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Kurkjian: Cole to Yankees makes them the best team in baseball (0:44)

Tim Kurkjian says the Yankees' acquisition of Gerrit Cole makes them not only the best team in the American League but also the best team in baseball. (0:44)

Try as we might to make predictions, there is a lot of uncertainty when it comes to sports analysis. That's the case whether you're a traditional scout who relies on experience and the eye test or a data-drunk 21st-century front-office disrupter, or even a hardworking scribe. The trick is to mitigate that uncertainty and avoid the temptation to channel the overconfident Nostradamus when you're sharing your observations.