MLB 2023 Season: Rangers are going hunting for Snakes

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  1. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I don't think they can do that. AFAIK, no matter who's clinched what playoff position (if any), ALL games ultimately must be played.

    So even though the Phillies have already clinched a WC spot, they still have to play that last series with the Mets. Even if it doesn't mean anything.
     
  2. Ar-Pharazon

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    If a game has no bearing on the standings or playoff chances for either team, they can be cancelled.
    Teams have played 161 in the past.

    And in other news, Gabe Kapler is out in Frisco. No doubt the first of many managers to go.
     
  3. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Doesn't it still matter which wild card spot the Phillies get? FIrst, second or third? Has that already been decided?

    Might the Mets series still have something to do with that (i.e. affecting Philly's overall record for the season)?
     
  4. Ar-Pharazon

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    As of now, the Phillies have a 5 game lead over the DBags for WC1. So no chance of losing that spot, and no way they catch the Braves for the division.

    IDK if one game would change things re: homefield if the Phils advance and better teams don't.
     
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  5. Aragorn

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    Carlos Rodon, the $162 million man, gave up eight runs and recorded zero outs today.
     
  6. cardinal biggles

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    It's currently raining in Queens and the forecast has it raining until around 1 PM. Hopefully the field will be dry enough for the 4:10 first game of tonight's planned doubleheader.
     
  7. Worf factor9

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    I can remember times when they brought in helicopters to 'help' dry off the field.
     
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  8. Aragorn

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    Your Miami Marlins, with one of the worse offenses in the league, are playoff bound!
     
  9. Danny99

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    Blue Jays are backing into the playoffs with a manager who has no idea what he's doing.

    Hopefully the team can figure out how to win in spite of him.
     
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  10. Ar-Pharazon

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    Any chance they get the playoff-winless Twins in the WC round?
     
  11. Starbreaker

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    I think so. There's still 5 more slots up for grabs today depending on the results.
     
  12. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Tim Wakefield has passed away. Link
     
  13. Worf factor9

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    I hated him when he was w/ the Pirates, but always respected him he had one helluva knuckler and grit, he was a gamer.
     
  14. Aragorn

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    Yesterday's Mariners loss clinched playoff spots for the Blue Jays, Rangers and Astros, then today's Mariners win cost the Rangers the AL West title and the Astros get it instead.
     
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    I don't care what anyone says, now that my Reds are out, Go Dusty! He's a good guy that had to clean up the Ass-tros shit.
     
  16. Aragorn

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    Miguel Cabrera takes first base in the eighth, makes an out, taken out of the game to an ovation.
     
  17. Timby

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    Terry Francona has retired. Gabe Kapler has been fired by the Giants. Phil Nevin is out as Angels manager. Buck Showalter is out at the Mets. Over in San Diego, GM AJ Preller and manager Bob Melvin apparently hate each other, so something's gotta give there, meaning Melvin could be looking for work. Aaron Boone is expected to remain with the Yankees, while new Mets president David Stearns is widely expected to court Craig Counsell, whose contract with Milwaukee is up after the season.

    There's always one "out of fucking nowhere" firing, and I'm guessing it might be Pedro Grifol with the White Sox. Bud Black is also a possible scapegoat in Colorado, but no one expected anything more than jack and shit from them.
     
  18. Aragorn

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    There were nine 3-1/2 hour games this season. In 2021, there were 390.
     
  19. Spider

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    I don't think this is the Astros year, but I'm happy to see them in the playoffs again.
     
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  20. Ar-Pharazon

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    The Minnesota Twinkies 4a2b.png broke their 18 game playoff losing streak.
     
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