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Alex Patton Alex
Dec 8 '20

Confused by what's happening today?

Just skip to the end.

Jeff Passan at ESPN:

All in all, from the 44 scenarios, here is the breakdown that illustrates what strong favorites the Cardinals and Brewers are to give the NL Central half of the league's playoff field (joining the Cubs and Reds):

• In 37 of 44 scenarios, St. Louis is in.

• In 33 of 44 scenarios, Milwaukee is in.

• In 14 of 44 scenarios, San Francisco is in.

• In 4 of 44 scenarios, Philadelphia is in.

The Reds and Marlins, in the meantime, are playing for seeding ... which could mean the difference between playing the Atlanta Braves (No. 2), Chicago Cubs (No. 3) and San Diego Padres (No. 4).

Cincinnati Reds (30-29)

Potential seeds: 5, 6 or 7

• If they win, the Marlins lose and the Cardinals lose: No. 5 seed

• If they win, the Marlins win and the Cardinals lose: No. 6 seed

• If they lose, the Cardinals lose and the Giants lose: No. 6 seed

• If they lose, the Cardinals lose, the Giants win and the Cardinals lose both doubleheader games: No. 6 seed

• All other scenarios: No. 7 seed

Miami Marlins (30-29)

Potential seeds: 5 or 6

• If they win and the Cardinals lose: No. 5 seed

• If they lose, the Reds lose, the Giants lose and the Cardinals lose: No. 5 seed

• If they lose, the Reds lose, the Giants win, the Cardinals lose Sunday and the Cardinals lose Game 1 Monday: No. 5 seed

• All other scenarios: No. 6 seed

In total, of the 44 permutations, the seeding breaks down as follows:

• Miami: No. 5 seed (22 times), No. 6 seed (22)

• St. Louis: No. 5 seed (17), No. 6 seed (2), No. 7 seed (5), No. 8 seed (13)

• Cincinnati: No. 5 seed (5), No. 6 seed (20), No. 7 seed (19)

• Milwaukee: No. 7 seed (20), No. 8 seed (13)

• San Francisco: No. 8 (14)

• Philadelphia: No. 8 (4)

On a day of such madness, it's nice to have some guarantees. And thankfully, amid the chaos, they do exist and bring at least a little bit of balance to a day where all you want to know is what this all means. For the following teams ...

• If the Cardinals win, they're in and the NL No. 5 seed.

• If the Yankees win, they're the AL No. 5 seed.

• If the Twins win, they're the AL No. 2 seed.

• If the Brewers win, they're in.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 27 '20

Card/Tigers series is cancelled. Adjust, if you can, your lineups accordingly.

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Aug 3 '20

Daniel says we do . . . but as we all know, "Murphy was an optimist."

Frank Smith Pancho
Aug 1 '20

Long game? What's the over/under we make it to the Sunday FAABs?

https://nypost.com/2020/07/31/mlb-facing-shutdown-if-coronavirus-spread-cant-be-contained/

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 31 '20

Marlins in first place … NL West with 3 teams with better winning % …

Also ... I'm hearing that Marlins are close to "herd immunity" ... playing the long game ... ug ...

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Jul 31 '20

Maybe time to start a COVID thread?

Brewers and Cards postponed due to positive COVID tests in St. Louis.

Add in the Nats, Marlins, Jays and Phils and you have 20% of tonight's games cancelled.

GEOFF CRESAP SydThrift
Jul 31 '20

The Athletic gave me five full passes for one month to the service. I don't know if they take payment info, which is always irksome, but their baseball and fantasy coverage is pretty good. Well worth paying for, I think. So, click away until there are no more.

Click here for free pass.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jul 22 '20

Pretty pleased about the MLB TV decision.  Now I'll feel extra joy in March when I realize I've paid half of it already.

Mike Landau ML-
Jul 9 '20

I'd like to see them do it just for the reaction from the OldHossRadbourn twitter account.

John Thomas Roll2
Jul 9 '20