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4/18/2014 3:26 PM
troll
4/18/2014 3:29 PM
Posted by tecwrg on 4/18/2014 3:21:00 PM (view original):
I love it when you say things like "wins are not relevant" in baseball.  It makes me feel so dirty.

Say it again.
Team wins aren't relevant when calculating WAR. Or ERA. Or OBP. Or any individual stat.

You're being disingenuous.
4/18/2014 3:55 PM
Wins aren't relevant when calculating a stat named "Wins blah blah blah".

Got it.
4/18/2014 4:15 PM (edited)
I think tec wrote that article.
4/18/2014 4:10 PM
Posted by tecwrg on 4/18/2014 3:55:00 PM (view original):
Wins aren't relevant when calculating a stat named "Wins blah blah blah".

Got it.
Well...yeah, that's just a matter of fact, right?

I mean, we know (or we can look up) how WAR is calculated. It doesn't factor in team wins. It measures individual player contributions to run scoring and run prevention.

Regarding WAR, team wins aren't relevant.
4/18/2014 4:46 PM
You know why I'm doing this, right?
4/18/2014 5:03 PM
Why you're being stupid on purpose? I assume it's because you like to troll.
4/18/2014 7:11 PM
Wrong, on both counts.

Care to try again?

4/18/2014 7:51 PM
You want me to keep guessing? How about you just tell. You're obviously dying to.

Also, you're being stupid on accident? That sucks.
4/20/2014 3:10 PM
Posted by tecwrg on 4/18/2014 4:46:00 PM (view original):
You know why I'm doing this, right?
Because you're an ignorant jackass who's afraid of change and new ways of thinking about a sport you loved before anybody tried to estimate how many wins a player would, on average, contribute to a team?
4/20/2014 10:50 PM
Is that what I am?

That's funny, if that's what you think.
4/21/2014 9:46 AM
You're a troll, is the answer.
4/21/2014 10:07 AM
That's funny, too.
4/21/2014 10:27 AM
Wow the suspense is killing me. Why are you doing this?

I'm sure the answer is great after all the build up.
4/21/2014 10:39 AM
Posted by examinerebb on 4/18/2014 10:30:00 AM (view original):
I think he takes (like I take) exception to the name of the stat.  It tries to tell you a player is worth "x" number of wins.  In a sport where a pitcher can throw a no-hitter and lose.  Where a batter can hit three homeruns in a game and lose.  The stat is useful, but the name of the stat is moronic.
My guess is it's this.    Since I'm only reading half the thread(and no article), that's what I can surmise.   "WINS above replacement" makes it sound uber-important but, like all stats, it treats a 2 run homer in a 9-2 loss the same as it does a 2 run homer in a 4-3 win.   Obviously, the homer in the 2 run loss had nothing to do with a "win". 
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