Probably a topic for a separate thread, but how does the WAR for Hammer exceed Cuddyer by more than 50%?
Because it's slow tonight...
Hammer in Minny: 1289 PA, 122 OPS+, 4.7 WAR
Mile High Cuddles: 1065 PA, 123 OPS+, 2.9 WAR
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Posted 19 July 2014 - 06:54 PM
And as long as it's just between the few of us, I'll add the point that I actually meant to focus on in the first place: despite Colorado's poor showing in the standings, I don't see any rumors that Cuddyer is being shopped for a deadline deal. (He's on the 60-day DL, does that preclude a trade?) Wouldn't it be interesting if both these outfielders get traded and we can add whatever prospect is obtained to the total WAR calculation? But instead it may be that neither one brings anything in return.
Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:01 PM
That must be b-r.com WAR.
Indeed. I'm not getting paid enough to research multiple sources.
part of my delight in signing Willingham was the mistaken assumption the difference would be applied to getting a better starting pitcher that off-season.
Speaking of sore subjects...
Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:18 PM
There's a pretty stark difference in quality of play between The Rockies and The Rays, no?
I didn't get around to saying this before the series, but I found this one an intriguing matchup: two last place teams in their respective divisions who still claimed to have ideas of contending for a wildcard. Likely one of these teams will exit the series no longer believing that, and being in absolute Seller mode heading into the deadline. Here in the 8th inning the odds are pretty high we've identified which team is which.
And thank goodness, sez I.