On Friday, Justin issued a challenge to come up with a SaberGraphic showing team contracts & projected WAR. Today, I have an early concept.
Last night I was kind of thrown for a loop by the great work by jmaciel (in the comments of the thread linked above). But since mine was a more simple approach, I figured I'd put it out there for feedback.
The data isn't particularly real... I started with 2011's Fangraphs Fan projection and just kinda faked it beyond that. With some feedback, we could evolve this into something more real. I also only included a few players for starters, just to give the idea. Also, Adrian Gonzalez hasn't signed yet, so I'm using an estimate.
So, here we go:
The "Total Committed" column includes guaranteed contracts and any option buyouts. Should there be a max/min that includes exercised options?
If this has legs, I'd like to iterate.
(Payroll data from Cot's contracts. WAR projections from Fangraphs.)