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  • FEBRUARY 28TH, 2014

    2014 Detroit Tigers Win Total Analysis

    The Detroit Tigers enter the 2014 season looking for their fourth consecutive American League Central Division title, but the focus in the clubhouse is on something more. In the three subsequent playoff appearances, the Tigers have fallen twice in the American League Championship Series and were swept in the World Series in 2012. A division title won’t be .....

  • FEBRUARY 28TH, 2014

    2014 Colorado Rockies Win Total Analysis

    It has the makings of a long season in Colorado as the Rockies as the team is projected to be looking up at its National League West counterparts for the third straight season. The Rockies have finished 64 games below .500 over the last three seasons as a lack of pitching depth and various injuries have made life difficult for the team. Despite a great home .....

  • FEBRUARY 25TH, 2014

    2014 Cincinnati Reds Win Total Analysis

    Among National League teams, only the Atlanta Braves have won more games over the last two seasons than the Cincinnati Reds. With 187 wins over the last two seasons, the Reds won the National League Central Division by nine games in 2012 and lost the wild card round game in 2013 after a 90-win campaign. The Reds, along with the Pirates and Cardinals, came to.....

  • FEBRUARY 24TH, 2014

    2014 Cleveland Indians Win Total Analysis

    For the Cleveland Indians, their magical turnaround in 2013 wound up being bittersweet. After losing 447 games from 2008-12, the team returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2007. In true Cleveland fashion, it was a bitter disappointment as the Indians were shut out by the Tampa Bay Rays in the play-in wild card game and their season ended abruptly.....

  • FEBRUARY 23RD, 2014

    2014 Chicago White Sox Win Total Analysis

    The Chicago White Sox should have sent gift baskets to Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and all other parties responsible for the Houston Astros’ move to the American League. The White Sox narrowly avoided 100 losses last season, finishing one-game better than the century mark for defeats. Because of the Astros, the White Sox were only the seco.....

  • FEBRUARY 21ST, 2014

    2014 Chicago Cubs Win Total Analysis

    For the fourth straight season, the Chicago Cubs were awful, losing 96 games in the top-heavy National League Central Division. It’s been a work in progress for Theo Epstein, the former Red Sox General Manager who built the team that ended the Curse of the Bambino in Boston, but the Cubs did improve five games from the season before and their Pythagorean W.....

  • FEBRUARY 20TH, 2014

    2014 Boston Red Sox Win Total Analysis

    In one of the most dramatic turnarounds in recent memory, the Boston Red Sox went from losing 93 games in 2012 to winning the World Series in 2013. The 93 losses that the Red Sox accumulated in 2012 was the most games they had lost in a season since 1965 and prior to that in 1932. The Red Sox were 28 games better this past season en route to their seventh Wo.....

  • FEBRUARY 19TH, 2014

    2014 Baltimore Orioles Win Total Analysis

    It wasn’t the season that the Baltimore Orioles had hoped for in 2013, but the Orioles won more games than they lost in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1996-97. The Orioles weren’t able to repeat their entertaining playoff run from 2012, a season in which they won 93 games, but it had to be considered another successful year for Baltimore. .....

  • FEBRUARY 18TH, 2014

    2014 Atlanta Braves Win Total Analysis

    The Atlanta Braves dominated their weak division in 2013 en route to a 96-win season and home field in the first round of the playoffs. The Braves were beaten twice by Clayton Kershaw in the National League Division Series and their season ended on the West Coast at Dodger Stadium. The Braves were the National League’s top team against opponents with a .50.....

  • FEBRUARY 17TH, 2014

    2014 Arizona Diamondbacks Win Total Analysis

    The 2013 season was a strange one for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Despite trading Justin Upton, leading the league in blown saves, and scoring 49 fewer runs than in the previous season, the Diamondbacks finished with the exact same record as they had the season before – a perfectly mediocre 81-81 mark. Interestingly, the 2012 version severely underachieved, .....