2015 Postseason Chase

Discussion in 'The Sandlot - The Show '15 OL' started by Broncos218, May 17, 2015.

  1. Broncos218

    Broncos218 Walk On

    Feb 20, 2011
    With about 2/3 of the first season now complete, races are beginning to heat up as we the contenders have begun to separate themselves from the pretenders. So who are locks for the postseason, and who's still pushing for a wild card spot?

    upload_2015-5-17_1-19-55.png Oakland Athletics
    Managed by: thirdalarm
    The A's have the best record in the AL at 19-5, and with 5 games left to play, Oakland looks to have the top seed in the playoffs all but wrapped up. With the best ERA in the AL (2.66), Oakland has been tearing it up from the mound all season long. You can never have enough pitching when the playoffs roll around, so Oakland looks to be in good shape for a deep playoff run.

    upload_2015-5-17_1-19-41.png Texas Rangers
    Managed by: Zooka
    Texas is only 2.5 games behind Oakland in the West with a 17-8 record. It will be tough for Texas to catch Oakland with only 4 games left on the schedule, but a Wild Card spot is safely secure. Home-field advantage in the Wild Card game may not mean much, but Texas could very well go into that game with the second-best record in the AL, which is where they stand now. Should that scenario play out as expected, an Oakland-Texas ALDS would make for an tough opening series.

    [​IMG] New York Yankees
    Managed by: cry_havoc
    The Yankees are only a half-game behind Texas' pace, with the Bronx Brombers sitting at 16-8. That record puts them 4 games ahead of second-placed Toronto in the AL East, and all 4 teams behind New York currently do not have winning records. New York should find themselves facing the winner of the AL Central in the ALDS, but they'll need to improve their hitting (currently at an AL-worst .218 average) if they want to reach the World Series.

    upload_2015-5-17_1-20-8.png Cleveland Indians

    Managed by: PhiGuy179
    The Indians currently lead the AL Central, but with all 5 teams separated by just 4 games, the division is still completely up for grabs. Cleveland has a 1.5 game lead on the Royals right now, but at 11-7, they still have 11 games to make or break their season. The good news- they'll be able to control their own destiny down the stretch. The bad news- Corey Kluber can't pitch all 11 games.

    [​IMG] Kansas City Royals
    Managed by: OhDaesu19
    The Royals started hot with a sweep over the Tigers to start the season, but have since cooled down a bit and currently have a 7-6 record. That leaves more than half of their season to still be played, including 7 games against other users. Should they fail to step up down the stretch, a final 2-game series against Detroit could act as a play-in game for the postseason.

    [​IMG] Detroit Tigers
    Managed by: Broncos218
    The Tigers are behind the 8-ball, but after starting the season 0-5, Motown's finest has nearly crawled its way back to .500 with a 7-8 record. Yet while they may need to jump a few teams in order to make the playoffs, they are in a great position to do so, with 11 of their 14 remaining games coming against divisional opponents. Should they get hot down the stretch, don't be surprised to see them sneak in with the final Wild Card spot.

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  2. Broncos218

    Broncos218 Walk On

    Feb 20, 2011
    [​IMG] Pittsburgh Pirates
    Managed by: CxMacx10
    Currently with the best record in the NL, the Pirates having been tearing up their opponents. The Pirates have looked like true juggernauts on their way to a 17-5 record, leading the MLB in both batting average (.310) and ERA (2.32). It has to be noted however that although Pittsburgh has appeared unbeatable lately, the majority of their success has come against CPU opponents. When the postseason rolls around, will that inexperience against users end up costing them?

    [​IMG] Miami Marlins
    Managed by: Blackattack87
    With a 16-6 record, the Marlins are only 1 game behind Pittsburgh for the best record in the NL. Miami will certainly be in the playoffs, but with all 7 remaining games coming against user teams, it may be difficult for the Fish to grab the top seed in the NL. Regardless, Miami will be able to use these games down the stretch as a final tune-up for the real deal.

    [​IMG] Chicago Cubs
    Managed by: _MG_
    The Cubbies sit in a good spot at 9-5, yet they have plently of games left to play. They have a tough upcoming series against the AL East-leading Yankees on their schedule, but should they keep their current pace, they can expect to snag a Wild Card spot. The division crown may be a tough task, but a Pirates-Cubs NLDS could give the Northsiders a chance to show who's really the best.

    [​IMG] Atlanta Braves
    Managed by: CPU
    The Braves have been the best of the CPU bunch in the Sandlot, wrecking havoc on the 3 users from the NL East. The Braves currently sport a 13-8 record, with 10 of those wins coming against user-owned teams. All 8 games remaining on the Braves schedule are against other CPU teams, leaving their destiny out of the hands of us humans. Don't expect Atlanta to win the division, but they'll be there should Miami struggle against their user opponents to end the season. At the very least, Atlanta is in a good spot to claim a Wild Card berth.

    [​IMG] Arizona Diamondbacks
    Managed by: CPU
    The NL West is the most up-for-grabs division in the NL, and the CPU-led Diamondbacks currently lead the way with a 1.5 game lead over San Diego. Arizona has been led by a strong pitching staff, as the team has posted a division-best 3.11 ERA thus far. What will likely determine the fate for the desert club though is its 6 remaining games against the Dodgers.

    upload_2015-5-17_2-4-25.png San Diego Padres
    Managed by: bblack16
    On the plus side, San Diego is one of only six teams in the NL with a winning record. However, sitting 1.5 games out of first place in the division and with only 5 games left to play, the Padres will need to treat the rest of their schedule like playoff games. 4 of the 5 games left come against user-owned teams, so the Padres will need to bring their A game in order to keep pace.

    upload_2015-5-17_2-4-11.png Los Angeles Dodgers
    Managed by: Nightwing
    The darkhorse of the group, the Dodgers currently sit at 5-7, 3.5 games back of the D-backs. What makes the Dodgers an interesting team though is that all 17 games left on the schedule are against CPU teams. The Dodgers are also one of the most talented teams in the league, so it's on Nightwing's shoulders to try and put this team into the postseason.
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  3. cry_havoc

    cry_havoc Walk On

    Jul 27, 2012
    Nice work

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