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09-09-2013, 04:00 PM
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St. Louis' average age is 27.4
And the youngest player in their starting line up is 25 and he also happens to be terrible (.552 OPS).

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And the youngest player in their starting line up is 25 and he also happens to be terrible (.552 OPS).
And they have 3 relievers under the age of 24 that have been absolutely lights out.

It's unrealistic to expect super young teams to be good right away, but it's far from impossible if you have the talent.

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09-09-2013, 04:23 PM
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And they have 3 relievers under the age of 24 that have been absolutely lights out.

It's unrealistic to expect super young teams to be good right away, but it's far from impossible if you have the talent.
Asking a young kid to come in and give you a good 6th or 7th inning is quite different from asking them to produce for 162 games. Like I said, find me a team that starts a bunch of 22-25 year olds and succeeds at a high level. Even the Pirates who are a very young team only have 1 24 year old and 1 25 year old in their starting line up.

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09-09-2013, 04:39 PM
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Asking a young kid to come in and give you a good 6th or 7th inning is quite different from asking them to produce for 162 games. Like I said, find me a team that starts a bunch of 22-25 year olds and succeeds at a high level. Even the Pirates who are a very young team only have 1 24 year old and 1 25 year old in their starting line up.
The 2008 Rays had 3. The 2007 DBacks had 5.

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I agree that we should sign a guy like Choo, and there will be other additions similar to Schierholtz that play key roles. The 2003 Marlins are comparable. Pudge was the signing that tied it all together but those core young guys were ready to win well before that season (Lee, Castillo, Pierre), then Cabrera came up at 19 and was a beast. It can be done. Choo or someone like him can be our Pudge.

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09-09-2013, 05:21 PM
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I agree that we should sign a guy like Choo, and there will be other additions similar to Schierholtz that play key roles. The 2003 Marlins are comparable. Pudge was the signing that tied it all together but those core young guys were ready to win well before that season (Lee, Castillo, Pierre), then Cabrera came up at 19 and was a beast. It can be done. Choo or someone like him can be our Pudge.
Lee was 27. The only everyday player on that team that was younger than 25 was Cabrera and he only played 87 games

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09-09-2013, 05:27 PM
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The 2008 Rays had 3. The 2007 DBacks had 5.
So basically once it's happened. Like I said, very rare.

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Lee was 27. The only everyday player on that team that was younger than 25 was Cabrera and he only played 87 games
What difference does it make if they were all producing consistently for years prior to that?

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What difference does it make if they were all producing consistently for years prior to that?
4 years earlier, Lee had a .206/.263/.328 slash line

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4 years earlier, Lee had a .206/.263/.328 slash line
3 years matches the world series season.

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So basically once it's happened. Like I said, very rare.
I didn't disagree...

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Maybe it's because the Cubs suck ass, but is anyone else losing some interest in baseball? I'll still watch the Cubs, but I could care less about the rest of the league, unlike the NHL, NFL, and NBA.

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09-09-2013, 07:54 PM
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Maybe it's because the Cubs suck ass, but is anyone else losing some interest in baseball? I'll still watch the Cubs, but I could care less about the rest of the league, unlike the NHL, NFL, and NBA.
I lost a lot of my interest in baseball a while ago. Was hands down my favorite sport growing up and now it barely cracks my top 5. The Cubs definitely have a lot to do with that.

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09-09-2013, 08:12 PM
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between the ages of 5-14 baseball was the only sport I really cared about. Now its third behind nfl and nhl.

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09-09-2013, 08:17 PM
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I can watch anybody play live baseball, but on TV it's Cubs or nothing.

I can watch any hockey, any football, any college basketball on TV though, not just the Hawks, Bears, and Illini.

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i can watch nba, but college bball is painful for me

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i can watch nba, but college bball is painful for me
NCAA+Conference tourneys are doable for me. Actually, the NCAA tourney is one of my favorite events of the year. Signifies so many things for me other than the actual event itself which kind of adds to its value.

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NCAA+Conference tourneys are doable for me. Actually, the NCAA tourney is one of my favorite events of the year. Signifies so many things for me other than the actual event itself which kind of adds to its value.
ncaa tourny is okay. but I'd much rather watch nba playoffs. ncaa is just bad basketball.

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09-09-2013, 08:32 PM
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NBA is just watered down drivel.

I watched two MLB games from yesterday. Safe to say I can watch anything that involves baseball.

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NBA is just watered down drivel.

I watched two MLB games from yesterday. Safe to say I can watch anything that involves baseball.


Please.

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Please.
Heat won the title again. What a surprise. Other than the Mavs winning the title, I haven't been surprised by a title winner in years. I can't get into it.

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Heat won the title again. What a surprise. Other than the Mavs winning the title, I haven't been surprised by a title winner in years. I can't get into it.
Which is different than watered down drivel...

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Which is different than watered down drivel...
Which is a hyperbole.

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Which is a hyperbole.
Good to know. Now that we are all on the same page...

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ncaa bball is a joke. hurray for 3pt shooting and layups. that's pretty much all it is. Horrible game to watch.

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