Re: Chapman's historical season
Originally Posted by Cooper
RMR: i understand what you're saying -i understand the concept, but i do think there's a place for leveraged index.
Doug: Win Shares must have values that you feel don't jibe with reality - so i ask - where/what's the problem? Is it that he leaves out part of the equation?
Ok. What's that place? From my perspective, it has two uses:
1.) It's a guide for a manager on how best to maximize the win value of the talent he's been given.
2.) It's a way to quantify the importance of a situation emotionally from the fan's standpoint. (we intuit leverage pretty well and process events emotionally in a similar fashion)
Do you see use for it outside of those contexts?
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.