Baseball is a sport that goes by the numbers more than any other. And for good reason - there are lots and lots of numbers. The ability to measure and compare player and team performances over time generates some great baseball conversations AND arguments! We discovered a newly written book by first time author David A. Gordon entitled
We recommend reading it as it presents a more refined argument than bWAR, fWAR, or JAWS - all of which are good in their own way. CVI is based on bWAR but focuses on player seasons above 5 WAR. This does seem to separate the players with a couple of monster years from those that had more years of 5+ WAR. David Gordon also has come up with a manner to penalize players associated with PED's - the first scale we've ever seen and it's better than not having any way to evaluate alleged PED users.
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