Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ranking the Divisions

I feel like backing up my claim that the AL North is the best division in the world. I am going to rank all the division by wins than add 5 points for every All Star from the Division. What if I am wrong... than I will find another stat that makes me right.

1st place AL North 199 Wins plus 12 All Stars for a grand score of 259.
2nd place NL South 191 wins plus 12 All stars for a score of 251
3rd Place NL East 184/8 for a score of 224
4th place AL East 181/8 for a score of 221(Baybirds have 7 All Stars and 67 wins)
5th Place AL West 182/7 scores a 217
6th Place NL West 180/6 scores a 210
7th Place NL North 183/4 scores a 203
Last place by far is AL South with 157/3 scores 172 ouch
It was a little closer than I thought it would be but my numbers show that the AL North is still the very best Division the world. Now will Pawtucket and Detroit please slow down just a bit.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

AL Cy Young Mid-season Report and a quick NL CY note

The AL Cy Young looks to be coming down to a top Five of Sandy Lowe (MIN), Jordy Hobbes (BAL), Bryce McMillon (DET), and two Closers Tony Ontiveros (BAL) has been brilliant and Geraldo Belliard (PAW) has been near perfect and perfect in saves so far. I don't think that relief pitchers should be part of this award because they have their fireman award to win but it is what it is. Last season McMillon was just edged out for the award last season and might happen again this season. Lowe has the best K/b ratio has only lost once this season so far and is the great .602 OPS against the best whip and the and might be the top pitcher in the AL world. Hobbes is the best pitcher on the team in the world. He has a lights out ERA and a strong win/lose record. There are plenty of other great pitchers in the world but from what I can tell from seasons passed that these will be the guys for the CY award. I don't think bullpen guys should or will win here. There is still a lot of games left and as the season progresses this should change a bit. My money is on McMillion. Who do you got.
NL CY is as easy to pick as it gets. Floyd Mullen. Hands down should be unanimous! He is have maybe the greatest pitching season ever!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Contenders Season 18

If I started with any other team besides Baltimore I would be a lair. These guys are stacked young and extremely well run and rested. They have top line Pitching leading the AL in just about ever pitching line that matters. They are first or second in every hitting line that matters. They may not be the best fielding team but they make the plays the need to be made. They are the best that Kaline has to offer and until somebody beats them they should be the favorite every time.

The second choice would be a little team in Houston. This team can pitch pitch and pitch. They just lead again every important line in the NL. They have a great bullpen and the best starter in the history of Kaline. They are not just a pitching team though they have the best OPS in the NL. They are also just above the median in fielding.

The Mighty Millers of Minnesota have a great record, have great pitchers and have great hitters. They have made about a dozen or so trades so far this season trying to find the right mix of players to stretch out the line-up and stabilize their pitching. This little team could go far if they can gel together.

In the AL Wild West we are seeing a three team show down. Scottsdale is getting wins by getting just enough hitting and passable pitching. Omaha is a top five hitting and pitching club and I will look forward to seeing how they finish up. Honolulu seems to always start slow and have a strong finish lets see if that is the same story this season.

One other AL team to bring up is Detroit. These guys had a awful start to the season but now are firing on full force. Top line pitching and a line up that has just added a needed hitter in Tony Benjamin. Agateking is still looking for a closer to shut down games and if he gets that they could really be a force.

Other NL teams with over 40 wins at this time are Philly and Montreal. Montreal is the second best hitting team in the NL and they are top five in pitching. They will be play-off bound this season for sure after missing out the last 3 seasons. The big salary Phillies have one of the worlds best middle of the orders and can send out a pitcher on any day and get a win.

There are others that could peak though but I think that as of right now these are the teams to be looking to continue on winning.

Things that are strange to me so far this season.

  • Detroit has 36 wins this season and some how only have just 12 home wins.
  • Baltimore has only lost 5 time this season at home.
  • This season has seen the highest paid international free agents ever.
  • Honolulu has played in 18 one run games winning 14 of them
  • Magglio Wilfredo and Tomas Carrasquel have played way over their heads this season.
  • New York Midtowners are playing almost .100% points under there Exp PCT
  • Detroit has had Joel Roth, and Keith Haad have hitting streaks of 18 games this season. Tony Benjamin with a 16 games streak and Julio Rodriguez with a 14 game streak.