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ronde bear:
You are right Jersey, the entire 162 game season proved that the NL has lousy teams this year. Cubs couldnt stop from stubbing their toe all year, Brewers folding like a lawn chair, Dodgers went down without a fight (surprise surprise), Phillies had a valiant effort toend the year which somewhat overshadows how pathetic they were for 5 months, Mets: see Brewers, Braves couldnt cut the mustard all year they just didnt have the horses in their rotation, the Cardinals as pathetic as they were actually hung in there until the end because of all the losers around them

The Rockies and D Backs are the only 2 legit teams I can think of from the NL. The D Backs didnt seem to even know how they got to where they were. The Rockies starting pitching is not very good, but they have an amazing lineup, great team chemistry, a great bullpen and a very good all around team

21 of 22 is no joke, but Colorado looked like it was running out of steam in a few of the Arizona wins. I'm not impressed with the Dbax. They have some good young players, but their starting pitching is woefully thin. The Mets underachieved, obviously, and would have given Boston a good series had they met anytime between April and August. Philly wasn't bad for five months; injuries decimated them all year (Garcia, Lieber, Madson, Howard out awhile, Utley out a month, Gordon and Myers out long stretches, etc.) That they pulled together in the end indicated their true value. But they ran into a buzzsaw, which is why Colorado and not Philly gets to lose to baseball's best team, Boston.

Boid Fink:
ICIT has to be dying out

I really hope to see the Sox bats destroy this completely overrated Rockies pitching and reveal just how inferior the entire national league is. 4 game sweep baby!!

This series proves zilch about leagues in general. It's just about two teams. The AL was superior this year. That can't be proven or disproven in seven games. That's too small of a sample. But I believe it was you that belittled the Phils before. Well, teams change as seasons go on. The Red Sox got STRONGER as the year went on. The Mets got weaker. The Phils got stronger. The Yanks were weak, then strong, then petered out.
Just because a team is stronger in October doesn't make a league better. The NL has cut into the gap between it and the AL because a lot of good young teams have developed. This series pits a team that is on the top vs. one aspiring to be there. This may very well be Colorado's first of multiple postseason trips. The Red Sox OTOH have been through the wars. They KNOW what it takes to win this. But you can't simplify a whole league that way.
St. Louis winning last year proved NOTHING. Understand? Florida winning in 2003 did the same. A World Series is about timing and who's hot, who's healthy, etc.


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