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Eric_Davis
04-18-2007, 02:35 AM
Are the teams that have done the best against their own division.

So far at least, through about 1/12th of the season, every division's leader also has the division's best record against their own division opponents, including the REDS.

It pays to have a fast start when you start off the year playing against your own division.

klw
04-18-2007, 09:57 AM
[QUOTE=Eric_Davis;1307555]Are the teams that have done the best against their own division.
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This is also a reflection of the fact that the majority of the games played to date have been within each division.

Moosie52
04-18-2007, 10:15 AM
It's interesting that no team has taken off on a rocket yet.

M2
04-18-2007, 10:47 AM
The Dodgers, Braves and Mets are out of the gates fairly strong. I've seen a few Mets games and that team looks awesome. It's at the top of MLB in ERA, SB and DER, second in runs per game (1st in the NL). It's a haymaker of a club.

Johnny Footstool
04-18-2007, 11:14 AM
The Dodgers, Braves and Mets are out of the gates fairly strong. I've seen a few Mets games and that team looks awesome. It's at the top of MLB in ERA, SB and DER, second in runs per game (1st in the NL). It's a haymaker of a club.

Their rotation (without Pedro) is their only "weak" spot, and it's still decent.

M2
04-18-2007, 12:12 PM
Their rotation (without Pedro) is their only "weak" spot, and it's still decent.

I actually think their rotation is going to be pretty good. Maine and Perez are both picks of mine to have good seasons. Plus, they've got a Hall-of-Famer about to blow past 300 wins, two top prospects (Pelfrey and Humber), a reservoir of guys like Jason Vargas and Jorge Sosa, Pedro coming back for the latter portion of the year and the means to go and get a pitcher this summer.

IMO, the biggest problem that team is going to face is that the game will seem so easy by the time it gets to October that it might not be properly focused for the playoffs (though losing the NLCS in seven games last year might have innoculated against that too).

Johnny Footstool
04-18-2007, 12:44 PM
I actually think their rotation is going to be pretty good. Maine and Perez are both picks of mine to have good seasons. Plus, they've got a Hall-of-Famer about to blow past 300 wins, two top prospects (Pelfrey and Humber), a reservoir of guys like Jason Vargas and Jorge Sosa, Pedro coming back for the latter portion of the year and the means to go and get a pitcher this summer.

IMO, the biggest problem that team is going to face is that the game will seem so easy by the time it gets to October that it might not be properly focused for the playoffs (though losing the NLCS in seven games last year might have innoculated against that too).

I think they'll definitely acquire another SP in July. They'll want another veteran at the top of the rotation for the playoffs.