Posted by jpccr on 4/13/2012 2:43:00 PM (view original):
Posted by dmurphy104 on 4/13/2012 1:24:00 PM (view original):you meant Sandlot there, of course. I guess I'll have to disagree with your formula if +/- is going to topple over the parity advantage that greatly (over 100 slots difference). It's a pretty arbitrary evaluator of an owner's abilities. Sandlot had a team in Season 20 that won 103 games with a +/- split of 35/69, for instance. It's not unusual to see a team lead the world in plus plays and have a losing record.
Posted by jpccr on 4/13/2012 12:39:00 PM (view original):The Sandlot was near the bottom on my fielding calculation. And Hamilton was near the top on both fielding and pitching scores. Their parity scores were fairly close.
I was an owner in Hamilton (30) and The Sandlot (138), and it's hard to imagine such a vast gap between the two. In fact, the Sandlot out performed Hamilton in terms of 100w/100l teams 7 to 9. Hamilton also featured a team with 112 wins. The Sandlot had 0 teams with 110 wins or losses. Why such a gap?
Hamilton teams averaged 47+ and 48- plays. That is very bad as an average. (9th worst in all of HBD)
As for the "****** up feel" comment, you could measure that somewhat by accounting for owner turnover.
For an individual owner, Id agree that it isnt the be all/end all. As a league average, I feel that its a pretty good indicator.
You kind of made my point in that a team in Sandlot was able to win 103 games with such crappy fielding.
They were very similar on parity. Both pitching and fielding drove the gap. I also did catch an input error where I missed one of Hamiltons 100 win/loss seasons. That would push them to 43. I am slowly going back through for my revised calculation on parity and checking the other #s as well for all worlds.