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Why some are struggling so mightily to see this is beyond me. Like the Phillies weren't projected to win 90+ Games, with Atlanta right behind them, and the potential for Miami to be markedly better with their signings. Washington was nothing but an afterthought, and they can attribute much of their success this season and playoff aspirations to the horrible play of the Phils and Marlins. To refuse to even recognize this, or pretend that Washington was rich with playoff aspirations and ripe for breakout, as the sentiment in February/March, is just nonsensical. This is without even taking into account the entire premise set forth by GF about Strasburg being started late, Washington potentially missing the playoffs, and them being forced into another 180 IP limit next season, that they've set forth, starting the cycle all over again. They've got a guy set to throw 200 IP per season, health willing, for the next decade. If you want to argue something, argue that the 180 IP limit is stupid to begin with, not the way in which it was handled. Pretending that Washington should have planned to have this success this year in the Spring is nothing but betting after you've already seen what cards everybody is holding. I still don't know where you all were in March, but kudos on cleaning up on that +600 division bet. Wish I could've had the same foresight.jorgesca wrote:Well, the folks at Vegas who spend quite a bit more resources and time in predicting what is likely going to happen had the Nats as the fourth best team on their own division. The lines were Phils -300, Atl +400, Mia +450 and Wash +600 so yea I don't think a lot of people cashed in on that +600 and if you're not projected to even be in the top 2 of your division is really hard to project for yourself being in to win the world series and worry too much with Strasburg at the beginning of the year.
bigh0rt wrote:If you want to argue something, argue that the 180 IP limit is stupid to begin with, not the way in which it was handled.
before the season, making decisions that would cost the team regular season wins based on an expectation of coasting into the playoffs would have been seen as incompetency
benb18a wrote:No it's not the end, because management made a move that WILL cost them wins in the playoffs. /thread
GiantsFan14 wrote:benb18a wrote:No it's not the end, because management made a move that WILL cost them wins in the playoffs. /thread
and this is exactly why we say that you're taking a results oriented approach
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