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Which means we draft no higher than 3rd and possibly 4th.

Yeah at this point it's pretty much between a battle with Arizona for the third draft pick. However the season ends, I'll be pleased. If we lose these last two and draft third, no big deal; we're going to get a great talent. If we win these last two games and draft fourth, no big deal; we're still going to get a great talent. Ideally, though, both Baltimore and Arizona win out and we get the third draft pick.

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I'm hoping that Arizona goes on a little tear. I'm not convinced that Cole or Purke will fall below 3. The O's just need to continue to add to their starting pitching depth, IMO.

It will be interesting to see which route JJ goes. If Cole, Rendon and Purke are all gone by the time we pick, I wouldn't mind going with Norris even.

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We win the tiebreaker with KC, so we're guaranteed no worse than 4th. If we tie with AZ, we also get that tiebreaker.

Call me selfish and shortsighted, but I want to win these last two games even if us costs us a spot in the draft. I want the players and the fans to end the season feeling great about how it all ended.

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We win the tiebreaker with KC, so we're guaranteed no worse than 4th. If we tie with AZ, we also get that tiebreaker.

Call me selfish and shortsighted, but I want to win these last two games even if us costs us a spot in the draft. I want the players and the fans to end the season feeling great about how it all ended.

I think they already have. I don't think a two game losing streak at the end is going to negatively impact on what has happened since Buck took over.

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I think they already have. I don't think a two game losing streak at the end is going to negatively impact on what has happened since Buck took over.

Right...I would like to see Matusz have a good start tomorrow and would like to see Nick have a nice 2 game stretch.

That's all I care about to end the season...Doesn't matter to me at all if we win these 2 games..I am just hoping we get the 3rd pick, however that happens.

I expect us to win 1 or both of these games though..I doubt Det can beat us both of these games.

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Right...I would like to see Matusz have a good start tomorrow and would like to see Nick have a nice 2 game stretch.

That's all I care about to end the season...Doesn't matter to me at all if we win these 2 games..I am just hoping we get the 3rd pick, however that happens.

I expect us to win 1 or both of these games though..I doubt Det can beat us both of these games.

I can't believe how far it seems Detroit has fallen. Without MCab, their lineup is atrocious.

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Upton on second base, only one out...

Edit: Montero strikes out. Upton on second base, two outs, Brandon Allen up (.412 OBP).

Edit: Allen strikes out. Ball game. Dbacks have to win tomorrow and we have to lose for us to draft third. But I'm not upset about fourth.

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Upton on second base, only one out...

Edit: Montero strikes out. Upton on second base, two outs, Brandon Allen up (.412 OBP).

Edit: Allen strikes out. Ball game. Dbacks have to win tomorrow and we have to lose for us to draft third. But I'm not upset about fourth.

If we win tomorrow Buck surpasses Francona as the manager with the most wins taking over a team after 72 games.

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If we win tomorrow Buck surpasses Francona as the manager with the most wins taking over a team after 72 games.
FWIW, I know that's the way it's been reported in the press, but it's wrong. Francona didn't take over after 73 losses; he managed the entire 1997 season. He started sinking the ship and then patched the holes. Showalter was the one cleaning up someone else's mess.
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FWIW, I know that's the way it's been reported in the press, but it's wrong. Francona didn't take over after 73 losses; he managed the entire 1997 season. He started sinking the ship and then patched the holes. Showalter was the one cleaning up someone else's mess.

Hmmm... Just looked it up and you're correct. Nicely done Tony. I should have looked it up before posting.

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