clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Standings

New, 61 comments

Ah, the yearly wrongfest. Like changing the clocks forward and claiming fourteen dependants, predicting the final standings is a spring tradition. Before last season, I predicted the standings correctly for 25 out of 30 teams. Think about how amazing that is. If I had gone to Vegas, I would have made some sweet, sweet coin. Unfortunately, I only published my predictions for the NL West, and those predictions contained every single wrong prediction I made. You'll have to take my word on the other teams. Nailed 'em. Really. Ahem.

This year, the NL West doesn't exactly hold the drama as previous seasons, as the Giants have about a 1% chance of making August interesting. So I'm expanding the prediction contest -- oh, it's a contest now, and it's so on -- to include the entire MLB universe. The prize will be $20 from Amazon.com. How can I do such a thing? It's easy: I don't have to pay it right now, so it doesn't count as real money to me. That philosophy is kind of behind all of my general finances, and it's why I'm worth three figures.

Getting the exact standing correct: 5 points


Missing it: 1 to 4 points, depending on how many spots you're off


Tiebreaker: Number of Giants wins


Tiebreaker to the tiebreaker: Games started by Eugenio Velez

 

Winner: Most points

I've never set something up like this, so let me know if this format is wonky. My entry:

 

NL West

Diamondbacks

Dodgers

Rockies

Padres

Giants

 

NL Central

Brewers

Cubs

Reds

Astros

St. Louis

Pirates

 

NL East

 

Mets

Phillies

Braves

Marlins

Nationals

 

AL West

Angels

Mariners

Rangers

A's

 

AL Central

 

Tigers

Indians

Twins

Royals

White Sox

 

AL East

 

Yankees

Red Sox

Devil Rays

Blue Jays

Orioles

 

Tiebreaker: 67 wins

Tiebreaker II: 98 games

 

Have at it.