Comments on: Most 100+ Loss Seasons Since 1973 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8178 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Sandy Uyemura http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8178/comment-page-1#comment-51281 Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:37:25 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8178#comment-51281

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By: The Detroit Tigers Podcast #123: The Fake Gary Sheffield Twitter Account : The Detroit Tigers Podcast http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8178/comment-page-1#comment-49956 Fri, 17 Sep 2010 00:10:12 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8178#comment-49956 [...] Will Rhymes, internet sensation? [...]

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By: 100 Losses « The Western Word http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8178/comment-page-1#comment-48709 Mon, 13 Sep 2010 15:26:52 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8178#comment-48709 [...] finished with a record of 43 wins and 119 losses. Not the worst ever, but pretty bad! According to this report, there have been 43 teams that lost 100 games or more since 1973 and the Tigers own five of those [...]

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By: Jer http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8178/comment-page-1#comment-48605 Mon, 13 Sep 2010 02:38:31 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8178#comment-48605 The interesting thing is how many of those teams were so close to a turn around.

The Rays lost 101 in 2006 and two years later were a World Series team. The D-Backs lost 111 in 2004 and three years later were a playoff team. The Tigers lost 119 in 2003 and three years later they were a World Series team. The 02 Brewers were 6 years away from a return to the playoffs. The 98 Marlins were 5 years away from their 2nd World Series win. The 93 Padres were 5 years away from the World Series. The 93 Mets were 6 years away. The 88 Braves were 3 years away from the playoffs and four years away from making me hate them forever. The 85 Giants were 2 years away from the playoffs and 4 years from a return to the World Series.

So the Pirates could be on the verge of something good.

Or just more of the same. Only time will tell.

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By: DoubleDiamond http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8178/comment-page-1#comment-48600 Mon, 13 Sep 2010 01:45:52 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8178#comment-48600 @13 - The A's during their years in Oakland have also endured ownership that built and rebuilt the team. Charlie O. Finley actually started building the team when it was still in Kansas City, but he tore it down starting in 1975. The team bottomed-out in 1979, as shown above, and then made three straight World Series appearances in 1988-1990.

The Kansas City A's never had anything completely built up while still in that city, so they never had anything to tear down. Of course, there was a time when they were almost like a farm team for the Yankees.

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By: Detroit Michael http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8178/comment-page-1#comment-48549 Sun, 12 Sep 2010 21:22:21 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8178#comment-48549 Unfortunately, I would have guessed the Tigers correctly to this one. Maybe for your next post, you can bring up Joe Falls voting for Buddy Bell as Manager of the Year!

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By: Neil L http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8178/comment-page-1#comment-48474 Sun, 12 Sep 2010 14:40:47 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8178#comment-48474 Orioles and Mariners have an outside chance at joining the 100-loss club this year.

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'79 Blue Jays (3rd year), and '04 D'Backs (6th year) could be cut some slack. But what about Detroit?

Early sixties Mets, anyone?

WRT the Pirates.... guess MLB better stop writing those revenue-sharing cheques.

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By: Harry Funk http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8178/comment-page-1#comment-48458 Sun, 12 Sep 2010 13:53:47 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8178#comment-48458 It's up to 108 now ... great research, Steve! I was just going to look through the site and confirm that only 3 teams -- 1979 Blue Jays, 2003 Tigers and 2004 Diamondbacks -- have lost more than 108 games since 1970. You took care of that for me!

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By: frug http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8178/comment-page-1#comment-48283 Sat, 11 Sep 2010 22:23:05 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8178#comment-48283 Hey for once I guessed one of these things right! Huzah for the Tigers futility! (Of it's worth noting that even with this "achievement" the Tigers still aren't the most embarrassing pro sports team in Detroit)

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By: Neil L http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8178/comment-page-1#comment-48070 Sat, 11 Sep 2010 14:34:40 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8178#comment-48070 @9
Kelly, good point about the 1981 campaign. Using your projected losses, Toronto would have had four 100 plus-loss seasons in five years. Man expansion sure sucked.

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Interesting, although the Royals have had a similar losing run to the expansion Jays from 2002-2006, they are the only post-1972 team to have three consecutive 100 plus-losses in a season. How does management, trying to compete, allow that?

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