How bad is the NL West?

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.

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One Response to How bad is the NL West?

  1. Rob Bonter says:

    What is bad is the “championship” structure. Wild cards-three divisions all of it. It stinks. A made for television mockery sell-out by the brains that run baseball. We fans can’t eve have a real pennant race anymore where it means something if the Yankees beat the Red Sox in the regular season, or vice-versa. Criticize the system, not the teams who didn’t set up this garbage format.

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