Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants Most-Talked-About MLB Teams This Week

The Major League Baseball team atop PageData‘s people talking about this leader board happens to be at the bottom of its division. The Los Angeles Dodgers, who are in last place in the National League West, are the most-talked-about team on Facebook right now, with an increase in 79,737 people discussing the club this week. In second place are divisional rivals the San Francisco Giants.

The Dodgers and Giants are far and above more talked about than the third-place team, the Detroit Tigers, which saw its PTAT metric grow by 27,104 this past week. The Dodgers are also the fastest-growing in terms of PTAT for any professional sports team on Facebook. Interestingly enough, the baseball team with the most likes, the New York Yankees, lost PTAT this week.

To further show that there’s little correlation between PTAT and a team’s actual record, the American League East-leading Boston Red Sox’s PTAT metric dropped by a whopping 36,379 this week.

Here are the PageData numbers for all 30 MLB teams, sorted by growth in PTAT this week:

Name Likes Δ Today Δ This Week PTAT Δ Today Δ This Week
Los Angeles Dodgers 1,360,583 +439 +3,605 198,061 +73,599 +79,737
San Francisco Giants 1,686,833 +464 +2,779 160,647 +23,053 +71,694
Detroit Tigers 1,198,804 +212 +1,652 102,994 +24 +27,104
Oakland Athletics 379,182 +146 +1,246 37,028 +2,311 +18,697
San Diego Padres 403,307 +56 +483 24,607 0 +10,255
Texas Rangers 1,468,321 +222 +1,967 78,956 +8,388 +7,707
Seattle Mariners 542,070 +60 +588 30,633 +1,211 +7,077
Cleveland Indians 569,357 +76 +504 22,437 +2,175 +4,487
Miami Marlins 306,154 +50 +315 5,990 +100 +2,415
Arizona Diamondbacks 290,198 +73 +462 26,512 -675 +1,414
Kansas City Royals 322,600 +159 +1,169 22,182 +2,333 +371
Washington Nationals 222,191 +79 +714 12,733 -496 +196
Milwaukee Brewers 633,621 +70 +644 28,481 0 -427
Houston Astros 457,735 +41 +378 8,172 0 -665
St. Louis Cardinals 1,393,335 +235 +1,512 75,235 -868 -819
Cincinnati Reds 655,867 +132 +924 51,053 0 -1,491
Philadelphia Phillies 1,302,780 +35 +280 35,569 -2,081 -2,940
Toronto Blue Jays 517,950 +113 +756 15,790 +53 -3,178
Pittsburgh Pirates 402,091 +90 +672 18,888 -423 -3,332
Colorado Rockies 505,088 +81 +630 24,930 -446 -3,430
New York Yankees 6,335,793 +605 +3,885 133,057 -9,075 -4,228
Tampa Bay Rays 453,141 +42 +329 17,016 -1,007 -7,063
Atlanta Braves 1,305,729 +674 +3,388 128,654 +3,809 -7,252
Chicago Cubs 1,764,108 +130 +616 45,050 -6,549 -8,911
Minnesota Twins 802,681 +42 +329 14,927 -2,680 -10,570
Baltimore Orioles 462,463 +83 +658 27,430 -5,720 -15,974
New York Mets 630,215 +80 +469 19,019 +1,801 -19,691
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 554,810 +43 +483 19,591 +316 -22,302
Chicago White Sox 976,381 +73 +483 25,657 0 -30,513
Boston Red Sox 3,808,978 +323 +2,695 101,994 0 -36,379
 Readers: Where did your favorite baseball team place?
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