Originally Posted by nate
But UZR is a large component of WAR. If you don't get that one right, the other isn't right.
I'm not quite sure I understand what you're saying here.
My stance is, I'm fine with UZR when comparing players to other players when the sample size is sufficient. Not a fan of WAR because I think it drastically overstates the effect of defense. I'm sure many out there completely disagree with that, and have much more scientific reasons, but to again use the example I used earlier, I think it's silly to think that Ryan Braun is as valuable as Nyjer Morgan.