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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.
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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?

    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 westofyou View Post
    Zach Greinke
    I had forgotten about him. But I am not a big fan of his either.
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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?

    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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    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.
    And now half his games are in one of the better pitchers parks, in a division filled with pitcher's parks.

    I like the Dodgers.

    I also read constantly that the Yankees are hyped to at least get a wild card. Some writers like the SP and despite the age of the team, still like that offense. I'm not sold, but i mentioned them because of what i read. They were in the playoffs last year, and even though they were swept, two of those games were pretty winnable.

    I think they are out this year, more because of TOR getting better and BAL can't be discounted, but then again... maybe.
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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?

    I want to say the Dodgers, but it seems like they are doing everything possible to ensure a playoff appearance. They already have a stacked bullpen but are regularly signing great/once great relievers whose market has been hurt by their injuries to minor league deals, and they have EIGHT starters (Kershaw, Greinke, Beckett, Ryu, Billingsley, Lilly Capuano, and Harang) who are starters in any team's rotation.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."


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