Worst groups of 2006-2010 – by G. Scott Thomas

The Pittsburgh Pirates revived their fortunes in the course of the half-decade from 2011 by means of 2015, qualifying for the playoffs thrice.

However we gained’t deal with that interval till subsequent Monday. As we speak’s subject is the stretch between 2006 and 2010, particularly our seek for the worst golf equipment to play throughout that span. And the Pirates determine prominently within the dialogue.

Pittsburgh’s mixed document for the half-decade was 321-488, yielding a depressing successful share of .397. The worst of these 5 golf equipment was the final, the 2010 model of the Pirates, who completed with simply 57 wins in opposition to 105 losses.

My calculations of workforce scores (TS) have decided that the 2010 Pirates have been worse than every other big-league membership within the 2006-2010 interval. They completed with simply 7.550 factors on the 100-point scale — not solely the bottom TS within the half-decade, however the third-lowest in the whole Fashionable Period, which dates again to 1961. (Click on right here to study extra about workforce scores.)

I’ve been analyzing the period’s worst golf equipment at five-year intervals each Monday because the starting of July. Comply with these hyperlinks to see earlier installments concerning the backside feeders in 1961-1965, 1966-1970, 1971-1975, 1976-1980, 1981-1985, 1986-1990, 1991-1995, 1996-2000, and 2001-2005.

Or you’ll be able to take a sunnier method and comply with this hyperlink to examine the very best groups in right now’s half-decade, 2006-2010.

The runner-up in right now’s standings of the worst groups in that five-year interval is the 2006 Kansas Metropolis Royals, adopted by the 2008 Seattle Mariners, the 2008 Washington Nationals, and the 2006 Tampa Bay Satan Rays (as they have been then identified).

Look under for breakdowns of 2006-2010’s 10 tailenders. Every is listed with its win-loss document and its Fashionable Period percentile, the share of all golf equipment between 1961 and 2022 that it outperformed. Crew scores and extra information and figures are offered for the interval’s 5 worst golf equipment.

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  • Report: 57-105

  • Crew rating: 7.550 factors

  • Fashionable Period percentile: 0.1%

  • Supervisor: John Russell

  • Stars: First baseman Garrett Jones led the Pirates in residence runs (21) and runs batted in (86), whereas 23-year-old heart fielder Andrew McCutchen set the tempo with a .365 on-base share. Paul Maholm topped all Pittsburgh pitchers with 9 wins.

  • Backside line: The 2010 season featured Pittsburgh’s 18th straight yr of sub-.500 ball — and its worst document (57-105) throughout that complete streak. The Pirates confirmed early promise, successful 18 of their first 40 video games, then light badly. They went 23-57 from June 1 by means of August 31.

  • Report: 62-100

  • Crew rating: 14.785 factors

  • Fashionable Period percentile: 1.8%

  • Supervisor: Buddy Bell

  • Stars: Solely 4 Royals reached double digits in residence runs, led by third baseman Mark Teahen with 18. Left fielder Emil Brown produced probably the most RBIs for the membership, a complete of 81. Beginning pitcher Mark Redman by some means long-established a successful document of 11-10.

  • Backside line: Kansas Metropolis’s descent didn’t take lengthy. The Royals sank to final place within the American League Central on April 12 and stayed there the remainder of the 2006 season. They completed 34 video games behind the division-leading Minnesota Twins.

  • Report: 61-101

  • Crew rating: 14.853 factors

  • Fashionable Period percentile: 1.9%

  • Supervisor: John McLaren and Jim Riggleman

  • Stars: Proper fielder Ichiro Suzuki batted .310 and topped the American League with 213 hits. Third baseman Adrian Beltre (25 residence runs) and left fielder Raul Ibanez (23 homers, 110 RBIs) loved strong seasons. Felix Hernandez, a 22-year-old pitcher, went 9/11 with a 3.45 ERA.

  • Backside line: The Mariners had completed 14 video games above .500 in 2007, so their deep dive into final place within the AL West in 2008 got here as a shock. The season ended sourly with a 12-game shedding streak from mid- to late September.

  • Report: 59-102

  • Crew rating: 17.664 factors

  • Fashionable Period percentile: 3.6%

  • Supervisor: Manny Acta

  • Stars: Shortstop Cristian Guzman posted a .316 batting common. Ryan Zimmerman, a 23-year-old third baseman, hit .283 with 14 residence runs. Tim Redding completed with 10 wins, probably the most for any pitcher on Washington’s employees.

  • Backside line: The Nationals didn’t undergo greater than 91 losses in any of their first three seasons in Washington. However the fourth yr, 2008, ended with a 59-102 document. The Nats endured shedding streaks of 9 video games in April, 9 extra in July, and 12 straight in August.

  • Report: 61-101

  • Crew rating: 18.251 factors

  • Fashionable Period percentile: 3.9%

  • Supervisor: Joe Maddon

  • Stars: Left fielder Carl Crawford led the American League with 58 stolen bases and batted .305. Infielder Ty Wigginton hit 24 homers and drove residence 79 runs, topping Tampa Bay in each classes. Pitcher Scott Kazmir posted a 10-8 document with a pleasant 3.24 ERA.

  • Backside line: No person in Tampa knew it, however the Satan Rays (quickly to have their identify shortened) have been simply two years away from making it to the World Collection. But 2006 provided no cause to consider in future success. The D-Rays completed final within the AL East for the eighth time in 9 years.

  • 6. Baltimore Orioles (2009), 64-98, 4.3%

  • 7. Washington Nationals (2009), 59-103, 4.7%

  • 8. Seattle Mariners (2010), 61-101, 5.1%

  • 9. Pittsburgh Pirates (2006), 67-95, 5.3%

  • 10. Chicago Cubs (2006), 66-96, 5.6%