Re: The Value of our 2007 Cincinnati Reds
Originally Posted by M2
I'm aware of Justin's methodology, I read the piece. I still don't think it offers a 1:1 equivalence with runs produced on offense.
As for Jr. vs. Dunn, I'm with you and registerthis in not caring.
I agree M2. I don't think he's found the holy grail of player valuation. Obviously I'm not going to dismiss other analysis. At the end of the day, it will always be a scattershot approach.
However, in terms of creating a single number player valuation on a run scale, I haven't seen a better attempt -- or if I have, certainly I've forgotten it.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.