Comments on: 64+ Wins In 1st 103 Games Since 1996 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Larry R. Mon, 01 Aug 2011 13:34:43 +0000 The '73 Reds went 60-43 on their way to a 99-63 finish. LCS...lost to the 82-79 Mets. You can print those LDS tix but I'd wait on printing the LCS & WS ones.

By: Mike L Mon, 01 Aug 2011 03:06:57 +0000 @34 Neil-AA is very good-he's offloaded extremely well. Theo is still the champ. He paid very little for Bedard, and Fields and Aviles were very good pickups. Kudos to Cashman this time for not paying a higher price than anyone else would have had to for a piece that really wouldn't have changed much.

By: Neil L. Sun, 31 Jul 2011 23:10:30 +0000 @34
Mike L., AA, in Toronto, is the new Theo. And he's younger.

By: Dave Sun, 31 Jul 2011 12:16:01 +0000 How about a chart that shows teams that have won 64 of their first 103 games after a 0-6 or 2-10 start (or worse) like Boston has done, how long would that list be?

By: Mike L Sun, 31 Jul 2011 02:30:54 +0000 Theo strikes. Harden for not too much. The disposable Lars Anderson and a player to me named. The man has talent.

By: Mike L Sat, 30 Jul 2011 21:23:19 +0000 Neil L. Hmmm. Couldn't hurt, but they would have to sign over their entire farm system and agree to pay for it for the next ten years. And Bud would insist on counting that towards luxury tax.

By: Neil L. Sat, 30 Jul 2011 20:48:45 +0000 @31
Mike L, Jamie Shields to replace Phil Hughes or Freddy Garcia in the rotation?

By: Mike L Sat, 30 Jul 2011 15:45:49 +0000 Yankees have problems that aren't easily fixed by what's out there right now. It's probably best for them to use their farm system rather than trade it. Red Sox don't need much at all-Theo is very opportunistic, so he will buy cheap at the end. I guess we will see

By: Victor Q Sat, 30 Jul 2011 15:34:05 +0000 At this point we can safely say the following about teams that win +64 of the games at the 103-game mark, their goal defined:

10% have won the World Series.
20% have been League Champions. (World Series Runner Up)
35% have been LCS Runner Up.
30% have been Division Champions.
5% have been Wild Card.

So it's a safe bet that these two teams at least will make it to the LDS. Although, the safer bet is LCS.

By: Neil L. Sat, 30 Jul 2011 13:56:15 +0000 @27
DavidRF, thanks for the digging. Lack of post-season play has only happened once in the divisional era. It is exceedingly rare!

Steve is looking more and more like a genius with his LDS tickets part of the blog.

@23 "Is there much out there to get? "
BSK, the Rangers, Brewers, and Yankees have been suspiciously quiet so far. There are minor pieces out there to be had.

Based on past history, it is interesting that the Yankees are appearing to stand pat. Perhaps they are conceding first to Boston and are not feeling pressured at all to hold on to the wild card. But, if I were a Yankees fan, I would have grave concerns about going into the post-season with that rotation.

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