Sunday, October 02, 2005

Raced To The Bottom

81-81. Not bad. Not good. Right in the middle.

Today's loss also locked up a tie for 15th worst record in the league with Milwaukee.

Recall that the 15 worst teams in the league have their first-round draft pick protected. Even if we sign a Type-A Free Agent, we retain our first-rounder. We'd forfeit our second rounder (as was the case with the Vinny Castilla signing) instead.

But, we're only tied with Milwaukee. Only one of us gets the pick. How do they decide? Let's see what the handy-dandy CBA says!
Clubs which have lost Type A Players shall make their choices in the
reverse order of their won-lost percentage in the preceding season.
Ties shall be broken by lot.

Oh boy! Tony Tavares and whoever the hell is running the Brewers get to play Rock, Paper, Scissors for the rights. Somehow, in the closed offices of Bud Selig, I suspect we'll draw the short straw.

UPDATE --EH, I'm an idiot. The portion that I quoted deals with teams receiving draft picks from clubs. For positioning purposes, ties are broken by the previous year's record. And as the helpful commenter points out, we were saved by a rainout last season. We finish in 16th by half a game.


  • Montreal went 67-95 in '04, while Milwaukee went 67-94. Presumably, a rain-out enabled us to win the race to the bottom free-and-clear!

    By Blogger Basil, at 10/03/2005 9:51 AM  

  • Whoops! 2005 would be the "preceding season," wouldn't it? :-)

    By Blogger Basil, at 10/03/2005 11:10 AM  

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