The Most Interesting Thing I Have Read Today

“A.L. vs AAAA?” by Sean Forman in the New York Times.

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  • A lot of baseball fans say this jokingly but it seems/seemed pretty obvious, no?
    The Phillies can win the WS, no doubt, not saying that but overall it doesn’t even seem debatable?

    krueg October 27, 2009, 2:59 pm
  • Is should not be overlooked that St. Louis beat Detroit in 2006 because Detroit forgot how to play defense in that series, and Tampa last year … well, the Rays might have been the best team in the AL but they finally looked up and were awestruck, something most of us figured would be their undoing in September.

    I'm Bill McNeal October 27, 2009, 3:46 pm
  • “The Phillies can win the WS, no doubt, not saying that but overall it doesn’t even seem debatable?”
    No, krueg, it’s not. Unquestionably, a Philly win most likely would a collapse the equivalent of the Yankee payroll being reduced to that of the Marlins. Just too much to expect.

    I'm Bill McNeal October 27, 2009, 3:51 pm
  • The Phillies can win because they haven’t played any games yet :). NY left hurlers will pose big problems for Phillies lefty hitters – especially Ryan Howard.
    probably NY in 5 – I didn’t look, but I’m assuming the Yankees are going with a 3 man rotation?

    dw (sf) October 27, 2009, 3:59 pm
  • “The Phillies can win the WS, no doubt, not saying that but overall it doesn’t even seem debatable?”
    No, krueg, it’s not. Unquestionably, a Philly win most likely would a collapse the equivalent of the Yankee payroll being reduced to that of the Marlins. Just too much to expect.
    Huh? I meant that if the Phillies win the WS, it still doesn’t mean that the NL is even close to as good as the AL. Like you guys always say, too small a sample. Phillies could sweep the series and it still doesn’t mean the NL is better than the AL, just that the Phillies were better than the Yankees in a 7 game series.
    If you were agreeing sorry, your post is unclear to me. :)

    krueg October 27, 2009, 4:44 pm
  • Hey IBM what were the payrolls of the Sox in 2004 and 2007 versus the Rockies and Cards?

    Joe October 27, 2009, 7:12 pm
  • That’s irrelevant Joe because the Yankees spend more than anyone else…that’s all that matters. ;)

    krueg is HYPED October 27, 2009, 7:14 pm
  • You know, watching the shows on MLB network and ESPN it seems that most think the Phillies are going to win???

    krueg is HYPED October 27, 2009, 7:21 pm
  • I thought it was common knowledge that the Yankees lent their best players to the teams Boston was playing? How dare anyone think that those historic playoff series were fought on anything less than even ground! ;)

    AndrewYF October 27, 2009, 7:28 pm
  • Not sure, krueg, but I’ve wondered. I’ve been feeling the same thing. I think it is because of my leanings. Tough to say though.

    attackgerbil October 27, 2009, 7:46 pm

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