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SOXfnNlansing
09-15-2005, 10:03 PM
After today's loss, I took a look at the 6 top teams in the AL and looked at their records and schedules. Currently Boston is up 2 in the loss column on NY. Chicago is up 5 on Cle. LA is up only 1 on Oakland. I ask you, of the 6 teams, which team would you hope was the team you root for? Simply looking at the standings, it is clear to me that the loser of the LA/Oak race is staying home. It's hard to say who will win that one, but I'm glad my team isn't involved.

I see that LA plays DET 4 times (3-1) (3-1) TX (2-1) (3-0) TB (2-1) (2-1)@oak (2-2) (2-0) @tx (2-1) (). If this is the W/L senerio for their remaining games, LA would go 11-6 [10-2] and give them 92 (93) wins. [red is actual]


Oakland has 4 @bos (2-2) (2-2) MN (1-2) (2-1) TX (1-2) (1-2)LA (2-2) (0-2)and @sea (2-1) ()
That would give them 88 (89) wins. This would have LA going 11-6 [8-2] (10 home games) and Oakland going 8-9 [5-7] (lose by 3 [4]).


Even if Oakland wins the MN and TX series, they would only have 90 wins, losing the division by 2 [3] games. [LAA wins division on Sept 27th]


The White Sox are up by 5 (3) at the moment. They have @mn (1-2) (2-1) CLE (1-2) (1-2) MN (2-2) (3-1) @det (2-2) (2-2) and @cle (1-2) (). This would have them going 7-10 [8-6]with 95 (97)wins (not winning another series the rest of the season). [Chicago wins division on Sept 29th]


Cleveland has KC (3-0) (3-0) @sox (2-1) (2-1) @kc (3-1) (3-1) TB (1-2) (0-2)and CHI (2-1) ().
This would have them going 11-5 [8-4] (losing only one 3 game series and playing at the pace they've been winning the past 6 weeks).


They would have 95 (95) wins, losing the division by 1 (2).


Boston is up 2 on NY with OAK (2-2) (2-2) @tb (2-1) (1-2) @bal (2-1) (3-0) TOR (2-2) (1-2) NY (1-2) ().

This would have them going an uncharacterist 9-8 [7-6] down the stretch. I think this is the worst possible senerio the reigning champs could manage.

NY plays @tb (1-0) (1-0) @tor(1-2) (2-1) BAL (2-2) (4-0) TOR (2-1) (2-1)@bal (2-2) (2-1) @bos (2-1) ()..

They would close the season 10-8 [11-3] with 92 wins. [now projected 94 wins, winning the division by 1 games]

The problem though is Boston would have 93 (93) wins going 9-8 [7-5] down the stretch.

Looking at all of the 6 teams, Cleveland, Boston, and LA have to deal with lowly Tampa Bay. By looking at the estimated picks above, TB would be 3-6 [5-3] against the 3 teams down the stretch. I don't know, but I have a feeling that TB will play .500 [.600] or better.


If I were a fan of one of those 3 teams, I'd feel a little uncomfortable about how my team is going to fare.

The Yankees have 8 left with Baltimore, but I think their bubble bursted after all the bs they've gone through. [Yankee wins 6; Orioles wins 1]

Here's what the final standing would be if this is how it happens. Chicago 95 (97)wins, Boston 93 (93)wins [out of the playoffs] , New York (94), LA 92(93) wins, and wild card Cleveland with 95(95) wins.

Also, how would anyone want to be a fan of the NL wild card teams? Out of Florida, Philadelphia, Houston, and Washington, only 1 team will make it. FL, Phi, and Hou are all tied right now in the loss column with Washington 3 back. [looks like Houston or Philadelphia now]

Of all the teams I'd feel the most comfortable being a White Sox fan, an Indian fan , a Yankee fan, or a Boston fan.

cheeses_h_rice
09-15-2005, 10:11 PM
SFNL, can you format that to make it easier to read? It's just one big jumble of text, so it's very hard to follow.

Anyway, right now the A's are beating the Red Sox 4-2 in the 8th inning, and the Yanks are up 7-5 over the D-Rays. Assuming they both hold on to win, the Yanks will be 1/2 game behind the Indians at 83-62, so the White Sox's magic number over the WC spot and division will remain 13.

We have to start hoping the non-Indians WC teams start sucking...just in case.

infohawk
09-15-2005, 10:13 PM
I'm watching the Yankees very carefully from now on. In the event we were to lose control of the division, the Yanks would be our chief competition. I think that if the Sox can win 8 or 9 more games they will be in the playoffs. If the Yankees play worse then I expect them to, then 94-95 wins may be enough.

SOXfnNlansing
09-15-2005, 10:16 PM
SFNL, can you format that to make it easier to read? It's just one big jumble of text, so it's very hard to follow.

Anyway, right now the A's are beating the Red Sox 4-2 in the 8th inning, and the Yanks are up 7-5 over the D-Rays. Assuming they both hold on to win, the Yanks will be 1/2 game behind the Indians at 83-62, so the White Sox's magic number over the WC spot and division will remain 13.

We have to start hoping the non-Indians WC teams start sucking...just in case.I don't know how

whitesoxfan
09-15-2005, 10:17 PM
I don't know how

break it up in spaces.

like this.

cheeses_h_rice
09-15-2005, 10:18 PM
I don't know how
Just insert some carriage returns after sections and leave spaces between the lines.

SOXfnNlansing
09-15-2005, 10:25 PM
Just insert some carriage returns after sections and leave spaces between the lines.I tried but it still is cluttered

cheeses_h_rice
09-15-2005, 10:27 PM
Still not very readable.

There are some formatting tools you can use to indent paragraphs, use bullet points, underline 'em, etc...just a suggestion.

SOXfnNlansing
09-15-2005, 10:29 PM
Still not very readable.

There are some formatting tools you can use to indent paragraphs, use bullet points, underline 'em, etc...just a suggestion. I figured it out now, thanks

SOXfnNlansing
09-19-2005, 01:51 AM
updated weekend series results

SOXfnNlansing
09-21-2005, 10:46 PM
looks like everyone projected is doing their job except the Red Sox. The White Sox are a game better than projected. I think Tampa Bay is going to do some damage against the Angels and Indians. What do you think? I think it's going down to the wire in the American League!

SOXfnNlansing
09-22-2005, 11:22 PM
updates posted on post #1 (midweek games)

Tragg
09-22-2005, 11:29 PM
What would be really nice is for the Yankees to sweep the redsox.

Nellie_Fox
09-22-2005, 11:38 PM
What would be really nice is for the Yankees to sweep the redsox.I have no great love for the Red Sox, but Yankees success is never "really nice."

We, as Sox fans, have enough to worry about in our own division. Right now I don't care what happens in the east.

SOXfnNlansing
09-22-2005, 11:40 PM
I think the Sox can split the next two 4 game series. I think the key to the Sox winning the division is Tampa Bay doing damage! Book it.

SOXfnNlansing
09-26-2005, 12:05 AM
After today's loss, I took a look at the 6 top teams in the AL and looked at their records and schedules. Currently Boston is up 2 in the loss column on NY. Chicago is up 5 on Cle. LA is up only 1 on Oakland. I ask you, of the 6 teams, which team would you hope was the team you root for? Simply looking at the standings, it is clear to me that the loser of the LA/Oak race is staying home. It's hard to say who will win that one, but I'm glad my team isn't involved.

I see that LA plays DET 4 times (3-1) (3-1) TX (2-1) (3-0) TB (2-1) (2-1)@oak (2-2) ()@tx (2-1) (). If this is the W/L senerio for their remaining games, LA would go 11-6 [8-2] and give them 92 (93) wins. [red is actual]


Oakland has 4 @bos (2-2) (2-2) MN (1-2) (2-1) TX (1-2) (1-2)LA (2-2) ()and @sea (2-1) ()
That would give them 88 (89) wins. This would have LA going 11-6 [8-2] (10 home games) and Oakland going 8-9 [5-5] (lose by 3 [4]).


Even if Oakland wins the MN and TX series, they would only have 90 wins, losing the division by 2 [3] games.


The White Sox are up by 5 (3) at the moment. They have @mn (1-2) (2-1) CLE (1-2) (1-2) MN (2-2) (3-1) @det (2-2) ()and @cle (1-2) (). This would have them going 7-10 [6-4]with 95 (97)wins (not winning another series the rest of the season).


Cleveland has KC (3-0) (3-0) @sox (2-1) (2-1) @kc (3-1) (3-1) TB (1-2) ()and CHI (2-1) ().
This would have them going 11-5 [8-2] (losing only one 3 game series and playing at the pace they've been winning the past 6 weeks).


They would have 95 (95) wins, losing the division by 1 (2).


Boston is up 2 on NY with OAK (2-2) (2-2) @tb (2-1) (1-2) @bal (2-1) (3-0) TOR (2-2) () NY (1-2) ().

This would have them going an uncharacterist 9-8 [6-4] down the stretch. I think this is the worst possible senerio the reigning champs could manage.

NY plays @tb (1-0) (1-0) @tor(1-2) (2-1) BAL (2-2) (4-0) TOR (2-1) (2-1)@bal (2-2) ()@bos (2-1) ()..

They would close the season 10-8 [9-2] with 92 wins. [now projected 95 wins, winning the division by 2 games]

The problem though is Boston would have 93 (93) wins going 9-8 [6-4] down the stretch.

Looking at all of the 6 teams, Cleveland, Boston, and LA have to deal with lowly Tampa Bay. By looking at the estimated picks above, TB would be 3-6 [3-3] against the 3 teams down the stretch. I don't know, but I have a feeling that TB will play .500 [.500] or better.


If I were a fan of one of those 3 teams, I'd feel a little uncomfortable about how my team is going to fare.

The Yankees have 8 left with Baltimore, but I think their bubble bursted after all the bs they've gone through. [Yankee wins 4; Orioles wins 0]

Here's what the final standing would be if this is how it happens. Chicago 95 (97)wins, Boston 93 (93)wins [out of the playoffs] , New York (95), LA 92(93) wins, and wild card Cleveland with 95(95) wins.

Also, how would anyone want to be a fan of the NL wild card teams? Out of Florida, Philadelphia, Houston, and Washington, only 1 team will make it. FL, Phi, and Hou are all tied right now in the loss column with Washington 3 back. [looks like Houston or Philadelphia now]

Of all the teams I'd feel the most comfortable being a White Sox fan, an Indian fan , a Yankee fan, or a Boston fan. going into the final week, it looks to be a toss up in the east.... maybe TB can win a series at CLE.... I think the Sox can split at DET..... looks like Houston will win with only PHI giving them a race....... Oakland is done my friends :bandance: ..... I bet the Cardinals are looking forward to hosting San Diego in the 1st round.... I think the playoffs will be exciting this year (especially since our Sox will be in it). What will MLB do with only one EaSterPN team in the playoffs? (NYY or BOS). Looks like the year of the small market (HOU,CHI(al),CLE,LAA,SD,STL) and the winner of NYY/BOS. With the Sox hosting the LAA in the 1st round, look for all day games just like in 2000. What do you all think?

SOXfnNlansing
09-29-2005, 03:55 AM
After today's loss, I took a look at the 6 top teams in the AL and looked at their records and schedules. Currently Boston is up 2 in the loss column on NY. Chicago is up 5 on Cle. LA is up only 1 on Oakland. I ask you, of the 6 teams, which team would you hope was the team you root for? Simply looking at the standings, it is clear to me that the loser of the LA/Oak race is staying home. It's hard to say who will win that one, but I'm glad my team isn't involved.

I see that LA plays DET 4 times (3-1) (3-1) TX (2-1) (3-0) TB (2-1) (2-1)@oak (2-2) (2-0) @tx (2-1) (). If this is the W/L senerio for their remaining games, LA would go 11-6 [10-2] and give them 92 (93) wins. [red is actual]


Oakland has 4 @bos (2-2) (2-2) MN (1-2) (2-1) TX (1-2) (1-2)LA (2-2) (0-2)and @sea (2-1) ()
That would give them 88 (89) wins. This would have LA going 11-6 [8-2] (10 home games) and Oakland going 8-9 [5-7] (lose by 3 [4]).


Even if Oakland wins the MN and TX series, they would only have 90 wins, losing the division by 2 [3] games. [LAA wins division on Sept 27th]


The White Sox are up by 5 (3) at the moment. They have @mn (1-2) (2-1) CLE (1-2) (1-2) MN (2-2) (3-1) @det (2-2) (1-2) and @cle (1-2) (). This would have them going 7-10 [7-6]with 95 (97)wins (not winning another series the rest of the season).


Cleveland has KC (3-0) (3-0) @sox (2-1) (2-1) @kc (3-1) (3-1) TB (1-2) (0-2)and CHI (2-1) ().
This would have them going 11-5 [8-4] (losing only one 3 game series and playing at the pace they've been winning the past 6 weeks).


They would have 95 (95) wins, losing the division by 1 (2).


Boston is up 2 on NY with OAK (2-2) (2-2) @tb (2-1) (1-2) @bal (2-1) (3-0) TOR (2-2) (1-2) NY (1-2) ().

This would have them going an uncharacterist 9-8 [7-6] down the stretch. I think this is the worst possible senerio the reigning champs could manage.

NY plays @tb (1-0) (1-0) @tor(1-2) (2-1) BAL (2-2) (4-0) TOR (2-1) (2-1)@bal (2-2) (2-1) @bos (2-1) ()..

They would close the season 10-8 [11-3] with 92 wins. [now projected 94 wins, winning the division by 1 games]

The problem though is Boston would have 93 (93) wins going 9-8 [7-5] down the stretch.

Looking at all of the 6 teams, Cleveland, Boston, and LA have to deal with lowly Tampa Bay. By looking at the estimated picks above, TB would be 3-6 [5-3] against the 3 teams down the stretch. I don't know, but I have a feeling that TB will play .500 [.600] or better.


If I were a fan of one of those 3 teams, I'd feel a little uncomfortable about how my team is going to fare.

The Yankees have 8 left with Baltimore, but I think their bubble bursted after all the bs they've gone through. [Yankee wins 6; Orioles wins 1]

Here's what the final standing would be if this is how it happens. Chicago 95 (97)wins, Boston 93 (93)wins [out of the playoffs] , New York (94), LA 92(93) wins, and wild card Cleveland with 95(95) wins.

Also, how would anyone want to be a fan of the NL wild card teams? Out of Florida, Philadelphia, Houston, and Washington, only 1 team will make it. FL, Phi, and Hou are all tied right now in the loss column with Washington 3 back. [looks like Houston or Philadelphia now]

Of all the teams I'd feel the most comfortable being a White Sox fan, an Indian fan , a Yankee fan, or a Boston fan.

Well the Padres, Braves, Cardinals, and Angels are in. Going into the final 4 games, the teams I feel strong about are the White Sox, Yankees, Astros, and Indians. I just don't see the Red Sox able to keep other teams from scoring runs. I think the Sox will win 1 of 3 from the Indians and the Red Sox tanking. What do you think?

SOXfnNlansing
09-29-2005, 04:23 PM
After today's loss, I took a look at the 6 top teams in the AL and looked at their records and schedules. Currently Boston is up 2 in the loss column on NY. Chicago is up 5 on Cle. LA is up only 1 on Oakland. I ask you, of the 6 teams, which team would you hope was the team you root for? Simply looking at the standings, it is clear to me that the loser of the LA/Oak race is staying home. It's hard to say who will win that one, but I'm glad my team isn't involved.

I see that LA plays DET 4 times (3-1) (3-1) TX (2-1) (3-0) TB (2-1) (2-1)@oak (2-2) (2-0) @tx (2-1) (). If this is the W/L senerio for their remaining games, LA would go 11-6 [10-2] and give them 92 (93) wins. [red is actual]


Oakland has 4 @bos (2-2) (2-2) MN (1-2) (2-1) TX (1-2) (1-2)LA (2-2) (0-2)and @sea (2-1) ()
That would give them 88 (89) wins. This would have LA going 11-6 [8-2] (10 home games) and Oakland going 8-9 [5-7] (lose by 3 [4]).


Even if Oakland wins the MN and TX series, they would only have 90 wins, losing the division by 2 [3] games. [LAA wins division on Sept 27th]


The White Sox are up by 5 (3) at the moment. They have @mn (1-2) (2-1) CLE (1-2) (1-2) MN (2-2) (3-1) @det (2-2) (2-2) and @cle (1-2) (). This would have them going 7-10 [8-6]with 95 (97)wins (not winning another series the rest of the season). [Chicago wins division on Sept 29th]


Cleveland has KC (3-0) (3-0) @sox (2-1) (2-1) @kc (3-1) (3-1) TB (1-2) (0-2)and CHI (2-1) ().
This would have them going 11-5 [8-4] (losing only one 3 game series and playing at the pace they've been winning the past 6 weeks).


They would have 95 (95) wins, losing the division by 1 (2).


Boston is up 2 on NY with OAK (2-2) (2-2) @tb (2-1) (1-2) @bal (2-1) (3-0) TOR (2-2) (1-2) NY (1-2) ().

This would have them going an uncharacterist 9-8 [7-6] down the stretch. I think this is the worst possible senerio the reigning champs could manage.

NY plays @tb (1-0) (1-0) @tor(1-2) (2-1) BAL (2-2) (4-0) TOR (2-1) (2-1)@bal (2-2) (2-1) @bos (2-1) ()..

They would close the season 10-8 [11-3] with 92 wins. [now projected 94 wins, winning the division by 1 games]

The problem though is Boston would have 93 (93) wins going 9-8 [7-5] down the stretch.

Looking at all of the 6 teams, Cleveland, Boston, and LA have to deal with lowly Tampa Bay. By looking at the estimated picks above, TB would be 3-6 [5-3] against the 3 teams down the stretch. I don't know, but I have a feeling that TB will play .500 [.600] or better.


If I were a fan of one of those 3 teams, I'd feel a little uncomfortable about how my team is going to fare.

The Yankees have 8 left with Baltimore, but I think their bubble bursted after all the bs they've gone through. [Yankee wins 6; Orioles wins 1]

Here's what the final standing would be if this is how it happens. Chicago 95 (97)wins, Boston 93 (93)wins [out of the playoffs] , New York (94), LA 92(93) wins, and wild card Cleveland with 95(95) wins.

Also, how would anyone want to be a fan of the NL wild card teams? Out of Florida, Philadelphia, Houston, and Washington, only 1 team will make it. FL, Phi, and Hou are all tied right now in the loss column with Washington 3 back. [looks like Houston or Philadelphia now]

Of all the teams I'd feel the most comfortable being a White Sox fan, an Indian fan , a Yankee fan, or a Boston fan. Only the AL least and wild card in both divisions left up in the air.