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buehrle4cy05
08-03-2006, 11:17 PM
A quick look at the NL Wild Card standings reveal that the Florida Marlins are just 4.5 games out of the lead (shared by Cincinnati and Arizona).

:?:

We've been talking about this team all year, saying how they're going to have a great team in a few years. Granted, there are 5 teams ahead of the Marlins right now, but there appears to be a chance that the Marlins and their incredibly low payroll might make the playoffs.

I'm pulling for them. Who's with me?

Edit: Fun Wild Card fact- the Toronto Blue Jays are as close to the AL Wild Card as the Washington Nationals are to the NL Wild Card.

wsoxfan
08-03-2006, 11:41 PM
I've been pulling for them all year. They got a great young team and if they make the playoffs with a $14 million dollar payroll that would be an even bigger story than what the Tigers have done so far, Go Marlins!!!

whitesoxfan
08-04-2006, 12:01 AM
Fun Wild Card fact- the Toronto Blue Jays are as close to the AL Wild Card as the Washington Nationals are to the NL Wild Card.

The NL is a laughingstock this year.

I agree with both of you; I'd love to see the Marlins win the Wild Card. That would be an amazing story, to say the least.

PKalltheway
08-04-2006, 12:34 AM
If the Marlins made the playoffs....man I can't even think about it! That would be amazing! The sad thing is that people in Miami wouldn't care if they made the playoffs.

MUsoxfan
08-04-2006, 12:49 AM
Much like Rachel Phelps, Jeffrey Loria put together a team that would help them relocate. And like Lou Brown, Girardi's trying to give everyone a big ****burger to eat. I love it!

gbergman
08-04-2006, 01:24 AM
Lets go Marlins! Just took 2 out of 3 from the Mets and are 4 games out of wild card hopefully they can sweep the Dodgers!!

Huisj
08-04-2006, 01:59 AM
The NL is a laughingstock this year.

I agree with both of you; I'd love to see the Marlins win the Wild Card. That would be an amazing story, to say the least.

It's incredible that there are currently only 5 teams in the NL who are even over .500! They sure took a beating in interleague play. Sheesh.

Hitmen77
08-04-2006, 08:19 AM
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=4690&d=1154304807Playoff Watch
Division
Detroit 72-35
Chicago 63-43 8.5 back :angry:
Wild Card
New York 64-41
Boston 64-43 1 Back
Chicago 63-43 1.5 Back:angry:


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How can Yankees be leading the wild card if they're in first place? Right now, the Red Sox lead the Wild Card and the White Sox are only 0.5 games back.

Max Power
08-04-2006, 08:57 AM
Go Marlins!

They've been my favorite NL team since beating the Indians in the '97 WS. They do a great job, considering all their limitations.

Fenway
08-04-2006, 09:25 AM
Go Fish

MarySwiss
08-04-2006, 09:31 AM
I'll be fine with the Marlins as the WC if and only if the D'Backs win the division.

Flight #24
08-04-2006, 09:51 AM
Much like Rachel Phelps, Jeffrey Loria put together a team that would help them relocate. And like Lou Brown, Girardi's trying to give everyone a big ****burger to eat. I love it!

Or they just enacted about the smartest rebuilding program in the history of baseball - acquiring a ton of young, MLB-ready talent, contending while they develop at the ML level, and freeing up a ton of cash to keep things moving while they get the stadium worked out and potentially add an impact player or 2 once the team is ready.

It's all dependent on your own personal bias, but this is exactly the type of rebuilding that I'd like my team to do should they be in a position to need to do so.

Chez
08-04-2006, 11:12 AM
Miguel Olivo? Joe Borchard? How can we not pull for the Fish?

ewokpelts
08-04-2006, 11:38 AM
Where's PHG when you need him?

ewokpelts
08-04-2006, 11:39 AM
Miguel Olivo? Joe Borchard? How can we not pull for the Fish?Olivo, yes. Borchard....NO.

Lip Man 1
08-04-2006, 11:44 AM
Many times young teams will put together an amazing season but then 'back slide' the following year. I saw a list at one time in S.I. about this.

For example the 1990 Sox won 94 games then back slid in 91 and 92. The Indians of 05, a young team, won a ton of games...then came this season.

Lip

Deebs14
08-04-2006, 11:49 AM
After what they did in 2003, I will never have a problem rooting for them. :cool:

ewokpelts
08-04-2006, 12:02 PM
Many times young teams will put together an amazing season but then 'back slide' the following year. I saw a list at one time in S.I. about this.

For example the 1990 Sox won 94 games then back slid in 91 and 92. The Indians of 05, a young team, won a ton of games...then came this season.

Lipyeah...but the 1990-1994 sox became a consistently competive team....the youth became veterans fast, and learned how to win early....and let's not forget that there were some tough teams in the old al west....oakland, minnesota(for a year), ect....
Gene