Via Joel Sherman -
The Yankees, for example, are very good. But a big reason they have won is because the other teams have lost. It is as if the Yankees just play competently and wait for walks and mistakes to mount by their opponent.
Well, one way to measure this is Sports-Reference.com’ s Simple Rating System (SRS):
Well, this does suggest that there are only 5 good teams, right now, in the league – including the Yankees. So, maybe this is one of those seasons where one-third of the circuit is going to feast off the rest of the weak squads in it? But, to be sure, we’ll have to wait for more games to be played. It’s so early in the season now…too early to make a “yes” or “no” call on this one.