MLB The 2015 World Series. Royals win.

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  1. Fool's Requiem

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    Wild Card Round
    American League
    4. New York Yankees (0-3) 5. Houston Astros

    National League
    4. Pittsburgh Pirates (0-4) 5. Chicago Cubs

    League Division Series
    American League
    1. Kansas City Royals (3-2) 5. Houston Astros
    G1: 2-5 / G2: 5-4 / G3: 5-2 / G4: 6-9 / G5: 7-2

    2. Toronto Blue Jays (3-2) 3. Texas Rangers
    G1: 3-5 / G2: 4-6 (14) / G3: 1-5 / G4: 4-8 / G5: 6-3

    National League
    1. St. Louis Cardinals
    (1-3) 5. Chicago Cubs
    G1: 4-0 / G2: 3-6 / G3: 8-6 / G4: 6-4

    2. Los Angeles Dodgers (2-3) 3. New York Mets
    G1: 1-3 / G2: 5-2 / G3: 13-7 / G4: 1-3 / G5: 2-3

    League Championship Series
    American League
    1. Kansas City Royals (4-2) 2. Toronto Blue Jays
    G1: 5-0 / G2: 6-3 / G3: 11-8 / G4: 2-14 / G5: 7-1 / G6: 4-3

    National League
    3. New York Mets (4-0) 5. Chicago Cubs
    G1: 4-2 / G2: 4-1 / G3: 2-5 / G4: 3-8

    The 2015 World Series
    The Kansas City Royals (4-1) The New York Mets
    G1: 5-4 (14) / G2: 7-1 / G3: 9-3 / G4: 3-5 / G5: 2-7 (12)


    The 2015 World Series Champions are: The Kansas City Royals!
     
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  2. BigDaddy

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    Crazy dominant performance. He struck out nine in a row before recording the final out (17 total strikeouts). He only threw 109 pitches. The only base runner was from an error.

    I'm hoping the Royals can hold on to home field advantage in the AL. I don't like the prospects of playing in Toronto anymore than they have to. But first things fist, have to take care of business in the ALDS. The pitching finally seems to be coming around in the final week, so that's a good sign. It will hard to top last year's October though, unless they can finish the job in the World Series this time. Go Royals!
     
  3. Rick52

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    I always make a thread once the season is over using the first post for info and such

    you have left me without a purpose

    I feel as useless as the Tigers

    okay not that useless
     
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    Sorry, I wasn't sure if you were going to do it this year.
     
  5. shortkut

    shortkut idea man Moderator Premium Member

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    If the yankees can make it past the play-in game I will consider it a successful season
     
  6. Fool's Requiem

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    IMO, I don't think the Yankees are a good team.
     
  7. shortkut

    shortkut idea man Moderator Premium Member

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    they aren't, but they are still better than the indians (despite losing most games to them this season).

    I want to trade teix, make bird starting 1B next year; replace beltran with mason williams; get ackley back to his top prospect status at 2B, keep elsbury healthy, and tell tanaka to stop holding back. That will be a good team without needing to make many outside moves
     
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    The Indians are middle of the road because of the offense. They're a solid 1B and DH away from being a really good team.
     
  9. shortkut

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    in baseball, the only way you are 1 or 2 players away from being a really good team is if you are referring to a frontline starter and/or closer.
     
  10. Coleman

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    Even this is ridiculously debatable. Baseball, I think, is the purest of the team sport. The one sport no matter how good your best player is you simply can't win without an all around effort.

    GREAT pitcher? Still have to hit. (See; Felix Hernandez on the Mariners pretty much since he debuted.)
    GREAT hitter? Still have to pitch. (See; Paul Goldshmidt the last few years.)

    Then take a look at a team like the Tigers, 2011-2014, Justin Verlander (one of the best in baseball), Miguel Cabrera (one of the best in baseball), Scherzer, V-Mart, Kinsler, Avila, Jackson, Hunter. Just a complete all around team.

    You can't win without a lineup, and you can't win without a rotation, and you USUALLY can't even win without a bullpen.

    A 1B or a DH won't make a difference if you can't pitch.

    (Red Sox 2015, one of the best team since the All-Star break, top 3 in a number of very important offensive categories, can't pitch worth a shit, negative record, no playoffs.)
     
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    I was actually thinking of the tigers from then. If they had one or two good relievers, they would not have thrown away so many victories. I didn't mean to imply that a top tier starter or closer will always make the difference, but if I had to pick the only positions where it would be possible, that is it
     
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    DON'T REMIND ME ABOUT THOSE TEAMS FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

    (also FR, officially requesting permission to edit your first post with playoffs info)
     
  13. Fool's Requiem

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    Updates:

    Rangers clinched the AL West, Astros the final Wild Card spot. Royals have homefield advantage. Pirates will host the Cubs, Yankees will host the Astros.

    Upcoming Schedule:

    AL Wild Card
    Oct 6 - 8:00 PM EST (ESPN)
    Astros @ Yankees


    NL Wild Card
    Oct 7 - 8:00 PM EST (ESPN)
    Cubs @ Pirates


    ALDS

    Rangers vs Blue Jays (FS1, Fox, MLBN/SNET)
    Game 1 - TEX @ TOR (Oct 8, Time TBD)

    Astros/Yankees vs Royals (FS1, Fox, MLBN)
    Game 1 - HOU/NYY @ KC (Oct 8, TBD)


    NLDS
    Mets vs Dodgers (TBS)
    Game 1 - NYM @ LAD (Oct 9, TBD)

    Cubs/Pirates vs Cardinals (TBS)
    Game 1 - CHC/PIT @ STL (Oct 9, TBD)

    I'll add the games as things progress.
     
  14. Fool's Requiem

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    Already ahead of you. Just got home from the final Indians game. If you think you can make it look better, be my guest. :)
     
  15. Jon

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    Just look at those teams that made the playoffs. Now picture this is the early 2000s. Try not to laugh.
     
  16. shortkut

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    if we pretend it is 2000 then the yankees win the subway series!
     
  17. The Eye in the Sky!

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    Part of me wants the Cubs to win because Theo Epstein is the G.O.A.T. as a GM.

    Imagine looking at that around 2001 or 2002 saying Theo Epstein has helped build a couple of Red Sox championships and a Cubs title. He'd be a baseball legend.

    But the other part of me wants the Royals to win because I'm tired of the NL... mostly the Giants and Cardinals. And the Royals seem like a cool team to root for. Smallish market, mostly home grown talent, no big named superstars, BigDaddy, BBQ...

    But if its Royals v. Cubs, I'm rooting for the Cubbies. Anyone else, I'm on the Royals bandwagon.
     
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    I want Houston to win it.
     
  20. Fool's Requiem

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    That's going to be a tall order to fill...
     
  21. Coleman

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    @shortkut hahahahaha SABATHIA hahahahahaha

    That is all.
     
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    to be honest, we would probably lose whatever game he would have pitched anyway
     
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    I'll take it!

    I wasn't sure who I'd rather see the Royals play, the Astros or Yankees, but the Sabathia news makes me lean toward the Yankees. The Royals have generally struggled against lefty starters, and avoiding Kuechel and Kazmir would be nice. The madness begins tomorrow...
     
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    Yeah because Jose Altuve is only like 4 feet tall!
     
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    Short jokes? Have we really shrunk to that level?
     
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    So, the Yankees lost to the Astros so that means the Royals play the Astros.

    At the end of June, the Royals were swept in Houston, but won two out of 3 at home the following month.
    Houston has a 4-2 lead in the series, however, that was when Houston playing well. Neither KC nor Houston played well down the stretch, but I'm sure the Royals will come out on top. I bet the series goes to 5 games.
     
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    I'm one series closer to my desire for the Astros to win it all.
     
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    Assuming the Cubs' pitching doesn't collapse here, we're going to be seeing a Cardinals vs Cubs ALDS series.

    Go Cubs.
     
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    Cubs win, 4-0. Arrieta pitched a complete game. 4H, 0BB, 11Ks. 113 pitches. Dude hit two batters with his pitches, though.
     
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    Rick, the blue lettering you have for the Cubs is terrible for the "Flat Awesome Dark" theme...