Wednesday, October 26, 2011


In past 5 years 'only 2 relievers averaged more than 2 wins above replacement'-FanGraphs

10/25/11, "Over the last five years only two relievers have averaged more than two wins above replacement; one of them is the greatest closer of all time
the other is Jonathan Papelbon. This can be read two ways: 1) Relievers in general are not that valuable (and are often overpaid), and 2) relievers are volatile and struggle to stay significantly above replacement for an extended period."...
(Including the words 'regular season' regarding stats that are so wouldn't take much extra work and would end the relegation of a massive body of work to the trash heap. ed.)

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