COMMENTARY| A player’s WAR (Wins Above Replacement) has become his measuring stick. The stats you see on the back of a bubble gum card or in the newspaper under League Leaders tumble down a steep slope toward insignificance when assessing the value of a player. The Bill James-ian contingent of number crunchers has all but rendered the numbers we grew up understanding and utilizing to judge our players obsolete.

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