Moderator: Captain Ned
derFunkenstein wrote:Only 6 teams, but we're still going through with this right?
Captain Ned wrote:It's clear that ownership gave Brian Cashman the leash to do what has needed to be done for decades now.
UberGerbil wrote:I'm going to miss Dave Stewart, but only because I enjoy watching trainwrecks and foot-in-mouth disease from a distance. He just made quote after quote that suggested he really knew less about building a team and evaluating players than a lot of people who don't even work in the game. He called the 2016 pre-season projections for a 78-win D'backs season (which was pretty much the consensus among the analytics-oriented sites) "a joke"; given that the team actually only managed 69, maybe he was right but not quite in the way he meant.
UberGerbil wrote:Congrats to STIFFIE and Piscotty & Meatballs who overcame finishes at the bottom of the regular season standings and a full playoff slate to take 1st and 2nd place, respectively.
As with real baseball, the playoff sprints are a very different thing from the marathon of the regular season, and it's never over until it's over.
derFunkenstein wrote:Stiffie gave me a thorough pounding, but some of my late-season additions (like Kyle Hendricks, Alex Reyes, and Alex Bregman) gave me a shot in the arm towards the end of the year, and some of the other guys that had been turds previously (David Price and Jose Abreu, notably) finally turned it around. Congrats to Stiffie!