Yesterday we talked about trying to avoid our early season mental anchors for teams, refreshing the leaderboards for team batting against righties and lefties.
Keeping with the trend of avoiding anchoring, it’s prudent to examine changes in team performance from one half to the other. While half-splits are arbitrary endpoints and not statistically significant ones, they’re also ones that are calculated for us.
While they may not tell the whole story, they at least give us some idea of teams that have gotten better (acquisition, strong call up, players improving) or gotten worse (traded player, injuries, players declining). Let’s have a look.
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