Sunday, August 14, 2011

Irrelevant Card

The third person this week has pointed out to me that the Brewers are starting  to catch the Braves in the Wild Card standings and that's significant because if the Cardinals get hot, the Brewers would have a good chance to make the playoffs anyway.  I think it started with the TV guys and somehow caught on.

Well it's not significant at all.  If the Brewers finish with a better record than the Braves, they will almost certainly win their division.  If they finish with a worse record than the Cardinals, they will also almost certainly finish with a worse record than the Braves and be out of the playoffs.  In other words, despite their current record and the fact that they are so close to the Braves in the standings, the Brewers chance of being the National League Wild Card is almost zero.

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