If the MLB was the NFL standings week 4

The NFL season is 16 weeks long. The MLB season is 162 games long. What would happen if you looked at the MLB standings in 10 games increments as if it was a 16 game NFL season? We will post standings approximately every 10 games of the MLB season. A team with a 5-5 record counts as a loss because if a team goes .500 during the season in the MLB they will not make the wild card.

I took the liberty of making the weekly score for each MLB team as if it was an NFL team based on the results of their previous 10 games.

After four mythical weeks of the MLB season becoming the NFL season the standings match up almost identically to the actual standings. The only division not properly aligned is the AL West which is wide open race that any team could win.

IF MLB was the NFL
Weekly Standings wk 4 Actual Standings
AL East Wins Losses Pct. Last Week Result last 10 AL East Wins Losses
Orioles 2 2 0.500 35-0 8-2 Orioles 24 14
Red Sox 2 2 0.500 28-14 7-3 Red Sox 25 16
Rays 2 2 0.500 14-17 5-5 Rays 19 19
Blue Jays 1 3 0.250 14-28 3-7 Blue Jays 19 23
Yankees 0 4 0.000 14-17 5-5 Yankees 16 22
AL Central Wins Losses Pct. Last Week Result last 10 AL Central Wins Losses
White Sox 3 1 0.750 17-21 4-6 White Sox 24 16
Indians 1 3 0.250 15-10 6-4 Indians 20 17
Royals 1 3 0.250 14-17 5-5 Royals 20 20
Tigers 1 3 0.250 10-14 5-5 Tigers 19 21
Twins 0 4 0.000 0-35 2-8 Twins 10 29
AL West Wins  Losses Pct. Last Week Result last 10 AL West Wins Losses
Mairners 2 2 0.500 17-20 5-5 Mairners 22 17
A’s 2 2 0.500 21-24 5-5 Rangers 22 19
Rangers 1 3 0.250 7-10 5-5 A’s 19 22
Astros 1 3 0.250 21-17 6-4 Angels 17 22
Angels 0 4 0.000 10-21 4-6 Astros 17 24
NL East Wins Losses Pct. Last Week Result last 10 NL East Wins Losses
Nationals 2 2 0.500 17-21 5-5 Nationals 24 16
Phillies 2 2 0.500 27-20 7-3 Phillies 24 17
Mets 2 2 0.500 17-24 4-6 Mets 22 17
Marlins 1 3 0.250 10-13 5-5 Marlins 21 19
Braves 0 4 0.000 7-28 3-7 Braves 10 29
NL Central Wins Losses Pct. Last Week Result last 10 NL Central Wins Losses
Cubs 4 0 1.000 21-17 6-4 Cubs 27 10
Pirates 2 2 0.500 17-21 5-5 Pirates 21 18
Cards 1 3 0.250 21-15 6-4 Cards 21 19
Brewers 1 3 0.250 19-16 6-4 Brewers 17 22
Reds 1 3 0.250 3-35 2-8 Reds 15 25
NL West Wins Losses Pct. Last Week Result last 10 NL West Wins Losses
Giants 3 1 0.750 28-10 7-3 Giants 23 18
Dodgers 2 2 0.500 14-7 6-4 Dodgers 21 19
Rockies 1 3 0.250 14-10 6-4 Rockies 20 19
D-Backs 1 3 0.250 7-12 5-5 D-Backs 19 23
Padres 1 3 0.250 10-20 4-6 Padres 17 23

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