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  1. I remember watching that show while I was at the office, and I really enjoyed it. Until the ending, that just killed it for me. The Vince walks by everybody part I liked, but once the Limo exploded I suddenly felt like I had wasted three hours of my life. Was that the last thing you got in the arena, or did they do a dark match or something to send the crowd home not scratching their heads?

    That was the last thing we saw.


  2. I always counted the division series winners as division champions. That's pretty standard in leagues that utilize the split season format every year, typically in A ball. If it helps, it gives Montreal another division title, and Oakland retains their's.

     

    Besides, if I had to explain how the Cardinals and Reds won division titles and neither made the playoffs, my head would explode.


  3. The Brewers have one division title, the other was a wild card berth.

     

    It's a shame that the Expos' run from 1979-81 has been forgotten. They won the division title in 1981, and lost the pennant races on the final weekend in both 1979 and '80. They had Gary Carter and Andre Dawson in their lineup, Steve Rogers as their ace. A couple breaks and they might (might) have been a dynasty.


  4. Orosco and Plesac obviously are not Hall of Famers, but they both had remarkable careers. Orosco of course pitched forever. In that classic 1986 NLCS, he took the win in three of the final four games. Plesac was top ten all time in strikeouts per nine. It almost makes you wish the Hall of Very Good had a sub-section for middle relievers and set up men.

     

    Here's a fun Jesse Orosco game.

     

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CI...198607220.shtml


  5. The only guy I might bump him above is Savery, but depending on my mood I might put Knapp over him so it is pretty even. Knapp is the guy I am really interested in seeing how he progresses this coming season.

     

    Savery had decent peripherals, including just 10 home runs in 150 innings. I think he deserves another season before throwing in the towel. Knapp is quite an interesting prospect. The problem with developing a list like this from my perspective is that I hardly have an opportunity to scout guys like Knapp, Vance Worley, and the other recent draftees. I need to go off of scouting reports.

     

    That group could shift around quite a bit.

     

    Anthony Hewitt makes me a sad panda, but I don't see anyone you can make an argument to put him over without going on pure projection.

     

    It's all projection. Based on results, he wouldn't rate. But there's a small possibility he turns in to a good player, and that rates at least some ranking. Around #30 is often where you find a Rule V draftee anyway.

     

    Not on board the Marson bandwagon?

     

    He had five home runs last season in Reading. I can't see holding down a job quite yet without more power. I think he becomes an MLB starter, I just like the top six better.


  6. I don't care about ERA for relievers because of the specialization of their use. Wood had a big edge on Lidge in WHIP and K/BB Ratio. I can see putting Lidge as a high as 5th but definitely not above Soria.

    Rivera, Soria and Nathan are the three I'd rank above Lidge. It is probably not entirely fair to qualify relievers by baserunner prevention, but not by run prevention. Both metrics you used penalize Lidge because he walks many hitters. A couple of salient points.

     

    1. Batters hit 23 extra base hits against Kerry Wood compared to just 13 against Brad Lidge. Batters have far more difficulty hitting Lidge with any kind of authority. If you want to use a metric outside ERA, look at opponents' OPS. Lidge's hitters hit .565, compared to .632 for Lidge.

    2. Lidge did not blow a save all season.

    3. To emphasize the second point, Lidge led all relievers this season in Win Probability added. That metric sees him nearly a full win more valuable than any other relief pitcher this season.


  7. Giants 8

    Dodgers 9

    WP: Moore, LP: Ramos

     

    Five RBI day for Bill Dickey, including the game winning single in the tenth inning. Another fantastic game.

     

    09-04-2008 10:37:33  # 1 --------------------------------------------------- 
    Lineup: 08 Giants
    McDougald         3B
    White             DH
    Keller            LF
    Mantle            CF
    Gordon            2B
    Skowron           1B
    Meusel            RF
    Howard            C
    Rizzuto           SS
    Lineup: 08 Dodgers
    Elberfeld         SS
    Murcer            CF
    O'Neill           RF
    B.Ruth            LF
    Dickey            C
    Lazzeri           2B
    Baylor            DH
    Baker             3B
    Etten             1B
         Inn. 1: 08 Giants
    [Starter] Pettitte
    McDougald         K          . . .
    White             6-3        . . .
    Keller            K          . . .
         Inn. 1: 08 Dodgers
    [Starter] Reynolds
    Elberfeld         4          . . .
    Murcer            8          . . .
    O'Neill           1B         . . X
    B.Ruth            K          . . X
         Inn. 2: 08 Giants
    Mantle            6-3        . . .
    Gordon            K          . . .
    Skowron           BB         . . X
    Meusel            3B         X . . 1
    Howard            4-3        X . .
         Inn. 2: 08 Dodgers
    Dickey            9          . . .
    Lazzeri           5-3        . . .
    Baylor            2B         . X .
    Baker             6-3        . X .
         Inn. 3: 08 Giants
    Rizzuto           7          . . .
    McDougald         BB         . . X
    White             K          . . X
    Keller            1B         . X X
    Mantle            5-3        X X .
         Inn. 3: 08 Dodgers
    Etten             1B         . . X
    Elberfeld         BB         . X X
    Murcer            8          . X X
    O'Neill           BB         X X X
    B.Ruth            E-1        X X X 1
    Dickey            BB         X X X 1
    Lazzeri           6-4 F      X . X 1
    Baylor            5          X . X
         Inn. 4: 08 Giants
    Gordon            1B         . . X
    Skowron           8          . . X
    Meusel            8          . . X
    Howard            BB         . X X
    Rizzuto           6          . X X
         Inn. 4: 08 Dodgers
    Baker             4-3        . . .
    Etten             9          . . .
    Elberfeld         1B         . . X
    *SB:Elberfeld     SB         . X .
    Murcer            BB         . X X
    O'Neill           K          . X X
         Inn. 5: 08 Giants
    McDougald         2B         . X .
    White             7          . X .
    Keller            BB         . X X
    Mantle            E-6        . X X 1
    *SB:Keller        SB/E-2     X . . 1
    *SB:Mantle        SB         X . . 1
    Gordon            8 SACF     . . . 1
    Skowron           HR         . . . 1
    Meusel            2B         . X .
    Howard            8          . X .
         Inn. 5: 08 Dodgers
    B.Ruth            BB         . . X
    Dickey            8          . . X
    *SB:B.Ruth        SB         . X .
    Lazzeri           K          . X .
    Baylor            HR         . . . 2
    Baker             1-3        . . .
         Inn. 6: 08 Giants
    Rizzuto           BB         . . X
    McDougald         4-3        . X .
    White             K          . X .
    Keller            BB         . X X
    [Relief] Stanton
    Mantle            6-3        X X .
         Inn. 6: 08 Dodgers
    Etten             4-3        . . .
    Elberfeld         6-3        . . .
    Murcer            1B         . . X
    O'Neill           6          . . X
         Inn. 7: 08 Giants
    Gordon            2B         . X .
    Skowron           1B         . . X 1
    Meusel            5-3 SAC    . X .
    Howard            K          . X .
    Rizzuto           2B         . X . 1
    McDougald         7          . X .
         Inn. 7: 08 Dodgers
    B.Ruth            1B         . . X
    Dickey            HR         . . . 2
    [Relief] Hamilton
    Lazzeri           1B         . . X
    Baylor            7          . . X
    Baker             1          . . .
         Inn. 8: 08 Giants
    *EX:White (for PH)
    *PH:Cree          3B         X . .
    Keller            K          X . .
    Mantle            1B         . . X 1
    [Relief] Moore
    [email protected]:Mantle        CS 2-4     . . .
    Gordon            6          . . .
         Inn. 8: 08 Dodgers
    Etten             BB         . . X
    Elberfeld         1-3 SAC    . X .
    Murcer            BB         . X X
    [Relief] Duren
    O'Neill           K          . X X
    B.Ruth            BB         X X X
    Dickey            1B         X X X 1
    Lazzeri           K          X X X
         Inn. 9: 08 Giants
    Skowron           3-1        . . .
    Meusel            3B         X . .
    [email protected]:Meusel        1-2 SQ     . . .
    Howard            E-5        . . X
    Rizzuto           5-3        . X .
         Inn. 9: 08 Dodgers
    [Relief] Ramos
    Baylor            5          . . .
    Baker             E-4        . . X
    Etten             BB         . X X
    Elberfeld         6-4 F      X . X
    Murcer            K          X . X
         Inn. 10: 08 Giants
    McDougald         5-3        . . .
    *EX:Cree (for PH)
    *PH:Stirnweiss    6-3        . . .
    Keller            3UN        . . .
         Inn. 10: 08 Dodgers
    O'Neill           6-3        . . .
    B.Ruth            2B         . X .
    Dickey            1B         . . X 1

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