Re: Reds were the best team in baseball
Originally Posted by HometownHero
The top of the NL is better because they get to beat the bottom of the NL, from top to bottom the AL is a far better league. Two teams in the AL missed the playoffs this year that had better records than the NL 2nd WC team despite playing in the AL East and West where the last place teams would have a shot at a WC spot if they played in our Division.
We won 97 games 22 of those were the Astros and Cubs in 31 games meaning we had just a .572 W% vs all other teams including a losing record in IL play, that percentage would put us 5th in AL. I'm sure those teams that missed the playoffs in the AL would have loved to get 31 games with the only two teams in baseball to lose 100 games. I know the Angels would have killed to get 15 games with the Cards and Brewers rather than having 19 with the Rangers and A's.
The All Star game is meaningless with the way fans vote the least deserving players in and with so many elite players passing on the opportunity to play in it., The WS is a terrible way to judge since the best teams never win it anymore after moving to 8 and now 10 teams.
The NL's 3rd best team beating the AL's 7th best team in a best of 7 series after 5 full days off tells us absolutely nothing.
Maybe those teams lost 100 games because they had to play the Reds so much.
What if this is as good as it gets?