Prompted by Richard Lederer’s article at TBA, in which he discusses how the Angels have consistently outperformed their PECOTA-predicted record, and the discussion that has ensued over at The Book Blog, I have a simple request for the baseball community:
Somebody figure out what the heck is up with the Angels.
If this has been done before, then point me in the direction. My hunch is that is is more “marginal secret something + statistical noise” than an extreme of either. But anyway, I’m wondering what everyone thinks.