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Teams Deemed "Out of it" by June 27th.


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Below are teams that were deemed "Out of it" by June 27th, but fought and made the playoffs:

2012 A's, 10 GB. Ended up first in division

2009 Rockies, 8.5 GB. Ended up with WC

2007 Yankees, 11 GB. Ended up with WC

2006 Twins, 11 GB. Ended up first in division

2005 Astros, 12.5 GB. Ended up with WC

2003 Marlins, 12 GB. Ended up with WC. Won WS

 

All of those teams made the playoffs without the help of the added WC. So history tells us the Angels are not out of it.

 

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Below are teams that were deemed "Out of it" by June 27th, but fought and made the playoffs:

2012 A's, 10 GB. Ended up first in division

2009 Rockies, 8.5 GB. Ended up with WC

2007 Yankees, 11 GB. Ended up with WC

2006 Twins, 11 GB. Ended up first in division

2005 Astros, 12.5 GB. Ended up with WC

2003 Marlins, 12 GB. Ended up with WC. Won WS

 

All of those teams made the playoffs without the help of the added WC. So history tells us the Angels are not out of it.

Two things need to happen before the Angels can hope to get back into it.

Pujols and Hamilton both need to catch fire for the rest of the season.

Having those two start hitting would make everyone's job much easier.

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Even more impressive:

 

...

 

 

In 1995 the Mariners were 10.5 games back on August 16th, caught up to tie for the lead by Sept 20th -- the quickest time to EVER overcome a deficit so large, only to fall behind again, but ultimately hold on to win the division after a dramatic one game tie breaker situation  B)

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Two things need to happen before the Angels can hope to get back into it.

Pujols and Hamilton both need to catch fire for the rest of the season.

Having those two start hitting would make everyone's job much easier.

 

I agree, but...

 

Why is it so hard to believe that this is going to happen?

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This team made a run the second half last year with a slow start.

Anything's possible.

The 2005 Astros....where Pujols hit a 9th inning two out ball to the railroad tracks to tie the game. One of the craziest and longest homeruns I've ever seen.

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The 2006 team was only really missing Colon.

This team is missing three important players (Vargas, Madson, and Burnett).

This team also doesn't have the pitching that the 2006 team had (3rd in AL ERA, and only Jeff Weaver and Romero struggled throughout their time here). 

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I've actually liked our BP performance

Look at Detroit that BP is a dumpster fire

SP has been good IMO. Weaver's outting vs Det was very encouraging. JV has been our best SP. CJ is CJ. Blantana is looking better. Hanson has been hit or miss

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why do this to yourself? they're not making the playoffs.

 

What are people that hold out some hope doing to themselves?

 

They're not exactly setting themselves up for heartbreak: the team is 10 games out. I doubt anybody that thinks there's still a possibility of them making a run isn't aware of that.

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Below are teams that were deemed "Out of it" by June 27th, but fought and made the playoffs:

2012 A's, 10 GB. Ended up first in division

2009 Rockies, 8.5 GB. Ended up with WC

2007 Yankees, 11 GB. Ended up with WC

2006 Twins, 11 GB. Ended up first in division

2005 Astros, 12.5 GB. Ended up with WC

2003 Marlins, 12 GB. Ended up with WC. Won WS

 

All of those teams made the playoffs without the help of the added WC. So history tells us the Angels are not out of it.

 

I like the positivity Mancini but history also shows that most teams that far back don't make the playoffs.

 

I'm hoping for the best as always but the reality of the hole we have to dig ourselves out of is pretty deep.

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guys, it's great if you want to be optimistic and believe this team has a shot this year.  Seriously.  But don't get upset at all the realists on the board - after what we've seen this year, plus the way the last few years have gone, you have to understand that to believe this team is going to go on magical run and make the playoffs is really spitting in the face of logic and based almost entirely on emotion and sheer hopefulness.  That's great if that's your attitude, just be aware that that's what you're doing.

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