Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Adding Final 2 Teams - Royals and Tigers - as Reds, Cubs and Phillies Try to Rally

With 10 Statis-Pro teams playing in our Montana AL League and 9 in the Wisconsin NL league, there were a total of nine relegated teams between the two leagues. We already played seven of them in a couple of games against NL teams, but decided to go ahead and add the last two teams that have yet to play any Statis-Pro games - the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Lions.

As you can see from the NL standings with just three double headers left for each team except for the Reds, who only have two doubleheaders left - Kansas City will play the Reds and Cubs and Detroit will play Milwaukee.

Team - Ball Park HRWinsLossesW%GBRemainingBest caseActual - .025
Los Angeles Dodgers (11-34)36180.6670Cin, Phi, Min540.594
Atlanta Braves (11-43)32220.5934AZ, SF, Oak500.626
Milwaukee Brewers (11-35)31230.5745Mia, Phil, Det490.526
Miami Marlins (11-28)30240.5566ChC, Mil, Phil480.483
Arizona Diamondbacks (11-43)28260.5198Atl, SF, LAA460.498
San Francisco (11-33)27270.5009AZ, Atl, ChC450.498
Cincinnati Reds (11-63)27330.45012LAD, KC390.494
Chicago Cubs (11-27)24300.44412Mia, SF, KC420.503
Philadelphia Phillies  (11-35)24300.44412LAD, Mia, Mil420.518
Relegated (StL, Was, Mia, Pit, SD, NYM, LAA, Oak, Min, KC, Det)771030.42822  0.431


The key to one of the last three teams being able to crack the top six and make the playoffs could come down to the Diamondbacks vs. Giants series. If they split their series evening at 3-3 then they would both still have a 3 or 4 game lead over the three last place teams, but if one of them won the series 5 to 1 or 6 to 0 then it would open the door for the Reds, Cubs or Phillies to snatch the last playoff spot.

The Reds and Cubs both need to win their series against the relegated Kansas City squad big to have a chance. It seems much tougher for our biggest underperformer, the Philadelphia Phillies, who finish the season playing three of the top four teams in the league.

The one good piece of news for the Phillies is that Michael Lorenzen came from Detroit at the deadline, and is actually upgraded from a PB 2-7 to a PB 2-8, giving the Phillies three PB 2-8 starting pitchers. In addition to the Tigers being hurt by losing him, the Royals are hurt by losing Aroldis Chapman. Unfortunately for both teams the only card changes were losing those two and some players being downgraded, except that Detroit added a strong PB 2-7 lefty in Tyler Holton. The links you need to play the game yourself are at the bottom of the blog.

The following are all the links you need to play the game yourself.

Click for the free Statis-Pro Master Baseball Game. Click here for 60 of the all-time great MLB teams, or on teams of many of the all-time great players on teams by nation or state with one sheet for each team. Or click on the 2023 pitchers and 2023 batters in card form. You simply print two teams cards and then either print theaster link above and fast action cards in master link or buy the dice to start playing. 

If you are playing the current 2023 season, you can use these optional adjustments for 149 players who were playing much better or worse than than their projected 2023 pitchers or 2023 batters in card form. 

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