The big red boards supported by team owner and billboard baron Arte Moreno aren’t so easy to figure out — what does it four World Series champions, 11 World Series appearances, 11 Silver Sluggers, 25 All-Star Selections, 4 MVPs, 2 batting titles, 6 Gold Gloves, 2 Rookies of the Year, and 2 Manager of the Year awards mean?
Any way to update those digits? How about:
11-22: Third-worst mark in baseball, matching the worst start in team history after 33 games.
16.9: Percentage of chances the team is given to make the playoffs from BaseballProspectus.com, based on an 79-83 projected finish.
8.6: Percentage of chances the team is given to make the playoffs from ESPN.com (still better than the Dodgers’ 6.0 percent).
127: Payroll, in millions, for this team, ranking fifth in all of baseball this season.
61: Payroll, in millions, for the 2002 team that won the World Series, ranking 15th in all of baseball that season.
3: Home runs hit by Josh Hamilton, tied for fifth on the team with catcher Chris Iannetta, who has 50 fewer at bats.
1.3: Mike Trout’s WAR this season.
Minus 0.5: Hamilton’s WAR this season.
18: Pitchers used in April
13: The channel the team gets bumped to if there’s a hockey game on FSW
1: Manager who might want to make sure his contract calls for a nice padded landing.