Previewing the 2016 Major League Baseball season: National League

Yesterday we predicted the American League and how every team there would fare over the course of the 2016 Major League Baseball season.

Today we conclude by previewing the National League.

For details on our scientific model and complex algorithm used to generate each team’s Power Points, see yesterday’s article. For now, on with the predictions! Continue reading

Previewing the 2016 Major League Baseball season: American League

With the 2016 MLB season starting soon, it’s time to prepare for what we’ll all witness: some baseball games.

But who will finish first? Who will finish first, but in a different division? That’s what SCS is here for.

We asked our ace Soft Core Sophistry baseball expert to come up with what you should expect from every team this season and rank them according to expected finish. Turns out he’s on vacation.

So we listed the teams in order based on an algorithm we just dreamed up that we feel should perfectly encapsulate the quality of each team.[1] Below are the results. Continue reading

What the Kansas City Royals going to the World Series means for you

Today the Kansas City Royals begin playing in the World Series, having made the Major League Baseball playoffs this year for the first time since 1985.

They have gone on a postseason run that has delighted and bewildered many baseball fans, not losing a game despite playing teams that were far more successful than them during the regular season. Now they stand four wins away from being crowned champions of baseball.

But enough about them. What lessons can you take away from this? Continue reading

Let! Him! Pitch!

Friday night, Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Aaron Harang had pitched 7 innings and not given up a hit. The Braves removed him from the game, taking away his chance at a no-hitter.

Their reasoning was understandable, but I’m here to tell you why they were wrong. Continue reading