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Finding WAR without power

There aren't many position players who are able to post high WAR totals without hitting a lot of home runs, but this special group is the exception to the rule.

Talking Replacement Level With Sean Forman

Sean Forman is the President of Sports Reference LLC and the creator of the beloved Baseball Reference website. I would like to thank him for taking the time to speak with me regarding replacement level, WAR, and what’s on the road-map for BR.

SaberSphere April 2nd, not as foolish as yesterday

Take a walk around the SaberSphere, today's ranges from hardcore analysis of WAR, strikeouts, and James Shields, to stories from opening days past.

Lance vs. Larry: Imitation is Flattery

Is Lance Berkman the next Larry Walker? Check out the infographic and decide for yourself.

WAR on the Move: Gaining and Losing Via Trade

Every trade is made with the intention of improving a team, but everyone knows one teams usually gets the short end of the stick. So, did your team’s front office throw away potential Wins Above Replacement with its trades, or did it strike saber gold?

BBTF: King Kaufman: In defense of replacement-level players?

A good discussion about replacement level going on over at Baseball Think Factory.

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1 Albert Pujols > 2 Casey Blakes (Or, All Wins Are Not Created Equal)

I'm a big believer in WAR, but something about it has been nagging at my brain for a while.  The WAR leaderboard tells us that Albert Pujols was worth 8.4 WAR ($38 million) in 2009, and that Casey...

Zack Greinke and the 11 Greatest Seasons Since Pedro's 1999

Zack looked like he was going to "make history" back in May. You know, the history books that cite pitcher WAR. So, I checked it out using my usual tricks that are actually borrowed from other people: Colin Wyers' BsR-FIP (why isn't this used more?), PythagenPat, etc. to see how he stacked up, and in the meantime, I rank a number of other great seasons. And, yes, this includes some stuff from before the "FanGraphs Era" (2002-).

Reds WAR Position Review: Catchers

I am mirroring my WAR position review series here at BtB with one specific to the Reds. Fun so far!

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