Most wins, or pitching staff in order?

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    Most wins, or pitching staff in order?

    Slasher made a comment in another thread that the Sox have an outside chance at 100 wins.  That milestone in itself doesn't do much for me but it did raise a question in my mind.

    Once the Sox have the division championship wrapped up, is it more important to have the pitching staff in order for the playoffs or to have the most wins in the AL in order to play the WC team in the first round?

     

     
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    Re: Most wins, or pitching staff in order?

    In response to S5's comment:

    Slasher made a comment in another thread that the Sox have an outside chance at 100 wins.  That milestone in itself doesn't do much for me but it did raise a question in my mind.

    Once the Sox have the division championship wrapped up, is it more important to have the pitching staff in order for the playoffs or to have the most wins in the AL in order to play the WC team in the first round?

     




    Definitely setting the rotation.

     
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    Re: Most wins, or pitching staff in order?

    In response to S5's comment:

     

    Slasher made a comment in another thread that the Sox have an outside chance at 100 wins.  That milestone in itself doesn't do much for me but it did raise a question in my mind.

    Once the Sox have the division championship wrapped up, is it more important to have the pitching staff in order for the playoffs or to have the most wins in the AL in order to play the WC team in the first round?

     

     



    that plus home field in both rounds

     

    especially seeing how there's not much of a drop off in your 1st 3 starters


    unless extra rest is considered high priority

     
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    Re: Most wins, or pitching staff in order?

    Good question S5. 

    i think that once the playoffs begin, anything can happen in any series.

    a ~.500 team that sneaks in and gets hot at the right time can win it all (see:  Cards).

    that being said, i am not sure that it matters so much who we play in the Division Series so i would go with "setting the rotation".

    ALTHOUGH....To expound on your question - is it important enough to play hard to the end (while possibly sacrificing the divisional round rotation) in order to have homefield advantage in the Championship round?  (if they advance of course)...

     
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    I tend to go with Zac, and I hadn't even thought of home field.

    I see the WC race and single game playoff game as being a grueling few days for the eventual WC team with NO set pitching going into the PO's. [edit:  In fact, it's worse for them than "no set pitching" since they're probably going to blow up their staff just to get there!]

    I also see the Sox top 4 being so equal that the PO rotation could almost (almost) be drawn out of a hat and it wouldn't make much difference.

    I'd go for the best record.

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    Want best record for home field advantage throughout playoffs.

     
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    Re: Most wins, or pitching staff in order?

    In response to slasher9's comment:

    Good question S5. 

    i think that once the playoffs begin, anything can happen in any series.

    a ~.500 team that sneaks in and gets hot at the right time can win it all (see:  Cards).

    that being said, i am not sure that it matters so much who we play in the Division Series so i would go with "setting the rotation".

    ALTHOUGH....To expound on your question - is it important enough to play hard to the end (while possibly sacrificing the divisional round rotation) in order to have homefield advantage in the Championship round?  (if they advance of course)...

    nice avy Slash...tho she could stand to use a much smaller glove Tongue Out

     
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    Definitely get the best record.  Playing the WC in the first round is a huge advantage, home field is pretty huge too.

    WC is especially imortant when you look at the current standings.  It's not inconceivable that you have 5 teams tied for the second wc spot, 2 or 3 teams tied almost seems likely.

    It's actually all a moot point though.  I just looked at the PS schedule.  Redsox last game is Sunday, Division series start on Friday.  Whoever pitches the last game still has 4 days off before the playoffs start.

     
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    Re: Most wins, or pitching staff in order?

    In response to slasher9's comment:

    Good question S5. 

    i think that once the playoffs begin, anything can happen in any series.

    a ~.500 team that sneaks in and gets hot at the right time can win it all (see:  Cards).

    that being said, i am not sure that it matters so much who we play in the Division Series so i would go with "setting the rotation".

    ALTHOUGH....To expound on your question - is it important enough to play hard to the end (while possibly sacrificing the divisional round rotation) in order to have homefield advantage in the Championship round?  (if they advance of course)...



    But as for now in the AL league, no one is hot as a wildcard contender.  All are playing up and down right now in the last two to four weeks.   Also there are like 6 teams fighting fo the two spots.  So therefore, there will be wear and tear on all of them.  Meaning, it is possible that most teams will be force to have their top three best pitchers available for the last three regular season games so they can try to clinch the wildcard spot.  And the bad news is that who ever pitch the first game of the three last regular season game may be force to pitch in the first round one game wildcard spot to help the team to advance the next round. 

    I do not see any of two AL wildcard teams going deep in the playoff this year.  I think that the two NL wildcard teams will go deep cuz there are only three teams fighting for the two spots while the third team will win the division which they are Cincy, St. Louis and Pittsburgh.

    Well, of course, it is important for Boston to get the best record in MLB cuz they play alot better at Fenway Park this year than on the road especially for John Lackey!!!

     

     
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    Good question S5. 

    i think that once the playoffs begin, anything can happen in any series.

    a ~.500 team that sneaks in and gets hot at the right time can win it all (see:  Cards).

    that being said, i am not sure that it matters so much who we play in the Division Series so i would go with "setting the rotation".

    ALTHOUGH....To expound on your question - is it important enough to play hard to the end (while possibly sacrificing the divisional round rotation) in order to have homefield advantage in the Championship round?  (if they advance of course)...

     

    nice avy Slash...tho she could stand to use a much smaller glove Tongue Out

     

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    Want best record for home field advantage throughout playoffs.



    +1

    Especially if we face a team like the Tigers in the ALCS.  

     

     
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    Want best record for home field advantage throughout playoffs.

     



    +1

     

    Especially if we face a team like the Tigers in the ALCS.  

     

    [/QUOTE]


    +2

     
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    Re: Most wins, or pitching staff in order?

    In response to slasher9's comment:

    Good question S5. 

    i think that once the playoffs begin, anything can happen in any series.

    a ~.500 team that sneaks in and gets hot at the right time can win it all (see:  Cards).

    that being said, i am not sure that it matters so much who we play in the Division Series so i would go with "setting the rotation".

    ALTHOUGH....To expound on your question - is it important enough to play hard to the end (while possibly sacrificing the divisional round rotation) in order to have homefield advantage in the Championship round?  (if they advance of course)...




    Dude, change your avatar, and look up misogynist.

     
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    Dude, change your avatar, and look up misogynist.

     



    Thanks Youk!  changed!!!

    dude, change your screenname, and look up yankees roster.

     
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    I want the best record and homefield, too. But not at the expense of our pitching being set.

     

     
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    Re: Most wins, or pitching staff in order?

    In response to LloydDobler's comment:

    I want the best record and homefield, too. But not at the expense of our pitching being set.



    Did anyone see my post?

    There are 4 days between the sox last game and the start of the division series.  There is no need to set the rotation, a pitcher can start the last game of the season and the first game of the playoffs on regular rest.

     
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    Re: Most wins, or pitching staff in order?

    As Greenwell4Pres pointed out - and I hadn't noticed - if things continue as they are we can go all-out for the best record.  Our last regular season game is on Sunday and our 1st playoff game is on Friday so our pitching staff is going to be rested anyway. 

    Being a Red Sox fan (a/k/a someone who turns over rocks looking for problems LOL)  my concern now is going four days without a game and losing our 'edge'.  But I admit, that's a pretty good problem to have! 

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    Re: Most wins, or pitching staff in order?

    In response to greenwellforpresident's comment:

    Did anyone see my post?

    There are 4 days between the sox last game and the start of the division series.  There is no need to set the rotation, a pitcher can start the last game of the season and the first game of the playoffs on regular rest.



    I didn't  mean the rotation, I meant everyone's arm being rested.

     

     
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    Re: Most wins, or pitching staff in order?

    In response to greenwellforpresident's comment:

    Definitely get the best record.  Playing the WC in the first round is a huge advantage, home field is pretty huge too.

    WC is especially imortant when you look at the current standings.  It's not inconceivable that you have 5 teams tied for the second wc spot, 2 or 3 teams tied almost seems likely.

    It's actually all a moot point though.  I just looked at the PS schedule.  Redsox last game is Sunday, Division series start on Friday.  Whoever pitches the last game still has 4 days off before the playoffs start.



    Bingo!! 

    Just win as many as possible up intil the last rotation then save Lester/Peavey/Buch/Lackey in that order with 6 days off before starting the first round(3 outta 5) with the WC winner.  Get home field advantage thru out if it is possible.  Playing in Fenway is a major advantage to our guys,  and getting this advantage from series #1 thru to, and including the WS is HUGE.

     
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