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    Quote Originally Posted by 5GoldGloves:OF,75 View Post
    The last-place team in half the years the past decade?
    Would you trade our last 20 years for another team's? It has to be the whole 20, no mixing and matching.
    Championships since purchase by John Henry group: Red Sox 4 Yankees 1

    The Red Sox are 8-1 in their last 9 postseason games against the Yankees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    Gotta love the Sox 3-0 run of eliminating the Yankees in the playoffs!
    All part of baseball's rich history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    Gotta love the Sox 3-0 run of eliminating the Yankees in the playoffs!
    I'm sure you do.

    Just like I love the countless times the Yanks have eliminated the sox.......

    All part of the rich history of baseball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5GoldGloves:OF,75 View Post
    But how many big contracts can St. Louis give out? As many as Boston? At least the Redbirds are always all-in...
    They are helped immensely by having a farm system that produces a steady stream of talented MLB players. Look at their lineup; only Goldschmidt and Arenado came from other organizations.

    And they even replace from within. DeJong out; Edmond Sosa in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDavis76 View Post
    I'm sure you do.

    Just like I love the countless times the Yanks have eliminated the sox.......

    All part of the rich history of baseball.
    Countless? LOL.

    It's the same number: 3.

    2003
    1999
    1998

    You crack me up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    Countless? LOL.

    It's the same number: 3.

    2003
    1999
    1998

    You crack me up!
    'Twas Cleveland who eliminated us in 1998.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    Countless? LOL.

    It's the same number: 3.

    2003
    1999
    1998

    You crack me up!
    Umm, I simply said "eliminated", I didn't say from the playoffs.

    You crack me up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDavis76 View Post
    Umm, I simply said "eliminated", I didn't say from the playoffs.

    You crack me up!
    Um, you respond to a post about playoff elimination.

    It's on you to clarify a change in the debate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    Would you trade our last 20 years for another team's? It has to be the whole 20, no mixing and matching.
    Great question. I really enjoy following entire baseball seasons when my team is contending. Watching pro sports is all about entertainment, and as long as my team is in it, that's entertaining.

    I'll never be a Yankee fan and say the season was a failure if we win but don't win it all, especially after making the playoffs. Only one club ever wins the last game of any season, and to be totally unsatisfied if that's not your team is unreasonable and elitist.

    But last place seasons suck, and drain the fun out of being a fan. As a Red Sox fan, I wouldn't trade this century because of what I went through last century. However, it wouldn't be so bad to be a Cardinals fan; a winning record every single year since 2000, first or second place 15 times, in the postseason 15 times, won 2 WS, lost 2 WS... (ya, to Boston, but we owed them).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    'Twas Cleveland who eliminated us in 1998.
    Ahh, yes, and then the Yanks knocked out CLE.

    So, 2 times. Countless. Funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    They are helped immensely by having a farm system that produces a steady stream of talented MLB players. Look at their lineup; only Goldschmidt and Arenado came from other organizations.
    I don't know anything about the St. Loo org, but with such consistently high finishes (and thus, low draft picks), they must have a superior scouting system. Why didn't Henry rob them of their execs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5GoldGloves:OF,75 View Post
    Great question. I really enjoy following entire baseball seasons when my team is contending. Watching pro sports is all about entertainment, and as long as my team is in it, that's entertaining.

    I'll never be a Yankee fan and say the season was a failure if we win but don't win it all, especially after making the playoffs. Only one club ever wins the last game of any season, and to be totally unsatisfied if that's not your team is unreasonable and elitist.

    But last place seasons suck, and drain the fun out of being a fan. As a Red Sox fan, I wouldn't trade this century because of what I went through last century. However, it wouldn't be so bad to be a Cardinals fan; a winning record every single year since 2000, first or second place 15 times, in the postseason 15 times, won 2 WS, lost 2 WS... (ya, to Boston, but we owed them).
    We really did not finish in last place too often from the 70's through the 90's. I think 1992 might have been the only time.

    It's funny, because I used to tell my fellow Sox fans, for decades, "I'll take 10 last place finishes for just one ring." Well, we may hit 10 last place finishes in my lifetime, but 4 rings is 4 times all I ever hoped for in all of my sports fandom.

    We might even reach 10 last place finsihes from the 70's on, before we reach 10 rings, but to me, the 4 outweighs them all, and my guess is we reach 5 before I'm in the ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    Um, you respond to a post about playoff elimination.

    It's on you to clarify a change in the debate.
    It was pretty clear that I didn't state "in the playoffs".

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    We really did not finish in last place too often from the 70's through the 90's. I think 1992 might have been the only time.

    It's funny, because I used to tell my fellow Sox fans, for decades, "I'll take 10 last place finishes for just one ring." Well, we may hit 10 last place finishes in my lifetime, but 4 rings is 4 times all I ever hoped for in all of my sports fandom.
    And the really great thing is, it's 4 rings in 4 World Series appearances - and a total of only 3 losses in those 4 Series! Awesome.
    Championships since purchase by John Henry group: Red Sox 4 Yankees 1

    The Red Sox are 8-1 in their last 9 postseason games against the Yankees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDavis76 View Post
    It was pretty clear that I didn't state "in the playoffs".
    But it was easy to infer that based on what you were replying to.

    I'd call it a wash.
    Championships since purchase by John Henry group: Red Sox 4 Yankees 1

    The Red Sox are 8-1 in their last 9 postseason games against the Yankees.

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