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    "If Payrolls Decided Baseball Games" and other oddities

    http://www.flipflopflyin.com/flipflo...lsdecided.html

    Kind of an interesting website, with some fun and interesting graphics related to the game. Hope you all find this interesting!
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    Re: "If Payrolls Decided Baseball Games" and other oddities

    Fun but misguided in the structure.

    Saying the Cubs should have gone 162-0...that just discredits the results. Maybe have it done using probability vis a vis payroll ratio between the 2 teams.

    According to this a 161-1 Cubs team underperformed.

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    Re: "If Payrolls Decided Baseball Games" and other oddities

    I don't think the author is trying to draw any conclusions at all; from what I see the blog is a simple collection of baseball oddities (like his overlap of the three current Yankees logos, or his bobblehead giveaway chart).

    Kind of fun to look at but not useful for anything further.
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    Re: "If Payrolls Decided Baseball Games" and other oddities

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    Fun but misguided in the structure.

    Saying the Cubs should have gone 162-0...that just discredits the results. Maybe have it done using probability vis a vis payroll ratio between the 2 teams.

    According to this a 161-1 Cubs team underperformed.
    It's not trying to be be a "real" estimator how teams should perform based on a known correlation between wins and $$.

    It's just a fun way to think about payroll. In fact, it makes the point pretty clearly that while payoll helps, it's hardly fate.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: "If Payrolls Decided Baseball Games" and other oddities

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    In fact, it makes the point pretty clearly that while payoll helps, it's hardly fate.
    That's what everybody says right now, but when the Yankees sign Cliff Lee this offseason, everybody will start screaming at how unfair it is for small market teams.
    That hit was plenty fair. Atleast by a quarter of an inch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxilon View Post
    That's what everybody says right now, but when the Yankees sign Cliff Lee this offseason, everybody will start screaming at how unfair it is for small market teams.
    I already scream it. Stupidity of GMs/managers, injuries and some luck factor in as well, but the playing field is NOT AT ALL LEVEL in the game. Of course I state the obvious. It will be argued (as it always is), but there are still folks who think the earth is flat or a spaceship is coming to take them off this earth.
    Small market fan... always hoping, but never expecting.


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