In response to pumpsie-green's comment:
Coolstandings doesn't 'overrate' anybody. It's not based on opinion. It uses mathematical calculations based on run differential, strength of schedule etc.
Mathematical formulas's can't overrate? Even if it's objective it can overrate or underrate re baseball or other projections.
Of course they can overrate. They can fail to include important factors-injuries, remaining home games, when players may return from injuries (or are they out for the season), depth of starting pitching etc etc Bob knows better. I think he made a mistake.
Pumpsie, you said they 'consistently overrate the Red Sox chances'. To me there was a clear implication that their ratings were subjective and that there was some opinion involved. All I'm saying is that they use the same formula for all the teams so in that sense it's objective. I'm certainly not saying that their ratings are reliable.
No predictions of future baseball results are reliable.