Just look at that face.
Just look at that face.
The caveat is that POTY must have been on an official thread and spelled POTY. If you put Post of the Year, it is not included. Well, that seems to be a flaw. Maybe that’ll get worked out naturally. Or maybe not.
We are well done with May and being a statistically driven group that we are I looked up some stats about POTY. But first, a poll:
And another one:
I used the eye test for the names above so feel free to select whoever you want (or add a name).
I will post an updated edition after I gather the information. It will be taken from the email threads April and May editions and maybe the Spring Training Thread.
To Be Continued…
Author’s note: I wanted to publish this within a few days of starting it but it has taken me over a week and I didn’t want want to continuously update it. Alas a new child will do these things to you.
As of June 2nd (about 50 games for each team), these would be the playoff matchups:
Wild Card: Detroit at KC
Divisional: Twins vs Yankees; Wild Card Winner vs Astros
Wild Card: Mets at Giants
Divisional: Nationals vs Dodgers; Wild Card Winner vs Cardinals
It’s been three four years (almost to the day) that I proposed moving the Astros to the AL West and balancing out MLB schedules (although I hadn’t known this had been discussed in MLB). At the time, the Astros were still an NL Central team and MLB had a natural imbalance of 14 AL teams and 16 NL teams. The second wild card had not been proposed and while there has always been discussion to expand teams (good read: 2011 Freakonomics article) or shorten the season (Manfred 154 Games is possible), competitive balance has always remain an issue.
Fangraphs Dave Cameron makes a great argument about the challenges MLB faces changing to a 154 game season (spoiler: paying players 100% despite a 5% reduction in games, tv contracts also losing 5%, and more) but how could that work and also have a competitive schedule?
A while back I did a post on iPhone autocorrect on MLB names. Here’s a new one. Feel free to add more if you like:
Town is vespers: Yoennis Cespedes
Yadira pig: Yasiel Puig
Tasmania grandad: Yasmani Grandal
His ashy iwaki a: Hisashi Iwakuma
Yam homes: Yan Gomes
Henry’s familia: Jeurys Familia
Jorge silver: Jorge Soler
Soldiers chapman: Aroldis Chapman
Text message: Mark Teixeira
Felling Bet ancestors: Dellin Betances
Loki yeah: Koji Uehara
Roughed door: Rougned Odor
Allah Akbar: Erik Aybar
Dickhead: Yordano Ventura
Rob Deer Bobblehead, $1hot dogs, $4 beers. What more do you want?