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#62026 Forum >> Leagues >> III.3 Mesh77 12/16/2018 2:26:04 pm
Ten days ago we were 76-50, with something like a 10 game lead in the division. Since then we've gone 11-17 and have pretty much blown our shot to win. I have no idea how, absolutely none. Apart from the 2035 rerun where absolutely nothing worked, all we do is win games - and for 2/3 of this season we did that again, smooth as you like. Since then the hitting has been cold and the pitching awful, nearly a whole run worse than last year.

We need to win out and hope the Ravens slip, but even if we come back and take the next two off Corvallis tonight I doubt we'll manage it. Congrats lostraven.
#62027 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread wuggla 12/16/2018 2:45:31 pm
Injury both infielders. Hope to win lost. Always next season.
#62028 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft and Minors 2038 amalric7 12/16/2018 3:10:36 pm
Mixed draft in New York even though four of my ten picks are still on the roster (and two are on other teams). First round board was dreadful and the pick was a C&R who stayed cut. Second rounder Henry is another stud 2B prospect as long as his plate discipline rises. The rest are all filler - Barrett, Sanders and surprise tenth-rounder Higdon are all cuts waiting to happen.

I have a couple of vets to move on from on both sides of the ball, but given the potential cuts above I may just hang on to then and see how they do in update #0 next season. I did bring up three rookies late on this season and have a young team overall, so I have room to make options.

Most interesting problem for me is 2B. I thought Jensen (vs RHP) and Jacobs (vs LHP) were my future at the position but both sucked hard this year at the plate, so much so that I even ran Soto out there 23 times. And now Greer is up the position is crowded, and he should be the best defender of the bunch. Jensen's SS eligibility makes him a keeper and Jacobs still has room to grow (and improve), plus I can stick them in the OF if need be. Will see.
#62029 Forum >> Leagues >> IV.7 wuggla 12/16/2018 4:16:35 pm
Metalbat13 vs Deuce 2038. I hope next year is mine.
#62030 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Deuce 12/16/2018 5:18:33 pm
That sucks wuggla! It was a fun battle until this, good luck next season!
#62031 Forum >> Leagues >> IV.7 Deuce 12/16/2018 5:19:29 pm
I'm sure your time is coming, good luck next season!
#62032 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft and Minors 2038 Rock777 12/16/2018 5:27:59 pm
Two draftees still on the team for Haverhill, which means it was a good year for the Halflings.

#2 round pick, Daniel Larkin, provides a decent future option for SS, although I wish his Range was a bit higher. Also yet to be seen if he can actually make contact with the ball.

#7 round sleeper pick, Rueben Aviles, was a pleasant surprise. Completely untested at this point and has a LOT of developing too do, but looks like a decent risk/reward guy for the 7th round. I prefer my DH/1B guys to be lefties, but could still be a contributor if he develops. Very uncommon for a "Very Good Potential" to slip that far in the draft.

Overall minors look ok. I have a excess of 3B options cluttering A, so I'll have to keep an eye on that. Should be ok for pitchers, although I was forced to cut a couple decent prospects to make room. May end up regretting both the Trujillo and Nieto cuts in the future. Only time will tell.

Also cut Burnett, but I'm pretty sure he is a lifetime loser.

Alvarez played well for Novi, but I don't think he was ever going to cut it against II.1 East pitching,
so no regrets on that one at least :)

Somewhat regret not watching Orlando Ortega after I cut him. The future hall of Famer for Haverhill was picked up by another team for a couple of games and given a dumb nickname :( Now I'm stuck with it :(

Updated Sunday, December 16 2018 @ 5:28:13 pm PST
#62033 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread wickersty 12/16/2018 6:33:52 pm
Deadwood has had an utter and complete collapse to enter into the final series of the season. We went from having relegation all but avoided to ending the season totally ass backwards and likely now relegating. Injuries, garbage starting pitching, non existent hitting, and a 4 game season against the first place team. God I can’t believe I’m heading back to LL6. So depressing. I had a respectable season all season long, felt like I really belonged in LL5, and then a sh1t a turd to end the season. Sigh...

Updated Sunday, December 16 2018 @ 6:34:50 pm PST
#62034 Forum >> Leagues >> III.3 lostraven 12/16/2018 7:15:58 pm
@Mesh: You've put up a hell of a run, but indeed, the wheels have fallen off a bit over the last quarter of games. Something I noticed, however, was at the best of times your RISP was anywhere between 10 to 15 points above your team BA, and I was, to start the season, in sort of the opposite; my RISP was off compared to my batting average. Though now I'm getting a bit more lucky on the offensive side; RISP is 11 points above BA.

I think there was a small correction, and your SP also fell off the wagon a bit. (Your bullpen, though, has pretty much been nails all year.)

Not saying anything else for fear of a jinx. You have four more to play, me three. Magic number is two. Bet your ass I'm going to fight Dayton tooth and nail. Let's see what the last games bring.

Updated Sunday, December 16 2018 @ 7:18:39 pm PST
#62035 Forum >> Suggestions >> 2-round, best-of-5 playoffs buffmckagan 12/16/2018 11:51:07 pm
Haven't read the other responses, but the current system works best.

It would make no sense for a weaker team to be ultimately leapfrog a stronger team just because it played better in a 7-10 day span (of game time). If a second-place team won the playoffs, but didn't get promoted, feels like a waste of time to have even tried. If a first-place team loses the playoffs, and doesn't get promoted, then a generally quality season is lost. Having two teams make the playoffs per division would totally ruin any meaning to winning your division

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