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Best values among Elias Type A and B free agents

John Mozeliak notes that the Cardinals “still think we have some holes.” One is right field, stomach and Carlos Beltran would fill it well.

Despite currently polling at Fungoes as the Cardinals

4 Responses to “Best values among Elias Type A and B free agents”

  1. The Ray Area | The exaggerated bullpen problem Says:

    […] has been through the list of Type A and Type B free agents compiled by Elias and identified the best and worst values based on each player’s two-year WAR.  Notice anything?  Dan Wheeler is the […]

  2. mikkyld Says:

    While I agree that using wins and losses to value a pitcher is misguided, WAR isn’t that much better since it uses highly subjective defensive analyses that cannot even agree among themselves.

    When defensive stats become more objective and therefore more reliable, then you can use WAR to compare players but not before in my view.

  3. Pip Says:

    You are correct in that WAR still contains some subjectivity. My point isn’t that WAR is perfect — I actually state that — but that it’s the best that we have at the moment. If you’re a GM (or even a fan), you don’t really have the option of saying “I can’t judge player value until I have a perfect system.”

    Do you have a suggestion for a better stat to use?

  4. Friday Links (19 Nov 10) – Ducksnorts Says:

    […] Best values among Elias Type A and B free agents (Fungoes). Pretty much what the title says. There’s a flip side as well. Beware of catchers and relievers. […]

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