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5 month Report Card for 2013's Bottom 14 teams

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#1 jokin


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 06:26 PM

It's August 31, and for the sub-.500 MLB teams now irrelevant to post-season play, they are about to enter the roster-expanded month of September, where many of the remaining games more closely resemble those played in the March exhibition season.  With that in mind, and the implication that the games left on the schedule hold less meaning in terms of wins and losses, here's a year-over-year comparison of the entire list of 14 teams that finished with losing records in 2013, and a grade measure- strictly based on number of additional, or fewer, wins- versus the same August 31 date in 2013, to gauge relative improvement in on-field results.  (Letter grades partly took into account how the teams performed in September, 2013).


Major League year-over-year increase (decrease) in victories, August 31, 2013 vs. August 31, 2014


(Note that the first 7 teams listed below in bold have either already exceeded their win total for all of 2013, or are within 2 games or less of doing so)


LA Angels  +22  Grade- A+

Miami Marlins  +17  Grade- A+


Houston Astros +15  Grade- A

San Francisco  +14  Grade- A

Milwaukee Brewers +14  Grade- A


Seattle Mariners +12  Grade A-


Chicago White Sox+6Grade- B


Toronto Blue Jays  +8 Grade- B-


Chicago Cubs +5 Grade- C+


San Diego Padres  +4 Grade- D+

New York Mets  + 3  Grade- D+


Minnesota Twins +1  Grade- D-


Philadelphia Phillies +0  Grade- F


Colorado Rockies -10  Grade- F-

Edited by jokin, 31 August 2014 - 07:33 PM.

#2 Thrylos



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Posted 31 August 2014 - 06:47 PM

Good stuff.


I would suggest that you overlay the increase in budget vs that so one can see the ROI clearly ;)

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#3 drjim


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 07:04 PM

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