Go to end of page
Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.
All Girls Name as a Last Name Team
So when George Brett was brushbacked in the 1980 World Series he was facing a battery born on 11/19.
Cuban shortstop Erisbel Barbaro Arruebarruena has defected.
The scale on which I evaluate players, then, is Win Shares and Loss Shares, and my criterion for the Hall of Fame is this:
1) There are two relevant standards, which are 300 Career Win Shares and 100 more Win Shares than Loss Shares,
2) If a player meets both of these standards, he is a Hall of Famer, unless he has some other disqualification,
3) If a player meets neither of these standards, he is not a Hall of Famer unless he has some other qualification, and
4) If a player meets one of these standards but not the other, then it is a matter best left to judgment as to whether he should or should not be selected.
These standards do not work for relievers, for reasons that I accept but do not quite understand, and they do not work, of course, for managers, general managers, scouts or pioneers. There may or may not be an issue with catchers. Other than that, they appear to work satisfactorily in every case—accepting certain issues, which we will discuss later. I have been using these standards for several years, and I have yet to find a player, other than relievers, for whom this process does not seem to deliver an answer I can live with...
These standards work because of two coincidences, or maybe they are not coincidences; maybe we should describe them as harmonies. First, it happens that the size of a player’s career is essentially the same as the size of a team... The second coincidence or second harmony is that the standard deviation of success for players in a career is similar to that of players on a team. I never realized this until the last year or two. I had always assumed that the spread of talent among players on a team was larger than the spread of talent among seasons of a career, but actually, it isn’t, or at least I now believe that it isn’t...
What is 300 Win Shares, and 100 more Win Shares than Loss Shares? It is a championship team. 300 Win Shares is 100 wins. 100 more Win Shares than Loss Shares is 33 games above .500. If you win about 100 games and/or finish 33 games over .500, you win the pennant, or you win your division. You’re a championship team.
What we are really saying, then, is that a player is a Hall of Famer if, when his career is looked at as a team/season, that is a championship team.
P Chris Young to the Nats on a minor league deal
You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.
Login to Join (6 members)
Page rendered in 0.4291 seconds, 73 querie(s) executed