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ssirish317
10-03-2006, 10:44 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/standings/wildcard.jsp

voodoochile
10-03-2006, 10:49 PM
Well, it seems kind of moot at this point in the game, but It might have something to do with the fact that you cannot finish 3rd and win the WC, so by definition all second place teams finish closer to the WC than the Sox. It might also have to do with the way the money is split up and all second place teams get more "post season" money than the third place teams do, record notwithstanding.

But like I said, it's moot, 5th or 7th in a 4 team race is still just another loser...:whiner:

Sox-o-matic
10-03-2006, 11:02 PM
It looks to me like someone over at MLB.com doesn't understand the value of numbers.

AZChiSoxFan
10-04-2006, 09:48 AM
Maybe they had the fine folks over at Baseball Prospectus put the list together. They must have used one of their magical BORP, GORP, or VORP formulas to figure out how many wins each team really should have had.

After all, according to these morons, there's still only a 98% chance that the 2005 Sox won the AL Central.

itsnotrequired
10-04-2006, 09:51 AM
After all, according to these morons, there's still only a 98% chance that the 2005 Sox won the AL Central.

BP would never give them that much credit; it was only 88% the day after the Sox clinched.

BP = :rolleyes:

MarySwiss
10-04-2006, 09:58 AM
Well, it's stupid, but nothing statheads do surprises me.

Tekijawa
10-04-2006, 10:48 AM
Who cares? We just moved up 3 spots in the Draft next year!