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Postby Apollo » Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:28 am

The New York Times had an article on win shares. It doesn't go into the math of it much--just says that it takes a mathematics degree to understand it--but it's short and interesting.

I like the part where they talk to Ron Gardenhire, and Gardenhire says that Luis Castillo should win the Twins 15 more games next season (15! That's the difference between a 75-win team and a 90-win playoff contender!), and then the writer comes in and says that, well, actually Luis is probably good for 2 or 3, tops.

I also thought it interesting that they refer to Ned Colletti--who has been considered the antithesis of a numbers guy--using the stastic (though only offhandedly).

Edit: changed "WARP" to win shares, cause that's what it's really about.
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Postby quietstorm » Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:32 am

Bah. Wants me to register. I don't feel like it.

[Edit: Never mind, seems I registered at some point in the past.]
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Postby quietstorm » Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:36 am

Clarification: WARP is not win shares.
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Postby Apollo » Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:53 am

a) I have never registered, and it let me read it. *shrug*

b) You're right. I read the article an hour before I got around to posting it, and at some point, the words "win shares over bench" and "WARP" switched places in my mind.
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Postby quietstorm » Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:54 am

I entered in a random e-mail addy and my most-used password, and it let me in. May have just let me in with gibberish.
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Re: Article on win shares

Postby RynMan » Mon Dec 12, 2005 9:35 am

Apollo wrote:I like the part where they talk to Ron Gardenhire, and Gardenhire says that Luis Castillo should win the Twins 15 more games next season (15! That's the difference between a 75-win team and a 90-win playoff contender!), and then the writer comes in and says that, well, actually Luis is probably good for 2 or 3, tops.


That is classic. 15 games is Barry Bonds-ish.
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Re: Article on win shares

Postby chadlincoln » Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:42 am

RynMan wrote:
Apollo wrote:I like the part where they talk to Ron Gardenhire, and Gardenhire says that Luis Castillo should win the Twins 15 more games next season (15! That's the difference between a 75-win team and a 90-win playoff contender!), and then the writer comes in and says that, well, actually Luis is probably good for 2 or 3, tops.


That is classic. 15 games is Barry Bonds-ish.
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Re: Article on win shares

Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:20 pm

RynMan wrote:
Apollo wrote:I like the part where they talk to Ron Gardenhire, and Gardenhire says that Luis Castillo should win the Twins 15 more games next season (15! That's the difference between a 75-win team and a 90-win playoff contender!), and then the writer comes in and says that, well, actually Luis is probably good for 2 or 3, tops.


That is classic. 15 games is Barry Bonds-ish.


I don't think Bonds even ever got that high.
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Re: Article on win shares

Postby DK » Tue Dec 13, 2005 12:10 am

RynMan wrote:
Apollo wrote:I like the part where they talk to Ron Gardenhire, and Gardenhire says that Luis Castillo should win the Twins 15 more games next season (15! That's the difference between a 75-win team and a 90-win playoff contender!), and then the writer comes in and says that, well, actually Luis is probably good for 2 or 3, tops.


That is classic. 15 games is Barry Bonds-ish.


Haha, I get the Times and the funny thing is in the article it mentions that Barry Bonds's highest career WARP is exactly 15.

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Postby looptid » Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:31 am

Whatver. Like Castillo isn't an automatic for 73 homers moving from Dolphins Stadium to the Metrodome. :*)
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