“Small Sample Size” season is in full force in MLB.
We have played almost three weeks of baseball, and as April winds down, some really funny and weird stat lines are beginning to appear.
For starters, we have the unequivocal conclusion that the Cincinnati Reds are one of the worst teams in the league, if not the worst.
They have an ugly 3-13 record and have looked like a Triple-A team for most of the season.
Yes: Cimber has four wins so far, more than the hapless Reds.
From the department of bizarre early season baseball stats: #BlueJays reliever Adam Cimber has more wins (4) than the Cincinnati Reds (3).
— Mike McIntyre (@mikemcintyrewpg) April 26, 2022
It’s funny because both numbers are somewhat fluky.
Who Will Win More Games, The Reds Or Cimber?
The Reds are bad (very bad, you could say), but there is at least a chance that they aren’t actually the worst team in baseball.
They won’t win many games, sure, but they will get more victories than Cimber, and you can count on that.
They will get more wins than Cimber…right?
Well, that’s what logic indicates.
Cimber is currently having a very good season, with a 2.00 ERA in nine innings of work.
In addition to his four wins, he has one save, so he has been directly involved in a decision in nearly half of the Blue Jays’ 11 wins so far.
But his career-high in wins is six, achieved in 2019, and his highest-mark in games is 72, accomplished last season.
For the health of the game, we truly hope the Reds can win more than six games in 2022.
For now, however, it’s a pretty odd stat to keep you engaged in the beautiful game that is baseball.