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Viva Medias B's
05-09-2008, 09:55 PM
Eric Gag˝e and Jason Isringhausen.

RadioheadRocks
05-09-2008, 09:56 PM
Isn't that the truth!

DSpivack
05-09-2008, 09:58 PM
NL Central? Big deal.

Viva Medias B's
05-09-2008, 10:02 PM
Why, oh why, does TLR keep giving the ball to Isringhausen in closer situations?

chisoxmike
05-10-2008, 12:02 AM
I don't consider the Brewers a baseball team.

I do think the Cardinals will be in the race throughout the season, but the Cubs will probably overtake them to take the division. Then will be bounced in the playoffs.

white sox bill
05-10-2008, 08:40 AM
I hope things change soon, the top 2 teams in that division have better records than the top 2 in our division and thier 3rd place team, Houston, would be a heartbeak away from 1st in our division.

Not to hijack, but is the AL Central over rated?

Go Brew Crew! Go Snakes!

Frater Perdurabo
05-10-2008, 09:05 AM
Not to hijack, but is the AL Central over rated?

No, it's just a bunch of good teams beating the crap out of each other.

The NLC, OTOH, has the Pirates.

The Royals would regularly destroy the Pirates. In the 10 game series, I'd expect the Royals to win 7.

soltrain21
05-10-2008, 09:19 AM
I hope things change soon, the top 2 teams in that division have better records than the top 2 in our division and thier 3rd place team, Houston, would be a heartbeak away from 1st in our division.

Not to hijack, but is the AL Central over rated?

Go Brew Crew! Go Snakes!


No - it's just the AL has a bunch of tough teams this year.

spiffie
05-10-2008, 09:21 AM
No, it's just a bunch of good teams beating the crap out of each other.

Non AL-Central records so far:
MIN: 5-8
CHW: 8-10
CLE: 10-12
DET: 12-9
KCR: 8-13

Outside of the Tigers no one in the AL Central is over .500 against out of division opponents.

Stoky44
05-10-2008, 10:03 AM
Eric Gag˝e and Jason Isringhausen.

Biggest thing the Brewers and Cards have going for them in their quest to win the NLC

Kerry Wood

All three closers have been bad, Wood is just better in terms of ERA, with his 4.00 ERA. However, all three have about a 66% save conversion rate:puking:

I would also add the Cubs batting Soriano lead off a positive for the Brewers and Cards.

santo=dorf
05-10-2008, 11:56 AM
No, it's just a bunch of good teams beating the crap out of each other.

The only Central team that has a winning record against teams outside of the division are the Tigers.

Teams records not including their divisional opponents:

Red Sox: 15-6
Tampa: 4-5
Baltimore: 12-11
Yankees: 10-10
Toronto: 10-10

LAA: 14-8
A's: 17-7
Tex: 8-13
Seattle: 5-14

Twins: 5-8
Sox: 8-10
Cleveland: 10-12
Detroit: 12-9
KC: 8-13

The AL Central is overrated.

champagne030
05-10-2008, 12:24 PM
Eric Gag˝e and Jason Isringhausen.

Meh. The Flubs have Wood(s) too. They all suck. :shrug:

ChiSoxFan35
05-10-2008, 12:26 PM
I hope things change soon, the top 2 teams in that division have better records than the top 2 in our division and thier 3rd place team, Houston, would be a heartbeak away from 1st in our division.

Not to hijack, but is the AL Central over rated?

Go Brew Crew! Go Snakes!

Judging divisions in two different leagues by comparing records, probably not the smartest thing you could do.

The only Central team that has a winning record against teams outside of the division are the Tigers.

Teams records not including their divisional opponents:

Red Sox: 15-6
Tampa: 4-5
Baltimore: 12-11
Yankees: 10-10
Toronto: 10-10

LAA: 14-8
A's: 17-7
Tex: 8-13
Seattle: 5-14

Twins: 5-8
Sox: 8-10
Cleveland: 10-12
Detroit: 12-9
KC: 8-13

The AL Central is overrated.

Judging a division after a little over a month, probably not the smartest thing you could do

TDog
05-10-2008, 01:16 PM
The only Central team that has a winning record against teams outside of the division are the Tigers.

Teams records not including their divisional opponents:

Red Sox: 15-6
Tampa: 4-5
Baltimore: 12-11
Yankees: 10-10
Toronto: 10-10

LAA: 14-8
A's: 17-7
Tex: 8-13
Seattle: 5-14

Twins: 5-8
Sox: 8-10
Cleveland: 10-12
Detroit: 12-9
KC: 8-13

The AL Central is overrated.

Yes, it is.

I noticed it last season. I thought most people were overrating the strength of the division this season. Coming into the season, I didn't think the Tigers, Indians or Twins would be as good as they were last year. The Royals are probably better and I certainly hope the White Sox are better. But the Royals and Sox brought up the rear in the division last season.

One team, maybe two could get hot. But at the moment there doesn't seem to be much difference among the five teams.

santo=dorf
05-10-2008, 01:36 PM
Judging divisions in two different leagues by comparing records, probably not the smartest thing you could do.



Judging a division after a little over a month, probably not the smartest thing you could do
I was only responding to a poster who did the exact same thing except claim the AL Central guys were beating up on each other which makes them one of the best divisions in the MLB.

That's just not true.

white sox bill
05-10-2008, 05:18 PM
Meh. The Flubs have Wood(s) too. They all suck. :shrug:

And don't forget about Gas Can Howary!!

Viva Medias B's
05-10-2008, 08:52 PM
TLR came to his senses and removed Isringhausen as closer.

RadioheadRocks
05-10-2008, 08:54 PM
TLR came to his senses and removed Isringhausen as closer.

Hallefrickenlujiah!!!