1-30 Rankings: Actual Performance vs Pre-Season Expectations
I put together my own overall rankings of all 30 teams, based on 2012 performance vs. expected performance.
For instance, the obvious surprise teams like the Orioles and A's rank very high. Teams like the White Sox that ended up better than expected also rank high even though they missed the playoffs. Teams like the Marlins and Angels which entered the season having spent tons of money on free agents and missed the playoffs are at the very bottom. Teams like the Rangers and Yankees who, even though are post-season bound, are still fighting to win their divisions with two games left and are ranked around 10th.
I've put the Twins and Indians more towards the middle---terrible seasons, but ended about where people expected.
Again, just my opinions. Thoughts?
8. White Sox
20. Blue Jays
30. Red Sox