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Offline imref

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Re: 2022 MLB Post-season
« Reply #125: October 09, 2022, 09:50:34 PM »
Playoff Juan

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Re: 2022 MLB Post-season
« Reply #126: October 09, 2022, 09:52:04 PM »
Playoff Juan

Hasn’t lost a playoff series yet

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Re: 2022 MLB Post-season
« Reply #127: October 09, 2022, 09:52:11 PM »
I spent a fair amount of the regular season snickering a bit at Soto struggling.   It was pretty satisfying watching him pretty much end the Mets season there though.

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Re: 2022 MLB Post-season
« Reply #128: October 09, 2022, 09:55:03 PM »
Not a sellout at Citi on a long weekend?! 

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Re: 2022 MLB Post-season
« Reply #129: October 09, 2022, 10:07:38 PM »
The Mets are babies. They started the year complaining about baseballs slipping and ended it complaining about baseballs not slipping.

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Re: 2022 MLB Post-season
« Reply #130: October 09, 2022, 10:13:57 PM »
The Metsies have sunk.

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Re: 2022 MLB Post-season
« Reply #131: October 09, 2022, 10:14:06 PM »
Buh-bye

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Re: 2022 MLB Post-season
« Reply #132: October 09, 2022, 10:15:00 PM »
Juan and Josh advancing and dispatching the Metsies while doing it? Yes, please. Sorry Max!

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Re: 2022 MLB Post-season
« Reply #133: October 09, 2022, 10:29:17 PM »
The ESPN radio announcer called Trent Grisham the “destroyer of New York worlds”

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Re: 2022 MLB Post-season
« Reply #134: October 09, 2022, 10:41:04 PM »
Juan and Josh advancing and dispatching the Metsies while doing it? Yes, please. Sorry Max!

Anything good for AJ Preller is bad for baseball.  Anything he succeeds at is like when hedge funds or private equity start taking over the philosophy of an industry. 

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Re: 2022 MLB Post-season
« Reply #135: October 09, 2022, 11:05:52 PM »
Anything good for AJ Preller is bad for baseball.  Anything he succeeds at is like when hedge funds or private equity start taking over the philosophy of an industry. 
What did he do that was so massively different from most rebuilds? He built up the farm system and once the core prospects were in the majors, he started signing free agents and using the prospect surplus to add big time pieces. It’s not that different from most other teams; he just has the balls and ownership approval to throw the kitchen sink, the bathroom sinks, and all of his neighbors’ sinks at doing deals.

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Re: 2022 MLB Post-season
« Reply #136: October 10, 2022, 12:13:28 AM »
What did he do that was so massively different from most rebuilds? He built up the farm system and once the core prospects were in the majors, he started signing free agents and using the prospect surplus to add big time pieces. It’s not that different from most other teams; he just has the balls and ownership approval to throw the kitchen sink, the bathroom sinks, and all of his neighbors’ sinks at doing deals.

Among other things, he's a lying crapweasel who has knowingly jammed injured players into trades without disclosing their medicals.  He tried to strong-arm Hosmer into waiving a set of rights he had specifically negotiated to avoid the exact situation Preller was trying to get him to waive into. 

What farm system did he "build up?" His entire "development" system is a hype machine that consists of a pump-and-dump strategy.  Seriously, he couldn't get better hype for his prospects if he owned Fangraphs directly.  Every year they San Diego has a raft of top 100 prospects.  Where are those guys now (aside from Tatis, who was not a Padres signee)?  How many players do the Padres have that they originally drafted/signed and developed the whole way up? 

His entire strategy is based on bloviating, empty bravado and overspending.   He's a used car salesman who thinks he's Warren Buffett.

If he's so smart, why did his rebuild take eight years (and counting?) and cycle through four managers?  Well, one reason is that he began it by trading not for prospects, but by trying to accumulate every shiny thing he could, just like he always does - just look at his winter of 2014/15, during which (among other astute moves) he traded Joe Ross and Trea Turner indirectly for Wil Myers, who he's then paid $83 million for...well, not exactly being Trea Turner.  That was the same winter he traded Yasmani Grandal plus more for Matt Kemp, Max Fried plus 3 more prospects for Justin Upton, and... well, notice a pattern of trading away guys who became critical parts of championship contenders (and two winners) for other teams? How'd that next season go for AJ the Genius?

Yes, I know I sound semi-unhinged, but it's mostly because (1) I am and (2) AJ Preller is an awful general manager.  Yes, he made a couple good trades.  With the volume of trades he makes, he was bound to win a couple of them.  But he traded critical parts of two World Series champions (with different teams!) plus a pre-arb catcher who immediately made the All-Star team and put up 10.4 WAR over next 4 years away IN ONE OFFSEASON...and then went 74-88.  It's a rebuild from the dumpster fire he created!

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Re: 2022 MLB Post-season
« Reply #137: October 10, 2022, 08:07:06 AM »
Juan is statpadding

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Re: 2022 MLB Post-season
« Reply #138: October 10, 2022, 08:37:22 AM »
What did he do that was so massively different from most rebuilds? He built up the farm system and once the core prospects were in the majors, he started signing free agents and using the prospect surplus to add big time pieces. It’s not that different from most other teams; he just has the balls and ownership approval to throw the kitchen sink, the bathroom sinks, and all of his neighbors’ sinks at doing deals.
You got Elvir going on AJ. Shame on you.  :hysterical:

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Re: 2022 MLB Post-season
« Reply #139: October 10, 2022, 08:52:38 AM »
You got Elvir going on AJ. Shame on you.  :hysterical:

There are few subjects about which I enjoy being angry more than AJ Preller!  :panic:

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Re: 2022 MLB Post-season
« Reply #140: October 10, 2022, 10:00:33 AM »
A repeated message from talking heads that just happened to be Mets fans is to take heart that with this particular owner, the Mets can expect to be in contention annually just like the Yankees. Can’t miss the apparent irony of another fanbase and their media counterparts seeming to rail incessantly about that hated rival and the their way to contention and championships.

After literally decades of forwarding rationales that seem to target the legitimacy of such success as well as their fan base becoming entitled (and even not as appreciative of success as their fan base would be) to then suddenly change the tune when they take the same route seems quite hypocritical, if not unexpected.

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Re: 2022 MLB Post-season
« Reply #141: October 10, 2022, 10:16:41 AM »
the Mets, even with the 1-2 rotation punch, had some holes. But all teams do. The playoffs are a crapshoot and the best team doesn't usually win.

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Re: 2022 MLB Post-season
« Reply #142: October 10, 2022, 10:41:42 AM »
So what genius decided to start all four series the same day but give the AL teams a rest before games one and two?  Seems to help Seattle and Cleveland but so be it.  But then even with only two games Wednesday they are starting the first at 4:30 so they have shadows on the field. And then of course the LA game will start 5:30 west coast time so same issue.  Oh. I forgot. Money is the driver.

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Re: 2022 MLB Post-season
« Reply #143: October 10, 2022, 10:58:17 AM »
key takeaway so far: Baby Shark > Trumpets

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Re: 2022 MLB Post-season
« Reply #144: October 10, 2022, 11:18:54 AM »
So what genius decided to start all four series the same day but give the AL teams a rest before games one and two?  Seems to help Seattle and Cleveland but so be it.  But then even with only two games Wednesday they are starting the first at 4:30 so they have shadows on the field. And then of course the LA game will start 5:30 west coast time so same issue.  Oh. I forgot. Money is the driver.

Manfred.  If there's anything that ever favored the NL but made more money, he'd be torn in half by the decisional paralysis occasioned by his own cognitive dissonance.

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Re: 2022 MLB Post-season
« Reply #145: October 10, 2022, 11:33:51 AM »
The other thing that is weird is the lack of a holiday game.  This seems like a better day to stack 4 games, starting in the day.  Couldn't do it because it meant no potential Saturday or Sunday game if all series were 2-0. 

The idea behind the schedule I guess is that the wild card series winners can't use the  WC Friday or Saturday starters for the DS game 1 on normal rest.  That in theory gives an advantage to the best division winners.  It also only allows them to pitch once on normal rest.  The NL teams can pitch the Friday WC1 starter Wednesday NLDS Game 2 on normal rest, while the AL teams can pitch either the WC Friday or Saturday starter in their Thursday ALDS Game 2.  For Friday game 3, the NL can go with their prior Saturday (WC@) starter, while for the AL Saturday Game 3, the wild card teams can use whoever they didn't use for ALDS Game 2.

Given the number of innings pitched last Friday, I don't think Cleveland or Seattle tries the tricky thing of bringing back Bieber / Castillo on short rest.  If they did, that sets them up well for later in the ALDS.  They could try to get bye with just 3 starters, with Bieber / Castillo availabel for normal rest on Sunday Game 4, and then their Game 2 starters from the WC and ALDS potentially pitching on short rest on Monday 10/17 for game 5.

For the NL, you could maybe short rest your Friday WC starter (won by both PHI and SD) on Tuesday so they could come back Sunday for a potential game 5.  Both teams I think will have to go 4 starters deep if the series goes 4 games. For SD, Musgrove can go Friday. 

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Re: 2022 MLB Post-season
« Reply #146: October 10, 2022, 12:39:57 PM »
Wheeler only made 3 regular season starts at the end of the year after missing a month. So no way he pitches on 3 days. It will be Danger with Ranger.

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Re: 2022 MLB Post-season
« Reply #147: October 10, 2022, 12:40:00 PM »
Mets drew 39,241 last night, fewest attendees of any of the games and far from a sellout (capacity is 41,922).

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Re: 2022 MLB Post-season
« Reply #148: October 10, 2022, 03:25:07 PM »
Everyone was at 'Frozen'?

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Re: 2022 MLB Post-season
« Reply #149: October 10, 2022, 03:39:07 PM »
:hysterical: