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   1. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: August 07, 2007 at 03:12 AM (#2474649)
Here are the adjusted win percentages for the NL. This really hurts teams who played better in inter-league and against their own division. The poster child would be the Cardinals who drop 19 wins and 18 losses.

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NYM: .594
ARI: .577
ATL: .572
SD: .568
LAD: .553
MIL: .534
PHI: .529
CHC: .500
COL: .497
SFG: .464
WAS: .463
FLA: .449
STL: .437
HOU: .433
CIN: .413
PIT: .393
   2. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 07, 2007 at 04:17 PM (#2475267)
Strength of schedule means little to Milwaukee right now. As I have written elsewhere, they played 18 games in July against teams under .500 and went 5-13. The Brewers at the moment are a poor team. There is no other way to describe the club. And for all those folks who claim I am "Chicken Little" or whining or some other negative just review the team's performance the last five weeks. I think that's a pretty hefty sample size out of a baseball season.

Milwaukee's offense is centered around two players: Braun and Fielder

Milwaukee has one reliable starting pitcher: Gallardo

Milwuakee's only reliable relief pitcher is the situational LOOGY: Shouse

So you have four players contributing and 21 others who lurch between stink and blah. It's no surprise then that they continue to get their head handed to them by whomever crosses their path.
   3. Honkie Kong Posted: August 07, 2007 at 04:49 PM (#2475289)
Instead of slicing div record by half, why not multiply the # of games played against a div rival with the rival's out of div win pct?
   4. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: August 07, 2007 at 04:55 PM (#2475298)
Instead of slicing div record by half, why not multiply the # of games played against a div rival with the rival's out of div win pct?
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I knew someone was going to say this.

The answer is that I tried it for a few teams and it made zero difference for the number of significant figures I was using and took a lot longer.
   5. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: August 07, 2007 at 04:57 PM (#2475299)
That should be almost zero difference.
   6. Andere Richtingen Posted: August 07, 2007 at 08:48 PM (#2475568)
I don't think you're playing Chicken Little, Harvey's, but while I agree that the Brewers are playing poorly, I don't think it necessarily means they will play worse than the Cubs from here on out. The Cubs have shown an ability to play just as badly as the Brewers have. I feel pretty good about the Cubs' chances, but I am a long way from writing off the Brewers.
   7. BeanoCook Posted: August 07, 2007 at 09:25 PM (#2475606)
Shall I mention Soriano is done for August?
   8. BeanoCook Posted: August 07, 2007 at 09:26 PM (#2475607)
There, I just did.
   9. Frisco Cali Posted: August 09, 2007 at 03:06 PM (#2478533)
Milwaukee has one reliable starting pitcher: Gallardo

Until last night
   10. And You Thought Zonk Was Terminated? Posted: August 10, 2007 at 08:32 PM (#2480198)
Here's a little something to get you ready for a happy hour of heavy drinking:

via rotoworld

The Cubs put in a waiver claim on Scott Podsednik and could be attempting to work out a trade for the left fielder.
If acquired, Podsednik would probably become the Cubs' primary left fielder and leadoff man until Alfonso Soriano returns. He'd figure to have a diminished role and value if Soriano could return in September. The White Sox could call up Ryan Sweeney to take over in left field, though perhaps not until he proves he's over a sore wrist. Aug. 10 - 1:55 pm et
Source: Chicago Tribune


Cripes... Where were you on that one, @!#@$!@! Josh Byrnes?
   11. Andere Richtingen Posted: August 11, 2007 at 02:52 AM (#2480844)
Podsednik makes a lot of sense. That is, it makes a lot of sense that the Cubs would pick him up, they not having a clue what they're doing and all.

This is bad, but at least Piniella seems to be running his roster fairly well. This would screw Murton, but I'm not so sure we would see Podsednik in LF and leading off every day.
   12. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: August 11, 2007 at 05:19 PM (#2481037)
I could support the Shannon Stewart deal but Podsednik is ridiculous.

I first heard the rumors within half an hour of my nomination of Podsednik as worst starting corner outfielder in baseball.

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