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    After ALL-Star playoff picks

    The All-Star game is over the American League wins again. Who does everyone have making the playoffs in both leagues?



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    Re: After ALL-Star playoff picks

    Well it's settled... the Twins have home field in the World Series.

    Probably a rematch of '87. Bring on them Cards.



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    KC BABY!!!!










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    Re: After ALL-Star playoff picks

    AL East: Boston
    AL Central: Detroit
    AL West: LA Angels
    AL Wildcard: New York

    NL East: Philadelphia
    NL Central: St. Louis
    NL West: LA Dodgers
    NL Wildcard: San Francisco

    And when this happens, I hope the Yankees can avoid the Angels.



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    I am sick of the **** American League winning!!!! come on National League show these fools you know how to play baseball




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    Quote Originally Posted by EYEoftheSTORM View Post
    I am sick of the **** American League winning!!!! come on National League show these fools you know how to play baseball
    Fools? Going 12-0-1 in the last 13 AS games makes the AL fools?



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    Quote Originally Posted by LeBron View Post
    Fools? Going 12-0-1 in the last 13 AS games makes the AL fools?
    I have absolutely no idea how they have beaten them so many times in a row???

    It has to be the DH or something that prepares the American League players or something, because I dont know how else they could be this dominant...




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    Quote Originally Posted by EYEoftheSTORM View Post
    I have absolutely no idea how they have beaten them so many times in a row???

    It has to be the DH or something that prepares the American League players or something, because I dont know how else they could be this dominant...
    A couple of years, just plain luck. I also don't think the National League has quite the "elite" closers the American League does. Papelbon and Rivera are two of the best in the business, and Nathan isn't a slouch. If the National League doesn't have the lead going into the 7th, they're in trouble because those are 3 lock down guys. The National League has very solid closers, but I don't think you can really make an argument that any of the National League's closers are clearly better than any of those 3. Hoffman of old? Yep, one of, if not the best ever. Hoffman now? Not who he used to be.


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    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    A couple of years, just plain luck.
    a couple 12 years, and you cant count the tie...

    you cant get your *** kicked that many times in a row, and not ever know how to fix the problem.....




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    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    AL East: Boston
    AL Central: Detroit
    AL West: LA Angels
    AL Wildcard: New York

    NL East: Philadelphia
    NL Central: St. Louis
    NL West: LA Dodgers
    NL Wildcard: San Francisco

    And when this happens, I hope the Yankees can avoid the Angels.
    Going out on a limb there and picking the exact standings right now?

    AL East: New York/Boston, wildcard to the loser
    AL Central: Twins (2 games ahead of Detroit and 4 ahead of White Sox)
    AL West: LA Angels

    NL East: Philadelphia
    NL Central: St. Louis
    NL West: LA Dodgers
    NL Wildcard: NY Mets (if Joes Reyes makes it back this month)



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    Going out on a limb there and picking the exact standings right now?

    AL East: New York/Boston, wildcard to the loser
    AL Central: Twins (2 games ahead of Detroit and 4 ahead of White Sox)
    AL West: LA Angels

    NL East: Philadelphia
    NL Central: St. Louis
    NL West: LA Dodgers
    NL Wildcard: NY Mets (if Joes Reyes makes it back this month)
    You changed a whole 2 teams!

    I picked the Tigers over Twins because I like Verlander and Jackson (this is without Bonderman) over Blackburn and Slowey or Buehrle and Danks. If I'm not allowed to take the Tigers, I'm taking the Sox because I like their pen. Looking at stats tells me there really isn't a wrong way to go. Very similar ERA's for the Tigers and Sox, and more importantly in my mind, only one quality start difference.

    I think the Giants get in because they've got two STUDS at the front of the rotation, and their division has the second and third worst teams in the National League. I don't see the Rockies holding on for long after the break because their pitching is too on/off. The Giants have essentially split the season series so far with the Dodgers and I expect that to continue (won 4/9). I think the NL East will keep beating down on each other which won't allow two teams to break away to get the wildcard.



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    AL East: Boston
    AL Central: Chicago
    AL West: Texas
    AL Wildcard: New York

    NL East: Philly
    NL Central: St. Louis
    NL West: Los Angeles
    NL Widlcard: San Francisco



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    Re: After ALL-Star playoff picks

    AL winners: Red Sox, Twins, Mariners, Yankees (WC)

    NL winners: Phillies, Cardinals, Dodgers, Rockies (WC)



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    Re: After ALL-Star playoff picks

    AL East: Red Sox
    AL Central: Twins
    AL West: Angels
    AL WC: Rays

    NL East: Phillies
    NL Central: Cardinals
    NL West: Giants
    NL WC: Dodgers



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    Re: After ALL-Star playoff picks

    Quote Originally Posted by EYEoftheSTORM View Post
    I have absolutely no idea how they have beaten them so many times in a row???

    It has to be the DH or something that prepares the American League players or something, because I dont know how else they could be this dominant...
    I didn't realize the AL got to implement the DH last night, considering the game was played in St. Louis...

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    You changed a whole 2 teams!

    I picked the Tigers over Twins because I like Verlander and Jackson (this is without Bonderman) over Blackburn and Slowey or Buehrle and Danks. If I'm not allowed to take the Tigers, I'm taking the Sox because I like their pen. Looking at stats tells me there really isn't a wrong way to go. Very similar ERA's for the Tigers and Sox, and more importantly in my mind, only one quality start difference.
    I would love to pick the Twins to win the division, but they've got a 10-game West Coast swing coming up, and considering how poorly they've played on the road this season, it's not inconceivable that they could be out of the race before August 1 rolls around. Fortunately for the Twins, they are off until Friday (should get some much needed rest in), and this stretch includes 4 games against the Angels (who they have seemed to "own" lately).

    The NL East is going to come down to who is healthy enough to win the division. I give the advantage to the Phillies simply because the Mets may be too far back to come back before they get all of their key pieces back from injury, and I think the Braves are just too young and the Marlins are just too inconsistent to compete with these two teams this year.

    I think the AL West will be the most compelling division in the second half - only the A's are really out of it. It will be interesting to see whether Seattle sticks with it to the end of the season or if they begin trading off parts at the trade deadline.

    How i think it falls out:

    AL East: Boston (AL)
    AL Central: Detroit
    AL West: Texas
    AL Wildcard: New York

    NL East: Philadelphia
    NL Central: St Louis
    NL West: Los Angeles
    NL Wildcard: San Francisco (NL)


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