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WSox8404
07-29-2006, 07:08 PM
Jeez....STL dropped three straight to the Cubs after the Mets lost two out of three. Everytime I watch any National League game no matter who is playing I feel like :puking: . I fully expect this trend to continue for a while. I bet the AL wins something like the next 5 out of 6 WS.

Chips
07-29-2006, 07:12 PM
Jeez....STL dropped three straight to the Cubs after the Mets lost two out of three. Everytime I watch any National League game no matter who is playing I feel like :puking: . I fully expect this trend to continue for a while. I bet the AL wins something like the next 5 out of 6 WS.


You just figured this out?

JorgeFabregas
07-29-2006, 11:13 PM
The balance seems to be shifting even more with CLee back to the American league and Abreu and Soriano likely following behind. It's possible that prospects will make the National League competitive again years from now, but it's also possible that a lot of those prospects will go to the American League when their National League teams are no longer able or willing to pay them. The fact that the playoffs are such low-hanging fruit in the NL means that teams don't need to strive for greatness. The Cardinals, for instance, are fielding a mediocre team with a pitching staff put together with chewing gum and bailing wire. They actually cut salary this year--poormouthing the fans with some nonsense about having to pay for a new stadium. They sell 40,000+ tickets/game and the stadium is loaded with gaudy advertising--I'm sure it pays for itself.

PeteWard
07-30-2006, 12:44 AM
The balance seems to be shifting even more with CLee back to the American league and Abreu and Soriano likely following behind. It's possible that prospects will make the National League competitive again years from now, but it's also possible that a lot of those prospects will go to the American League when their National League teams are no longer able or willing to pay them. The fact that the playoffs are such low-hanging fruit in the NL means that teams don't need to strive for greatness. The Cardinals, for instance, are fielding a mediocre team with a pitching staff put together with chewing gum and bailing wire. They actually cut salary this year--poormouthing the fans with some nonsense about having to pay for a new stadium. They sell 40,000+ tickets/game and the stadium is loaded with gaudy advertising--I'm sure it pays for itself.

And Cincy is in the lead for the Wild Card??:o:

fusillirob1983
07-30-2006, 02:39 AM
And Cincy is in the lead for the Wild Card??:o:

And about 5 games over .500
AL Wildcard and it's followers? 20, 19, and 17 games over .500

Foulke You
07-30-2006, 03:50 AM
Yeah, I was having a similar discussion today with my friend. The NL is putrid this year and much worse than last year it seems. The only decent team in the NL is the Mets and I would rank them as probably the 9th best team overall in MLB behind the Tigers, Red Sox, White Sox, Twins, Yankees, Angels, A's, and Rangers. (Sad but true) For all intents and purposes, the ALCS is the World Series this year.

TDog
07-30-2006, 04:16 AM
Sadly, all the Cubs have proved is that in baseball streaky teams can beat teams with more talent. As such, a team could make the postseason and have a good run, whether they come from the American League or the National League. Postseason baseball no longer is a battle of the best teams from each league. It's a tournament with potential upsets. NL wild card teams already have beaten better AL teams in the Series.

This year the Cardinals may have a chance to lose more games in Chicago than ever in their history. (The Cards lost 3 to the Sox. I don't believe the Cards have ever played more than 11 games a year in Chicago against the Cubs). If they do, they could still get to the World Series. And if they end up playing the White Sox, I wouldn't take them lightly when they opened up at the Cell.

PKalltheway
07-30-2006, 11:37 PM
Yeah, I was having a similar discussion today with my friend. The NL is putrid this year and much worse than last year it seems. The only decent team in the NL is the Mets and I would rank them as probably the 9th best team overall in MLB behind the Tigers, Red Sox, White Sox, Twins, Yankees, Angels, A's, and Rangers. (Sad but true) For all intents and purposes, the ALCS is the World Series this year.
I'm sorry, but I strongly disagree with part of your statement. There's no way in hell the A's, Angels, or Rangers are better than the New York Mets.

Records vs. NL:
Oakland: 8-10
LA: 7-11
Texas: 7-11
This mostly came against NL West teams too.:o:

Yes the NL is bad, but lets not get carried away here. They play the games for a reason. Remember the 2003 Marlins? The AL is MUCH, MUCH, better than the pathetic NL, but remember, it ain't over until the fat lady sings.

Pierzynski 12
07-30-2006, 11:52 PM
Cool. Cardinals suck, when you can't beat a 5th place Cubs team.:rolling:

Soxfanspcu11
07-31-2006, 12:18 AM
Cool. Cardinals suck, when you can't beat a 5th place Cubs team.:rolling:

I like the Cardinals, but they are certainly overrated. The funny/sad thing is after the sweep at the urinal today, flubs fans prolly think they just won the world series, closest they will ever get anyway.

But check this, I actually heard some yahoos on some local show earlier talking about the, wait for it..............flubs chances of making the post season!:o:

Let me get this straight, this team wins 4 in a row, and they are all of a sudden capable of post season baseball???

What the hell is wrong with some people?:?:

brewcrew/chisox
07-31-2006, 12:37 AM
They don't call it the nAAAtional league for nothing.:tongue:

viagracat
07-31-2006, 10:00 AM
I like the Cardinals, but they are certainly overrated. The funny/sad thing is after the sweep at the urinal today, flubs fans prolly think they just won the world series, closest they will ever get anyway.

But check this, I actually heard some yahoos on some local show earlier talking about the, wait for it..............flubs chances of making the post season!:o:

Let me get this straight, this team wins 4 in a row, and they are all of a sudden capable of post season baseball???

What the hell is wrong with some people?:?:

They got some people there excitied about postseason possibilities and we got some people here saying we're cooked. :?: