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Thursday, October 29, 2020

These 6 teams now need a title most

Oakland A’s
Now that it is rumored that longtime head of baseball operations Billy Beane could be leaving the franchise, it would be a cruel irony if the A’s finally had their postseason breakthrough with him gone. For all the “Moneyball” love, the A’s had a 2-11 postseason record in the Beane era, ending with an American League Division Series loss to the rival Astros this year. The A’s have always felt like the team that was always this close to having That Special Year. But they never quite made it. If they ever bust through, here’s hoping they give him a ring anyway.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 29, 2020 at 11:41 AM | 18 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. winnipegwhip Posted: October 29, 2020 at 12:18 PM (#5986439)
I think the Orioles and Pirates would beat most of those teams on the list.
   2. Howie Menckel Posted: October 29, 2020 at 12:29 PM (#5986441)
the last time the Pirates won any postseason series, Jimmy Carter was President.
   3. Ned Garvin: Male Prostitute Posted: October 29, 2020 at 12:35 PM (#5986442)
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 29, 2020 at 12:49 PM (#5986445)

I think the Orioles and Pirates would beat most of those teams on the list.


I thought Mariners but perhaps that possibility is too ridiculous to even consider.
   5. Rally Posted: October 29, 2020 at 12:52 PM (#5986446)
I was sure the Mariners would be #6 here
   6. BDC Posted: October 29, 2020 at 01:00 PM (#5986449)
Well, there are conveniently six clubs that have never won a Series at all, so the list would actually go

Padres
Brewers
Rangers
Rockies
Rays
Mariners

Mariners being 4th in seniority but 6th by definition.

Indians I can understand, but even though I am an old person now, I was already grown up when five of the six mentioned last won the Series. The Braves have only gone 25 years - in a 30-team league they're not even due yet :)


   7. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: October 29, 2020 at 02:00 PM (#5986471)
Phillies 2 titles in ~117 years. Mets 2 in 59; Phillies ahead of the Mets.
   8. Walt Davis Posted: October 29, 2020 at 03:54 PM (#5986543)
Being a Cub fan, I'm good for another 100 years.
   9. Itchy Row Posted: October 29, 2020 at 04:53 PM (#5986561)
My grandparents were all born after 1917 and they and my parents were all dead before 2005. Chicago fans are fine for two generations.
   10. Howie Menckel Posted: October 29, 2020 at 05:29 PM (#5986567)
20 years or better to open, for any fans to complain - outside of their own fan group - about how long-suffering they are.
   11. JRVJ Posted: October 29, 2020 at 05:52 PM (#5986569)
6, of those, I think the Padres are the ones best positioned to win a WS within the next 5 years.

The Myers and Hosmer deals are still not the best decisions in the world, but if those two gents maintain their level in 2021, the Padres have as good a chance as anybody in the NL to knock off the Dodgers.
   12. phredbird Posted: October 29, 2020 at 06:42 PM (#5986577)

the cardinals need a title bad.

*ducks*

they haven't won since 2011!

somebody needs to catch up to the yankees, just sayin.
   13. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: October 29, 2020 at 06:58 PM (#5986580)
I was thinking the Yankees should be on the list. That lone title in the last 20 years has got to sting a bit and we know that fan base is entitled to more then that!
   14. BDC Posted: October 29, 2020 at 07:58 PM (#5986589)
JRJV, by contrast, the Rangers have almost no talent aside from Lance Lynn (one year on his contract) and the usual few fungible relievers. They have begun a youth movement, but they're starting from less talent in the minors than nearly any other club – it's difficult to believe how bad they've been at drafting and evaluating young players.
   15. JRVJ Posted: October 29, 2020 at 08:05 PM (#5986590)
14, Haven't really looked at the Rangers in a while, but you do not paint a pretty picture.
   16. BDC Posted: October 29, 2020 at 08:59 PM (#5986605)
Apologies for inverting the spelling of your handle, JRVJ.

Yes, the Rangers have a center fielder named Leody Taveras who is fast and hit .227 in the majors last year at age 21 ... maybe it's just their names, but I think of him as the second coming of Leonys Martin. I hope he's better than that. And they have a big catcher named Sam Huff who turns 23 in a few weeks and has hit the snot out of the ball at every level ... though he never played AA or AAA, going straight to the majors in this weird season just past. Everybody else in the prospect batch for them looks like a journeyman at best.
   17. Belfry Bob Posted: October 30, 2020 at 02:55 PM (#5986701)
Indians
Brewers
Pirates
Orioles
Twins
Padres

The idea of the Braves being on the list is incredibly dumb. Hard to leave off the Rangers and Mets.
   18. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: October 30, 2020 at 03:15 PM (#5986705)
Reds haven't won since 90 (Twins in 91).

Since beating the Dodgers in the Division Series in 95 they have been:

swept by the Braves in the 95 NLCS, being shut out twice
in 1999 lost a game 163 to the Mets by shut out
in 2010 in division series got swept by the Phillies with 2 shutouts, one of them being a no hitter
in 2012 in division series they won the first 2 games in SF, and then lost 3 straight at home
in 2013 they lost the wild card game to the Pirates
in 2020 they were shut out for 22 innings in losing 2 games to the Braves

2-13 in playoff games with 6 shutouts and 1 elimination game where they were also shut out. The curse of Schottzie in full effect. :-)

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