Originally Posted by Beltway
What an interesting way to break down the schedules. That's the epitome of cherry picking and deliberately misleading information. There is only one REALLY bad team in the NL, and that's the Marlins. They're historically bad. No other sub .500 teams compare. The Brewers, Cubs, Mets, and Dodgers are in the next group, then the Padres and Phillies are a little better.
Not counting the World Champion Giants as one of the "really good teams" is idiotic, not to mention the Diamondbacks and Rockies which you left out because they don't suit your argument.
Games against sub .500 teams:
Reds 31 (25-6)
Cardinals 27 (19-8)
Games against .500+ teams:
Reds 20 (7-13)
Cardinals 23 (14-9)
Those numbers include EVERY team, not cherry picked teams to make one team look better or worse based upon personal biases.
Like I said, using records to determine strength of schedule is silly. Just because a team is below .500 right now doesn't mean they will end up below .500 or that they are a bad team.
I actually don't think anyone can claim whose schedule has been the hardest. But I do think that one can argue that overall the Cardinals have a much easier schedule over all than the Reds, for the reasons I stated.