Pads vs. Yanks in WS, part deux?

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WonderSlug

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Tony DeMarco, of NBCSports.COM thinks that the Padres will edge out the Mets for the NL Pennant.

:tup: :icon_banana: :yes:



However, he also thinks that the Yanks are too powerful this year, and will beat the Padres in the World Series...... again.

:tdown: :no: :icon_evil:




http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15100692/

The San Diego Padres scare nobody on offense. They finished 13th in the league in runs scored. But that’s not how they win. Their staff led the NL in ERA, and was the only one below the 4.00 mark. Their starters had the lowest ERA, and their relievers trailed only the Mets’ bullpen. And they hold a solid edge over the rest of the NL playoff field in fielding percentage.

No rotation is deeper and more talented than the Padres’ foursome of Jake Peavy, Chris Young, David Wells and Woody Williams. No bullpen has three late-inning relievers that can match Trevor Hoffman, Cla Meredith and Scott Linebrink.

The Padres also win on the road — 45-36 away from Petco Park. And with the Mets’ pitching issues, the possibility for an upset has increased. So it’s the Padres who will emerge as the NL pennant winner.

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The Yankees have too many key parts getting healthy at the same time, setting up a new Murderer’s Row that is so lethal, the No. 9 hitter in the order finished third in the AL batting race.

They aren’t without concerns — namely, Randy Johnson’s back and Jason Giambi’s wrist. But Johnson apparently will be able to pitch after a long rest and a shot that has eased the pain, and Giambi will be the designated hitter.

There is enough pitching and just too much offense for both Oakland and San Diego (or any other NL survivor, for that matter), leaving no NL upset this year. Just another Yankees’ title.

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Carrie1219

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WonderSlug said:
Tony DeMarco, of NBCSports.COM thinks that the Padres will edge out the Mets for the NL Pennant.

:tup: :icon_banana: :yes:



However, he also thinks that the Yanks are too powerful this year, and will beat the Padres in the World Series...... again.

:tdown: :no: :icon_evil:




http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15100692/




Click on link for complete article.

Oh God... I don't think I could take it.... The Damn Yankess beating us the the WS, again... Of course I do like his prediction of the Pads edging out the mets for the pennant...
 

BFISA

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I tend to agrre with DeMarco...thing about the Yankees is that alluv'em are patient hitters-they all will take pitchers deep into the count waitin on their pitch...they did it in '98, and wore our pitchers down/out.

Or hitters tend to be impatient, often times swingin at the first pitch at inappropriate times...a pitcher not being able to find the plate to 2 consecutive batters, and the next batter swings at the first pitch he sees and grounds into a DP.

That said, lets get past the Cards first, then onto the NL pennant!!:tup:
 

Carrie1219

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BFISA said:
I tend to agrre with DeMarco...thing about the Yankees is that alluv'em are patient hitters-they all will take pitchers deep into the count waitin on their pitch...they did it in '98, and wore our pitchers down/out.

Or hitters tend to be impatient, often times swingin at the first pitch at inappropriate times...a pitcher not being able to find the plate to 2 consecutive batters, and the next batter swings at the first pitch he sees and grounds into a DP.

That said, lets get past the Cards first, then onto the NL pennant!!:tup:
Yup, two series to win before we can think about the WS.