Yankees win! Again.

Sigmapolis

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The outcome of a single game in baseball does not tell you much. Even the worst team in the league can beat the best team in the league ~33% of the time, which is not the case for the NFL or even NBA.

An MLB team that goes 2-1 in all three-game series goes 108-54.

The opposite team that goes 1-2 in all three-game series goes 54-108.

By the way, only two teams have ever won at least 108 games in a 162-game season...

2001 Mariners (116-46)
1998 Yankees (114-48)

So, you have to be historically great to even approach winning 2/3 each series (on average).
 
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IASTATE07

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The Yankees and Dodgers approach to building a team doesn't seem to work that well. They win a lot of games, but can't seem to get it done in October sans the Dodgers covid year.
 
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mj4cy

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Sure glad you’re sharing your opinion in a baseball thread then.
I love baseball, I just have zero respect for teams that basically wait for other teams to find and grow talent then just throw a fat offer at them they can't refuse. It's why when teams like the Royals win the series, its so much more respectable.
 

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Mostly healthy as a roster after a few years plagued by injuries. Stay healthy is Boxster's baseball rule #3 which is preceded by #1 assemble a good team #2 play up to capabilities. Only big piece missing is Cole and with Gill pitching like an ace in his place it's been a wash.

If Judge stays healthy he will hit 50+.
 
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Turn2

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It's the leadership in the sport. Has been for a LOOONG time. FYI:

  • The average total team payroll across MLB in 2024 is $115,074,949.
  • The New York Mets have the highest payroll at $308,584,548.
  • The lowest payroll belongs to the Oakland Athletics at $63,442,679.
 

cytor

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I can't take baseball seriously until there is a salary cap. It's too imbalanced. Sure a team can sneak in there and win the title by getting hot at the right time, but during a 162 game season it shows the large differences.
 

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The Yankees and Dodgers approach to building a team doesn't seem to work that well. They win a lot of games, but can't seem to get it done in October sans the Dodgers covid year.

As a Dodger fan, this is my biggest complaint about their roster management. They build teams that are ridiculously deep and are geared toward winning 100+ regular season games, but in a 5 or 7 game series in October it's a much different story. The bats have a tendency to go quiet in October and the lack of elite bullpen arms and 1 or 2 elite starters is a recipe for disaster. We usually have a deep rotation and enough guys in the bullpen, but no one I would consider elite since Walker Buehler pre-Tommy John and Kershaw in his prime (who has sucked in October most of his career). For the haters - both of those guys were drafted and developed by the Dodgers by the way :)
 

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