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An alternative explanation for their lack of success since the big trade.

So, Ken Rosenthal laid down the gauntlet this morning:

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Part two of a roundtable discussion about how action in the NL Central will shake out in 2012.

PECOTA Team Projections
​Record: 85-77
Team WARP: 31.7
Team TAv: .260
Runs Scored: 742
Runs Allowed: 699
Team FRAA: 2.9

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August 25, 2005 12:00 am

Crooked Numbers: Going Streaking


James Click

Last week's column on the Royals' losing streak generated a lot of discussion, and revealed some errors. James sets things straight this time around.

Not unlike the old Sports Illustrated Jinx, it seems that as soon as we talk about something here at BP, things turn around. Jonah Keri covered Sunday's A's game yesterday in his Game of the Week column, but it's safe to say that my last two columns--about the Royals' losing streak and the A's winning ways--have made large U-turns in the last week. The Royals' managed to finally break out of their near-record slump and it's this subject that deserves a little more of our attention.

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August 18, 2005 12:00 am

Crooked Numbers: Royal Flush


James Click

The Royals' losing streak is approaching some of the longest in baseball history, but it's notable for another reason. James breaks out Pascal's Triangle to crunch the numbers.

To start, let's get some perspective. The Royals' streak of 18 straight losses is not the worst run of baseball of all time. The worst losing streak in the major leagues since 1901 was the 1961 Phillies who managed to lose 23 games in a row from 7/29/61 to 8/20/61. Interestingly, it could have been a lot worse; the Phillies lost five in a row just before the streak, so they actually lost 28 of 29 games in what may very well be the worst month any team has ever had. Here are the rest of the worst:

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