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Old 10-02-2006, 01:10 AM   #1
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Default October -- Thoughts of the Day

Playoffs are here.
AL -- Detroit vs New York, Oakland vs Minnesota
NL -- Los Angeles vs New York, St. Louis vs San Diego
My predictions
New York over Detroit, Minnesota over Oakland. LA over the Mets, San Diego over the Cardinals.
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The Yankees' loss on Sunday means that no major-league team managed even a .600 winning percentage this season - the second time in the new millennium this has happened (it also occurred in 2000).

So much for baseball's alleged lack of competitive balance.

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New York over Detroit, Minnesota over Oakland. LA over the Mets, San Diego over the Cardinals.
I agree. Detroit just sort of lost their steam at the end of the season - I can't see them winning in 5.
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Well at least my Atlanta Braves won their last game of the year. John Smoltz finished the season 16-9. Not bad for an old man.
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Dave over at U.S.S. Mariner posted what he would do for the M's offseason if he were GM. One transaction includes trading Rafael Soriano, Jeremy Reed, and Francisco Cruceta for Manny Ramirez.

Some actually think this is a no-brainer for Boston. Some (like me) think this would be a coup for Seattle. $38m/2 year contract be damned, the Red Soxs would be fools to trade a superstar for three prospects, two with legitimate injury concerns.
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Yankees and Mets finished the season with the best records in the A.L. and N.L., pretty cool. I agree with all of catman's picks.
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I also agree with catman's picks. Yankees and Dodgers probably have the easiest LDS series. The Tigers have clearly hit the wall (then again, Chicago did the same thing at the end of last season and then rebounded) and the Mets are without Pedro.

I'm praying for two AL sweeps. Anything to keep ESPN2 from televising a play off game at 1 PM on Saturday.
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Cubs say goodnight to Dusty. Team President/CEO Andy MacPhail resigned yesterday...

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/6023508

Let the healing begin....
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Finally they get rid of Dusty... A move that should of happened 2 seasons ago IMO. Who are the front runners for the job?
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Good question, Steve...

I learned after the '69 meltdown to not get too involved or get my hopes up to high....
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This was disappointing to read: I wouldn't expect it from the Twins...
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September 29, 2006 -- CARL POHLAD may be the 78th wealthiest person in America with a 2005 net worth of $2.8 billion as gauged by Forbes Magazine, but the owner of the Twins sure seems to be suffering from some serious skyscraper envy.
Why else would he tell a writer from the St. Paul Pioneer Press: "I'd rather play the Yankees [in the first round of the playoffs] because I know we can beat them?"
http://www.nypost.com/seven/09292006...rry_brooks.htm

Just close your mouth and play (or let your players play in this case) - why is that so hard for some people. The last team you wanna talk trash about is the Yankees.... geez!
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These rich boys are so used to speaking their mind in their Ivory Towers that they just feel insulated from saying something stupid.

I'm sure the Twins are just fuming that their owner is spoutin' off....
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Yeah... when I give it more thought - the ways those guys have been playen ball - I doubt any "off the field" distractions will have an effect on them.
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Agreed...

I don't think much if anything'll distract those guys focus but they're so quiet on the woofin' side of things that'll it'll probably irk the **** out of 'em to have someone else talkin' for 'em when they've made their play usually do it...
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As to "Uncle Carl", he is a bit too old to run a team. He really should turn over his assets to those that can.
The statement may make Gardy and the team a bit irritated, and they may just play a bit better against the A's and then the Yankees.
As to the Cubs job, I think Girardi will get it, although he isn't as clear a choice as he was a couple of weeks ago. Maybe Alou?
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