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Mendoza Line

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  1. In an opposite situation, the UNC streak like tonight ended too with a last minute choke job by a bad team.
  2. I'm content with the fact that it is mathematically impossible for us to lose 100 games this season. We can't extend our "modest" 2 season streak by default.
  3. Also Millar making that postseaon pep rally commercial for the Red Sox's while still being an Oriole I thought was pretty low.
  4. Nice article. I was most interested in the organizational rankings by prospect WAR the author did. It passed the eye test with the Astros and Rays being some of the top. However I found it fascinating how several of the recent world series winners (or highly competitive teams) were so low on the prospect success rate. The Red Soxs, Giants, and Cubs have all had a lower prospect success rate than our much maligned farm, but have managed to churn out several, and near, WS winners. Not that this is of any comfort to we struggling O's fans, but I think this data suggests there is much more to a championship caliber organization than just having a top farm system.
  5. Price was basically the same until he broke out of it in the ALCS/WS last year.
  6. Quite a few Orioles as honorable mentions in that list
  7. This had always been my argument to non-baseball watchers. Outside of football, what other sport do you have so many interesting plays that could happen that you don't see every game? Triple plays, shutout outs, stolen bases, balks, steals of home, bunts singles etc. I don't watch the NBA because I feel like the lack of variation between games becomes monotonous and boring. I feel the three true outcomes style of the current game is making baseball like that. It is killing what makes baseball such an interesting and dynamic sport, the variety. I think this is really hurting the appeal for people.
  8. Can we vote for two seasons? They could a winning season in sequential years.
  9. Waiting to see the long term results of viewership ratings? Casual fans for sure dig the long ball.
  10. The question is then, has Wells made that adjustment already in the minor leagues to compensate for the subpar velocity? It would be a great story if the guy can compete in the majors at his velocity.
  11. I view it as you have 9 positions on the field you have to fill. In a perfect world, you'd be above average at as many possible positions to be a WS contender. If you move a guy off of catcher to like first base, who potentially could be the best in the league for a chunk of his career at catcher, you still need to find another guy be that above average guy at catcher. Unless you consider catcher a dispensable position and rather focus your resources at other positions.
  12. That's actually pretty sad that in 35 years we've never been better than 8th
  13. Guess the Braves didn't get the memo.
  14. I know it is much easier to get AA batters out on underwhelming stuff, but Wells, outside the K numbers is just dominating and is a year younger for the league. There's got to be something there right?
  15. So like once in the 35 year history did the lowest seed even make the finals. And the lowest seed to ever win was a 6th, once. I guess my point is that in the NFL and MLB, wild card teams go on to win the championship quite frequently in comparison. I think by having so many teams in the playoffs that essentially have no chance, it makes the first round relatively pointless.
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