Re: Beyond the Box Score All-Stars: Interesting Reds choices and non-choices
The numbers disagree with my intuition. Therefore the numbers must be wrong.
Personally, I find the idea of WAR based All-Stars silly too. But that's just because I think it should be a game for the best, most popular players in the game, not just those who have had the best 3 months.
Brandon Phillips should be an All-Star, but it's not because he's so clearly out-performed his peers in 2013. On that front, Matt Carpenter is clearly the leader in the NL. After that, you're comparing Phillips with a set of guys who are fairly similar -- but he should make it above them based on a combination of track record and star power.
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.
Last edited by RedsManRick; 07-05-2013 at 03:17 AM.