Comments on: Which teams have 30 wins? http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6458 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: DavidRF http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6458/comment-page-1#comment-22543 Mon, 31 May 2010 17:25:47 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6458#comment-22543 Oh. I just re-read the definition of SOS. Its iterative. I was just using Rdiff, but that is just the initial seed. Its the successive iterations that are causing the skew. Thanks.

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By: Ben http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6458/comment-page-1#comment-22523 Mon, 31 May 2010 14:48:34 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6458#comment-22523 DavidRF, I'm fairly sure that the reason for the skew is because of a few blowouts in favor of the American league on the first day on interleague play when the AL in total outscored the NL by 26 runs(by my calculations) due in large part to the Twins (15-3 over Brewers), Royals (9-2 over Rockies), and White Sox (8-0 over Marlins). The Saturday/Sunday games of that weekend were slightly in the favor of the NL (NL outscored AL by 5), but not enough to undo the damage, leading to a large slant in favor of the AL.

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By: DavidRF http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6458/comment-page-1#comment-22477 Mon, 31 May 2010 04:10:33 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6458#comment-22477 Speaking of exchange rates, has anyone else noticed the league-skew in the SRS ratings? I know the consensus is that the AL is the stronger league but I thought the SRS model was too simple to pick up on that. The skew seems to be completely in the Strength of Schedule (SOS) as the 8 toughest schedules are in the AL and the 13 weakest schedules are in the NL. Almost seems like just three teams are driving this skew. HOU/PIT on the low end in the NL and TBR on the high end on the AL. Pittsburgh had a seven game losing streak last month where they were blown out almost every day (72-12 over seven games).

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By: BCC http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6458/comment-page-1#comment-22452 Mon, 31 May 2010 02:03:38 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6458#comment-22452 At current rates, it's more like 28.5 wins.

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By: Ro http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6458/comment-page-1#comment-22451 Mon, 31 May 2010 01:58:20 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6458#comment-22451 LOL

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6458/comment-page-1#comment-22448 Mon, 31 May 2010 01:51:05 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6458#comment-22448 With the exchange rate, their 30 Canadian wins are worth only 24 in the US. (and I missed them, thanks.)

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By: Ro http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6458/comment-page-1#comment-22447 Mon, 31 May 2010 01:48:02 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6458#comment-22447 What about Toronto?

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