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2018 Playoffs
« Topic Start: September 23, 2018, 10:01:21 PM »
Well, it's baseball, so we have to watch.

Likely playoff teams (* means they clinched)

AL:
Division Winners:
Boston*
Cleveland*
Houston*

WC:
Yankees*
Oakland*

NL:
Division Winners:
Atlanta*
Chicago
Dodgers

WC:
Milwaukee
St. Louis

Colorado is 1.5 back of STL

Post your predictions once slots are locked

(Note: The 2018 Washington Nationals did not make the playoffs)

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Re: 2019 Playoffs
« Reply #1: September 23, 2018, 11:38:52 PM »
I'd prefer an Oakland-Milwaukee World Series, just like literally no other people anywhere. But Cleveland deserves to win a title, break the drought, and bring superstardom to their infield of studs.

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Re: 2019 Playoffs
« Reply #2: September 24, 2018, 02:46:40 AM »
I'd prefer an Oakland-Milwaukee World Series, just like literally no other people anywhere. But Cleveland deserves to win a title, break the drought, and bring superstardom to their infield of studs.

I like your first idea.

As for the Tribe, they had their chance in '16 and blew it, to the Cubbies (and their insufferable fans) of all teams.  They deserve baseball purgatory.

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Re: 2019 Playoffs
« Reply #3: September 24, 2018, 05:26:52 AM »
Ever since Bud Selig moved Milwaukee out of the AL, I hope his team falls flat on their face.

I'd prefer an Oakland-Milwaukee World Series, just like literally no other people anywhere. But Cleveland deserves to win a title, break the drought, and bring superstardom to their infield of studs.

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Re: 2019 Playoffs
« Reply #4: September 24, 2018, 08:52:21 AM »
Putting aside the Red Sox, Cleveland is a pretty clear #2 for me.  I still can't figure out how the As did it.  Maybe Khris Davis moves up into the stratosphere with a big playoff run.

As for the NL, I think I'll watch for players.  Love to see Yellich do well, always root for Lester and Zobrist, but, if Colorado sneaks in, they'd be the team I'd root for.

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Re: 2019 Playoffs
« Reply #5: September 24, 2018, 08:53:31 AM »
Philly and Arizona officially eliminated.

Putting aside the Red Sox, Cleveland is a pretty clear #2 for me.  I still can't figure out how the As did it.  Maybe Khris Davis moves up into the stratosphere with a big playoff run.

As for the NL, I think I'll watch for players.  Love to see Yellich do well, always root for Lester and Zobrist, but, if Colorado sneaks in, they'd be the team I'd root for.

I'm rooting for the Cubs, simply to see Murphy finally get a ring.

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Re: 2019 Playoffs
« Reply #6: September 24, 2018, 09:05:46 AM »
NL: Rockies if they sneak in, Brewers otherwise.
AL: Nats West (Oakland) but secretly I hope familia doesn’t make the roster.

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Re: 2019 Playoffs
« Reply #7: September 24, 2018, 10:23:40 AM »
all-in on oakland with cleveland as my 2nd choice

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Re: 2019 Playoffs
« Reply #8: September 24, 2018, 10:42:21 AM »
Anyone but the Barves.

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Re: 2019 Playoffs
« Reply #9: September 24, 2018, 11:27:46 AM »
Is this thread meant to be about 2018 or 2019? Cause I will have completely different picks in each season.

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Re: 2019 Playoffs
« Reply #10: September 24, 2018, 11:31:29 AM »
Mathguy is the OP, so why do you say that?

Edit - I fixed the title.

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Re: 2018 Playoffs
« Reply #11: September 24, 2018, 11:55:37 AM »
Tampa is an affront to the senses, so it is pleasing that the Rays are shut out despite a record that would probably win any other division  :twisted:

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Re: 2019 Playoffs
« Reply #12: September 24, 2018, 12:41:12 PM »
Mathguy is the OP, so why do you say that?

Edit - I fixed the title.

Yeah. I’m not sure the controversy about moving Milwaukee to the NL

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Re: 2018 Playoffs
« Reply #13: September 24, 2018, 02:43:01 PM »
Mathguy is the OP, so why do you say that?

Edit - I fixed the title.

meant 2018, thanks for fixing.

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Re: 2018 Playoffs
« Reply #14: September 24, 2018, 02:49:11 PM »
Anyone but the Barves.
Just entertain me. I don't really care who wins.

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Re: 2018 Playoffs
« Reply #15: September 24, 2018, 02:52:37 PM »
Mathguy is the OP, so why do you say that?

Edit - I fixed the title.
oops, it was Imref.  So why did I say that?

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Re: 2018 Playoffs
« Reply #16: September 25, 2018, 10:27:10 AM »
A's clinch a playoff spot.

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Re: 2018 Playoffs
« Reply #17: September 25, 2018, 10:30:38 AM »
A's clinch a playoff spot.
so is the only thing in the AL that's alive is who wins the West?  I think Boston clinched best record.

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Re: 2018 Playoffs
« Reply #18: September 25, 2018, 10:34:01 AM »
so is the only thing in the AL that's alive is who wins the West?  I think Boston clinched best record.

that's it for now in the AL, but Houston is up 4.5 over Oakland.

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Re: 2018 Playoffs
« Reply #19: September 25, 2018, 10:36:47 AM »
Yankees host the WC?

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« Reply #20: September 25, 2018, 10:52:02 AM »
Yankees host the WC?

Probably. Up by two games and own the tiebreaker (intra-division record). Which is a dumb tiebreaker.

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Re: 2018 Playoffs
« Reply #21: September 25, 2018, 11:42:08 AM »
A's clinch a playoff spot.

I'll be watching the A's into the postseason. They're an interesting team this year.

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Re: 2018 Playoffs
« Reply #22: September 25, 2018, 12:37:14 PM »
Go A's...those poncy primadonnas across the Bay can eat their hearts out  :P

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Re: 2018 Playoffs
« Reply #23: September 25, 2018, 01:25:53 PM »
Me too. The As are my AL baseball "mistress."

I'll be watching the A's into the postseason. They're an interesting team this year.