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 Post subject: Re: Content with a winning record..
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:15 pm 
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Barrys Dopers wrote:
My definition of success for the 2012 Pirates (in March) included no expectation of the postseason. I don't think anyone here predicted or expected as such. I expected the Bucs to win 75ish games with sustainable improvement from building block players to set the stage for 2013. For the most part they have done just that. I'm fairly certain that you were alone in setting your goal as playoffs and anything less is a disappointment. Of course things change and I can see why people may be disappointed now after our position a month ago, but that has nothing to do with the hardline preseason goal of playoffs or bust.

While I wasn't posting here at the beginning of the season, my goal was certainly the playoffs. No playoffs, team under .500, would have been a failure, and a .500 record missing the playoffs would have been a moral victory.


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 Post subject: Re: Content with a winning record..
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:29 pm 
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I would be "content" with a winning record. Fuck content! I WANT PLAYOFFS!!! October baseball for the Pirates! For real...


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 Post subject: Re: Content with a winning record..
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:02 am 
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You don't get any orange wedges for making the playoffs, either.

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SUPERCHARGED APE wrote:
You don't get any orange wedges for making the playoffs, either.

I get that, but I believe - check this on Baseball Reference, but I am pretty confident about this - that no team ever won the World Series without first making it to post-season play.


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 Post subject: Re: Content with a winning record..
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:47 am 
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I think some of us are confusing "content" and "happy", but that's another matter. As for numbers, a quick look at the MLB standings, Wild Card sort tab, shows that if you're over .500, you're a playoff contender by virtue of being in the Wild Card race.

If you're under .500, you have a lot of ground to make up.

So this year, finishing over .500 will likely also put us in the race, so I'll take it.

I'll also take the improvement given that our FA signings haven't contributed at all. Trades certainly have helped, but not FA's. So that means the home grown core is coming together.

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 Post subject: Re: Content with a winning record..
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:20 am 
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Bucfan wrote:
SUPERCHARGED APE wrote:
You don't get any orange wedges for making the playoffs, either.

I get that, but I believe - check this on Baseball Reference, but I am pretty confident about this - that no team ever won the World Series without first making it to post-season play.


I haven't checked, but I'm at least 80% confident you're correct.


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 Post subject: Re: Content with a winning record..
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:33 am 
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J_C_Steel wrote:
Bucfan wrote:
SUPERCHARGED APE wrote:
You don't get any orange wedges for making the playoffs, either.

I get that, but I believe - check this on Baseball Reference, but I am pretty confident about this - that no team ever won the World Series without first making it to post-season play.


I haven't checked, but I'm at least 80% confident you're correct.



Wait, I thought this was a hindsight question. Are we now talking about what we'd be content with if today were October 3rd?

You guys need to confirm my vantage point for this discussion.

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