|August 24, 2003
One of the things that's fun to do is link to graphs from earlier in the year (above links). That way, you can follow the trend of a team over the full season. And if you have a cable connection, it's almost like watching a slowly flickering movie.
Try watching the Marlins' progression during the year, for instance, as they've climbed from bottom left to upper right. The Expos have improved their pitching in the last month, and the Mets have made a surge in August. The Cardinals remain the best (park-adjusted) offensive team, the Dodgers remain the top defensive team (regardless of park) and there is no .600 team in this league, based on underlying run dynamics. Houston would have a clear lead in the Central if their run distribution were true.