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    We've got about a month to go with the season. WITHOUT taking a look at the standings, what team would you guess has the best record in the majors? I guess I haven't been paying attention.
    Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
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    Originally posted by RuthMayBond View Post
    We've got about a month to go with the season. WITHOUT taking a look at the standings, what team would you guess has the best record in the majors? I guess I haven't been paying attention.
    Is it Nationals? (I didn't look).
    My top 10 players:

    1. Babe Ruth
    2. Barry Bonds
    3. Ty Cobb
    4. Ted Williams
    5. Willie Mays
    6. Alex Rodriguez
    7. Hank Aaron
    8. Honus Wagner
    9. Lou Gehrig
    10. Mickey Mantle

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    • #3
      Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
      Is it Nationals? (I didn't look).
      That would have seemed a surprise at the beginning of the year, but they are only 2nd best (AND ahead of the Yank:flow: )
      Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by RuthMayBond View Post
        That would have seemed a surprise at the beginning of the year, but they are only 2nd best (AND ahead of the Yank:flow: )
        Well I just looked it up, and the Nationals have the best winning % in the majors. Not sure what you're looking for.
        My top 10 players:

        1. Babe Ruth
        2. Barry Bonds
        3. Ty Cobb
        4. Ted Williams
        5. Willie Mays
        6. Alex Rodriguez
        7. Hank Aaron
        8. Honus Wagner
        9. Lou Gehrig
        10. Mickey Mantle

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        • #5
          Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
          Well I just looked it up, and the Nationals have the best winning % in the majors. Not sure what you're looking for.
          Sorry, I meant most wins
          Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
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          • #6
            I'll tell you who it is. It's the frigging Nats. They have the best pitching staff in the majors.
            46 wins to match last year's total

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            • #7
              Originally posted by RuthMayBond View Post
              Sorry, I meant most wins
              The team with the most wins has played 3 more games than the Nats.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ipitch View Post
                The team with the most wins has played 3 more games than the Nats.
                True. I didn't say they were better than the Nats, but would anyone have guessed this? (thanks for no spoiler)
                Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
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                • #9
                  I thought it was the Nats, too, so I looked it up. I wouldn't have guessed it either.
                  They call me Mr. Baseball. Not because of my love for the game; because of all the stitches in my head.

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                  • #10
                    Is it the Reds?
                    Baseball Junk Drawer

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                    • #11
                      Without looking it up, I'm gonna guess Cincinnati. (EDIT: I made this guess before I saw the post directly above mine)

                      My two initial guesses would have been A) Washington or B) New York had they not already been previously proven incorrect.
                      Last edited by wu-tang clan; 08-28-2012, 04:12 PM.
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                      • #12
                        We like to keep a low profile. LOL

                        The 10-game winning streak the Reds had a few weeks ago didn't hurt...and that was done without Joey Votto.
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                        • #13
                          I wouldn't have guessed it either.
                          “There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and to shame the devil.” Walter Lippmann

                          "Fill in any figure you want for that boy (Mantle). Whatever the figure, it's a deal." - Branch Rickey

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                          • #14
                            So my question is: Do we all agree the Reds are the best team in baseball this year?
                            Last edited by PlanetZoltan; 08-28-2012, 06:15 PM. Reason: Included a left out word

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by RDB_SoxFan View Post
                              So my question is: Do we all agree the Reds are the best team in baseball this year?


                              well they are certai nly good at beating weak teams

                              just a quick look

                              Astros 7-2
                              Cubs 9-4
                              Rockies 5-1
                              Padres 6-2

                              against the better teams
                              braves 5-1
                              dodgers 1-2
                              giants 4-3
                              nats 2-5
                              pirates 6-6
                              cards 6-6
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