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Cursed Rangers
06-06-2008, 09:12 PM
Which league has the better players this year. Over the past several years I would say it has clearly been the AL. This year, I feel like it has shifted to the NL.

djeller1139
06-16-2008, 06:12 PM
i think the NL has a lot of younger talent. Most of the AL is veterans that are still talented, but have dwindling careers..

ManRam
06-17-2008, 05:03 PM
I'm all about the AL, but I wont lie, the NL has finally caught up.

xander
06-17-2008, 06:42 PM
Obviously the AL has proven itself over the last decade, but the NL has more young talent and more pitching, so I think they have a good shot at winning the all star game this year.

bagwell368
06-18-2008, 07:48 AM
The AL has a number of teams with young talent. Some have young talent AND money. Until the NL proves something, it's just the JV's looking good against other JV's. Many of the best of them will end up in the AL - take Ryan Howard for instance - assuming he is still playing at age 35 it won't be in the NL.

Pujolsfan91
06-18-2008, 12:10 PM
NL is really starting to get closer to the AL this year.. so my choice is NL.

Tragedy
06-18-2008, 01:54 PM
I think it's about relatively even.

yaowowrocket11
06-18-2008, 04:17 PM
It is pretty even, but the NL has some great young players, so I give them the edge.

Kinsm
06-19-2008, 04:13 AM
The AL has a number of teams with young talent. Some have young talent AND money. Until the NL proves something, it's just the JV's looking good against other JV's. Many of the best of them will end up in the AL - take Ryan Howard for instance - assuming he is still playing at age 35 it won't be in the NL.

Only because he's inept at playing the field due to wieghing 300 pounds at that age, and the nl doesn't have the DH. Same with Dunn, Burrell, and a number of others.

The NL would be clear favorites this year if the DH didn't exist, and not to mention that the three largest payrolls are in the AL (NY, BOS, DET).

papelbon58
06-19-2008, 11:00 AM
It's about even.

papelbon58
06-19-2008, 11:03 AM
Only because he's inept at playing the field due to wieghing 300 pounds at that age, and the nl doesn't have the DH. Same with Dunn, Burrell, and a number of others.

The NL would be clear favorites this year if the DH didn't exist, and not to mention that the three largest payrolls are in the AL (NY, BOS, DET).

Nope. It actually goes like this this year:


New York Yankees $ 209,081,577
New York Mets $ 137,793,376
Detroit Tigers $ 137,685,196
Boston Red Sox $ 133,390,035


usatoday.com

So, they have 3 of the top 4, but not the top 3.

ShinobiNYC
06-23-2008, 07:52 PM
AL 96 - 71 NL in interleague games so far btw.

Driven
06-24-2008, 10:08 PM
The entire AL Central is awful, but it's the AL right now.

CHief_0_o_Wahoo
06-24-2008, 10:43 PM
the AL is down a little but I think the plsyers are better in the AL.

CHief_0_o_Wahoo
06-24-2008, 10:45 PM
The entire AL Central is awful, but it's the AL right now.

I wouldnt say that the AL central is awful.. just not playing good. The CY young is in that division. How can you say that look at the Tigers lineup some good players there as well..

Driven
06-24-2008, 11:59 PM
Because the only two teams in that division with a winning record in the AL outside of the Central are the Tigers (18-16) and the Indians (18-17), and both of those teams have no been good.

Not one team in the Central has a winning record against the AL East, and only the Tigers (10-8) have a winning record against the AL West.

Hell, the White Sox are 20-23 outside of the Central.

Yeah, it's nice to have a Cy Young. It doesn't matter if your team can't hit. Cincinnati also has the Cy Young. And it's nice to have a good lineup. But it doesn't matter if your team can't pitch.

sanfranfan1210
06-25-2008, 04:43 PM
I think the NL has finally caught up and it goes to them

Driven
06-27-2008, 06:01 PM
I'd like to hear some people's reasoning for the NL being better than the AL. Outside of the Cubs and Cardinals (and maybe the Brewers), what does the NL have?

bagwell368
06-28-2008, 04:04 PM
Hmmmm...

#1 Interleague is going to the AL big time.

#2 ESPN says 7 of the best 8 teams are in the AL this week.

I guess some exciting players and a fervent desire for the NL to stop sucking so bad leads to mass hysteria on this board.

Fact is, with no DH, and 3 outs at the bottom of the order the NL (and those fast runners and sac outs) are not going to beat with any regularity the big beer drinking OPB line-ups of the AL. If you are OK winning 3 out of 10 WS's, so am I.

K-City
06-28-2008, 05:55 PM
Nl

Driven
06-29-2008, 02:19 AM
Come on. There are 9 teams under .500 in the NL. There are 4 under .500 in the AL. There are 2 teams in the NL 10 games over .500. There are 4 in the AL.

How the Hell is the NL better than the AL?

IndiansFan337
06-29-2008, 01:00 PM
I'm glad that the AL has been spanking the NL in interleague matchups....One of the guys on ESPN.com was making articles a month or so ago about how the NL had closed the gap & was even better than the AL now.

I bet he feels like a fool now.

cwilson21
06-29-2008, 05:01 PM
The NL is the AL's little schoolyard *****.

Ragun
07-05-2008, 04:14 PM
the NL because of the uprise of young talent.