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Career WAR Trifecta Quiz

Ten sets of three players. Simply identify the best of each set according to career wins above replacement.

Graph of the Day: Knuckleballers

Today's Graph of the Day compares the knuckleballers of the past fifty years. Find out how Tim Wakefield stacks up to the rest of the bunch.

Historical WAR Between Hitters and Pitchers

With Sean Smith releasing historical WAR for pitchers, we can take a look at how they compare with the hitters.  Here are the top twenty five players in career WAR, including seasons 1955 and...

Graph of the Day: Boggs vs. Brett

Wade Boggs and George Brett had almost identical careers, shown graphically.

Graph of the Day: Boggs vs. Gwynn vs. Ripken

How do the careers of Wade Boggs, Tony Gwynn, and Cal Ripken, Jr. stack up? Maybe not as you'd expect.

Decades of Excellence: Cardinal Center Fielders

Cardinal center fielders over the decades

Graph of the Day: Thomas vs. Griffey

WAR data from Sean's historical WAR database.  It's awesome. Each players' seasons sorted from best to worst, left to right.

Graph of the Day: Adam Everett Historical RAR

Yup, just another player with their orange hitting line way at the bottom and their yellow fielding line above their total RAR. In 2008, Everett hit .213/.278/.323 and still finished slightly...

Saber-Friendly Blogging 101: Best Position Players In Franchise History

BtB reader and Rangers' fan philkid3 has a cool post up at LSB about the best players in Rangers history (well, since 1955, at least).  He included pitchers via a different method, which you can...

Graph of the Day: Orlando Cabrera Historical RAR

Let's see, -5 to -10 hitter, +10 fielder, shortstop, plays every day every year.  3-4 WAR player for $4MM.  Sounds good to me! WAR data from Fangraphs.  All data relative to average, except...

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