How bad is the NL West?
July 27, 2005 1 Comment
Ok, I do actually have one other quick observation: looking at BP’s playoff odds report, I see that Colorado has a better chance of winning the NL West than of being a wild card (4.5% vs. 0%). In fact, the Rockies, the team with by far the worst record in baseball, the only team under .400, have a better chance of winning the West than the divison-leading Padres’ chance of winning the wild card. How sad is that? Another way to look at it: on average, it took between 91.9 and 97.8 wins to win the other five divisions in baseball. It only took 83.6 wins, on average, to win the NL West based on BP’s simulations. The NL West is historically bad.