Re: John Sickels' Rankings
1. I know WAR measures running ability and it will make or break a players perceived value - but is it going to measure a lot of little things a guy like Hamilton may/may not do - sort of like Manny in left field ("Manny being Manny") where he did 2 or 3 weird things a week that never really showed up in the box score, but may have impacted the team's avbility to win. Could Hamilton be the reverse? A player that adds to the overall ability of a team's chance to win, but because it's hard to perceive -it sort of gets undervalued (by the sabermetric community). Pete Rose did about 3 things a week that helped the team win- but they were little weird things that were tough to value - same with Ozzie Guillen.
2. Billy's power from the left side will improve as he gets more reps- any of us that make that change from one side to another - increase our power over time- his swing may get a little smoother.