2014: The Year of the Nat

Posted: 20th December 2009 by Peter Douglas in MLB
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"So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong and to strike at what is weak."ùSun Tzu So in baseball, the way to a World Series is to strike when your division is weak. Although gruff old managers and coaches may risk a platitude or two about playing only against oneself, general managers must think otherwise (e.g. Jack Zduriencik). A baseball team does not simply play against itself. A baseball franchise does not only compete with itself. Teams exist in divisions. Those divisions can be won. Winning the division gives a team the opportunity to win it all. Now, if youÆre a wealthy, big-market franchise (e.g. Yankees, Mets, Cubs, Tigers, Phillies, Red Sox, Angels, Dodgers) you should win nearly every year, and you should always be contending for the World Series. (Somebody inform the Met ...

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