Everybody seems hung up on Price and Porcello's propensity to choke, but IMO Kimbrel is a big time Dark Horse who should be getting more consideration.
I don't trust him AT ALL.
Dude has a squirrelly look about him. Too much fear in his eyes and in his body language in the big moments. Definitely not an intimidator.
Kimbrel looked pretty intimidating to me when he struck out Stanton on 3 pitches and Stanton looked like he didn't know what hit him.
Eh, I'm glad you have confidence in him. I do not. I hope I'm wrong
I'm with you. He's been scaring me most of the season, but it seems that most Sox fans (at least the ones on Over the Monster) think he's still the game's best, or close to it. Not sure it matters, though—some
combo of the team's starters and relievers seems likely to lose this series for Boston. I'm for trading/dumping nearly the entire pitching staff this offseason.
another bump -- stunned my Brewers not only advanced to the division finals with their smoke-and-mirrors roster but doing it in a sweep of Colorado. FREAKING AWESOME!!
just bumping this to say I'm soooooo glad to eat crow on this as my Brewers finish the season with the best record in the National League, coming back to catch the Cubs on the last day and beat them in the playoff.
Best record in the entire league as of May 31! (39-17) enjoy it while you can. god knows I'm enjoying the current success of my Brewers with the best record in the National League. I don't expect it to stay that way for long but early success is better than none.
And boy JD Martinez has been a godsend. (.322 BA, 18 HR, 47 RBI). He's been the bat we sorely missed last season and for the last two postseasons IMHO.
As expected, it's a tight two-way race between the Yankees and Red Sox in the AL East, but dang the remaining three teams are already 10 games back or more... And hell, Baltimore is like 21 games back and it's still May...
AWESOME. only the second division title since 1982.
figured I'd just use this thread as the general playoff thread instead of making a new thread.
Congratulations to you and the Brew Crew. I'm glad to see them in the NLCS.