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  1. I’m not going to filibuster for it, but I think it would be cool after the field narrows to 4 teams to do some sort of Zips analysis on how many games each team would likely win in a MLB season.

    Just spit balling, I’d say the American team is probably around a 100 win team, and the Netherlands is about a 65 win team.

    Comment by TKDC — March 13, 2013 @ 10:46 am

  2. Hate to nitpick, but…
    “Pool 1 features the four qualifiers from first-round Pools A and B; Pool 2, from Pools B and C.”

    Should be C and D, correct?

    Comment by Dan Ugglas Forearm — March 13, 2013 @ 11:32 am

  3. Yes! Edited duly! Thanks!

    Comment by Carson Cistulli — March 13, 2013 @ 11:41 am

  4. 100 wins for the US team is optimistic. I think the US and DR would be a bit over .500 (maybe 85-90 wins?), Japan would be around 70-75 wins, and the Netherlands would maybe get 60.

    Comment by a5ehren — March 13, 2013 @ 1:47 pm

  5. I’m just a guy groaning on a Toto S300e, but these past Daily Notes seem awfully repetitive– same TOC, virtually identical Standings, and writes-itself-Stats.

    As you know, an excess of phlegm and black bile, respectively, lead to torpor and melancholy. You must void yourself of these superflous humors, as they annoy the body with their evil qualities. I suggest an immdiate course of emetics and phlebotomy, not to cease until you publish something worthwhile.

    Comment by King of the Byelorussian Square Dancers — March 13, 2013 @ 1:56 pm

  6. Do you think the U.S. team is better than the Nationals? I do. They have legit superstars at LF, RF, C, and 3B, and what I’d call “stars” at CF, 2B, and 1B (assuming we are still counting Teixeira returning from injury). Rollins is still an above average player, and the bench includes Zobrist and Victorino. Sure, their rotation is a little weak, but considering it has two Nationals, it can’t be that much worse than the Nats (compare Stras and Dickey and Vogelsong and Zimmermann), but the bullpen is superb.

    100 is generally an optimistic number, but a lot of people are calling the Nats an over/under 95 win team, and I can’t see how you can believe the U.S. team is not better than them.

    Comment by TKDC — March 13, 2013 @ 2:10 pm

  7. I believe they have a much better player at 5/8 positions (LF, RF, C, SS, 2B), and similar players at the other 3, as well as obviously a much better bench, and the Nationals only have a slightly better pitcher in the 1 and 3 spots, and the U.S. bullpen is clearly better.

    Comment by TKDC — March 13, 2013 @ 2:15 pm

  8. I’d say pessimistic. I’d put this roster at 110 wins. That starting lineup by itself is worth 40 WAR, which will get you into the 85-90 win range. Add on a few more from the bench, an above average starting rotation and easily the best bullpen in the league.

    Comment by Steve — March 13, 2013 @ 4:33 pm

  9. Where is there an appropriate thread to spit venom at Torre’s early inning small ball?

    Comment by JCA — March 13, 2013 @ 5:25 pm

  10. I give up. Who on earth are you on WNFF?

    Comment by Well-Beered Englishman — March 13, 2013 @ 5:29 pm

  11. That double elimination thing was a bit confuddling……so pretty much you can only lose once but then you have to win 3 games to survive. Dominicans vs. USA is going to be great!

    Comment by DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy — March 13, 2013 @ 10:47 pm

  12. No, if you’re 2-0 you’re in the final four, no matter what else happens

    Comment by Breadbaker — March 13, 2013 @ 10:53 pm

  13. yeah,but for everyone else it is double elimination. it’s pretty cool.

    Comment by TKDC — March 14, 2013 @ 12:58 am

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