The MLB Misery Index

By | March 29, 2018

Seattle Mariners’ Robinson Cano

As MLB teams head north to start the season hope springs eternal.  But soon many teams fans will have little to root for as their teams fall far back in the standings.  I wanted to see which fan base in MLB had reason to be boastful about how great it’s been to be a fan of their team over the last x years but also which teams fans deserved to have the “whoa is me” attitude.  I put together a simple chart to figure out which fans had the basis to feel the way they do.

The calculations are simple.

Regular Season Points
(5 * # of teams in division) – (5 * Place finished)

Post Season
Wild Card loser – 5pts
LDS Loser – 10 pts
LCS Loser – 20 pts
WS Loser – 40 pts
WS Winner – 80 pts

 

A world series win should carry a fan base for many years thus the high point total for winning it all.

 

Check to see where your favorite team resides over each period

 

20 years

Rank Team Points
1 New York Yankees 875
2 St. Louis Cardinals 750
3 Boston Red Sox 610
4 San Francisco Giants 570
5 Houston Astros 455
6 Atlanta Braves 445
7 Los Angeles Dodgers 445
8 Chicago Cubs 395
9 Philadelphia Phillies 380
10 Cleveland Indians 370
11 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 360
12 Arizona Diamondbacks 350
13 Chicago White Sox 330
14 New York Mets 330
15 Detroit Tigers 315
16 Texas Rangers 295
17 Minnesota Twins 285
18 Oakland Athletics 260
19 Kansas City Royals 245
20 Milwaukee Brewers 240
21 Cincinnati Reds 230
22 Miami Marlins 215
23 Toronto Blue Jays 210
24 San Diego Padres 205
25 Washington Nationals (Expos) 200
26 Tampa Bay Rays 185
27 Colorado Rockies 165
28 Baltimore Orioles 160
29 Pittsburgh Pirates 150
30 Seattle Mariners 150

10 Years

Rank Team Points
1 San Francisco Giants 375
2 St. Louis Cardinals 360
3 Los Angeles Dodgers 310
4 New York Yankees 300
5 Philadelphia Phillies 250
6 Boston Red Sox 240
7 Chicago Cubs 240
8 Texas Rangers 230
9 Detroit Tigers 210
10 Kansas City Royals 210
11 Tampa Bay Rays 180
12 Cleveland Indians 170
13 Houston Astros 170
14 Milwaukee Brewers 160
15 Washington Nationals (Expos) 160
16 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 150
17 New York Mets 145
18 Atlanta Braves 135
19 Cincinnati Reds 120
20 Minnesota Twins 115
21 Toronto Blue Jays 115
22 Arizona Diamondbacks 110
23 Baltimore Orioles 105
24 Chicago White Sox 100
25 Pittsburgh Pirates 100
26 Oakland Athletics 95
27 Colorado Rockies 80
28 Miami Marlins 75
29 San Diego Padres 55
30 Seattle Mariners 50

5 Years

Rank Team Points
1 Los Angeles Dodgers 200
2 Kansas City Royals 185
3 Chicago Cubs 170
4 Boston Red Sox 160
5 St. Louis Cardinals 155
6 San Francisco Giants 145
7 Houston Astros 140
8 Cleveland Indians 130
9 Washington Nationals (Expos) 120
10 New York Mets 110
11 Toronto Blue Jays 90
12 Detroit Tigers 85
13 New York Yankees 85
14 Texas Rangers 85
15 Baltimore Orioles 80
16 Pittsburgh Pirates 80
17 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 70
18 Atlanta Braves 60
19 Arizona Diamondbacks 55
20 Oakland Athletics 50
21 Seattle Mariners 45
22 Tampa Bay Rays 45
23 Miami Marlins 40
24 Milwaukee Brewers 40
25 Minnesota Twins 40
26 Colorado Rockies 30
27 San Diego Padres 30
28 Chicago White Sox 20
29 Cincinnati Reds 20
30 Philadelphia Phillies 10

Where does your team fall on the list and is it an accurate representation of how you feel as a fan?

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