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Unread postby Fire Marshall Bill 2.0 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:21 am

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Re: Futures bet

Unread postby swerb » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:54 am

I can see it. With Lincecum back in form, Cain being Cain, Bumgarner continuing to evolve ... there's not a trio of SP I'd rather have. And pitching wins in October.

I think it's going to be a repeat of the 2010 World Series. Giants over Rangers. Rangers lose their third straight WS. Ron Washington becomes the modern day Marv Levy.
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Re: Futures bet

Unread postby Fire Marshall Bill 2.0 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:37 pm

They've been on fire since the break and Posey has been legendary

If he keeps it up he'll be a lock for MVP and Comeback Player

They haven't missed a beat since they lost Beltran and are runninga way from the Dodgers who made every move they could to counter

If I had an online acct I'd put a nickel on them
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Re: Futures bet

Unread postby swerb » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:42 pm

They're 9-1 right now to win it all on my online book.
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Re: Futures bet

Unread postby Fire Marshall Bill 2.0 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:47 pm

swerb wrote:They're 9-1 right now to win it all on my online book.


Can you make a bet for me if I send you the cash?
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Re: Futures bet

Unread postby swerb » Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:35 pm

Fire Marshall Bill 2.0 wrote:
swerb wrote:They're 9-1 right now to win it all on my online book.


Can you make a bet for me if I send you the cash?

For sure. PM me.
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Re: Futures bet

Unread postby TouchEmAllTime » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:19 pm

Would love to see the Phillies sneak in for the wild card (only if Pittsburgh can't) because they were dead and buried, and if pitching wins in October, then the Phillies could shock the world. I'm kinda sick of them being in the playoffs but it would be an amazing story, especially after dumping Victorino and Pence and having Howard and Utley out most of the year. The Giants make me yawn for some reason. No one flashy on that ball club.

Wouldn't mind seeing the Nat take it, would love to see Bryce Harper come up big on the big stage, and I've always been a fan of Adam LaRoche, I think he's their MVP this year, but without Strasburg, I don't see them taking the NL pennant.
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Re: Futures bet

Unread postby swerb » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:54 pm

Heart - Nats over Orioles
Head - Giants over Rangers
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Re: Futures bet

Unread postby Fire Marshall Bill 2.0 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:58 pm

The Giants make me yawn for some reason. No one flashy on that ball club.


Yeah...I heard the same take in 2010 when they beat the Rangers 3-1

Posey was RoY IIRC and Lincecum was only coming off back to back Cy Young's

Their picthing staff is just finding its grovve after struggling early, their pounding the ball and coming from behind

Its a recipe for success imo or I would have never brought it up
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Re: Futures bet

Unread postby TouchEmAllTime » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:39 pm

Fire Marshall Bill 2.0 wrote:
The Giants make me yawn for some reason. No one flashy on that ball club.


Yeah...I heard the same take in 2010 when they beat the Rangers 3-1

Posey was RoY IIRC and Lincecum was only coming off back to back Cy Young's

Their picthing staff is just finding its grovve after struggling early, their pounding the ball and coming from behind

Its a recipe for success imo or I would have never brought it up


That doesn't mean I don't think they are good, not saying that at all. They just go about it quietly which isn't always a bad thing, but sometimes it's a tad dull. I like three run bombs and that kinda thing.
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Re: Futures bet

Unread postby Dnthateonthepronk » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:37 am

If the Phillies somehow sneak in.. Lee, Halladay, Hamels (whew)
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Re: Futures bet

Unread postby Bigfist » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:47 am

Well, to me, the best story would be Oakland winning the World Series. Doing it after losing two vets in the rotation, and on the backs of four rookies and a guy who didn't start a game in over a year. They just seem to know how to win. At least this year!
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Re: Futures bet

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:57 pm

swerb wrote:Heart - Nats over Orioles


That would be excellent.

How about the stones on the Nats shutting down Strasburgh. Unless they win it all, that decision will be second guessed forever.
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Re: Futures bet

Unread postby andrew6586 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:41 am

Fire Marshall Bill 2.0 wrote:They've been on fire since the break and Posey has been legendary

If he keeps it up he'll be a lock for MVP and Comeback Player




He's still just a poor man's Carlos Santana :hide: :dead:
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Re: Futures bet

Unread postby Fire Marshall Bill 2.0 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:18 pm

andrew6586 wrote:
Fire Marshall Bill 2.0 wrote:They've been on fire since the break and Posey has been legendary

If he keeps it up he'll be a lock for MVP and Comeback Player




He's still just a poor man's Carlos Santana :hide: :dead:


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Re: Futures bet

Unread postby Fire Marshall Bill 2.0 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:20 pm

Dnthateonthepronk wrote:If the Phillies somehow sneak in.. Lee, Halladay, Hamels (whew)


They've got the 7th best record in the NL and are 16 games out of 1st

Not even the Ghosts of Mike Schmidt and Curt Schilling could pull that off
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Re: Futures bet

Unread postby Dnthateonthepronk » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:29 pm

In their last 24 games they are 17 -7


They are only 3.5 out of the wildcard, I would say they have a much better chance than you seem to think they do.

Plus they would be able to throw one of those guys in the play in game
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Re: Futures bet

Unread postby Bigfist » Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:08 pm

Didn't they just lose 3 out of four to Houston...a team that is actually worse than us? The Phillies are toast.
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Re: Futures bet

Unread postby leadpipe » Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:26 pm

Dnthateonthepronk wrote:In their last 24 games they are 17 -7


They are only 3.5 out of the wildcard, I would say they have a much better chance than you seem to think they do.

Plus they would be able to throw one of those guys in the play in game


Being 3.5 games behind ONE team is one thing.

Having four teams 3.5 ahead of you is quite another.

Damn near impossible.
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Re: Futures bet

Unread postby Fire Marshall Bill 2.0 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:57 pm

TouchEmAllTime wrote:
Fire Marshall Bill 2.0 wrote:
The Giants make me yawn for some reason. No one flashy on that ball club.


Yeah...I heard the same take in 2010 when they beat the Rangers 3-1

Posey was RoY IIRC and Lincecum was only coming off back to back Cy Young's

Their picthing staff is just finding its grovve after struggling early, their pounding the ball and coming from behind

Its a recipe for success imo or I would have never brought it up


That doesn't mean I don't think they are good, not saying that at all. They just go about it quietly which isn't always a bad thing, but sometimes it's a tad dull. I like three run bombs and that kinda thing.


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He took the same team to the American Legion Championship game two yrs in a row in the early 90's and won the 2nd time

He had a saying...... "let's go out there and bore 'em to death"

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Re: Futures bet

Unread postby noles1 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:29 pm

Went into this wondering if it was who I put money on back earlier in the year.

I go thru Bovada and got a free $10 to bolt on to a $20. So $30 on the Giants cause I loved their odds at 16/1 around late March.

Mind you, all the money was on Philly, NYY, Boston and Anaheim. Believe the Dodgers had better odds too.

Been trying not to pay too much attention but if they get close I'll probably look to protect it. Still with that staff (not even banking on the struggle that Lincecum has had) really like them to at least push into the "Final 4".

Also did the exact same thing ($30 incl. free $10) with Baltimore at 12/1 about 3 weeks ago. While it pained me, I figure if they do win it will soften the blow a bit. Did that with Miami 5/2 early last year, probably do that again actually.
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Re: Futures bet

Unread postby swerb » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:01 pm

Giants down to 7-1


Tuesday, September 25, 2012 (Times shown in Eastern Daylight Time)
Time CompetitorOdds Result Odds to win the 2012 World Series
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7:05p
Texas Rangers
17/4
Cincinnati Reds
11/2
New York Yankees
6/1
Washington Nationals
13/2
San Francisco Giants
7/1
Atlanta Braves
12/1
Detroit Tigers
14/1
Baltimore Orioles
15/1
St. Louis Cardinals
15/1
Chicago White Sox
18/1
Los Angeles Angels
20/1
Oakland Athletics
20/1
Los Angeles Dodgers
33/1
Milwaukee Brewers
35/1
Tampa Bay Rays
40/1
Philadelphia Phillies
66/1
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Re: Futures bet

Unread postby googleeph2 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:12 pm

Man, I think the Cardinals are undervalued.

I think they are still in the heads of the Reds, from previous seasons.

The nationals are I think 5-2 vs. the Reds. And would have home field.

In fact, can you place bets that a team won't win it?

After Cueto, Latos is very hit-or-miss. I'd hate to have money riding on Arroyo, Bailey or Leake.
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Re: Futures bet

Unread postby TouchEmAllTime » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:29 pm

googleeph2 wrote:Man, I think the Cardinals are undervalued.

I think they are still in the heads of the Reds, from previous seasons.

The nationals are I think 5-2 vs. the Reds. And would have home field.

In fact, can you place bets that a team won't win it?

After Cueto, Latos is very hit-or-miss. I'd hate to have money riding on Arroyo, Bailey or Leake.


You just made the case as to why the Reds have no shot, nicely done.
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Re: Futures bet

Unread postby googleeph2 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:19 pm

Erie Warrior wrote:
swerb wrote:Heart - Nats over Orioles


That would be excellent.

How about the stones on the Nats shutting down Strasburgh. Unless they win it all, that decision will be second guessed forever.


Did the same thing with Zimmerman last yr, I guess.

Agree- could really bite them this yr. I see the point of those who say since the team knew his innings would be limited, they could have taken steps to make sure he had some innings left in October.
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Re: Futures bet

Unread postby swerb » Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:09 pm

Time CompetitorOdds Result Odds to win the 2012 World Series
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7:05p
Texas Rangers
4/1
Cincinnati Reds
11/2
New York Yankees
11/2
Washington Nationals
6/1
Detroit Tigers
7/1
San Francisco Giants
15/2
Atlanta Braves
11/1
Baltimore Orioles
14/1
Oakland Athletics
14/1
St. Louis Cardinals
14/1
Los Angeles Angels
33/1
Los Angeles Dodgers
66/1
Chicago White Sox
100/1
Tampa Bay Rays
100/1
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