Interesting 'Meathead" stat

Honestly, the stat as posted makes no sense

If a team has played 8 games… then .500 is 4-4.
They can’t possibly be 5 games over .500 (9 wins in 8 games)

If a team has played 16 games… .500 would be 8-8
A team would have to be 13-3 to be 5 games over .500

A team has play at least 10 games for it to be possible to be 5 games over .500 (5-5) and the team would have to be 10-0

The stat makes no sense.

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7-2 record = 5 games over “.500”……

because 2-2 is a .500 record.

The minimum possibilities are……

5-0
6-1
7-2
8-3
9-4
10-5
11-5

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[quote=“Phunnypharm, post:22, topic:18753, full:true”]
7-2 record = 5 games over “.500”……

No…that is just 5 more wins than losses

7-2 is 9 games. .500 would be 4.5 and 4.5

.500 is winning half your games…period…end of story

A .500 batting average means you got a hit in 1/2 your ABs

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[quote=“JadedLionsFan, post:23, topic:18753, full:true”]

This is how it has always been calculated……

.

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[quote=“Phunnypharm, post:24, topic:18753, full:true”]

Exactly

That team is 11 games over the 50/50 mark of 70/70 (winning 1/2 of the 140 games played)

A 7-2 team is NOT 5 games over the 50/50 mark of 4.5 wins

That pic shows my point

A 10-5 team has 5 more wins than losses but is not 5 games over the 50/50 mark of 7.5. - 7.5 (which would be 12.5 wins). A team has to be 13-2 in order to be 5 games over .500 after 15 games.

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Hmmmm…

Tryptophan made me do it…. :wink:

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Caldwell was great at winning the games that counted but I guess didn’t count as meaningful because he lost the next one that mattered

Wish we never lost Suh to see Caldwell ceiling

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isn’t 7 games a win-for this team? Cripes we won three whole games last season and were just as happy as a fan base.