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Tuesday, October 01, 2019

The Storylines of the Postseason

A sample:

Tampa Bay Rays

Narrative you’ll hear a lot: Did you know that the Rays have a small payroll and don’t draw well? Did you know that they basically invented and perfected bullpenning? Did you know that no one was bullpenning back when [insert retired player who is doing color commentary] was in his prime?

Narrative you’ll hear less of but should hear more: Kevin Cash is an excellent manager who probably deserves to get more Manager of the Year hype than he tends to get (getting short-changed even by me this morning) because he is really good at doing more with less and because we tend to praise front offices far more than managers these days. A lot of teams bullpen now. Not many of them do as good a job as Cash does with the Rays.

An old friend of the site, commenting on both the narratives we are likely to hear and the ones we probably won’t.


QLE Posted: October 01, 2019 at 12:24 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: narratives, playoffs

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   1. Belfry Bob Posted: October 01, 2019 at 12:07 PM (#5884952)
As repulsive as I find Osuna (and I am an Astros fan), I don't see anyone referring to him as 'overcoming adversity.' At least, I certainly hope not!

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