Just as a heads up, I went through the last 10 seasons and recorded how many wins it would take to qualify for the 2nd wild card spot.

Most Wins Required: 93 (2003, 2005, 2012)
Fewest Wins Required: 87 (2009)
Average Wins Required: 90.3

Right now (in the midst of this late May swoon), the Indians .529 winning percentage puts them on pace for about 86 wins.

I predict that 90 wins will be more than enough to qualify this year, but I wouldn’t bank on 87.

Still need to win some baseball games this week, though.


  • Drew says:

    The Indians play 5 more games this week. Going 3-2 and would be a great start toward winning 5 or 6 out of the every 10 games.

  • DP Roberts says:

    Playoffs?! Don’t talk about playoffs! You kidding me?! Playoffs?! I just hope we can win another game!

    Sorry, but someone had to go there…

  • Chris Burnham says:

    Welp, we know who to blame for the jinx.

  • Drew says:

    The Tribe reaches the 1/3 mark on Friday. If they can win the next 2, that will give the team a .556 winning % which would result in a 90-72 record over 162 games. That is right on the cusp as Adam pointed out. Detroit will win over 90 games unless Verlander is seriously injured and maybe will do it anyway. I think the AL East will begin beat up each other after the All-star break when the injured Blue Jays return to full-strength. Texas and Oakland will continue to beat-up on the Astros but I think the Angels are about to blow-up. They will be over .500 at the break. In all, I expect 4 teams from the AL East with a record over .500 going into September and 3 in the AL West and only 2 in the AL Central.