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Re(1): If I was Magic City matchmaker

Good topic.

I think that Carballo is the main chance for dethroning Douglas, and a Carballo-CRB team would be a clear upgrade. The more so since both members are currently at the top of their game.

Class-wise, although Tennessee has been very steady and winning more, technically he is early/middle in class, where Ben is middle/late. So maybe a Bueno-Ben team would be competitive too.

Bradley would obviously be an important addition to that group, but much like Legend, you can't be sure of his condition after such a long absence. And they don't have a lot of time to evaluate him either before setting the teams.

I wonder what's up with Vuelo lately because his UE rate is thru the roof, and something is missing somewhere. It is clear when you view his performance history, but even more evident in watching his play. Wouldn't be surprised if it was nagging-injury related, but I hope he returns to his prior level.

I posted before that one consequence of have a standing pattern of the same pairings 3X per perf, and seemingly forever, is that the individual players on the outclassed teams are likely to be deflated by so much constant losing. Especially when they are the severe underdogs in half or more of their total games played. Imagine a schedule where they have 5-6-7 in their singles games and then the daily beat-down in their doubles.

One other consequence is that normally if a player has a dozen or so different doubles partners, you can evaluate the records and discover where he shines and where he struggles. At Magic City that can't happen, so other than occasional pairings via scratrches, we have very little else to go on.

But those problems come with the territory and can't be helped.

Overall, I like the uniqueness of this doubles format. Never before in the history of jai-alai have there been this many doubles games within the same group of teams.



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