</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by gonelong:
<strong>Does anyone have a Win Share link? Did a little search with no luck.
As far as Casey is concerned, I am concerned that his production (Win Shares, HR, RBI, however you measure it) is dropping as his salary is increasing. His 2002 WS numbers can't be to impressive either, showing a clear downtrend since '99.
I'd be curious as to his rank in Win Shares for 1B across the league during his tenure. I'd bet he'd be a league average or below.
The big question is how easily can his Win Shares be replaced? Thats the only question you have to answer IMO.
GL</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I don't think each player's win shares are published anywhere on the Internet. I think that if this data becomes available, we'll probably have to pay for it because Stats Inc. will probably have proprietary rights to it
. I think Bill James mentioned in an online chat he had on ESPN.com that Stats Inc. was thinking about doing a CD that you could use to crunch raw data.
I can't seem to find the link to that chat, though. . . I'll keep looking.
Here's a link to Rob Neyer's column on the book:
<a href="http://espn.go.com/mlb/columns/neyer_rob/1366976.html" target="_blank">http://espn.go.com/mlb/columns/neyer_rob/1366976.html</a>
Here's a link to the book, which is where I got all the data from:
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1931584036/qid=1026413651/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_1/002-7259200-3177641" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1931584036/qid=1026413651/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_1/002-7259200-3177641</a>