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Game Threads Thread (9/18/17) to 10/1/17)

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Nine games under!

Remember when they were gonna overtake the Yankees for the top wildcard slot?

Quality comedy!

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39 minutes ago, Mr. Buzzcut said:

Nine games under!

Remember when they were gonna overtake the Yankees for the top wildcard slot?

Quality comedy!

I hate to say "I told you so". (OK. That's a lie.)

;)

BUT...

I TOLD YOU SO FOLKS! 2 months before the ASB, when people (some people) were yammering on and on about "IT'S WAY TOO EARLY TO TELL". No. It wasn't. It was obvious to anyone not looking at this situation through orange colored glasses. And next year, unless major changes are made, it'll be more of the same. Just good enough to tease, but not good enough to do anything significant.

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The 22-10 start was a fluke. 

The seven game win streak was a fluke.

One of the funny things about baseball is the randomness that can occur that can enable a bad team to put together decent streaks. 

Pitchers pitching in good luck is one of those random forces.

Hitters facing a higher percentage of meatballs than normal is another.

This was never a good team.

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There's not much that can be done with the roster of position players. The guys I'd like to see leave (Davis and Trumbo) aren't going anywhere. Then you have the players that are under team control. They look like they can play for a winning team. The in field is set, the outfield seems set. The bench is pretty much in place. So the only way to really improve the team, is to invest in pitching. 

* I intentionally avoided any reference to extending players beyond next season

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4-16 in their last 20 games. OUCH

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7 minutes ago, Rob said:

4-16 in their last 20 games. OUCH

The 22-10 start was a complete fluke and the 7 game win streak a few weeks back was pure luck (and also a huge tease)   

4-16 is definitely more of who this team is. 

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Thanks, Manny. Yet another boneheaded running error on your part.

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I hate watching Wade Miley pitch.

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12 minutes ago, Mr. Buzzcut said:

Tied for last again.

Gonna be neck and neck!

Hey...you up for a "SEASON. EUTHANIZING. RALLY"?

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I said back in May, that I would not be surprised if they were ten under by July 31st. 

And then the pitching did its historic collapse, and I thought it might happen by the end of June.  To think they were 72-70 not long ago. 

It all comes down to pitching, though the bats went from feast to famine with the turn of the calendar for some reason.  Sure would have hated to be one of the young guys out on the field, and then see Miley and Tillman go to the mound.

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2 minutes ago, ChippewaJoe said:

I said back in May, that I would not be surprised if they were ten under by July 31st. 

And then the pitching did its historic collapse, and I thought it might happen by the end of June.  To think they were 72-70 not long ago. 

It all comes down to pitching, though the bats went from feast to famine with the turn of the calendar for some reason.  Sure would have hated to be one of the young guys out on the field, and then see Miley and Tillman go to the mound.

Good luck to the Tribe if you're an Indians fan.

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If nothing else, Castro can do in 2018 what Miley did in 2017 at a fraction of the cost.

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With one game left, Chris Davis has 98 hits!

That ... is ... PATHETIC!

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4-18

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1 minute ago, Rob said:

4-18

Pennant Fever !!!  

Catch It !!!

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41 minutes ago, Mr. Buzzcut said:

With one game left, Chris Davis has 98 hits!

That ... is ... PATHETIC!

Yeah but he hit a HR a couple nights ago, so that is what really matters...

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The Orioles are not a decent pitcher or two from competing for the post season.  Even Buck couldn't keep this lousy team afloat.  Somehow try to sign Manny and Schoop and blow the rest up, including Showalter, Duquette and most of the scouting/developmental department.  

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I've been gone a week and I'm glad to see this team didn't quit on Buck ;) 4-18 yep they still stink on ice.  What a 165 million embarrassment.  Really DD and Buck should be ashamed of assembling such a feeble roster.   

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A little early, but getting no-hit would be fantastic!

What a great way to end a miserable season!

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1 hour ago, Mr. Buzzcut said:

A little early, but getting no-hit would be fantastic!

What a great way to end a miserable season!

But of course we mess that up too 

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