Thursday, July 31, 2008

The fall of the NY2 Metropolitans

I checked in on the old Mattingly World to see how the team was doing that I left vacant (NY2 last season, AUG this season), and was sad to see how poorly they were performing. I saw two players age 34 and older were signed for around $33m, and were signed to long-term deals. That looks to have set that franchise back a good bit, not only this season, but for future seasons as well if those players don't age well. Also, is it bad lineup, bad coaching, or just bad luck that has Hill, McNeil, and Warden batting anywhere from .040 to .060 points lower than last year? Looks like the minor leagues are doing so well either, with many of the winning %'s floating around .360. Any thoughts on what happened to the NY2 team that almost finished .500 last year and had tons of salary cap to use?

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Injury ratings adjusted for Season 6? (a different league)

Has WIS corrected the problem with injury ratings not meaning much? I've been looking over some numbers and here is what I've found:

As of right now there are 7 players on the 60 day DL in the ML. 6 of them have injury ratings around 50. Every single one of them had either no injuries before this season or just 15 day stints. Now all of a sudden in season 6 every one of them have gotten hit with a 60 day DL!

In AAA there are 17 players on 60 day DL. 12 of them are around 50 injury rating and 4 around 65. Barely any injuries in all previous seasons. Now in season 6 ALL 17 players got hit with a 60 day DL!

What do you all think?