Friday, November 4, 2016

Nate Silver, when not handicapping the Presidential race, lists the 1998 Yankees as history's 5th greatest team

It's a good read, though it clobbers the 2016 Cubs.

Still... I can't help but wonder if those other top 10 teams would be there, if they had to go through two rounds of playoffs, just to get to the World Series?

Also, somehow - don't ask me how - the 1961 Yankees are ranked 41st. I don't know math, but I do know what's absurd. And that is ridiculous.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

THE 1998 YANKEES DO NOT GET ENOUGH CREDIT (IN MY OPINION)....... THE TEAM NEVER LOST!....WHAT AN INCREDIBLE SEASON.....WE LOST ONCE A WEEK!....IT WAS A SEASON I AM ALWAYS HOPING WE CAN REPLICATE, BUT REALISTICALLY, IT PROBABLY WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN....... THAT WAS THE GREATEST TEAM PERFORMANCE, OVER A FULL SEASON, INCLUDING THE POST SEASON, IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS HISTORY.

Anonymous said...

I just don't see how the 1972 Yankees were rated 1082. They are a top 1000 team easy!

Doug K