I can’t stay away

OK, so the plan was to let this blog lie dormant until we got into 2008, but I had so much fun during the deadline period, I’m going to try to update it with amateur happenings over the course of the summer, etc. For now, though, I thought I’d share with you how I look at the MLB standings. Most baseball fans look at it to see who’s in first place and who’s in the playoff hunt. Sure, that’s neat, but I’ve got a backwards view of things. I see it in terms of draft order. So as of this moment (4:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday), this is my standings:

  1. Tampa Bay     47-77    .379
  2. Pittsburgh       53-70     .431
  3. Cincinnati      54-70    .435
  4. Texas            54-69    .439
  5. San Francisco 55-70    .440
  6. Chicago (AL)  55-69    .444
  7. Kansas City    55-69    .444
  8. Florida           56-69    .448
  9. Washington    56-69    .448
  10. Houston         56-69    .448
  11. Baltimore       57-65    .467
  12. St. Louis        59-62    .488
  13. Oakland         62-64    .492
  14. Minnesota      62-62    .500
  15. Colorado        63-61    .508
  16. Toronto         63-61    .508
  17. Milwuakee     64-61    .512
  18. Chicago (NL)  63-60    .512
  19. LA (NL)         64-60    .516
  20. Atlanta         66-59    .528
  21. Philly            65-58    .528
  22. San Diego     66-57    .537
  23. Detroit         67-57    .540
  24. Cleveland     68-55    .553
  25. NY (AL)        70-55    .560
  26. Arizona        71-55    .563
  27. NY (NL)        70-53    .569
  28. Seattle         70-52    .574
  29. LA (AL)        73-51    .589
  30. Boston         75-50    .600

Obviously, this is less than official. Ties aren’t broken here and so much can change with free agent signings in the offseason. But for those of you who see things through draft-colored glasses, this might make some sense to you.

I’ll try to be back soon with some stuff on possible draftees for the Class of 2008 in the near future…

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