2006 Season

Mets Finish Regular Season No. 1

The Mets jumped out of the gate early and cruised the rest of the way, finishing with the best record in the N.L. and the top Dunkel rating for the regular season.  New York just barely edged its crosstown rival the Yankees to position the two teams as the favorites to reach the World Series.  Detroit, Minnesota and Oakland round out the top five giving the A.L. four of the top five teams overall.  Here are the complete baseball ratings for the 2006 regular season.

TEAMS RATING RECORD DIVISION
1 New York Mets 14.998 97-65 N.L. East
2 New York Yankees 14.966 97-65 A.L. East
3 Detroit 14.922 95-67 A.L. Central
4 Minnesota 14.878 96-66 A.L. Central
5 Oakland 14.856 93-69 A.L. West
6 Chicago White Sox 14.726 90-72 A.L. Central
7 Texas 14.653 80-82 A.L. West
8 Toronto 14.589 87-75 A.L. East
9 Philadelphia 14.570 85-77 N.L. East
10 Boston 14.561 86-76 A.L. East
11 L.A. Dodgers 14.501 88-74 N.L. West
12 L.A. Angels 14.481 89-73 A.L. West
13 St. Louis 14.431 83-78 N.L. Central
14 Cleveland 14.354 78-84 A.L. Central
15 Seattle 14.345 78-84 A.L. West
16 Colorado 14.343 76-86 N.L. West
17 Houston 14.142 82-80 N.L. Central
18 San Diego 14.129 88-74 N.L. West
19 Atlanta 14.064 79-83 N.L. East
20 Arizona 14.049 76-86 N.L. West
21 San Francisco 13.938 76-85 N.L. West
22 Florida 13.831 78-84 N.L. East
23 Baltimore 13.732 70-92 A.L. East
24 Cincinnati 13.686 80-82 N.L. Central
25 Chicago Cubs 13.651 66-96 N.L. Central
26 Washington 13.613 71-91 N.L. East
27 Tampa Bay 13.600 61-101 A.L. East
28 Milwaukee 13.432 75-87 N.L. Central
29 Kansas City 13.241 62-100 A.L. Central
30 Pittsburgh 13.198 67-95 N.L. Central

* Updated through games played on October 1