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Playoff seedings: Who can we top?
« Topic Start: September 23, 2017, 09:50:12 AM »
Dodgers getting a lot  closer to wrapping up top seed in the NL.  Rather than change the title of the "catch the Dodgers" thread, I figure maybe a separate tracking thread might stay relevant for a week or so.  So . . .

Yesterday, Dodgers win 4-2 over SF and wrap up NL West.  Cubs (5-4 over MIL) and Cards (4-3 over PIT) win, put Brewers in a deeper hole.  Houston wins, 3-0 over LAA, while Cleveland loses to SEA 3-1, to get to .5 games back for top AL seed.  Boston picks up a game on NYY.

Standings for home field - All MLB

      Team      Record GB             Clinched Division?
1. Dodgers   98-56   ---             Yes
2. Cleveland 96-58     2             Yes
3. Houston    94-59    3.5          Yes
4. :w:           92-61     5.5          Yes 
5.  Boston     89-64     8.5          No  (NYY 4 GB)
6.  ChiCubs   86-67    11.5         No (St L 5 GB, Mil 5.5) -eliminated from best and 2d best record.

Tragic numbers for :w: - for 1st - 4, for 2d - 6, for 3d - 8.
Magic numbers for :w:  - for NL Central - 4, for AL East - 7.

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Re: Playoff seedings: Who can we top?
« Reply #1: September 23, 2017, 01:18:33 PM »
The way the bats have disappeared for the regulars I'm not sure we can...or they care... to top anybody....but if they keep playing Difo and Robles and can restrain from brining in the B bullpen then maybe

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Re: Playoff seedings: Who can we top?
« Reply #2: September 23, 2017, 03:02:25 PM »
Guys...it doesn't matter.

If it is our year, we will win it all. If not, we won't.

Close thread.

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Re: Playoff seedings: Who can we top?
« Reply #3: September 23, 2017, 05:36:30 PM »
Who. freaking. Cares.

I want whoever is the toughest. Then I want the next toughest coming off a 4 game sweep.

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« Reply #4: September 23, 2017, 07:27:16 PM »
Who. freaking. Cares.

I want whoever is the toughest. Then I want the next toughest coming off a 4 game sweep.

There is a significant home field advantage in the WS. So I bet a fair number of people care.

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Re: Playoff seedings: Who can we top?
« Reply #5: September 23, 2017, 08:12:19 PM »
:lmao:

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Re: Playoff seedings: Who can we top?
« Reply #6: September 23, 2017, 08:25:40 PM »
There is a significant home field advantage in the WS. So I bet a fair number of people care.
You're a moron if you do.

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Re: Playoff seedings: Who can we top?
« Reply #7: September 23, 2017, 08:40:18 PM »
You're a moron if you do.

Considering the source, that’s  fairly high praise.

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Re: Playoff seedings: Who can we top?
« Reply #8: September 23, 2017, 08:46:12 PM »
Considering the source, that’s  fairly high praise.

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Re: Playoff seedings: Who can we top?
« Reply #9: September 23, 2017, 08:46:50 PM »
 :popcorn:

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« Reply #10: September 23, 2017, 08:48:05 PM »
:popcorn:

I think blue's gettin' the drift of this joint.

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Re: Playoff seedings: Who can we top?
« Reply #11: September 23, 2017, 08:57:52 PM »
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Since 1986, the team with home-field advantage has won 23 of 30 World Series (.767) and has an incredible 104-63 (.623) record in World Series games. The fast start at home has contributed to a 7-1 advantage to home teams in Series sweeps. And having the last two games at home contributed to a 19-6 record (.760) for teams in the sixth and seventh games after they “got back home.”

What would you call someone that didn’t care about that type of potential advantage?

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« Reply #12: September 23, 2017, 09:11:24 PM »
What would you call someone that didn’t care about that type of potential advantage?

Stand by for some meaningless, made-up "advanced metrics" meant only to distract you...

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Re: Playoff seedings: Who can we top?
« Reply #13: September 23, 2017, 09:50:03 PM »
We're going to play the Cubs. Let's finally win a series and then worry about who's next.

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Re: Playoff seedings: Who can we top?
« Reply #14: September 23, 2017, 10:16:11 PM »
But the teams got home field advantage because they had the best records through the season.

So did they win because of home field advantage

 or

because they were the best team, showing that by having the best record ?

What would you call someone that didn’t care about that type of potential advantage?

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Re: Playoff seedings: Who can we top?
« Reply #15: September 23, 2017, 10:32:11 PM »
But the teams got home field advantage because they had the best records through the season.

So did they win because of home field advantage

 or

because they were the best team, showing that by having the best record ?

Yes

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« Reply #16: September 23, 2017, 10:40:20 PM »
But the teams got home field advantage because they had the best records through the season.

So did they win because of home field advantage

 or

because they were the best team, showing that by having the best record ?

In the World Series, home field advantage has never been based on record. It’s either been alternating or decided by the All-Star game. And those stats I quoted were only from the World Series. Being able to play under your league’s rules is a big advantage.

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Re: Playoff seedings: Who can we top?
« Reply #17: September 23, 2017, 10:53:14 PM »
hey, post the :w: in the GDT!

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« Reply #18: September 23, 2017, 11:37:36 PM »
hey, post the :w: in the GDT!

Couldn’t. I was in the car.

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Re: Playoff seedings: Who can we top?
« Reply #19: September 24, 2017, 02:01:30 AM »
Stand by for some meaningless, made-up "advanced metrics" meant only to distract you...



that should appeal to bs

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Re: Playoff seedings: Who can we top?
« Reply #20: September 24, 2017, 04:47:31 AM »
Another factor - the AL has won 20 more games than the NL this season.  And this pattern happens every year, where the AL does better in interleague play than the NL.  Does that mean the AL will have a better chance of winning the World Series (regardless of home field) ?

In the World Series, home field advantage has never been based on record. It’s either been alternating or decided by the All-Star game. And those stats I quoted were only from the World Series. Being able to play under your league’s rules is a big advantage.

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Re: Playoff seedings: Who can we top?
« Reply #21: September 24, 2017, 09:58:17 AM »


Yesterday, AL Division leaders win, LAD, CHC lose.

Standings for home field - All MLB

      Team      Record GB             Clinched Division?
1. Dodgers   98-57   ---             Yes
2. Cleveland 97-58     1             Yes
3. Houston    95-59    2.5          Yes
4. :w:           93-61     4.5          Yes 
5.  Boston     90-64     7.5          No  (NYY 4 GB)
6.  ChiCubs   86-68    11.5         No (Mil 4.5, St L 5 GB) -cannot have a better record than LAD, CLE, or HOU.

Tragic numbers for :w: - for 1st - 4, for 2d - 5, for 3d - 7.
Magic numbers for :w:  - for NL Central - 2, for AL East - 6.

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Re: Playoff seedings: Who can we top?
« Reply #22: September 24, 2017, 11:31:37 AM »
Those of you who are posting stupid things like we are morons if we care, or, stop this thread, etc.  Shut up.  Why not just stop reading the thread?

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« Reply #23: September 24, 2017, 02:08:30 PM »
Just trying to save you all from yourselves.

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« Reply #24: September 24, 2017, 02:48:22 PM »
Who. freaking. Cares.

I want whoever is the toughest. Then I want the next toughest coming off a 4 game sweep.
What? Why?