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    2020 AL Wild Card Round

    Dropping to #3 much more favorable for Min than grabbing the #2.
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    September Game Thread

    Rays drawing NYY for a short series would have been so ridiculous as their reward for best record in the league. The short series is still ridiculous for the #1 seed, though.
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    Roenicke to not return as manager in 2021

    Matt Quatraro or Brady Williams are the obvious choices
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    September Game Thread

    With Rays win over the Phils tonight, they lock up the #1 seed in the AL
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    Cy Young and MVP races

    Most VALUABLE Player. The ultimate context dependent award. Who did the most to help their team. Who came up big and changed outcomes for the better in the most meaningful way. AL Win Probability Added leader who added all that win probability to the best team in the league? Brandon Lowe.
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    September Game Thread

    And the Chosen One hasn’t even arrived yet
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    September Game Thread

    Your 2020 AL East Champions, Tampa Bay Rays
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    2020 Rays: Go, Tsutsu, Go!!

    Touché Wander is actually ready, though. I can feel it.
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    2020 Rays: Go, Tsutsu, Go!!

    Nobody really knows how he’s progressing given the lack of a traditional minor league season. I choose to believe he is absolutely crushing everyone in the alternate site simulated games and they are keeping that info under wraps. Then, when game 1 of the ALCS against the Yankees rolls...
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    Manfred: 16-team postseason likely to stay as “an overwhelming majority” of owners endorsed the concept before COVID

    This is the way to fix the pace of play: post hoc discipline. Step 1: review old games and come up with some means and standard deviations for time between pitches and time to get back into box to hit when the game was played at a better pace. Use these to establish guidelines. Step 2: use the...
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    9/18: Please come to Boston

    I don’t know, abbey pretty clearly cost you with his game thread stunt a few weeks ago.... But you’re going to get the Twins in the first round, so it all works out for you in the end
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    9/18: Please come to Boston

    You guys are the clear favorites now. The tranquilizer has worn off, no more smiling pictures with the tiger.
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    9/18: Please come to Boston

    You guys are starting to scare me. The recent mashing is insane. Glad we have expanded playoffs and Rays clinched a spot yesterday.
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    Manfred: 16-team postseason likely to stay as “an overwhelming majority” of owners endorsed the concept before COVID

    Yes, they are going to “compromise” by adding one extra wild card per league and expanding wild card round to 3 games. Which will be fine.
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    2020 Division Series, Championship Series to feature no off-days

    Guess it’s good to have a deep pitching staff!