Friday, March 27, 2009

How will this replay be done?

There's no way I could do the replay if I manage every game. I plan to manage most (if not all) of the games for the Reds, Phillies, Royals, and Orioles. I'll manage several games for each of the other teams in order to get a feel for the teams. The rest of the games will be autoplayed. I'm using the "as-played" lineups and transactions.

I'll post updates every two weeks in the National League and the American League. I'll try to hit the highlights and post standings and leaderboards.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

What did the experts predict?

Baseball Digest made the predictions shown above before the 1976 season. It's fun to go back and see how close the "experts" come to what actually happens in a season. Here is what Street and Smith's Baseball had to say:
NL West: Reds, Dodgers, Giants, Braves, Padres, Astros
NL East: Phillies, Pirates, Cardinals, Mets, Cubs, Expos
AL West: Royals, A's, White Sox, Twins, Angels, Rangers
AL East: Yankees, Red Sox, Orioles, Indians, Tigers, Brewers
We'll see how close this 1976 replay comes to both the predictions and real life.