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#521 Mackus

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Posted 21 September 2022 - 07:25 AM

We're actually getting some of the help we would've needed.  Not from the Jays, though, so maybe moot.  Well, definitely moot since we can't beat the Tigers.  But Rays and Mariners at 66 losses.  Orioles would've been only at 69 had we won the past two games.  Alas.

 

I really don't wanna collapse and not even get to 80+ wins.  Find a way to at least limp to that finish line.


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Posted 21 September 2022 - 08:18 AM

5-10 in their last 15… limping is all they are doing

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Posted 21 September 2022 - 08:55 AM

5-10 is worse than limping, IMO.  Gotta go 5-10 the rest of the way to get to 500.  That's still worse than limping, I'd like to see them do a few games better.



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Posted 21 September 2022 - 09:10 AM

At this point the season is over for the playoffs. I care more about seeing them rebound and finish on a good note. Don't have to go 10-5 but something like 9-6 would be nice. End on a positive to give them the hunger this winter. I worry if they continue with this collapse that it could have a negative affect on them next year.



#525 Mackus

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Posted 21 September 2022 - 09:21 AM

I don't think that the record the next two weeks will have anything to do with next year's record.  No way to prove or test that, just don't think that it will be a factor.



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Posted 21 September 2022 - 12:16 PM

162 game season and we're gonna miss the playoffs because we couldn't beat one of the worst teams in the league. Unbelievable.

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Posted 21 September 2022 - 12:26 PM

162 game season and we're gonna miss the playoffs because we couldn't beat one of the worst teams in the league. Unbelievable.

 

The 2011 Red Sox feel our pain.


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Posted 21 September 2022 - 12:36 PM

It won't be a popular opinion but I don't think a limp to the finish is the worst thing.  Gives them something to fester on all winter and hopefully come out hungry in the spring - with some needed upgrades of course.  Obviously I would have preferred the playoffs but I view things through a pretty binary lens as far as that goes, you either made the playoffs or you did not.  Finishing with 84 wins vs. 79 doesn't really matter much to me.


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Posted 21 September 2022 - 12:49 PM

162 game season and we're gonna miss the playoffs because we couldn't beat one of the worst teams in the league. Unbelievable.

 

You mean "couldn't sweep".  The difference between being in this race and out of it could be viewed as the difference in losing ALL of the games to Detroit rather than winning ALL of them.  If we were just 3-3 or something unfrustrating, we'd still be on the outside of the race.  Not dead barring a miracle like we actually are, though.


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Posted 21 September 2022 - 05:42 PM

You mean "couldn't sweep". The difference between being in this race and out of it could be viewed as the difference in losing ALL of the games to Detroit rather than winning ALL of them. If we were just 3-3 or something unfrustrating, we'd still be on the outside of the race. Not dead barring a miracle like we actually are, though.


They are 5-0 against us. We know the math.

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Posted 21 September 2022 - 06:52 PM

They are 5-0 against us. We know the math.

 

I'm harping on the language, not the numbers.


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Posted 21 September 2022 - 08:39 PM

4.5 behind Tampa. Essentially 5.5. Ill stop now



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Posted 21 September 2022 - 09:30 PM

Not IN LOVE with playing Houston next but Tampa has a tough road too.

I think it can’t happen but, you know, stranger things have happened.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

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Posted 21 September 2022 - 10:36 PM

Given the improbability of everything so far, I'm gonna say they finish 13-0 to make up 6 games and get in.  Lock.


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Posted 22 September 2022 - 03:38 AM

Given the improbability of everything so far, I'm gonna say they finish 13-0 to make up 6 games and get in. Lock.


Couldn't sweep the Tigers so now all they have to do is sweep the Astros to get back into the race.

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Posted 22 September 2022 - 06:14 AM

Just play the damn kids and see what happens. Last night was fun.


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Posted 22 September 2022 - 08:46 AM

Baseball ending here soon is very depressing.

“We have a shot at a wild card right now. But it is not a probability that we're going to win a wild card.” -2022 Trade Deadline

"It's liftoff from here" - after selling on 2022

"We're on a slight upward arc" - Winter Meetings 2022

"I think it's really hard to sit there and chart a course and say, 'We're likely to win the division.'" - Winter Meetings 2022

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Posted 22 September 2022 - 09:07 AM

Just play the damn kids and see what happens. Last night was fun.

Hyde said Vavra will get more PT. I expect the same for Stowers too. Maybe not against lefties but against all righties. 



#539 mdrunning

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Posted 22 September 2022 - 11:04 AM

We need a couple of teams to pull a 1964 Phillies.



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Posted 22 September 2022 - 11:21 AM

It's a little frustrating to get what we needed from the Rays and Mariners but not be able to do our part. It's crazy though because the only teams in the AL playing winning ball right now are the division leaders. Everyone else has been right around .500 or worse lately. Maybe they're all worn down a little bit.
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