Are the playoffs still a crapshoot when you're THIS good?

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Re: Are the playoffs still a crapshoot when you're THIS good?

Postby PosterToBeNamedLater » Thu May 12, 2016 3:54 pm

BigSlick wrote:You don't even need to throw up elite pitchers against us or whatever, you could even start 3 of the worst starters in the league and there's like a decent chance you lose

This team lost a series to the Rockies, at home. It happens, its baseball

Yeah, I remember listening to some sports radio program last year at the beginning of the playoffs and I believe Jonah Keri was a guest. In a response to a question about a certain team's chance of winning, he basically said "look, they could replace their left and right fielders with me and you and their odds of winning wouldn't change all that much." You could just feel the host's head explode in the background.
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Re: Are the playoffs still a crapshoot when you're THIS good?

Postby sneakypower » Thu May 12, 2016 4:05 pm

BigSlick wrote:Yesterday should be proof on how random and crapshooty the playoffs are.

Now, imagine yesterday, multiplied three times across the NLDS, NLCS and World Series. That's why you can't get higher than like, 25% to win.

if playoffs were happening right now, Jorge doesn't even see the field
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Re: Are the playoffs still a crapshoot when you're THIS good?

Postby David » Thu May 12, 2016 4:08 pm

sneakypower wrote:
BigSlick wrote:Yesterday should be proof on how random and crapshooty the playoffs are.

Now, imagine yesterday, multiplied three times across the NLDS, NLCS and World Series. That's why you can't get higher than like, 25% to win.

if playoffs were happening right now, Jorge doesn't even see the field


Doesn't really change his broader point, though.
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