Monday, July 5, 2010

AL Playoff Race

AL North and the wild card picture...
For Divisional Champs there is nothing to discuss. Syracuse will win the division for the 17th time in the leagues 17 year history. I read sometime ago that the 17th wedding anniversary it is customary for couples to exchange furniture. Time to redo the home-team locker room and team offices?

Ottawa leads Cleveland in the battle for second place by a game and a half. This same lead exists in the first and second wild card slots where Ottawa has a game and a half lead over Cleveland and Memphis, who is currently being run by the sim manager for an owner who checks in everday. No other teams factor in the wild card equation.

AL East
Indianapolis currently has a 6.5 game lead over Philadelphia. I would like to write off Philly ccompletely but if a team gets hot it is apparently fairly easy to make up substantial ground.
Both of these teams have had their fair share of transiency hopefull this success will inspire them to stick around a little longer. I would say the 75% confidence in Indy taking the division.

AL South
Louisville and Memphis. Louisville is currently in first with a 2 game lead. Not much room for error. Memphis is being run my a sim manager yet the owner checks in daily. Does ne not know where the auto-manager is?

AL West
San Diego controls a 1 game lead over Vancouver. Of note, San Diego is slightly under performing their expected winning percentage and Vancouver is slightly over performing according to the expected willing percentage.

Making a prediction
Syracuse, Vancouver, Memphis and Indy take the divisions, Louisville supplants Memphis as the wild card entrant,
Ottawa is the final wild-card team.
Syracuse and Memphis get the byes.
Wild card Ottawa plays Vancouver
Wildcard Louisville plays Indianapolis
Ottawa wins to face Memphis
Indianapolis wins to face Syracuse
Ottawa Memphis will be interesting but lit looks like Ottawa has the better team.
Syracuse could set some records against Indy.

Syracuse v. Ottawa to see who plays the series. Schedule 1 has already agreed to lay do for mmustain so the press oughta love it.

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