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The Twinkies have lost their 18th playoff game in a row! Hard feat to accomplish. You'd figure they would've won on accident in one of those games
 
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Yeah, I think it's time for the Cubs to re-tool/rebuild. They have some pitching pieces, but the bats need a rebuild. I would trade Rizzo and Bryant. I'd keep Baez since I think he will bounce back and when he is good, he's amazing. Contreras is interesting. I'd like to keep him, but if a big trade offer comes in, you probably have to make the trade since a rebuild will probably take a few years and catchers age quickly. Darvish is interesting too. I'm not sure he will still be in top form when a rebuild is done so it might make some sense to trade him this winter now that his value is back up where it should be after a great year.

It's just hard to believe that guys like Bryant, Rizzo, and Schwarber are hitting this bad. I never expect much average from Schwarber, but he's hovering around .200 this year. That's just remarkably bad and unplayable even with his power potential. Maybe the Bryant issue is the shoulder, but he hasn't looked the same for the last two years. He probably should have been traded last winter. They are never going to get full value for him now.

I also think that a guy like Ross who is young for a manager is probably the right kind of guy for a young team.
I agree. They probably should have moved Bryant last season, but I think they were trying to hold together the team that broke the curse. To stay successful and not go backwards, they'll have to make some big moves with fan favorites. Contreras could be an option to move, they have one of the top 10 catching specs in baseball with Miguel Amaya who has probably one of the highest floors at catcher due to his defense, leadership and OBP skills. Their pick from the 2020 draft, Ed Howard could be a good one and looking at their draft strategy lately, they are picking players up the middle so MI, P, CF and C which is a good strategy and some think the best strategy since you can move MIs and CFs the the corners if they out grow the positions.
 
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Required listening whenever the Marlins win a playoff series.

Horrible sounds like Creed minus the talent.

On that note Marlins are the only professional team to have never lost a playoff series in any of the four major American sports.
 

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Horrible sounds like Creed minus the talent.
Well Scott Stapp (the singer in the video) is actually the lead singer of Creed :ROFLMAO:

The Astros are looking great right now. I'm speaking WAY too soon but if they somehow ran the table this postseason, it would be the greatest gift I could ever ask from the horrible year that is 2020.
 

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Well Scott Stapp (the singer in the video) is actually the lead singer of Creed :ROFLMAO:

The Astros are looking great right now. I'm speaking WAY too soon but if they somehow ran the table this postseason, it would be the greatest gift I could ever ask from the horrible year that is 2020.
It would be the feather in the cap for every non-Astros fan in 2020. And would be funny as hell.
 

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Never seen a pitcher with Happy Feet pitching before lol kinda annoying .... Padres Pitcher Clevinger
 

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If the Dodgers are in, I'll watch. Dodgers were my dad's team. I've never really been into baseball; but these days, I can't really name ONE current player. Is it me or are there no personalities anymore?
 

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I want Dodgers/Rays

Id love to see Dodgers/Asterisks and see the Dodgers pitchers throw at the other team.
 

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also, **** the Astros
Oye, you know what's strange and a bit ironic about that 1983 Atlanta Braves team photo? That was one year removed from the famous, almost legendary 1982 Braves season where Atlanta won the NL West for the first time in 13 years, advanced to the NLCS where they held their own pretty well against a loaded, HOF-laden St. Louis Cardinals team that IMHO, always get overlooked for what they accomplished throughout the 80s. Won a WS in 1982, made 2 more WS appearances(1985 and 87) and lost both in close 7-game series.

Still, in 1983 IIRC, Braves lost the NL West division race to LA Dodgers by two games and it was really their last legitimate postseason run for the rest of 1980s until those great Bobby Cox Braves dynasty teams from 1991-2005.

What's strange through, is that despite all the success, accolades, HOF players, coaches, pitchers, managers, GMs Atlanta's had over the past 3 decades now, and most of the current Atlanta population wasn't born yet or too young to remember, the 1982 team still retains a large amount of curiosity, interest in it because unlike the highly talented, hugely successful teams that succeeded it, it seems like an pleasant outlier, a landmark, one-in-a-million run that seemed improbable.

Because unlike now, Atlanta in the early 80s wasnt the New York of the South yet. It's best sports teams were the Hawks and Falcons sometimes but they always choked enormously in critical moments terribly in postseason(1980 NFC Div. Round loss to Dallas at home, 1982 1st round playoff road loss to Vikings where Minnesota scored the go-ahead TD with less than 2:00 less in a game Falcons had dominated). Atlanta's population was more closer to what Nashville's is now, it was perceived as geographically isolated compared to Washington D.C., it didn't have the glitz, excitement or tropical paradise of a Miami. It was seen by outside observers as a city on the rise, a city of enormous potential but what it was capable of rising to and how realistic and how long would there window of potential last?
 

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