For awhile now, I’ve had a spreadsheet that calculates park-specific Wins Above Replacement that I have wanted to implement for blog purposes…however it takes several hours of copying/pasting to utilize it which makes it slightly more inconvenient. Ben (topoftheworl)’s comment about WAR on the World Chat recently piqued my interest and I contacted him to…… Continue reading Position Player Wins Above Replacement
topoftheworl sent me the following Power Rankings over the weekend. To make sense of the Rankings, he offered the following explanation: “50% overall record, 25% expected winning percentage, 25% my spreadsheet’s ranking of rosters.” So, as I understand it, a team that finished 1st in record, 2nd in EXP WIN% and 3rd in rosters would…… Continue reading In-Season Power Rankings #1
Welcome to Season 2 of Jose Fernandez. I am glad to see many owners from our merge returning for another season here as well as welcoming all the new owners to this world. I would just simply like to wish everyone the very best of luck for this upcoming season as well as the best…… Continue reading Commissioner’s Note
The following Power Rankings were assembled by topoftheworl using Predicted Runs For and Predicted Runs against, and include both a 1-32 ranking of all teams in Jose Fernandez based on Run Differential as well as projected final standings based on those scoring rates. Based on all of that information, I sorted out the Wild Card…… Continue reading Season 2 Pre-Season Power Rankings
Awhile back, one of my leagues took long enough to fill that we started tossing around the idea of a themed league to attract new owners. One of the ideas that I pitched privately to the commish was the adoption of the newest MLB CBA rules as opposed to the ones that were in place…… Continue reading 2011 MLB CBA in Hardball Dynasty
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