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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #75: August 18, 2021, 07:28:16 PM »
Unclutch tanking these past couple of days...

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #76: August 19, 2021, 02:54:00 PM »
http://www.tankathon.com/mlb

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5   
Miami
   51-70   .421   12.0   Lost 3   4-6
6   
Washington
   52-68   .433   13.5   Won 2   3-7
7   
Kansas City
   52-67   .437   14.0   Won 3   5-5
8   
CHI Cubs
   54-69   .439   14.0   Won 2   2-8
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Minnesota
   54-67   .446   15.0   Won 1   7-3
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Colorado
   55-66   .455   16.0   Won 3   5-5

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #77: August 19, 2021, 03:06:22 PM »
This is why the Fish have 2 WS flags...they tank like champs

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #78: August 20, 2021, 10:18:11 PM »
Nats going to f— this up.

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #79: August 20, 2021, 11:27:32 PM »
Theres no reason to tank. There isnt a once in a generation talent. More than likely, all the players being mocked to go in the top 3 will drastically change with another season.

We need to keep a culture of winning and being competitive. Of that means we get the 7th pick instead of the 4th, thats fine. We know more about Kyle Finnegan and Andres Machado than we did a month ago

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #80: August 20, 2021, 11:29:07 PM »
I just can't cheer for them to lose.   The fire sale moved the needle on our rebuild way more than picking 5 vs 8-9 will.   Finishing out the year with some good wins brings a bunch of guys to spring training believing and wanting to win.

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #81: August 21, 2021, 12:16:44 AM »
I just can't cheer for them to lose.   The fire sale moved the needle on our rebuild way more than picking 5 vs 8-9 will.   Finishing out the year with some good wins brings a bunch of guys to spring training believing and wanting to win.

Agreed. Let’s see these kids do something this year.

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #82: August 21, 2021, 09:24:33 AM »
Oh, I'd have a problem with losing even if there were a Strasburg-Ackley difference in picks. I have rooted for the Celtics when they tried to get in better position for Duncan with ML Carr's nostalgia lineups and we ended up with Chauncey Billups  who we traded. I like we are competing and learning about Kieboom and Adams and relievers. The Tankathon is a mix of sarcasm and gallows humor at the losses

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #83: August 21, 2021, 01:17:24 PM »
I just can't cheer for them to lose.   The fire sale moved the needle on our rebuild way more than picking 5 vs 8-9 will.   Finishing out the year with some good wins brings a bunch of guys to spring training believing and wanting to win.

Exactly. I cheered loyally from 1953 onward, so 2011 was the best since the 1960 team played in the first division until the end of the season, when they shut down Camilo Pascual from his shoulder injury. Too much losing, year after year. The New Nats felt like the Expansion Senators all over again.

I am cheering for the Nats to win.

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #84: August 21, 2021, 01:22:15 PM »
Oh, in reverse standings news:

5   Miami
   51-72   .415   12.0   Lost 5   4-6
6   CHI Cubs
   54-70   .435   14.5   Lost 1   2-8
7   Kansas City
   53-68   .438   15.0   Won 1   5-5
8   Washington
   53-68   .438   15.0   Won 3   3-7
9   Minnesota
   54-69   .439   15.0   Lost 2   6-4

10   Colorado
   56-66   .459   17.5   Won 4   5-5

http://www.tankathon.com/mlb

Key games today - Royals @ Cubs (2:20 PM EDT), Twins @ NYY (1PM EDT), D-backs @ Rockies (8:10 PM EDT), Marlins @ Reds (7:10 PM EDT).

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #85: August 21, 2021, 02:56:48 PM »
Theres no reason to tank. There isnt a once in a generation talent. More than likely, all the players being mocked to go in the top 3 will drastically change with another season.

We need to keep a culture of winning and being competitive. Of that means we get the 7th pick instead of the 4th, thats fine. We know more about Kyle Finnegan and Andres Machado than we did a month ago
This is where I'm at.

We just picked #11 and there was plenty of talent on the board. The baseball draft is so flat compared to other sports.

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #86: August 21, 2021, 05:50:49 PM »
Theres no reason to tank. There isnt a once in a generation talent. More than likely, all the players being mocked to go in the top 3 will drastically change with another season.

We need to keep a culture of winning and being competitive. Of that means we get the 7th pick instead of the 4th, thats fine. We know more about Kyle Finnegan and Andres Machado than we did a month ago

Elijah Green might be the best draft prospect in at least a few years.  Then again, so was rocker before his junior season started

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #87: August 21, 2021, 07:51:42 PM »
In my opinion the extra slot money makes it worth it.

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #88: August 21, 2021, 07:58:46 PM »
royals beat Cubs, NYY beat Minn, Reds leading fishies. Looking like 7th slot tonight.

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #89: August 25, 2021, 01:39:24 PM »
We just can't match the Marlins when  it comes to tank chops.  Outclassed. 

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #90: August 25, 2021, 01:45:14 PM »
We just can't match the Marlins when  it comes to tank chops.  Outclassed.


The problem for the Fish is that the last tank and win team was 18 years ago. They need a new strategy.

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #91: August 25, 2021, 01:46:21 PM »
They hooked a Jeter, so maybe that is their Plan B

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #92: August 25, 2021, 02:39:35 PM »
I just want to be in position to take the best college bat available. In this class, not sure where that lands us. Really intrigued by Brock Jones out of Stanford.

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #93: August 25, 2021, 04:55:20 PM »
Standings going into tonight:

5    Miami       51-75   .405   12.0   Lost 8   2-8
6    Minnesota   54-71   .432   15.5   Lost 4   4-6
7    Washington   54-70   .435   16.0   Won 1   4-6
8    CHI Cubs        56-72   .438   16.0   Won 2   4-6
9    Kansas City   56-69   .448   17.5   Lost 1   7-3
10    Colorado      57-69   .452   18.0   Lost 3   6-4

http://www.tankathon.com/mlb

Records reflect 2 games this afternoon: Royals beat Dusty's Drummers & Cubs top Rox.   Tonight, Nats are at the Marlins and Twins are at the Red Sox.

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #94: August 25, 2021, 05:58:59 PM »
Standings going into tonight:

5    Miami       51-75   .405   12.0   Lost 8   2-8
6    Minnesota   54-71   .432   15.5   Lost 4   4-6
7    Washington   54-70   .435   16.0   Won 1   4-6
8    CHI Cubs        56-72   .438   16.0   Won 2   4-6
9    Kansas City   56-69   .448   17.5   Lost 1   7-3
10    Colorado      57-69   .452   18.0   Lost 3   6-4

http://www.tankathon.com/mlb

Records reflect 2 games this afternoon: Royals beat Dusty's Drummers & Cubs top Rox.   Tonight, Nats are at the Marlins and Twins are at the Red Sox.

I thought the Astros won.

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #95: August 25, 2021, 06:14:03 PM »
Cubs beat the Rockies game one. Nightcap about to start. 

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #96: August 25, 2021, 06:14:41 PM »
Take Druw Jones, just to freak with Barves fans

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #97: August 25, 2021, 06:26:27 PM »
Take Druw Jones, just to freak with Barves fans

If he’s within a couple players of best hitter available I am definitely down. 

Just to see andruw Jones at nationals games with a nats jersey

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #98: August 26, 2021, 08:55:33 AM »
I thought the Astros won.
I goofed and read the 5-4 lead as a final. 

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #99: August 26, 2021, 09:00:38 AM »
OK, I made some errors in my mid-day post yesterday.  Correct standings as of 9 AM 8/26 are below:

5    Miami         52-75   .409   12.0   Won 1   2-8
6    Washington   54-71   .432   15.0   Lost 1   4-6
7    CHI Cubs       56-73   .434   15.0   Lost 1   4-6
8    Minnesota   55-71   .437   15.5   Won 1   5-5
9    Kansas City   56-70   .444   16.5   Lost 2   7-3
10    Colorado      58-69   .457   18.0   Won 1   6-4
http://www.tankathon.com/mlb

6th, ahead of Chicago by percentage points, with Minnesota trailing by a half game with one more win than the Nats.