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Strength of Schedule Matters in Baseball, Too

Published by on May 15, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

It was during the 1990 Major League Baseball season that I gained a reputation among friends for my ability to predict the future. And all for what, at least to me, was just plain and simple logic.

A few days before the season got under way, I made a series of predictions as to how the season would turn out, including the final standings, league leaders in various categories, and who would win the major awards.

I did pretty well. I had three of the four divisional winners correct, missing only on the New York Mets, who would have won the NL East if they hadn't underperformed by eight wins relative to their Pythagorean W-L that season.

It didn't matter, because I correctly had the Cincinnati Reds, freed fro...

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