Monday, July 12, 2010

It's the All-Star Break. Do You Know Where Your Team Is?

I thought Tom Verducci had an interesting piece over at SI.com called, "Why All-Star Break Standings Should Not Be Overlooked." Among his fun nuggets of info:

  • Now that the Reds have finally reached the All-Star break in first, that leaves only four teams in the wild-card era that have never led their division at the break: Colorado, Florida, Tampa Bay, and Toronto.
  • In the 14 years of the wild-card era, every team with at least a 5-game lead at the break went on to make the playoffs. Well, every team except the 2003 Royals, which blew a 7-game lead. (This season no team has a 5-game lead at the break, although the Texas Rangers have come the closest with a 4.5-game lead.)
If you do check out the article, you'll see that there's some bad news for the Cubs.

2 comments:

lisa :) said...

"...Bad news for the cubs"

Is anyone really surprised?
*sigh*

Greg said...

Yeah, no surprise there. Although, it will be interesting to see what trades the Cubs make in the next few weeks. My hunch is that some Cub fan-favorites might be on the move soon. Ted Lilly is one name I keep hearing mentioned...