They've won 35 and lost 87 (going 18-34 as an expansion team, then 13-39, and now at 4-14 entering Friday's series opener against visiting Osaka) for a winning percentage of 28.6 percent. Or, to put it more bluntly, they lose more than 71 percent of the time under head coach Motofumi Aoki, who's been in charge since the team's inception.
One obvious factor in the team's consistent poor play is the changing of the roster every season. Very few key players have been retained by this team -- or even signed to begin with among the Japanese free agents out there.
None of the Cinq Reves' foreign players from the 202-13 campaign were brought back for the 2013-14 season. And none of last season's import players are on the squad this season.
Roster continuity does matter and perpetual rebuilding is not a formula for success.
Will Tokyo management change course and adopt a strategy that can produce success?
The verdict is still out.