Monkeys May Miss the CPBL Playoffs

When the team was called the LaMiga Monkeys they won the CPBL championship in five of their last six years. In 2016 the team failed to make the playoffs. With their new name and ownership group Rakuten, the Monkeys may not make the playoffs in 2020. After a fast start to the season the Monkeys finished second to the China Trust Brothers in the first half. In the second half they find themselves in last place.

In the CPBL they run two seasons. The winner of the first half and the winner of the second half play each in the playoffs. If a team wins both halves then the team with the second and third best record qualify for the playoffs, with the winner playing the team that won both halves. A team can also make the playoffs as a wild card team if they have an overall better record than the first and second half winners.

At this point, the Rakuten Monkeys would not make the playoffs. This would be a disappointment to the new ownership group that recently purchased the team, especially considering the success they have had the last six years.

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