The Winds of Winter
- Apr 3, 2012
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Two of the biggest postseason home runs of the 2010s given up by the same dude. Couldn't happen to a worse person either. Great to see.
Astros would use Grienke in Gm 3 (back in the NL). That way Hinch can make a choice for gm 4 & if bullpen/ Brad P/ Wade Miley, he gets to go Cole/ Verlander & Grienke for 5-6-7Going to be insane pitching matchups in the WS, not sure how they'll be lining up but the top 3 for either should make this interesting.
I mean, Bregman is definitely their best player. He has been the last two years and it hasn't been particularly close. He's pushing Trout for the best player in baseball.I mean, its unfair. Altuve is literally one of the best players in baseball. And he might not be the best on his team. That's how good this Stros team is.
If they win it all, they rival the '27 Yankees as one of the best teams ever. If not the best.
I know people get caught up in the myth of Ruth and Gehrig. But the Stros only got 5 superstars and paired with two of the best pitchers in baseball.
Clemens was mediocre in '99 though, and the lineup isn't even close to as good as the AstrosI don’t care about the 1927 Yankees because it’s nothing but names and the game is different by a wide margin...
Going back to 20 years ago and matching this Astros team up with a team like the ‘99 Yankees I’d like to see...
Obviously ‘98 was the best of the era but I’d like to see them vs a team that features Clemens.
That’s fine... I don’t need him at his best with the Yankees... I would just rather have him on the mound as opposed to a David Wells like in 98...Clemens was mediocre in '99 though, and the lineup isn't even close to as good as the Astros
Anybody can beat anybody in baseball! That's the beauty of it!That’s fine... I don’t need him at his best with the Yankees... I would just rather have him on the mound as opposed to a David Wells like in 98...
I could easily see that era Yankees beat this version of the Astros.... Hell the damn Rays almost got them 2 weeks ago...
This Astros team is definitely one of the best I’ve ever seen — I just personally don’t believe they beat the Yankees era of 20 years ago....
Yeah, this Yankees team was actually a great team. Maybe any other year, if there's no Astros, they're in the World Series. And maybe win it all even.Anybody can beat anybody in baseball! That's the beauty of it!
But the '99 Yanks just don't measure up to the current Astros. This year's Yankees were better than the '99 version.
25.9 WAR by position players
21.2 WAR by pitchers
40.8 WAR by position players
23.7 WAR by pitchers
This year the Astros have been the most productive team of all time.
I'd rather see the match up with the '98 Yanks. Cone was awesome that year. If you really want Clemens, the '03 team that lost in the WS was better.
Or how the Cavaliers had to play the greatest team of all time in the Finals four straight seasons.Yeah, this Yankees team was actually a great team. Maybe any other year, if there's no Astros, they're in the World Series. And maybe win it all even.
They ran into a historic team. Kinda like the 95 Indians ran into a historic all-time great pitching staff.
Sometimes its just bad luck.
Being great, when there's a historically great team in your way.