Posted at 5:41 PM on August 25, 2005
by Bob Collins
Baseball Prospectus has been tracking the odds of the Minnesota Twins making the playoffs.
When the season started, there was a 49% chance of making the playoffs. After today's loss, it stands at 7.47%.
The Twins, should they make the playoffs, would be the lowest-scoring team to make the playoffs since the wild-card era began.
On the other hand, that's way up from the 1.3% chance they had a couple of weeks ago, so they've got that going for them.
Oh, what's that over there, more straws for me to grasp at?
Small correction: the 7.4% figure actually represents the Twins' chances yesterday morning, *before* the loss in the series rubber match to Chicago.