Originally posted by whodeyInstead of making a parody out of the game because of a lack of financial parity, perhaps you might try imagining that all players were created equal.
I now what your think'in, but it ain't that kind of fantasy baseball. The kind I am talking about starts by taking away half of the teams in existence. That means those teams spending over $100 million a year go bye bye, ESPECIALLY THE YANKEES!! You know, it would allow for the bottom dwellers to have a reason to get out of bed in the morning. In fact, pr ...[text shortened]... much everything including life itself. In fact, it works much better than a cold shower.
Originally posted by shortcircuitActually I have given up the game entirely now. This will be the first year I stop watching my Dreds. It has been in the works for some time now. In fact, I have not watched the last three World Series. Don't get me wrong, I love the game, but abhor what MLB has become.
Instead of making a [b]parody out of the game because of a lack of financial parity, perhaps you might try imagining that all players were created equal.
Then your farce could be in full force while the blonds parading in bikinis leave you blind and babbling incoherently. Does this scenario seem more appealing than appalling at this early juncture of the season?[/b]
Originally posted by whodeyYou are an unprincipled joke.
Actually I have given up the game entirely now. This will be the first year I stop watching my Dreds. It has been in the works for some time now. In fact, I have not watched the last three World Series. Don't get me wrong, I love the game, but abhor what MLB has become.
Originally posted by quackquackChapman is only one person. Do you know who is going to start on opening day for the Dreds? It is Harang. Harang was miseable last year, and by all indications is on his last legs. One man like Chapman is not going to change a team that is bad to mediocre like the Dreds. So what if Chapman pans out for the Dreds? Chances are he will either be a Yankee because he will demand so much money they can't afford him or they will keep him but will be unable to afford to build a team around him and still stay below the $80 million dollar mark. For a team who's best pitcher last year was washed up Bronson Arroyo, they have little reason to have much hope this year. Don't get me wrong, I commend them for obtaining Chapman, but overall they are simply a mess.
You are an unprincipled joke.
The team you claim you no longer root for outbid everyone for Chapman. How bad can their finances really be? Of course you never mention that but you only tak about finances when it is convenient. For instance, when you talk about college football you never mention that the team you root for Ohio State has an "unfair ad fare. Just admit the reality -- your team sucks and does not belong in the major leagues.
Originally posted by uzlessMy solution would be to realign teams based upon payroll ONLY. That would mean putting teams together around the $10 million mark of each other. For example, in the Dreds division the top three dominating teams are the Astros, Cardinals, and Cubs and they are also the highest in payroll. They should remain together I think. The rest of the division should break away such as the Reds, Pirates, and Brewers but should remain together.
yap yap yap....even baseball admits it's getting boring and that is why they are looking at re-alignment. You should look to see the american east get moved around and/or boston/ny split up.
Selig himself admits that the current state of the game needs adjusting.
Originally posted by quackquackThe fact remains that the three biggest spenders in the Dreds division are the ones that end up having winning seasons on average. Each of the three teams out spend the Dreds bv about $30 million a year. Perhaps for you that is not such a big deal, but the reality is that $30 million can buy some pretty fine talent. Granted, among the three the Cardinals are the best organization despite being out spent by the Cubs, but not by much. The Cardinals are simply better at getting more bang for their buck. They should then be rewarded by being placed in a division with other teams who spend equal amounts of money. I would much rather see teams be rewarded for their baseball smarts than I would see the Yankees just buy championships. Conversely, if you put the Brewers and Dreds and Pirates in the same division, the Brewers are the better organization and would more than likely dominate even though their pay rolls are comparable. Having said that, at least the Dreds have a fighting chance despite not being a better organization, and yes, I would stop crying.
We can't continually put teams in different divisions based on how much they spend each day. Would you stop crying if we put the Reds in the same division as the Twins and the Rays? You play the Pirates 18 times a year, you get revenue sharing, you don't have to be in the same division as the real big spenders of Boston, NY or LA or Philly. People ...[text shortened]... L Central is too tough deserve either free mental health, franchise relocation or contraction.
Originally posted by quackquackLook at the division winners last season and look at they pay rolls they have. Nuff said. In fact, do it for the preceeding year. What is so hard to understand? I suppose it is arguable that if you are a "feeloader" as an owner you will not spend much on your team to begin with. They put their money where their mouths are. Of course, teams like Tampa and the Twins seem to want to be compettitive. In fact, both have broken the odds and made the play offs despite not having high pay rolls. Then again, how many World Championships have either won in recent memory?
Money helps. But baseball already implements more than enough of what crybabies like your self want, The Yankees, Red Sox and Tampa are already together in the toughest division. Sure Boston and New York spends as much as anyone else and Tampa has a good young talent as anyone else. All three teams would probably be favorite if they were in the AL o ...[text shortened]... hat they are too top teams providing high quality entertainment for their fans and the sport.
Originally posted by whodeyFact: more different teams win world series than football teams win super bowls. The Twins won in 1987 and 1991. Toronto won twice in the 1990s. The Marlins won twice in that era. The Pirates won twice in 1970s. Maybe I am missing it: when did the Clippers, Nets, Pacers, Kings wins twice? when did the Jets, Falcons, Lions, Vikings win twice. Ignore the facts. Cry about lack of parity in baseball. The best team loses a 1/3 of their games in baseball. Certainly not true in the NBA and NFL
Look at the division winners last season and look at they pay rolls they have. Nuff said. In fact, do it for the preceeding year. What is so hard to understand? I suppose it is arguable that if you are a "feeloader" as an owner you will not spend much on your team to begin with. They put their money where their mouths are. Of course, teams like Tampa an ...[text shortened]... t to see which team will be in the World Series this year. The suspence is just killing me!!
Originally posted by quackquackHeck, my own Dreds won a World Series in 1990. They then went on to almost make the playoffs the year baseball went on strike in the mid 90's, the after the strike baseball changed.
Fact: more different teams win world series than football teams win super bowls. The Twins won in 1987 and 1991. Toronto won twice in the 1990s. The Marlins won twice in that era. The Pirates won twice in 1970s. Maybe I am missing it: when did the Clippers, Nets, Pacers, Kings wins twice? when did the Jets, Falcons, Lions, Vikings win twice. Ignore ...[text shortened]... . The best team loses a 1/3 of their games in baseball. Certainly not true in the NBA and NFL
Originally posted by whodeyYour predictions would be more accurate, interesting and convincing if you looked at the quality of players on the team. For example, I too picked the Twins for second place even though the Twins are actually spending more money than ever (perhaps you saw the Joe Mauer contract and the new stadium) but with Morneau coming off an injury and Nathan out for the year it might be hard to repeat.
Just for fun, I will predict the MLB standings at the end of the year 2010.
1. Yankees (Boston is a possible alternative, as always. One will win the division and the other the wild card)
3. Tampa (Has a winning season simply because they are well run. Possible wild card)
2. Twins ( ...[text shortened]... e)
3. Rockies (had the wild card last year but not again)