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Behold! Pythagoras has returned for his first update of the season.

According to His theory, examining a team’s run differential can provide a more accurate understanding of its true strength, as opposed to simply looking at its winning percentage. Over the course of a season, a team’s actual record should gravitate towards a record more reflective of its run differential.

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Naturally, with only 15% of the campaign in the books, run differential can be swayed dramatically by early season blowouts, which the Yankees have already experienced their fair share.

If this first update illustrates anything, it’s that the AL East is set to be hyper-competitive. It was only until late Saturday evening that Tampa pushed its way into positive run differential territory. Everyone else is still flat-to-negative.

We will ask Lord Pythagoras for additional insight as the season progresses.