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Monday, November 9, 2015

Mets, first in worst division in a decade, should repeat in 2016.

The Mets may be the beast of expansion teams but they did not need to be the beast of the National Conference East to finish first in 2015 and the competition is not likely to be better in 2016.

Expansion teams since 1961 in World Series. Saturday, October 24, 2015

Mets and Royals are the most successful expansion teams since 1961.  May the best expansion team win in 2015.



by Jeff Sullivan foxsports.com

There's a good argument to be made that divisions should be completely abolished...

... overall winning percentage, and also each division's winning percentage in games against opponents from outside the division. Within, the teams always go .500, by necessity, so that reduces the spread..

NL Central looks the best ... The AL East trails by a decent margin ... Though the NL East wound up represented in the World Series, the division was comparatively terrible. Outside of the East, those five teams won fewer than 43% of their games...

six divisions over 19 years, for a total sample of 114. Here are the 10 worst divisions, in ascending order of overall winning percentage:

10 Worst Divisions, 1997 - 2015
2002AL Central0.453
2003AL Central0.457
1999AL Central0.457
2005NL West0.459
2015NL East0.462

... this year's NL East was baseball's worst division since the 2005 NL West. So by a slim margin, that covers a whole decade...

This past year was the first time in the window that the NL Central ranked No. 1. And this was the first time that the NL East ranked No. 6...

... the NL East ... was just the worst overall division baseball has seen in a decade.


Let's go Metsies.  It should be easy.
Mr. Met and Mrs. Met, the official mascots, August 20, 2013 by slgckgc via Wikimedia Commons

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