Originally Posted by RedsManRick
I really don't understand how you arrive this perception. On what basis do you make such an assessment?
I said "seems", Rick. Seems.
Just browsing fangraphs, I notice guys with good offensive numbers with low WAR's and guys with average offensive numbers with ridiculously high WAR's.
I already mentioned the difference between Choo and Bruce.
Looking up Alfonso Soriano's stats last week I noticed his WAR fluctuated drastically, depending on his UZR.
His WAR's go like this:
2007: 7.0 (UZR +33.2)
2008: 4.1 (UZR +16.1)
2009: -.01 (UZR -2.9)
2010: 3.0 (UZR 5.1)
Granted his offensive numbers were pretty bad in 2009, but I was bothered by the drastic drop in UZR and then of course it seemed to have a huge impact on his WAR.
As for the ratio in WAR of O and D, I'm not even sure what it is. Is it 50/50? I honestly don't know. If so, I don't agree with 50/50. Is that okay?
Look, I'm trying to learn this better here. I'm not attacking anything. Just giving my kind of initial opinion. We can discontinue discussion if it bothers people.