Posted by tecwrg on 11/27/2013 12:48:00 PM (view original):
If you want, we can go over the candidacy of every player on the list in detail. WAR is just a nice starting point to narrow it down.
For example (and ignoring PED issues), just looking at WAR we can see that Clemens and Bonds are automatic slam dunks that don't really require any analysis.
It also allows us to quickly eliminate guys we might have thought were borderline (Don Mattingly, for example).