Posnanski: dWAR to end all WARs

From SABR member Joe Posnanski at Medium.com on November 16, 2017:

Baseball Reference never stops improving, which is one of the reasons I love the place. The searches keep getting better. It gets easier and easier all the time to find cool stuff. Love it.

But I have to admit: dWAR baffles me.

dWAR is Baseball Reference’s “Defensive Wins Above Replacement.” It is such a convenient concept — a one-stop number that estimates how much value above replacement level a player brings with his defense — that I look at it all the time. But, like Inigo says in the movie, I don’t think it means what we think it means.

Take Keith Hernandez. Please.

Read the full article here: https://medium.com/joeblogs/dwar-to-end-all-wars-62f558093e02

Originally published: November 16, 2017. Last Updated: November 16, 2017.