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    What hyped team can you see missing the playoffs completely?

    For me, that team is the New York Yankees. I see an old team here, with health issues all over the place. A thin rotation after the first two starters, and poor defense at SS, that will get worse this year if Jeter sees significant time there. I don't think they will hit enough to pass the Blue Jays or Orioles. And I think TB is better too, especially in the rotation.

    I wouldn't cry seeing them miss out on the post season.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: What hyped team can you see missing the playoffs completely?

    Dodgers. Maybe they won't miss the playoffs, but I don't see them living up to the hype.
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    Re: What hyped team can you see missing the playoffs completely?

    I'd agree with the Yankees. They're just too thin. The Jays and Rays are the class of that division.

    I think the Dodgers are, if anything, underrated.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: What hyped team can you see missing the playoffs completely?

    The Yankees haven't been hyped this season. IMO they have been talked about negatively this entire off season.

    Two teams:
    In the AL the Angles. Can they slug their way to the playoffs? Their pitching staff is Weaver and then pray for rain.

    In the NL the Braves. IMO its a poorly constructed offensive team with too many swing and miss guys. I have questions as to whether their rotation can keep it together all season long. Hudson is old and can Beachy keep it all together.

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    Re: What hyped team can you see missing the playoffs completely?

    Toronto and Dodgers fall to the wayside

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    Re: What hyped team can you see missing the playoffs completely?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Toronto and Dodgers fall to the wayside
    Was going to say Toronto as well. Feels like Florida circa last year.

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    Re: What hyped team can you see missing the playoffs completely?

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Was going to say Toronto as well. Feels like Florida circa last year.
    Likely because they have half of their roster now

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    Re: What hyped team can you see missing the playoffs completely?

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Was going to say Toronto as well. Feels like Florida circa last year.
    Funny you say that, since about half their roster played for Florida last year.

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    Re: What hyped team can you see missing the playoffs completely?

    The Yankees get a lot of publicity, yes, but nothing positive. The Blue Jays, OTOH...
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    Re: What hyped team can you see missing the playoffs completely?

    Dodgers. Other than Kershaw their starting pitching ain't anything to write home about. I can see the Blue Jays falling into this category too. I doubt that Dickey ever has a season like he had last year again.
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    Re: What hyped team can you see missing the playoffs completely?

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    Dodgers. Other than Kershaw their starting pitching ain't anything to write home about. I can see the Blue Jays falling into this category too. I doubt that Dickey ever has a season like he had last year again.
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    Re: What hyped team can you see missing the playoffs completely?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Zach Greinke
    Has an average era of over 3.85 over the last 3 seasons. Not much to write home about.

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    Re: What hyped team can you see missing the playoffs completely?

    Quote Originally Posted by Salukifan2 View Post
    Has an average era of over 3.85 over the last 3 seasons. Not much to write home about.
    Generally speaking, he has also had some of the terrible defenses behind him in his career too.

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    Re: What hyped team can you see missing the playoffs completely?

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    No Reds fan should dismiss the impact of defense on pitching stats given the last 5 seasons.
    "This isn’t stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner

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    Re: What hyped team can you see missing the playoffs completely?

    Quote Originally Posted by Salukifan2 View Post
    Has an average era of over 3.85 over the last 3 seasons. Not much to write home about.
    I'm glad I'm not the one who thinks he's an overrated pitcher. Yes his war is good only because he strikes out people. However, he's a mentally weak player that you cannot rely on. When I see him pitch, I do not have in my mind that he has the ability to throw a perfect game unlike the image I have in my mind of elite ace pitchers.

    Still, I think the Dodgers will make it.
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