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AcidRock23 wrote:I'd read an interesting book some time in the last year called The Numbers Game which is a history of baseball and it's statistics that suggests that a lot of the stats were invented by a 19th century moralizing teetotaller who felt that it was VERY important to reward 'good' players w/ measurements reflecting their 'goodness' and similarly to punish 'bad' players.
For me, anyway, fantasy baseball would be much less interesting as a result. Again, I have no problem with the statistics themselves, but I don't think they have a place in replacing traditional 5x5 categories.
Arlo wrote:I think 'flawed' is the wrong word to use here. OPS may better represent a player's contribution to his team than, say, batting average or RBI, but as a stat, OPS is considerably more flawed.
CubsFan7724 wrote:People are happy with traditional roto ball. Dont fix what isn't broken and turn the game into "Beane Ball" with all the wacky sabermetric percentage stats. They will never replace HR, RBI, R, ERA, WHIP, Ks as a way of measuring stats. These are traditional stats, and baseball is very much a game about tradition. RBI and R may be team dependent, but shouldn't you factor that in when you draft?
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