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by skatingtripods » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:53 am
by rebelwithoutaclue » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:57 am
skatingtripods wrote:At what point do we start to consider this team a contender? The common notion is that you judge a team after 40 games, basically mid-May. So, when does this become more than just a hot start?I know they've played a relatively weak schedule and they caught Boston at a very opportune time (not like we were playing that well in our first series). But, they're beating teams you must beat to win divisions. Beat up the scrubs, play a little better than .500 against the good teams.9-2 at home. We won our 9th home game on June 9th last year. We won our 15th game on May 16. We went 4-11 after that to close May at 19-31.When do you guys start taking this team as a legitimate AL Central threat? When do we really start embracing this as a chance to be something special?
by Erie Warrior » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:02 pm
by peeker643 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:09 pm
by swerb » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:14 pm
by redneckofsc » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:23 pm
swerb wrote:You look at the schedule, mid-May to mid-June is a meat grinder. Right after game 40 ... they go:2 at KC, 2 at CHIW6 game homestand against the Reds and Red Sox6 game road trip at TB and TOR6 game home stand vs TEX and MIN6 game road trip at NYY and DETThat will put them 58 games into the season.
by gotribe31 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:28 pm
by Eckersley » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:51 pm
by skatingtripods » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:01 pm
gotribe31 wrote:Pauly and others looked at the schedule before the year and talked about how it was relatively easy early and stacked with home games. We all agreed that this team had BETTER get off to a hot start, because if not they would be buried by mid-June. So to this point, they've done what they needed to do (and then-some). We thought they could play several games over .500 through April, but I don't think anyone was predicting the #1 run differential in the league.
by swerb » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:16 pm
by redneckofsc » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:35 pm
swerb wrote:The grind of the season, the ups and downs, the changes of seasons, the culimination of it all in Sept and Oct as the other sports get rolling.
by Jumbo » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:58 pm
by swerb » Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:04 pm
by jb » Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:06 pm
by skatingtripods » Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:35 pm
swerb wrote:They've got to just take it one game at a time, keep grinding out wins.
by swerb » Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:43 pm
by Eckersley » Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:47 pm
by redneckofsc » Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:02 pm
by hebner20 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:49 pm
by Commodore Perry » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:44 pm
by KFletch » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:45 pm
by swerb » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:47 pm
KFletch wrote:I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop. Every day I check the standings and sit there in disbelief. I will say April has been one hell of a ride and I wear my Tribe shirts around Detroit with a little more pride and cockiness ;-)
by KFletch » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:57 pm
by Toxicadam » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:03 am
by redneckofsc » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:53 am
Toxicadam wrote:2003 Royals. Just sayin ..http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams ... ores.shtml
by Dnthateonthepronk » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:42 pm
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