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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Why The Dodgers’ WS Odds are So High

There is no Braves team or Brewers club in the AL playoffs to potentially boost the odds of getting to the World Series. The Brewers and Braves have good teams; on paper, though, they don’t come close to those AL teams. As a result, the Dodgers have the highest odds of any team to make the World Series. They might not be favored if they get there, but getting there provides enough of a boost to their overall odds that they end up with the second-highest championship odds in baseball.

Kind of an interesting piece on how FanGraphs is getting their percentages.

Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: September 19, 2018 at 10:51 AM | 26 comment(s)
  Beats: dodgers, odds, world series

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

The Most Competitive World Series of All-Time Formula

Let’s explore the difference between “excitement” and competition. What made the 1986 World Series between the Red Sox and the Mets an emotional rollercoaster was obviously the game-losing error, but it was also the fact that it occurred during extra innings play. There were multiple lead changes, in addition to the Mets as a team returning from a 2-0 Series deficit to win four of the next five games.

But something not everyone remembers is that there were no lead changes until Game 6 and only three in total. If you examine it through our competition formula, you’ll find that the ‘86 Series is not even among the Top Ten “Most Competitive” World Series of all-time (it’s actually in the Top 20.)

djordan Posted: June 06, 2018 at 01:27 PM | 12 comment(s)
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