THT Dartboard: July 8, 2007

Dartboard
Divisional Picture

My past five days have been filled with nearly non-stop driving as I made my way across the country east to west. 4,000 miles in five days is probably not a smart idea, but there is a limit to how long I want to live out of a car stuffed full of all my worldly possessions. Luckily, it’s done now, and with nearly no complications. A quick shout out to the varying cities/places that I saw on this, my fourth roadtrip of length greater than 2,000 miles. Hello to Scranton, Harrisburg, Gettysburg, Shepherdstown, Roanoke, Charleston, Louisville, St. Louis, Independence, Kansas City, Topeka, Colorado Springs, Denver, Cheyenne, Salt Lake City, Twin Falls, Yakima and Seattle. Due to those travels, I managed to watch exactly zero baseball this past week and thus, for this week only, the dartboard is going to be presented sans comments. My apologies.


Dartboard

Welcome to The Hardball Times Dartboard, our weekly attempt to rank all the teams in baseball. The Dartboard Factor is how many wins a team would be expected to have at the end of the season if it played a neutral schedule. Next to that, you’ll find the Dartboard Factor from the previous week. An explanation of our method can be found here.

#1 Boston Red Sox (Dartboard Factor = 101, 103)

#2 Detroit Tigers (Dartboard Factor = 97, 99)

#3 Cleveland Indians (Dartboard Factor = 94, 97)

#4 Los Angeles Angels (Dartboard Factor = 93, 97)

#5 San Diego Padres (Dartboard Factor = 91, 94)

#6 Los Angeles Dodgers (Dartboard Factor = 90, 93)

#7 New York Yankees (Dartboard Factor = 89, 90)

#8 Seattle Mariners (Dartboard Factor = 89, 90)

#9 New York Mets (Dartboard Factor = 89, 93)

#10 Milwaukee Brewers (Dartboard Factor = 89, 92)

#11 Oakland Athletics (Dartboard Factor = 86, 89)

#12 Atlanta Braves (Dartboard Factor = 86, 86)

#13 Chicago Cubs (Dartboard Factor = 84, 86)

#14 Toronto Blue Jays (Dartboard Factor = 83, 85)

#15 Minnesota Twins (Dartboard Factor = 83, 86)

#16 Colorado Rockies (Dartboard Factor = 80, 82)

#17 Philadelphia Phillies (Dartboard Factor = 79, 80)

#18 Baltimore Orioles (Dartboard Factor = 78, 82)

#19 Arizona Diamondbacks (Dartboard Factor = 77, 79)

#20 Florida Marlins (Dartboard Factor = 76, 78)

#21 San Francisco Giants (Dartboard Factor = 75, 78)

#22 Texas Rangers (Dartboard Factor = 73, 74)

#23 Chicago White Sox (Dartboard Factor = 72, 75)

#24 St Louis Cardinals (Dartboard Factor = 72, 73)

#25 Kansas City Royals (Dartboard Factor = 71, 72)

#26 Cincinnati Reds (Dartboard Factor = 70, 71)

#27 Pittsburgh Pirates (Dartboard Factor = 69, 69)

#28 Houston Astros (Dartboard Factor = 68, 70)

#29 Washington Nationals (Dartboard Factor = 65, 65)

#30 Tampa Bay Devil Rays (Dartboard Factor = 64, 68)


Divisional Picture

The playoff picture takes the above ranking and reforms the teams back into their leagues and divisions including the wild card. This is in no ways a prediction, this is an assessment of how teams have played so far this season, not how each team is going to play.

AL EAST
Red Sox – 101
Yankees – 89
Blue Jays – 83
Orioles – 78
Devil Rays – 64

AL CENTRAL
Tigers – 97
Indians – 94
Twins – 83
White Sox – 72
Royals – 71

AL WEST
Angels – 93
Mariners – 89
Athletics – 86
Rangers – 73

AL WILD CARD
Indians – 94
Yankees – 89
Mariners – 89
Athletics – 86

NL EAST
Mets – 89
Braves – 86
Phillies – 79
Marlins – 76
Nationals – 65

NL CENTRAL
Brewers – 89
Cubs – 84
Cardinals – 72
Reds – 70
Pirates – 69
Astros – 68

NL WEST
Padres – 91
Dodgers – 90
Rockies – 80
Diamondbacks – 77
Giants – 75

NL WILD CARD
Dodgers – 90
Braves – 86
Cubs – 84
Rockies – 80

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