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The Marlins magic number is 8. Not sure what other teams that refers to with this type of postseason picture. Anyone know? Is that based on just the Marlins and Phillies or does that include that whole mess of Wild Card contenders? 

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39 minutes ago, SilverBullet said:

The Marlins magic number is 8. Not sure what other teams that refers to with this type of postseason picture. Anyone know? Is that based on just the Marlins and Phillies or does that include that whole mess of Wild Card contenders? 

It is at 8 for both the Phillies as well as Giants/Brewers. Keep in mind that only one of the Giants/Brewers or the Phillies have to lose to move the number down at the moment.

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Magic numbers (team(s)):

Playoffs: 8 (MIL+/SF+/PHI*)

Division 2nd place: 8 (PHI*)

Division 1st place: 12 (ATL-)

Games left: 9

Despite a higher magic number to win the east than games left the Marlins still control their destiny since they play Atlanta 4 more times.

 

* = Marlins clinched the tiebreaker

+ = Marlins lead the tiebreaker

- = other team leads the tiebreaker

-x = other team clinched the tiebreaker

 

Note that the magic numbers posted assume all respective teams play 60 games.

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10 minutes ago, FishFan95 said:

It is at 8 for both the Phillies as well as Giants/Brewers. Keep in mind that only one of the Giants/Brewers or the Phillies have to lose to move the number down at the moment.

Reds aren't in that mix too? And what if multiple of those teams lose does the number go down by more than 1? 

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19 minutes ago, SilverBullet said:

Reds aren't in that mix too?

Reds have an extra loss because of more games played so the number would be 7 for them. However since their are only 5 teams with more losses than the Reds, then you need one more team (you have to finish with a better record than at least 7 teams) or the Phillies in the mix to calculate the magic number.

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19 minutes ago, SilverBullet said:

And what if multiple of those teams lose does the number go down by more than 1? 

If either the Giants, Brewers, or Phillies lose than it will go down by just 1. There is a magic number for each team, but the team's real magic number is based on the barrier to make the playoffs (9th fewest loses for the wild card or 3rd fewest loses for the 2nd in division). Also every win for the Marlins puts it down by 1 as well. Since there are tiebreaking procedures clinching the tiebreaker would do it as well. 

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11 minutes ago, Bret Hart said:

So We have a chance to change the seed number.

If the Marlins sweep the DH tomorrow and the Braves lose, and then the teams split the 4 in Atlanta, then the Marlins will win the tiebreaker over Atlanta and thus take the division if they end up tied. Still that would require the Marlins to get 1 fewer loss vs the Yankees as the Braves get vs the Red Sux so it seems unlikely that that the division will be won unless the Marlins win at least 3 in Atlanta, a tough task to say the least.

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10 minutes ago, FishFan95 said:

If the Marlins sweep the DH tomorrow and the Braves lose, and then the teams split the 4 in Atlanta, then the Marlins will win the tiebreaker over Atlanta and thus take the division if they end up tied. Still that would require the Marlins to get 1 fewer loss vs the Yankees as the Braves get vs the Red Sux so it seems unlikely that that the division will be won unless the Marlins win at least 3 in Atlanta, a tough task to say the least.

Almost like we should have given ourselves the best chance to win against the Red Sox. 

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43 minutes ago, FishFan95 said:

If either the Giants, Brewers, or Phillies lose than it will go down by just 1. There is a magic number for each team, but the team's real magic number is based on the barrier to make the playoffs (9th fewest loses for the wild card or 3rd fewest loses for the 2nd in division). Also every win for the Marlins puts it down by 1 as well. Since there are tiebreaking procedures clinching the tiebreaker would do it as well. 

Thanks. I get how magic number works but normally it would be between just two teams but with like 6 teams to keep an eye out for the magic number thing is confusing me this year. 

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