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ATBVanburen
08-01-2016, 10:52 PM
#3 best offense in majors
#1 best defense
Best bullpen in the majors with Chapman
#1 starting staff
Best coach
Best bench/depth in majors


They're a mile better than anybody else. It will be a colossal choke job if they don't go all the way

SteezeFactory
08-01-2016, 10:59 PM
Will be interesting to see how they play in the post season with all of the (earned) expectations that will be placed on them. It's setting up to implode on them in a very Cubs like fashion, but I'll be pulling for them.

ATBVanburen
08-01-2016, 11:06 PM
Will be interesting to see how they play in the post season with all of the (earned) expectations that will be placed on them. It's setting up to implode on them in a very Cubs like fashion, but I'll be pulling for them.


I wouldn't hold the past as indication of the future. This cubs team is all young studs and veterans used to winning. They don't play feeling any pressure

ATBVanburen
08-02-2016, 07:55 AM
Bump

swimmer32
08-02-2016, 08:28 AM
Playoffs are always a crap shoot. You can throw the entire regular season out the window once they start.

Future24
08-02-2016, 08:28 AM
No because there have been plenty of insane teams with sick records that don't win

SoutheastBeast1
08-02-2016, 08:40 AM
No, they're not really a mile better than everyone else. You've been brainwashed by MLB. They're good and probably the favorites but this is not some runaway favorite by any stretch here.

A lot of hype surrounding the Cubs. Not hating on them when I say that. Hype can get out of hands some times and it definitely has here. Again, not saying they aren't a very good team.


They aren't even on pace to win 100 games (on pace for 98.7....we'll just round that to 99)

ATBVanburen
08-02-2016, 08:44 AM
They aren't even on pace to win 100 games (on pace for 98.7....we'll just round that to 99)



They've had some very bad luck in close games. They're on pace to outscore opponents by around 260-300 runs which is one of the strongest numbers in the modern era.

SoutheastBeast1
08-02-2016, 08:52 AM
They've had some very bad luck in close games. They're on pace to outscore opponents by around 260-300 runs which is one of the strongest numbers in the modern era.


They're currently outscoring their opponents by 169 runs. 105 games played, 57 left (or roughly 35% of the season left) puts them on pace for 228 run differential.

Last year alone the Jays scored 891 and allowed 670 (or a 221 run differential). I literally went back one year to find this.

ATBVanburen
08-02-2016, 08:55 AM
They're currently outscoring their opponents by 169 runs. 105 games played, 57 left (or roughly 35% of the season left) puts them on pace for 228 run differential.

Last year alone the Jays scored 891 and allowed 670 (or a 221 run differential). I literally went back one year to find this.


Where the **** did you learn math?


169/105 = 1.62 runs per game x 162 = 262


I think they'll get closer to 300 because they're getting their injured guys back and having guys like Chapman and Montgomery in there makes the bullpen much stronger

SoutheastBeast1
08-02-2016, 09:06 AM
Why does multiplying 169 by .35 and adding the resulting 59 back into 169 give such a lower number? lol wtf? Math is hard.


How the f*ck does that not work? lol.


Edit:

I should have been multiplying by .54 (57/105). My bad

MrStrange
08-02-2016, 09:23 AM
No, they're not really a mile better than everyone else. You've been brainwashed by MLB. They're good and probably the favorites but this is not some runaway favorite by any stretch here.


/thread.

turk75
08-02-2016, 11:15 AM
Playoffs are always a crap shoot. You can throw the entire regular season out the window once they start.

Came in to post this.

btw, nice Xenogears quote bro.

kippjr23
08-02-2016, 04:59 PM
They truly built that team. Its awesome.