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  1. 29 Aug '08 21:41
    Is this the year the Cubs finally win a world series. They improved to 85-50 this afternoon and have won 7 straight now. This is their best season since 1945 and they look unstoppable. They are top 5 in hitting and pitching, so what do ya'll think? Can they win the big one?
  2. Standard member GalaxyShield
    Mr. Shield
    29 Aug '08 21:54
    Originally posted by JohnLennonForever
    Is this the year the Cubs finally win a world series. They improved to 85-50 this afternoon and have won 7 straight now. This is their best season since 1945 and they look unstoppable. They are top 5 in hitting and pitching, so what do ya'll think? Can they win the big one?
    No. AL will win. Angels, Rays and Red Sox could all handle the cubs easily, especially the first two.
  3. 29 Aug '08 21:59
    Originally posted by GalaxyShield
    No. AL will win. Angels, Rays and Red Sox could all handle the cubs easily, especially the first two.
    I hardly doubt that the Red Sox or Rays could handle the Cubs. I think the Angels are the only team with a chance and even they are dropping off the radar of late. Rays will win their division but inexperience will not allow them to go far in the playoffs.
  4. Standard member GalaxyShield
    Mr. Shield
    29 Aug '08 23:02 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by JohnLennonForever
    I hardly doubt that the Red Sox or Rays could handle the Cubs. I think the Angels are the only team with a chance and even they are dropping off the radar of late. Rays will win their division but inexperience will not allow them to go far in the playoffs.
    Both the Red Sox and Rays have better pitching than anything you'll see in the NL Central, other than Sabathia. This will largely neutralize their hitting. Plus the AL has the DH, which will make it harder on your pitching.

    Your current Cubs' team isn't exactly playoff proven themselves, after getting swept last year by a team that couldn't score runs.

    Experience says the Rays shouldn't win their division, but if they do, I think they have a good shot at going deep (they're much better than the Brewers of last year who fell apart and let you in). Remember the Marlins coming out of no where to win the WS (who ironically knocked your Cubs out), even without winning their division (or did they? either way...)?.

    The Rays are still hanging on despite being injured, and they're beating top level teams. They're pitching isn't slowing signs of showing down, and if they get healthy in time for the playoffs, who knows what will happen.

    Edit: By the way, during inter league play this year, the Rays swept a 3-game set over the Cubs, including a win over Zambrano.
  5. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    29 Aug '08 23:56
    Originally posted by JohnLennonForever
    Is this the year the Cubs finally win a world series. They improved to 85-50 this afternoon and have won 7 straight now. This is their best season since 1945 and they look unstoppable. They are top 5 in hitting and pitching, so what do ya'll think? Can they win the big one?
    in 2001, the mariners were 1st in hitting, pitching and fielding (the only team to do that) and still didnt even make the world series. weve still got to wait until the post season to find out what the cubbies have in them
  6. Standard member PocketKings
    Banned from edits
    30 Aug '08 02:31
    Originally posted by JohnLennonForever
    Is this the year the Cubs finally win a world series. They improved to 85-50 this afternoon and have won 7 straight now. This is their best season since 1945 and they look unstoppable. They are top 5 in hitting and pitching, so what do ya'll think? Can they win the big one?
    They were given that game on 2 atrocious calls.
  7. 30 Aug '08 18:10
    Originally posted by JohnLennonForever
    Is this the year the Cubs finally win a world series. They improved to 85-50 this afternoon and have won 7 straight now. This is their best season since 1945 and they look unstoppable. They are top 5 in hitting and pitching, so what do ya'll think? Can they win the big one?
    Destiny.
  8. Standard member GalaxyShield
    Mr. Shield
    31 Aug '08 22:12
    Originally posted by JohnLennonForever
    I hardly doubt that the Red Sox or Rays could handle the Cubs. I think the Angels are the only team with a chance and even they are dropping off the radar of late. Rays will win their division but inexperience will not allow them to go far in the playoffs.
    Also: The Cubs only have a 1 game lead in the overall standings over the Rays, which is substantial considering the Rays play in a far, far tougher league and division.

    Again, the Rays swept the Cubs earlier in the year.
  9. Subscriber shortcircuit
    The Energizer
    31 Aug '08 23:35 / 1 edit
    Astros are playing tough now. Let's see how the Cubs fare against Houston. I do think it would be ironic though if the team Lou Piniella left met up against the team he left them for. I think that is unlikely since I don't really see the Rays coming out of the AL, but stranger things have happened. I like the experience of the Angels and the Bo Sox, but I am not yet ready to count out the Twins or the White Sox and they also have plenty of experience.

    The Cubs might get there out of the NL, although, whoever wins the east could be their stiffest competition, and Arizona would be the darlings of the dance and have alot of talent if they can regain their composure and start winning some games.
  10. 01 Sep '08 14:30
    yeah, listen buddy just stick to chess
  11. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    01 Sep '08 15:10
    I thought this was about Liverpool.
  12. 01 Sep '08 22:49
    Originally posted by Palynka
    I thought this was about Liverpool.
    LOL.....
  13. Subscriber shortcircuit
    The Energizer
    01 Sep '08 22:59
    Originally posted by lapidus
    yeah, listen buddy just stick to chess
    It appears I know more about both topics than you, now doesn't it?

    Cubs lose 3-0, at home, to Houston. Have a nice day!!
  14. 02 Sep '08 11:16
    Originally posted by shortcircuit
    It appears I know more about both topics than you, now doesn't it?

    Cubs lose 3-0, at home, to Houston. Have a nice day!!
    Oswalt and Marquis both pitched well.

    Go Cubs.
  15. Subscriber shortcircuit
    The Energizer
    03 Sep '08 04:26
    Two in a row for the Astros. Brew crew loses too!!! Sphincters tightening?