Why can’t the Cardinals take a year or two off
from competing? Here’s what I have so far on
the two teams.
19.5 17.7 71 31 9 3 1.5 1.3 CHN
33.5 0.7 85 50 7 5 -0.5 1.3 SLN
The Cubs have much better PITCHing and the Cards have
much better BATting. PITCH + BAT is around equal
between the two teams.
BAT and PITCH are runs above or below league average.
Roughly calculated it’s:
BAT = Runs_scored – Run_average
PITCH = Runs_average – Runs_scored_against
It’s a little more complicated but the above
is the gist of it. Note the Cubs UR is climbing
again and up to +1.7. The Cards are a bit underwater
at -0.5. Everything swings wildly
this early in the season though . Maddon might have
seen what you guys were complaining
about here after the NLCS and he did something