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    Looking at the schedule for the last three days we have:

    Florida at NY Mets
    Washington at Philadelphia
    Cubs at Cincinnati
    Sand Diego at Milwaukee
    Arizona at Colorado

    Colorado has won 10 straight and Arizona has lost three in a row (two of those to the lowly Pirates). I really don't see Arizona winning NL West, that will go to Colorado. I think Colorado sweeps on their incredible hitting and beats out San Diego and Arizona by a nose with 90 wins. It doesn't hurt that the D'Backs have Webb going today against the Pirates rather than tomorrow against the Rockies in the series opener. Arizona and San Diego will finish with 89 wins but lose to the Mets in a mini-playoff series.

    I see the Cubs taking care of business in the NL Central.

    And finally, I see the Phillies taking the NL East, stealing it away from the pitiful Mets. However I don't see the Mets losing too many more games and hanging on for the wild card, beating Arizona and the Padres in a playoff series.

    So, here's how it will look:

    1. Colorado - 90 wins*
    2. Philadelphia - 90 wins
    3. Chicago - 85 wins
    4. New York - 89 wins

    Missing Out - Arizona with 89 wins, San Diego with 89 wins

    *Colorado beats Philly in the season series 4 to 3.
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    Oh yeah, Atlanta (and John Smoltz) will lose tonight to Philly elminating them from the race. So pipe down Braves fans.
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    27 Sep '07 13:351 edit
    Originally posted by darvlay
    Looking at the schedule for the last three days we have:

    Florida at NY Mets
    Washington at Philadelphia
    Cubs at Cincinnati
    Sand Diego at Milwaukee
    Arizona at Colorado

    Colorado has won 10 straight and Arizona has lost three in a row (two of those to the lowly Pirates). I really don't see Arizona winning NL West, that will go to Colorado. I think Co with 89 wins, San Diego with 89 wins

    *Colorado beats Philly in the season series 4 to 3.
    Bold is one thing, but saying the Rockies will wind up winning their last 14 to take the division is madness. Madness, I say!

    The NL sucks anyway.
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    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Bold is one thing, but saying the Rockies will wind up winning their last 14 to take the division is madness. Madness, I say!

    The NL sucks anyway.
    That's the kind of madness I can get behind!

    Yeah, the NL sucks in general, but as seen time after time, anyone could win it all. Take the pitiful Cardinals for example... Or should we blame that on Detroit's choking?
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    Originally posted by darvlay
    That's the kind of madness I can get behind!

    Yeah, the NL sucks in general, but as seen time after time, anyone could win it all. Take the pitiful Cardinals for example... Or should we blame that on Detroit's choking?
    Anyone can win a short series in baseball, so the WS is always a crap shoot. I wouldn't know anything about last year's WS; I didn't watch any of it. Kenny Rogers throwing shutouts in the post-season was too surreal for me; I thought it was all just a bad dream.
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    I see Philly and Colorado also, two hottest times at this time, which always says alot in the last days of a season and the playoffs.

    The NL is not horrible, I do think the three best teams are in the AL, but that doesn't make the NL horrible, and the best of the best in both leagues can beat each other any given day. A 90 win season is an excellent season.

    As long as the Phillies leave Adam Eaton, Tom Gordon and Antonio Alfonseca as far away from the mound as they possibly can, then they can definitely win the NL.
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    That would be outrageous if Colorado won the NL West! I guess it is plausible since they do end the season playing Arizona. You have to remember though, hot teams in the MLB can become cold real fast. Just look at the Padres, they had a 7 game win streak with a very solid ERA and then the Rockies come to town and they drop 3 and Cameron and Bradley get injured. Anyways, this weekend is going to be very interesting!
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    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Bold is one thing, but saying the Rockies will wind up winning their last 14 to take the division is madness. Madness, I say!

    The NL sucks anyway.
    And another point about your NL sucks trash. Interesting point on MLB.com today. This is only the second time in baseball history that no team is above .600 and no team is below .400. The talent is pretty well spread out right now.
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    Five-way / Four-way Playoff Tiebreaker Scenarios:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3038686

    As a baseball fan I would like to witness this, but as a Padre fan I hope they aren't part of it.
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    Originally posted by PocketKings
    And another point about your NL sucks trash. Interesting point on MLB.com today. This is only the second time in baseball history that no team is above .600 and no team is below .400. The talent is pretty well spread out right now.
    Interesting point: the AL won 137 interleague games to the NL's 115 this year. The top AL teams killed the NL; the four playoff teams were 45-27 against the NL. http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/standings?stable=expand
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    Originally posted by darvlay
    ...It doesn't hurt that the D'Backs have Webb going today against the Pirates rather than tomorrow against the Rockies in the series opener. ...
    Apparently Bob Melvin read this forum this morning. Webb was replaced an hour before the game so that he could pitch tomorrow's opener against the Rockies. His replacement Micah Owings pitched 6.1 shutout innings for the win and went 4 for 4. 😛
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    Phillies tie the collapsing Mets atop the NL East. Its amazing in that stadium right now, the white and red rally towels swirling and flying everywhere. Havn't had this kind of excitement since 93 😛

    Hamels to mound tonight against the Nats. Go Marlins, take a beating to the Mets!
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    Originally posted by PocketKings
    Phillies tie the collapsing Mets atop the NL East. Its amazing in that stadium right now, the white and red rally towels swirling and flying everywhere. Havn't had this kind of excitement since 93 😛

    Hamels to mound tonight against the Nats. Go Marlins, take a beating to the Mets!
    I remember '93 very well. Heh heh.
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    Any team can win in the playoffs (for example last years world series) but I think all 4 playoff teams in the AL are better than anyone in the NL. Colorado is on a great run but they gotta lose soon.
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    Originally posted by darvlay
    I remember '93 very well. Heh heh.
    So do I 😠 and so does Mitch Williams, who I have hung out with a few times since that fateful night. man that really sucked :'(
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