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**2015 World Series - Mets vs Royals**

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QUOTE (pettie4sox @ Oct 24, 2015 -> 01:20 AM)
Pretty obvious the bloke is a Royals fan.

 

Oh thanks, I couldn't figure that one out lol. I wasn't expecting to see a Royals fan on a White Sox message board..

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I know Greg will pick the Mets just to show his anti-anti KC bias, haha.

 

Four or five houses lost and counting.

 

It would have been weird to see everyone cheering for KC against the Cubs. Now we'll have a 50/50 split I'd guess.

 

And 20-25% of the thread post counts.

 

 

 

Davis collected the save after sitting out more than an hour because of a rain delay in the eighth inning. He helped camouflage a colossal blunder by Yost before the rain came. The eighth inning was a catastrophe wrought by inclement weather and ill-advised bullpen usage. Holding a two-run lead heading into the eighth, Yost chose Ryan Madson to pitch instead of sending in Davis for a six-out save.

 

Yost did so despite a sizable layoff for Davis, who had pitched only once in this series. Yost did so despite Madson’s pitiable history against the Blue Jays, who hit .600 against him in four regular-season games this year. Yost did so even though Davis already recorded one six-out save this postseason, in Game 4 against Houston, and even though a victory allowed for three days off until the World Series.

 

At this point, the rain intervened. The game entered a delay that lasted 45 minutes. The weather may have played a role in Yost’s thought process, as he did not want to lose Davis for the ninth inning due to the weather. Even so, he still chose to expose Madson to the best hitters on Toronto’s lineup, rather than deploying Davis, an All-Star and perhaps the best reliever in the American League.

 

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansa...l#storylink=cpy

 

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansa...l#storylink=cpy

 

 

Imagine the treatment from local beat writers if they'd lost?

Edited by caulfield12

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I'm petty so don't want to see another team in my division win a World Series. Mets are also kind of like the Sox of NY so....Go Mets.

Edited by woods of ypres

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QUOTE (High Mileage @ Oct 24, 2015 -> 04:41 AM)
Eeeewwwwwwwwwwww.

 

Well, at least you have one good team to cheer for...

 

You might have to change to Sporting KC or KU basketball from the doomed Chiefs, though.

 

 

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QUOTE (caulfield12 @ Oct 24, 2015 -> 05:50 AM)
Well, at least you have one good team to cheer for...

 

You might have to change to Sporting KC or KU basketball from the doomed Chiefs, though.

 

No doubt. That thing is UGLY. Probably time to reboot, so many holes. QB, WR, O-Line, D-Line, Secondary. I believe we're stuck with Alex Smith for at least two more years though...

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On one side, the Royals have homefield.

 

They've got the balanced offense to manufacture runs instead of scoring in bunches. Teams like the Cubs or Blue Jays would be even more susceptible to dominant pitching. The Royals make a lot more contact and they have experience From lasy year as well.

 

Basically, it will come down to the Royals' pen vs. the Mets' starters.

 

Obviously the Royals have to start out 2-0 or 1-1 or they be in danger of getting blown out of the series early.

 

Volquez, in particular, hasn't pitched well against the Mets in his career. Cueto's around a 4 ERA in 65 ip. Volquez is closer to 6.

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I'm actually kind of relieved the Royals won. If it had been Blue Jays/Mets my allegiance would be split as I like both teams equally and both have former Sox players on their rosters. This makes it easier for me to root for the Mets.

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QUOTE (caulfield12 @ Oct 24, 2015 -> 08:24 AM)
On one side, the Royals have homefield.

 

They've got the balanced offense to manufacture runs instead of scoring in bunches. Teams like the Cubs or Blue Jays would be even more susceptible to dominant pitching. The Royals make a lot more contact and they have experience From lasy year as well.

 

Basically, it will come down to the Royals' pen vs. the Mets' starters.

 

Obviously the Royals have to start out 2-0 or 1-1 or they be in danger of getting blown out of the series early.

 

Volquez, in particular, hasn't pitched well against the Mets in his career. Cueto's around a 4 ERA in 65 ip. Volquez is closer to 6.

How was the Jays' offense not balanced? They were elite in literally every offensive category, including baserunning.

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QUOTE (caulfield12 @ Oct 24, 2015 -> 01:33 AM)
I thought High Mileage was a Twins' fan?

 

Maybe confusing him with someone else.

BenchwarmerJim is our resident Twins fan.

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QUOTE (OmarComing25 @ Oct 24, 2015 -> 08:48 AM)
How was the Jays' offense not balanced? They were elite in literally every offensive category, including baserunning.

 

 

It's Donaldson, Encarnacion, Bautista and Tulo, with Martin to a lesser extent.

 

Those four are much better than any ind. hitter on KC, but Tor doesn't have guys like Perez and Gordon hitting 7th and 8th, either.

 

Opposing pitchers can relax more with Collabello, Goins, Pillar and Revere.

 

Toronto strikes out a lot more....the Royals thrive on making contact when they get in two strike situations.

 

They also don't have as many basestealers, more station to station with exceptions in Revere, Pillar and Pompey. Losing Reyes hurt quite a bit in that category.

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QUOTE (caulfield12 @ Oct 24, 2015 -> 10:17 AM)
It's Donaldson, Encarnacion, Bautista and Tulo, with Martin to a lesser extent.

 

Those four are much better than any ind. hitter on KC, but Tor doesn't have guys like Perez and Gordon hitting 7th and 8th, either.

 

Opposing pitchers can relax more with Collabello, Goins, Pillar and Revere.

 

Toronto strikes out a lot more....the Royals thrive on making contact when they get in two strike situations.

 

They also don't have as many basestealers, more station to station with exceptions in Revere, Pillar and Pompey. Losing Reyes hurt quite a bit in that category.

Except KC doesn't do anything better offensively than Toronto except hit more triples and strike out a bit less (it's not like Toronto struck out that much either). Toronto had a better batting average, hit more doubles, hit way more homeruns, had a way better OBP, performed better with RISP, and while KC had slightly more stolen bases, Toronto led the majors in CS% and was fifth in baserunning value while the Royals were 19th. I don't care what they did in the small sample size that is the postseason, Escobar, Perez, and Rios are not good hitters, no pitcher is afraid of them. Unless you're ready to tell me that Daniel Murphy is now a power threat.

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Don Cherry went on a Twitter rant said the Jays were hosed by MLB and it was rigged because they didn't want a Canadian team in the World Series.

 

Cuz a team from Kansas City is a better option? Who cares? NY is already there and they got that market.

Edited by Brian

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QUOTE (Brian @ Oct 24, 2015 -> 12:55 PM)
Don Cherry went on a Twitter rant said the Jays were hosed by MLB and it was rigged because they didn't want a Canadian team in the World Series.

 

Cuz a team from Kansas City is a better option? Who cares? NY is already there and they got that market.

 

And a game 7 winner take all would be awful for ratings, right?

 

Cherry is just pissed because hes become irrelevant in Canada too

 

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I'll take the Mets pitching over KC offense.

 

I wouldn't mind KC winning though, despite them being division rivals, I just don't dislike them like I do the Twins, Tigers and Indians.

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I can't see the Royals blowing it this time. I think they need to win this year since the odds will be against them getting back to the World Series next year.

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QUOTE (Soxfan90 @ Oct 24, 2015 -> 02:34 PM)
I can't see the Royals blowing it this time. I think they need to win this year since the odds will be against them getting back to the World Series next year.

 

Why? Because of Zobrist, Rios, Gordon, Cueto and likely Infante (salary dump) leaving, or mathematical odds/probability going against them?

 

The Blue Jays will have the same one year window before they start losing their core players, and will also have to replace Price and Buehrle, not to mention being careful with Stroman's first full year back in terms of innings. Tulo always manages to get injured, and NY and especially Boston and Baltmore will be motivated to knock them off.

 

In the AL Central, it's hard to imagine Minnesota and Cleveland going after splashy free agents. The Twins were in a difficult financial position largely because they emulated the Sox, signing Erwin Santana, Nolasco and Hughes from that second tier line of starting pitchers.

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Don't dare to sully the good name of KC, the knight in shining armor caulfield will defend her honor with a duel that you shall not win

 

This will be a duel of writing lots of stuff and suppositions and declaring KC to be the best there ever was the end

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QUOTE (KyYlE23 @ Oct 24, 2015 -> 05:01 PM)
Don't dare to sully the good name of KC, the knight in shining armor caulfield will defend her honor with a duel that you shall not win

 

This will be a duel of writing lots of stuff and suppositions and declaring KC to be the best there ever was the end

 

At least that is what Buddy Biancalana would say.

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