September MLB game thread

DeadlySplitter

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baseball has a funny way of evening things out... Brewers have been overperforming massively and it's catching up to them.

Hader hasn't been otherworldly this year, although watching tonight's Hilliard HR, that looked like a juiced ball special + Coors special to me.
 

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baseball has a funny way of evening things out... Brewers have been overperforming massively and it's catching up to them.

Hader hasn't been otherworldly this year, although watching tonight's Hilliard HR, that looked like a juiced ball special + Coors special to me.
Hader has indeed been otherworldly this year, other than his HR rate.
 

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Padres ended up in the NL West basement, ending the season on a L6 while the Rockies spoiled the Brewers' chances at defending the division. not quite what they had in mind when bringing in Machado.

Mets ended up sweeping the Braves in a meaningless series, ending with a walk off bomb from Smith, his first and only AB in months following an injury. Atlanta could have been the 5th team this year with 100 wins, they will settle for 97.

Tigers were truly a horrible team. they finished 47-114 with one cancelled game. the O's were 47-115 last year.

there is no parity in MLB right now, especially in the AL where a 93 win Cleveland team is sent home (it took 96 wins to be a playoff team in the AL this year, 97 last year). The Red Sox were the only team in the AL to have a win total in the 80s!
 

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is the lack of parity in the AL, to a ceratin extent, the product of incompetent GMs? The Tiger dug themselves a massive hole with the Cabrera and Zimmermann deals. the mariners were pretty hamstrung before getting rid of cano. when it comes down to it, a lot of these teams cant really survive giving out 2 bad big FA deals. the sox can since we just spend insane money, but a lot of the bottom feeders that are actually in good markets have a few terrible FA contracts on their books that limit their spending
 

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I guess each year the Blue Jays players are asked to vote on some internal team awards, so that Mike Wilner from SportsNet can write an article I guess.

Anyway, Blue Jays players award Randal Grichuk their MVP award, after putting up 0.5 WAR campaign

View: https://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/blue-jays-year-end-awards-toronto-names-grichuk-mvp/

I guess WAR doesn't count for everything, but there were 10 batters and 10 pitchers with a higher WAR than Randal Grichuk. Any one of the three young MLB sons would've been a better choice

What a joke. The writer says that he threw out one players votes because he didn't take it seriously, but I'm wondering if any players tool it seriously
 

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I guess each year the Blue Jays players are asked to vote on some internal team awards, so that Mike Wilner from SportsNet can write an article I guess.

Anyway, Blue Jays players award Randal Grichuk their MVP award, after putting up 0.5 WAR campaign

View: https://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/blue-jays-year-end-awards-toronto-names-grichuk-mvp/

I guess WAR doesn't count for everything, but there were 10 batters and 10 pitchers with a higher WAR than Randal Grichuk. Any one of the three young MLB sons would've been a better choice

What a joke. The writer says that he threw out one players votes because he didn't take it seriously, but I'm wondering if any players tool it seriously
He, by a fair margin, had the most playing time on the team? He split time between CF and RF, and a lot of his poor WAR is due to poorly rated defense.