2009 MLB Playoff Contender Rankings

Posted: 7th October 2009 by Nino Colla in MLB
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Last year, on somewhat of a whim, I put together a group of rankings called the Contender Rankings. I took 11 different categories that I believed were crucial to playoff success and ranked each postseason contender in each category. It accumulated into one combined ranking that was supposed to tell us something. Well, in the end, the top two teams were eliminated in the first round and the eventual World Series champions ended up sixth out of nine teams. This year, IÆve waited till all playoff teams were set and ranked all eight in 10 of the same categories. IÆve eliminated the 11th; ôMost in need of a World Seriesö because IÆve realized that shouldnÆt have much bearing on a team winning it this year. While it sparked most of the debate last year, I think itÆs better to nix it. In ...

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