Score more runs than the other team; it’s just that simple. The team that scores more than they give up will win games and vice versa. Even at this early juncture, the teams scoring more runs – regardless of their record right now – are better off.
I won’t bore you with the geeky math details, but using the Pythagorean theorem one can estimate how many games a team should win or lose based off of the runs it has scored and given up. Doing this can give a better view of how a team is playing than its current win-loss record.
So, for these power rankings, I looked at how each team would finish the full 162 game season if they kept scoring runs and giving them up at the rate they are now. The results may surprise you. Read More…
From Bleacher Report, April 25, 2011