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Posted: July 11, 2019, 3:29 PM Post
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I say out. Too many holes in all phases and I don’t expect significant moves to fill them.

I also think it’s win the division or nothing. The Central doesn’t have weak teams to help pile up wins, so I think the Phillies, Nationals (who are nothing like the team the Brewers played in May), and Rockies have the edge there.

During the break I have been thinking that, unless the Brewers can stop the slide they have been on, this is shaping up as possibly the most disappointing season in their 50 year history. I thought coming into the season they had enough to win the 90 games it usually takes to make the playoffs. Now it looks like 90 wins is unobtainable and the playoff chances are hinging on having a division race where nobody pulls away and 85-86 wins takes it.


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Posted: July 11, 2019, 3:33 PM Post
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I say out. But its close enough to be challenged in replay.

They definitely are playing like a non playoff team which says they are out, but their regional proximity to other bad teams says they still have a chance


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Posted: July 11, 2019, 3:37 PM Post
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At some point, I expect the Cubs to go on a big win streak...Maybe win 10 of 12 or something like that. If that happens and we continue to flounder, I can't see us making it.

We have shown no ability to win a bunch of games in a short stretch of time since, well, since forever it seems...

I'm just not believing that the Cubs will be held down like the first half, and I think we blew our chance for a big lead in the division by playing so pathetically while they were playing the same.

Also, yes, we hope to make some moves to change our direction, but don't think the Cubs aren't thinking the same exact thing. They won't stand pat, no way, no how. They are going to make a move or two as well.

I am hoping we end up in, but in my gut, I feel we are out.


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Posted: July 11, 2019, 6:22 PM Post
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torts said:
In as division champs and ultimate world series champs

ALL IN BABY


As usual, I’m with torts!


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Posted: July 11, 2019, 7:35 PM Post
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I'll say in, Division Champs in what turns out to be a really weak division. Only thing that derails them is if Yelich has an injury that puts him on the shelf for 1+ month. Cubs will hit but their pitching fades down the stretch. Hard to put my finger on what's wrong with the Cardinals...when watching them last year they just seemed to be missing something, and this year it appears the same which is surprising because I figured Goldschmidt would have fixed that. I don't believe in Pittsburgh or Cincinnati at all, if one of those teams wins the division then it needs to be defined as something worse than a weak division.

I'm not necessarily sold on Milwaukee, but I am not sold on anybody else either. Cardinals are probably the biggest threat if they can get Goldschmidt going. For some reason I think the Cubs fortune hinges on Darvish and I'm not sure if that's good or bad for Chicago. I've still seen him flash some electric stuff, but his fastball location just sucks and, in my limited viewing, seems to really have messed up his pitch sequencing/selection.


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Posted: July 11, 2019, 7:40 PM Post
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In - all the way to winning the World Series!!!!


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Posted: July 11, 2019, 10:35 PM Post
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I am in. Pitching turns it around in the 2nd half, Hiura/Aguilar get hot from the right side and Shaw eventually comes back with major impact. Division champs


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Posted: July 12, 2019, 9:31 AM Post
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Jopal78! said:
IN as a wild card.


I say in - unless we totally implode in the second half.

Who do you think will be the NLC champ? I truly believe this race will go down to the wire like it did last year.


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Posted: July 12, 2019, 9:35 AM Post
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Out by a few games. Sadly, I just don’t think the pitching will hold up well enough to do what they did a season ago. When you look back at that end of the year run, it came down to our pitching staff pitching out of their minds. Hope I’m wrong.


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Posted: July 12, 2019, 10:52 AM Post
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Also, yes, we hope to make some moves to change our direction, but don't think the Cubs aren't thinking the same exact thing. They won't stand pat, no way, no how. They are going to make a move or two as well.

The Cubs have an even worse farm system than we do. I don't think any team in the division is going to do much in the way of trades. The teams in the division are pretty close to what they are going to be IMHO. Which is why I think we are in.

There needs to be a King Thames version of the bible.


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Posted: July 12, 2019, 1:52 PM Post
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This team has been a second half team the last 2 years, I think it continues so:

IN

I believe the pitching, especially after the deadline, will be among the best in baseball, a stronger rotation than what we had last year is in the offing, and with Stearns apparently keeping Burnes in the pen, this bullpen with Burnes and a deadline addition, Jeffress Albers a rested Guerra, an optioned Claudio TIL September, D Williams, Rasmussen? Hader Peralta will shut down teams in August and be even stronger in September. This team will win 12-15 games in a row at some point in September to win the central.


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Posted: July 12, 2019, 1:54 PM Post
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In.

To put it simply, more things went bad in the first half than went good. If everything regresses to the mean, this team improves.

We are .5 games back and our opening day rotation was Chacin (bad), Peralta (bad), Woodruff (good), Burnes (bad), and Davies (good). Nelson, Kenebel, Jeffress, Gurra, and Gonzalez all either under performed and/or were injured. What team weathers 75% of their top pitching staff under performing?

On offense, Cain, Arcia, and Shaw have under performed. You could argue that Grandal and Moustakas will come back down to earth, but they are on prove it years so who knows. Has Yelich exceeded expectations? I think this is just his baseline now through the next 2 seasons.


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