The Wednesday and Thursday after the All-Star Game always feel so weird. What am I supposed to do when there's no baseball being played? More importantly, what am I supposed to write about?
Well, tomorrow I'll be posting our awards and top five storylines from the first half. And today, I'm taking a look at the relationship between payroll and wins over the first 100 days of the 2017 season. The payroll numbers I used come from Baseball-Reference.
I'll make sure to update the numbers below at the end of the year. In 2016, the following teams made the playoffs:
- Dodgers (1st in payroll)
- Red Sox (2nd)
- Rangers (3rd)
- Blue Jays (6th)
- Giants (7th)
- Cubs (8th)
- Mets (9th)
- Orioles (10th)
- Nationals (11th)
- Indians (17th)
Payroll (x-axis) vs Wins (y-axis)
Baseball is here! And more importantly, that means the over/under game is back. It seems as though everyone is an expert this time of year. Somehow we convince ourselves that we are better at predicting baseball outcomes than everyone else. Well, AFITB is putting that to the test for the third year in a row. Think you know more about baseball than us? You probably do. But go ahead and prove it anyway.
Baseball is simply the best.
Can the playoffs get even better? Yes, if you play this game with us.
Not much from a team perspective
Ranking the 10 playoff teams' pitching output based on WAR
Ranking the 10 playoff teams' positional output based on WAR
Barry's last game
Remembering José one year after his passing