Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
I have a fundamental disagreement of opinion with anyone who believes the playoffs aren't worth considering because "it's all just luck."
I never said they were not worth considering. Please don't put words in my mouth.
I said that the determination of the playoff winners is as much due to randomness as anything else. The better teams have some advantage of winning, but it's not likely much more than 55% in any given series.
If "winners" could truly win when needed, you'd have baseball teams win 80% of their games, and not have seasons where barely a few teams struggle to win even 60% (like 2012).