Posted by bad_luck on 12/4/2012 12:03:00 PM (view original):
They do. Positive or negatively based on their individual performance. So player A could hit three home runs and two doubles in a loss and have a positive WAR for the game. Or, he could go 0 for 5 while playing DH in a game his team wins and have a negative WAR for the game.
So, IOW, a player can get "points' towards his WINS
above replacement player while playing in a losing game. So, reality, the WINS
part is meaningless in WAR.
If nothing else, that explains your thoughts on pitcher's W/L records.
In your venacular, the outcome of the game is unimportant in evaluating a player's performance. I wonder why they bother keeping score?