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On July 4, 2006 the Tigers were 56-28, exactly one year later the Tiger are 47-34. And although their records are similar they way in which they’ve attaining those victories has been anything but. For comparison sake, the Tigers at mid-season in 06, were ranked #1 in pitching and #6th in hitting. In 07, as of July 4th, their ranked #10th in pitching and #1st in hitting. In short, they’ve transformed themselves from pitching steamroller into a hitting juggernaut. But… is that a good thing? Opinions vary, and since the season is less than half over, the jury is still out. In any case, here’s 6 charts to help you make up your mind.
Green graph is … (Runs Allowed -4.5) *-1, Red Graph… is W/L, Blue graph is… Runs scored -4.5. The key thing with match-3 charts is “up is always good”. Example: A green graph uptrend indicates strong pitching. All data for 2007 charts is through July 1.
Amazing how these green graphs are mirror images of each other.
Look at that spike up in the blue graph in 2007! As for the blue charts being mirror images, not quite, but close.
The match-3 chart illustrates the difference nicely. What’s amazing, from our perspective, is how similar the Detroit chart of 07 is to the Yankees match-3 chart of 06, 05, 04.
So, what does it all mean. It means that Detroit is now a team that wins with hitting as opposed to a team that wins with pitching. If looking for comparables check out the Red Sox or Yankees in 04, 05, 06. That aside, what I’m interested to know is how comfortable (and confident) manager Jim Leyland is with his new team.