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  • Originally posted by ScoobyDoo View Post

    I agree. I would have traded Kepler at his apex which was a couple of years ago.
    I doubt you'll get much value for me.
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    • The number of playoff teams is fine, it’s just the way it’s organized is the problem. Move to two divisions, give the division winners a bye, have the 2 and 3 teams play a best of 3, then do what NPB does in Japan and have the winner play the division winner but the division starts the series with a win (so they only need to win 3 games instead of 4).
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      • Braves are eliminated.

        I like Jim’s suggestion of following the NPB model giving the higher seed a 1-0 lead to start the series. At least for the DS round since you have a team coming off a bye.
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        • Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
          I like Jim’s suggestion of following the NPB model giving the higher seed a 1-0 lead to start the series.
          No, no, no.

          Don't make me come down there.
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          • I'm really loathe to expand the playoffs. On the other hand, we're already at 6 for each league, and I know there is literally no chance of contracting the field. With that, I'd prefer that they go to 8 in each league, avoid the byes, with the first two rounds a best of 3 in the higher seeds ballpark, followed by a best of 5 championship series and seven game WS.
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            • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

              No, no, no.

              Don't make me come down there.
              Well, after two years it appears to be a disadvantage to get the bye. Unless the playoffs expand to 8 to have everyone play in the first round that’s the next best solution.
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              • Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post

                Well, after two years it appears to be a disadvantage to get the bye. Unless the playoffs expand to 8 to have everyone play in the first round that’s the next best solution.
                The best solution is to end league playoffs entirely and just go back to a single World Series.

                The next best is to have 2 teams from each league.

                Then 4. Then 8. Then 16.

                All series best of 7.

                Those are your choices.
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                  • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                    The best solution is to end league playoffs entirely and just go back to a single World Series.

                    The next best is to have 2 teams from each league.

                    Then 4. Then 8. Then 16.

                    All series best of 7.

                    Those are your choices.
                    I'm fully on board with Hovey's plan. Two best of threes (WC, DS), one best of five (CS), and a best of seven World Series.

                    Only way I can get on board with your plans Kep is if you can promise me the NL gets rid of the stupid DH.

                    Either way. Can they stop playing World Series games in November? Last week of October should be it. Opening day should be a week later as well....
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                    • Originally posted by aparch View Post

                      I'm fully on board with Hovey's plan. Two best of threes (WC, DS), one best of five (CS), and a best of seven World Series.

                      Only way I can get on board with your plans Kep is if you can promise me the NL gets rid of the stupid DH.

                      Either way. Can they stop playing World Series games in November? Last week of October should be it. Opening day should be a week later as well....
                      If it were up to me we would get rid of the DH and interleague and we would play a 100-game regular season, every team created since 1973 would be folded, and every team that moved since 1973 would be returned to their location at that time.

                      But we would keep the pitch clock and 3-PA minimum because those rules are great.


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                      • Baltimore had a young team with questionable pitching. Blew up in their face. Dodgers had pitching wrecked by injury. Braves had one starter that showed up. The difference between 90 and 104 wins is 9-7 and 10-6 in football.

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                        • Originally posted by SonofSouthie View Post
                          Pile on a little bit,

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                          • If the Twins don't blow it vs the Yankees in '04, do the Red Sox still win the World Series?

                            Eta. I'm not implying the Twins would beat them.
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                            • Road team has won every game in the ALCS so far. And now with it at 2-2, Bochy’s 13-0 series record after winning Game 1 is back in jeopardy .
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                              • So for all the criticism that was leveled at the MLB playoff system, the Hanshin Tigers had two weeks off between the end of the regular season and their Climax Series opener against Hiroshima.

                                The Tigers swept the Carp.

                                Similarly, the Orix Buffaloes had eight days off before their series against Chiba. The Buffaloes are one win from advancing.

                                NPB has had their playoff system in place since 2007 and in the 32 series where the #1 seed has had at least a week off the #1 seed has failed to advance only 6 times.
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                                Originally posted by UAFIceAngel
                                But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
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