2020 Reds Talk

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Sat, Sep 26, 2020 12:22 AM
posted by SportsAndLady

This. 

Waiting to see how Bell fucks up another season is not smart. 


Clearly.

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Sat, Sep 26, 2020 2:43 AM

I lost track of how the playoffs are working this year and what all they modified. Who will they likely be facing in the first round? Still best of 7? 

wildcats20 In ROY I Trust!!
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Sat, Sep 26, 2020 7:43 AM

Reds need the Brewers to win the final 2 against the Cards in order to finish ahead. The 2 games that the Cards missed earlier in the season will only be played if they are needed to see who makes the playoffs or for home field, not just for seeding. That’s kinda BS to me. Everyone should be playing the same number of games, no matter what. 

wildcats20 In ROY I Trust!!
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Sat, Sep 26, 2020 7:45 AM

posted by friendfromlowry

I lost track of how the playoffs are working this year and what all they modified. Who will they likely be facing in the first round? Still best of 7? 

This is current as of this morning.


Wild Card Series (begin Tuesday)
Best-of-three format, with higher seed serving as the home team for all three games

AL matchups
No. 8 Blue Jays vs. No. 1 Rays
No. 7 White Sox vs. No. 2 A's
No. 6 Astros vs. No. 3 Twins
No. 5 Yankees vs. No. 4 Indians

NL matchups
No. 8 Giants vs. No. 1 Dodgers
No. 7 Reds vs. No. 2 Braves
No. 6 Marlins vs. No. 3 Cubs
No. 5 Cardinals vs. No. 4 Padres


wildcats20 In ROY I Trust!!
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Sat, Sep 26, 2020 7:46 AM

So the Reds are on the road no matter what for the Wild Card. I would prefer them to play the Braves, I guess. 

Ironman92 Administrator
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Sat, Sep 26, 2020 9:44 AM

Being on the road with no fans though....incredible difference for playoffs!

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Sat, Sep 26, 2020 9:50 AM
posted by Ironman92

Being on the road with no fans though....incredible difference for playoffs!

Never really thought about that. Outside of piped in crowd noise there really won't be any sort of home field energy from an actual crowd.

I was at a golf weekend team draft last night, one of the guys is a Braves fan, and he wants nothing to do with the Reds in the first round.

33,369 posts 117 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Sep 26, 2020 10:20 AM

Biggest advantage of home-field this season comes in the batting second portion. Particularly for extra innings with the man starting on 2nd base.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 191 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Sep 26, 2020 10:37 AM

Yeah, I wish that was removed for the playoffs. That rule sucks. 

BRF Senior Member
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Sat, Sep 26, 2020 11:58 AM
posted by justincredible

Yeah, I wish that was removed for the playoffs. That rule sucks. 

I just found this:


Will extra innings continue to feature an automatic runner at second base?

No, that rule was only in effect for the 2020 regular season and will not be in place for the postseason. Extra innings will begin with none on, none out.


https://www.mlb.com/news/mlb-announces-expanded-playoffs-for-2020


33,369 posts 117 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Sep 26, 2020 12:00 PM

Good to know!

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 191 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Sep 26, 2020 12:03 PM

Sweet. 

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Sep 26, 2020 12:52 PM
posted by Laley23

Biggest advantage of home-field this season comes in the batting second portion. Particularly for extra innings with the man starting on 2nd base.

Yeah but each team gets 9 AB....Reds playing Twins now, no noise but in a playoff atmosphere you can’t hear anything.


Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Sep 27, 2020 7:34 PM

Reds @ Braves Wednesday

Cy candidates square off

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Sun, Sep 27, 2020 7:52 PM

wildcats20 In ROY I Trust!!
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Sun, Sep 27, 2020 8:10 PM

Reds win 2-0. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 191 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Oct 7, 2020 9:59 AM

Dick Williams has stepped down as President of Baseball Operations.

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Oct 7, 2020 12:17 PM
posted by justincredible

Dick Williams has stepped down as President of Baseball Operations.

Too bad

Please fire all in charge of hitting/organizational plate approach


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