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Posted on: October 25, 2011 3:53 am
 

Odds in Rangers' favor of winning series

By C. Trent Rosecrans

With Monday's 4-2 victory in Game 5 of the World Series, the Rangers took a 3-2 lead in the series and take their own "happy flight" back to St. Louis, where Game 6 -- and Game 7, if necessary -- will take place Wednesday and Thursday.

So what's the chance of a Thursday game? Based on previous World Series, there's a 63 percent chance the Rangers will take Game 6 at Busch Stadium.

Our friend David Fung looks at the percentages of World Series titles after winning a certain number of games:

 

You can see more of Fung's work at fungraphs.tumblr.com and follow him on Twitter @cobradave.

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Posted on: October 18, 2011 11:34 am
 

Low hopes for World Series ratings

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Game 6 of the NLCS was tuned in by fewer people than the season premiere of the Walking Dead on AMC. It could have been the fact that the game was on TBS or that it was decided pretty quickly as Shaun Marcum gave up four first-inning runs, but either way it's not a good omen for the World Series ratings.

Another bad sign for the World Series ratings is that it's the Rangers and Cardinals playing -- neither of which really back in the viewers like the Yankees or Red Sox. Here's a look at the ratings for the last 10 World Series from our buddy David Fung.

 

Check out more of David's work at fungraphs.tumbler.com or on Twitter (@cobradave).

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Posted on: October 6, 2011 9:44 am
Edited on: October 6, 2011 9:44 am
 

Graphic: The price of wins

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Our friend David Fung has done a couple of cool graphs for Eye On Baseball, and this one comes from an equation by Doug Pappas of Baseball Prospectus about just how much a win really cost each team in Major League Baseball in 2011.

The most surprising part isn't that the Yankees are near the top, but so too were the Astros -- of course, when you don't have too many wins, the one you do get are bound to be expensive (I'm looking at you, Twins). Tampa Bay and Arizona, not surprisingly, are getting the most out of their money.

You can see more of Fung's work on his blog, FunGraphs, and follow him on Twitter (@CobraDave).

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