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June 16, 2014

Pebble Hunting

The 16 Hottest Teams in Baseball

by Sam Miller


Kyle: “I was listening to today's podcast and it was mentioned that the Astros have the best record since ‘some arbitrary date.’ It got me wondering how many teams that statement could apply to if we just vary that endpoint. My blind guess is six.”

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We had Rob McQuown check, and it turns out that, as of Saturday night, there were no fewer than 16 teams that had the best record in baseball since 'some arbitrary date.' The teams with a claim on some title:

The Tampa Bay Rays are the hottest team in baseball since June 15, 2014

Hot performer: Yunel Escobar (1.000/1.000/1.000, one game played)

Hot quote: “We’re just trying to take it one game at a time, as our recent success is literally just one game, and if we took it two or more games at a time then we’d be pretty disappointed in ourselves.”

(Note: We updated the query for this one. The teams below were "hottest" as of Saturday night.)

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