The annual Major League Baseball All-Star break is a time for reflection and preparation. Let’s take a quick look at a couple of our favorite ways of measuring performance.
First, we look at the big picture. Here’s how each of the six divisions has performed this season based on games above or below .500.
AL West: plus 47
NL Central: plus 20 (plus 22 vs. AL Central)
AL East: plus 19
NL West: plus 8
NL East: minus 11
AL Central: minus 83
The American League Central is so bad, that it’s helped three other divisions seem better than they are (the other two AL divisions, plus the…