Ok, here's the deal...
The season has two parts, which are separated by the all star game.
In the first half, the object is the most wins possible. Teams get one point for each win by the all-star break.
In the second half, the object is the most losses possible. Teams get one point for each loss after the all-star break.
At the trading deadline, you'll get a past his prime LHP, two singles hitting platoon players, and some 1.70 WHIP relievers to help you out.
That has to be what happened in Pittsburgh this year, right? They thought they were playing a league like this.