Balta1701 Posted December 16, 2022 Share Posted December 16, 2022 11 minutes ago, GREEDY said: A random "hot" playoff team seems to win 2 out of 5 world series. Feel like the Sox are still holding onto that scratch off ticket. Also, if this is your taek, it is completely reasonable, but you should be clamoring for a complete teardown with any available funds going towards buying bad contracts paired with prospects. Not sad that we didn't get Nimmo/Abreu/Rodon or whatever was the dream ceiling this offseason... because I still don't think that makes us the Astros. Which 2 are you thinking of as the examples of this? 2010, 2012, 2014 - Giants. Clearly can't be a random hot team, they won 3 times in 5 years. 2013, 2018 - Red Sox. 2015 - Royals - were in the world series the year before, had one of the top systems in baseball before those 2 world series runs. 2016 - Cubs - won 103 games, made the playoffs 5 straight years. 2017, 2022 Astros - had a little help in 2017, but have made the ALCS like 6 straight years now. 2019 - Nationals - were a wild card team, but made the playoffs 5 times in 8 years and never finished worse than 2nd in their division in an 8 year stretch. 2020 - Dodgers. 2021 - Braves. Have won the NL East 5 straight seasons following a 4 year rebuild. I am struggling to see any one of these teams as sneaking into the playoffs as a wild card and winning as a "hot team". Every single one of them has had a record of consistency around when they were winning the title. The shortest competitive stretch of any of these champs was the Royals and they made 2 straight world series appearances. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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