Saturday, February 23, 2008

(No) Strength of Schedule

The Major League schedule makers have spotted the Cubs a game or two on the Brewers before the season has even started by giving them a ridiculously soft inter-league schedule. Home Run Derby has started a series examining each team's inter-league strength of schedule. This year, teams from the NL Central play teams from the AL East, in addition to their usual geographic rivals. In the Central, the Cubs have by far an easier schedule than any other team in the division. They are the only team in the division who doesn't have to play either the Yankees or Red Sox and get their six rival games against the hapless White Sox. The Brewers, on the other hand, have the second most difficult schedule in the division, including a 3-game series at Fenway Park.

Another hat tip to David at Baseball Musings.

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