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Postby George_Foreman » Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:41 pm

Well, I don't really trust Duque, either. :-) and Pedro in a 3-man rotation is... questionable.
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Postby pokerplaya » Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:45 pm

George_Foreman wrote:Well, I don't really trust Duque, either. :-) and Pedro in a 3-man rotation is... questionable.


Points taken.

But answer me this....do you really put any other team in the NL as a favorite against the Mets in the playoffs this year? :-?
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Postby Xtreemes » Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:33 am

I totally trust Duque in the post season. He gears himself up to another level in the postseason, to the tune of a career 2.55 playoff ERA
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Postby George_Foreman » Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:25 pm

pokerplaya wrote:
George_Foreman wrote:Well, I don't really trust Duque, either. :-) and Pedro in a 3-man rotation is... questionable.


Points taken.

But answer me this....do you really put any other team in the NL as a favorite against the Mets in the playoffs this year? :-?
Hmm. I guess I wouldn't pick any other specific team against them, I just think it's a better than 50/50 chance that they don't make it to the WS. Something like I give them a 2/3 chance of winning each series, but that means only like 4/9 that they win both. So they're still the most likely to do it, it's just more likely that they won't. If that makes any sort of sense at all....
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Postby gfantasy » Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:47 pm

I'd prefer to see Maine after Duque and go with a 4 man rotation.
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Postby The Artful Dodger » Fri Sep 01, 2006 6:13 pm

brandnew wrote:I think LA's pitching is excellent. Maddux has been great, we've seen what Lowe can do in the playoffs, and Penny outside of the past month has been fantastic. And that's not taking into account the newer, more efficient Bills.


Hopefully so. If Billingsley could garner an improved bit of pitching efficiency, we have a solid enough rotation in October. Lowe has had a record of clutch pitching (2004 playoffs), Maddux has been here before, and Penny if he can finish off hitters efficiently, and we have at least a solid 3-man front. I think the key to the Dodgers' success will be the bullpen and if we can keep all bats clicking since we're not a team that can win games with 3-run walkoff HR's, but as a team that can beat teams with frequent line-drive hits.
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Postby pokerplaya » Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:24 pm

gfantasy wrote:I'd prefer to see Maine after Duque and go with a 4 man rotation.


Me too, but the way I see it, Maine might not even be on the postseason roster...
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Postby gfantasy » Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:54 pm

pokerplaya wrote:
gfantasy wrote:I'd prefer to see Maine after Duque and go with a 4 man rotation.


Me too, but the way I see it, Maine might not even be on the postseason roster...


I really like Maine...
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Postby George_Foreman » Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:42 pm

Two things that would terrify me about relying on Maine in the playoffs: His home run is really high, and he's been very lucky thus far. His BABIP is like .250, which indicates that on average, he'll allow 20% more hits than he has thus far. Now, the sample size is minute, so perhaps the HR thing will correct itself. But for the entire time he's been in the majors or AAA, he's had a relatively high rate of HR allowed, so....

Anyhow, I think Duque is a better option for the playoffs. But he's so old. :-P
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Postby gfantasy » Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:19 pm

I agree with Duque. However, I think I'd rather see Maine than Trachs
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