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Who's gonna have the best record in baseball this year?

Feb 16, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

Buster Olney runs down the teams who have had the best overall record in the regular season the most times. The Yankees, nor surprisingly lead the pack with 30, the Athletics nine times, the Cardinals seven, and then a whole bunch of teams such as the Reds, Cubs and Indians did it six times.  But this is the fun part:

If you’re a believer that the Red Sox or Phillies are legit challengers
to beat out the Yankees for the best record, consider this: The Red Sox
have had or shared the best record in baseball only five times. The
Phillies have NEVER had the best record in baseball.

If Buster thinks that a history of having the best record is worth “considering” doesn’t he have to think that the A’s, Reds and Indians all stand a better shot at having the best record in baseball this year than do the Red Sox or Phillies? I mean, they’ve ACTUALLY DONE IT BEFORE.

Statistics: take with food; do not shake as contents are under pressure; wear proper eye protection at all times. 

  1. Jonny5 - Feb 16, 2010 at 3:34 PM

    That doesn’t even make sense. Well if you were to take “if” into consideration….. “If” Lidge wasn’t a total loss last season the Phills would have had the same record as the Yankees last season. With the best road record last season, with nothing but improvements during offseason, that’s kinda dumb for him to say. not like anyone will remember he said it……

  2. scatterbrian - Feb 16, 2010 at 3:44 PM

    Who does Buster think he is, Jayson Stark?

  3. gumbercules - Feb 16, 2010 at 4:14 PM

    Buster’s thought process reminds me of this Onion piece:
    http://www.theonion.com/content/news_briefs/peyton_manning_studying

  4. moreflagsmorefun - Feb 16, 2010 at 4:21 PM

    Three posts and no bitching about the Yankees Salary, new record.

  5. BC - Feb 16, 2010 at 4:51 PM

    I actually think the Cardinals have a shot at it if their pitching stays healthy and the bullpen holds up.

  6. Jonny5 - Feb 16, 2010 at 4:59 PM

    The damn Yankees bought the best record how many times???!!!!! Grrr! How’s that? Was it too fake?

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