b they make him run…loads of interesting stuff from James here.
Do you know of any candidates to b 2012 vrsion of Dickey: that is a veteran who has a good chance at having a career year?
No, but how in the world can anyone be too busy to type out the word “before”?
Dear Mr James, I’m a student at DePaul University writing a news story on what I’m calling “The War on WAR,” essentially a look into the different methods(BB Prospectus, Fangraphs, and BB reference) of calculating Wins Above Replacement. In light of this years AL MVP debate the WAR statistic is getting more publicity than usual and since there is not a standardized way of getting a true WAR of a player I was wondering how you personally view the different methods of calculating it. Thanks,
No; I don’t use that statistic myself, so I don’t have any view of how it should be calculated. Not to speak ill of it; it is a useful concept. It is probably in everyone’s best interests that there be multiple ways of calculating it. It is like, for example, the Money Supply in the Economy. There are all kinds of different ways of calculating the supply of money in the economy, or the GDP (Grounded Into Domestic Products.) There are many different ways of estimating the GDP, and there SHOULD be, because if something is real, it can be estimated in different ways, and it weakens the value of the stat to reduce the number of ways that it can be calcualted.
Posted: November 18, 2012 at 08:36 AM | 29 comment(s)
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