World Series-worthy?

A favorite argument of many media types is the argument that many teams, coming off a World Series victory, often experience a great deal of psychological change through the victory. Being a Chicagoan, I know all too well that a championship transforms the psyche of players, coaches, and fans. But given everything else, how would World Series teams fare in different situations?
Breaking out the trusty simulator, I have placed the 2005 Chicago White Sox into the 2007 season. As many people know, the 2005 White Sox was built on pitching and timely hitting. The team was ranked 11th in batting average (.262), 10th in on-base percentage (.322), last in doubles (253), and 11th in K/BB ratio (2.3). As a team, though, the White Sox were 2nd in the American League in ERA (3.61), T-1st in CG (9), 2nd in DP grounders (143), and T-3 in WHIP (1.25). Since the 2007 White Sox team is extremely weak in hitting and built a bit better pitching-wise, would the 2005 team (similarly built) be able to hold its own in 2007?
The parameters of the simulation: I have incorporated the 2005 White Sox into the 2007 projected database. Because of limitations inherent within the simulator, I have chosen to re-generate a schedule (without doing this, I would have to manually insert the 2005 White Sox into each schedule slot previously occupied by their 2007 counterparts). I have attempted to maintain the integrity of the schedule as closely as possible. As a hypothesis, I predict that the 2005 White Sox would experience similar success even when put into the 2007 paradigm.
The first simulation run produced a result set that went a long way to refuting the above hypothesis. The 2005 White Sox toiled in obscurity from the start, locked closely in a race with the Kansas City Royals for last place in the AL Central. In the AL, the Sox finished last in batting average (.259), on-base percentage (.315), doubles (245), and RBI (657), as well as next-to-last in home runs (164). On the pitching side, Chicago finished 7th in ERA (4.64), 2nd in hits allowed (1483), 4th in DP induced (146), 6th in K/9 innings (6.6) and 10th in K/BB ratio (1.9). You can find the entire season log here.
In order to refine these results, the experiment will be run three more times. However, I need to retool the schedule as there were some glitches (a season that started on the wrong date and ran too long, as well as an incorrect number of games for teams in the NL Central). While I don’t expect said glitches to impact the ultimate results at all, it would be better to ensure the quality and integrity of the remaining season runs by fixing the schedule issues.
What surprises me most about the initial simulation is the performance of the simulated 2005 White Sox vs. the real-life 2007 White Sox. The core of the present-day team is largely intact from the 2005 campaign, yet the hitting woes that afflict the team this year seem to have visited themselves upon the simulated 2005 squad. I cannot say for certain if this is an effect of the team composition or the composition of the Major Leagues as a whole. Further simulations may serve to clear this question up further.


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