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NFT: Sorry to you Mets fans (from a SF Giants fan)

Posted: 6/9/2014 9:53 AM

NFT: Sorry to you Mets fans (from a SF Giants fan) 


Great series this past weekend. All three games were close with the Giants pulling out the win in each of them. Best record in baseball at 42-21. What is it with even numbered years for them? 2010 and 2012 they win the World Series and now in 2014 they are off to a tremendous start. Bay Bridge Series perhaps? That would be awesome.

I know most of you are Mets and Yankees fans and don't care about the Giants or A's, but both of those bay area teams are doing amazing so far. Great rivalry between the two so it would make for a great World Series. They play in 3 weeks during interleague play and I can't wait. Not a stellar year for NY baseball though.

Good teams rely on their stars,
Great teams rely on each other.

Last edited 7/24/2014 7:58 AM by leagued

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Posted: 6/9/2014 3:54 PM

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the nl east has the powerful miami marlins and hey are actually in a 3 way first place tie.
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Posted: 6/9/2014 8:03 PM

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Being a Mets fan and an Islanders fan I am used to disappointment.  bangheadbangheadbanghead
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Posted: 6/10/2014 12:48 AM

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leagued wrote: Great series this past weekend. All three games were close with the Giants pulling out the win in each of them. Best record in baseball at 42-21. What is it with even numbered years for them? 2010 and 2012 they win the World Series and now in 2014 they are off to a tremendous start. Bay Bridge Series perhaps? That would be awesome.

I know most of you are Mets and Yankees fans and don't care about the Giants or A's, but both of those bay area teams are doing amazing so far. Great rivalry between the two so it would make for a great World Series. They play in 3 weeks during interleague play and I can't wait. Not a stellar year for NY baseball though.
Leagued, I must have missed that you were a fellow Bay Area resident.   It is just a crazy fun time to be a Bay Area baseball fan.   I am partial to the SF Gigantes but am loving what is happening across the Bay in Oaktown too.   Where do you live?  I am up in Marin near San Rafael.

Maybe we can catch a game together next season.

Best and Go Giants!  (of all varieties).   tongue
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Posted: 6/10/2014 9:03 AM

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People still watch baseball? noidea If I have insomnia, I have a glass of wine.
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Posted: 6/10/2014 12:39 PM

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JDub, I wish I lived in the bay area. I live in Western NY, but I've been a SF Giants fan since I was 13 years old, same year I began following our NY Giants.

The Giants and A's are a great rivalry and what is going on out there is great. I can't wait for the interleague meetings in a few weeks. I feel like the Giants record (best in baseball) is a little bit of smoke and mirrors but all that matters is getting the wins, making the playoffs, and then being a well oiled machine when the playoffs start. They are missing Brandon Belt and Santiago Casilla. Once they get them back they'll be a much better team. The A's however are a juggernaut. They appear to be the better team, right now, but again it all comes down to who is the better team come October. Still a lot of fun to watch though and that's what its all about (entertainment).

Good teams rely on their stars,
Great teams rely on each other.

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Posted: 6/11/2014 8:42 AM

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Looks like there's a team in the NL East you may have to look out for. With victories over Birdsong and MadBum the worst the Nats can get is a split (on the road).
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Posted: 6/11/2014 9:10 AM

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Yeah, the Nationals usually have our number the last few years. They are also red hot right now so I'm not too worried about the losses to them. Plus the Giants are going to lose games. Like I said in my last post, they have the best record but I don't know if I believe they are the best team. They have some key injuries still to get over and they absolutely need to add a second baseman before the trade deadline next month. No Scutaro this year and Hicks is not a starting second baseman. I'm sure they'll find someone, Sabean is good at that.

Good teams rely on their stars,
Great teams rely on each other.

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Posted: 6/13/2014 8:29 PM

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I'm a long time Mets fan...Mets suck...nothing more to say.
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Posted: 7/23/2014 6:21 AM

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The Mets are getting better, they are developing young pitchers.  They do need to spend some money on the offense, however.

Speaking of spending money, the Yankees are a total train wreck.  Spending some money on free agency makes sense, but the Yankees take it too far.  They should have taken a few steps back and built up the farm system.  Instead, the Yankees keep spending, but it isn't getting them anywhere anymore.  In the post-steroids era, older players show their age and so relying on free agency too much hurts your team.  The Yankees have collected of bunch of lousy old players: McCann (not old but has the body of an older player), Roberts (2b), Jeter (an all-time great, but he sucks now), Teix (age is starting to be a factor), Beltran (washed up), Sabathia (what a funny looking athlete).

Ellsbury has been really good for them, but in a few years he will begin to decline as well, and the Yankees will be paying him like 25 million per year. 

I liked the Tanaka signing (younger player) but the warning signs were there and he will likely go under the knife and miss an entire season.

A-Rod will be back next year and that will be a total joke--another old player who will stink up the joint.

At some point the Yankees need to take a step back and build from within.  But they won't -- they will probably sign Jon Lester or Max Scherzer in the off-season and continue on the merry-go-round.

On the subject of the Giants.  The NL West is going to be real exciting this year, a two team race.  I've heard one of the Giants pitchers may be hurt (Matt Cain) and so they may need to trade for a pitcher.  The Giants have done a nice job, though, and are clearly one of the best organizations in baseball.

The NL Central is really interesting this year.  And the Nats and Braves may go down to the wire. 

It is so strange--the AL East has been the dominant division over the last 10 years (Yanks, Red Sox, Rays) but is now the weakest division in baseball.

It is worth noting that the best teams in baseball are now on the West Coast: Dodgers, Giants, Angels, A's, and the Mariners are trying to compete with that group as well.

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Last edited 7/23/2014 6:24 AM by callmeSage

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Posted: 7/23/2014 8:06 AM

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Sage, the Giants started the year so hot, then they totally went in the tank and lost their entire 9 1/2 game lead, but now they appear to have gotten their legs back under them as they've won 5 of their last 6, although its against bad teams. Matt Cain is the injured starter and he could be out a while. They have some talented young pitchers and I hope they call one of them up instead of relying on their long relief guy who isn't that great. I think them and the Dodgers are going to go down to the wire, but I expect both of them to make the playoffs. The NL isn't that great this year, a lot of mediocre teams. I fully expect the Giants, Dodgers, Nationals, Brewers to be in the playoffs come October.

I love when people say the Yankees are awful even though they have a winning record and they're only a handful of games out of first place. That is not a disaster. A disaster is being 15-20 games under .500. haha, Yankees fans always make me laugh. If they don't have the best record in baseball then the team "stinks".

I'm glad football is starting up again, but I also really enjoy the end of the baseball season and the playoffs in October. It doesn't get a lot better than playoff baseball.

Good teams rely on their stars,
Great teams rely on each other.

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Posted: 7/24/2014 7:01 AM

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The Giants are playing the Dodgers this weekend.  I normally don't watch national league games as much as American league, but I'll definitely tune in to this series.  Sunday's game is the Sunday night game (ESPN).  I'm hoping Sat's game will be covered by FOX.

This is an exciting part of the season in baseball with the trade deadline coming up next week.  Should be a lot of movement.

I'm expecting the Dodgers and Giants to make the playoffs, but winning the division matters now and so it'll be an interesting race.  I'm also expecting the Angels, A's, and Mariners to make it.  In other words, the playoffs will be dominated by the west coast this year.

The Yankees spent close to 600 million in the off-season and they are a .500 team.  I call that a train wreck.  600 MILLION!!!  Players (with big contracts) like Ellsbury, McCann, Tanaka, Teix are good enough to keep an organization playing around .500 ball but the fact that the Yankees can't do better than that is a joke.  The problem with the Yankees is that they don't have any young talent in their farm system ready to step in and play at a high level.  The absence of quality young players fuels the Yankees mediocrity.  I thought it made more sense for the Yankees to rebuild in the off-season--spend a few years building up the farm system.  But the Yankees apparently don't operate in that manner.....

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Posted: 7/24/2014 7:31 AM

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Non football topic.
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Posted: 7/24/2014 8:00 AM

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Giants pulled out a win in Philly late last night, after their 14 inning win on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. They've now won 6 of their last 7. Today they go for the sweep in Philly (4 game series) and then return home for that big Dodgers series. I'd love to see them sweep the Dodgers and put them a good 4 or 5 games out again.

Good teams rely on their stars,
Great teams rely on each other.

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Posted: 7/27/2014 7:12 AM

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There is no better announcer than Vin Scully.  After game two, Scully says: "San Francisco has the blues, and the blues win the game."

He is so good.

Tough series for the Giants so far.  Big game tonight--they don't want to be swept at home.  Peavy, the new acquisition, is going for the Giants.  Interesting game.  Peavy can make his mark on his new team.

Dodgers are very impressive.  They could win the W.S. this year and no one would be surprised.  It helps to have two studs in Kershaw and Grienke.

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Posted: 7/28/2014 12:33 PM

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Yeah, the Dodgers seem to be the better team right now. When they played earlier in the year it was the opposite. We'll see where these teams are come September. Giants need some help. They are getting nothing from second base and centerfield (with Pagan out). I think the pitching is good enough the way it is, they just need to add those two positions but that'll be tough to do.

The only bad feeling I get about the Giants is that whenever they play a division leader they seem to get blown out of the water. That leads me to believe they are not as good as their record indicated earlier in the year.

Good teams rely on their stars,
Great teams rely on each other.

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Posted: Yesterday 12:59 AM

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Don't shoot the messenger:

"As it stands, our Playoff Odds model has the Dodgers as 75% favorites to win the NL West, because they have a game and a half lead over the Giants and our forecasts think the Dodgers are just the better team.  If you don’t like using forecast data, though, our season-to-date stats mode — which only accounts for the team’s performance this season — has the Dodgers at about 65% favorites to win the NL West.  Without making a massive upgrade, the Dodgers odds of winning the division are something like 2-in-3 or 3-in-4."
http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs...rice-or-lester/

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