
Sultans of Squat wrote:Getting back to the Indians, even though I don't believe in curses and such -- not that I'm not religious at all -- I sure hope (or should that be *wish*?) that they catch the Chisox in dramatic fashion and also rub off some of their good "luck" on my team in that dynasty-like XR league. I sure could use all the help I can get for a miracle comeback being down by ~40pts in XR and IP-R (w/ moderate bonuses/penalties for W/L/CG/Hold/Sv/BlownSv) and behind *two*, not just one, league leader. I was down by ~50pts just 2 days ago, and so far, most of the trends this past week have been favoring me over the 2 leaders, including the fact of Bonds' return although Big Unit hurt me yesterday. Unfortunately, there's nothing like H2H matchups here, so my chances are definitely much more remote than the Indians' at this moment.
Sultans of Squat wrote:BTW, Tavish, since you seem to believe in sabermetrics and don't believe in clutch hitters (and probably don't generally believe in clutch or the choke ), I guess you probably can't rightly enjoy the collapse quite as much as a typical Bosox fan.
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