JR Oriole Posted December 31, 2014 Share Posted December 31, 2014 I honestly don't know the answer to this, so I need the WAR guys to help me. Last season, there was a game in Tampa where I think Nelson Cruz drove in all 7 runs. He came up with a massive clutch hit in the 9th and then again in extras. While we won the division at season's end by 12 games, at the time that game in Tampa was big because the Yankees were gaining momentum and still had a chance to catch us. Also, we were historically awful in The Trop against Tampa's pitching. So how does WAR account for the hugeness of that game at that time for Cruz? Or what about that Paredes walk-off single against NY in extras, or the really big hits by Cruz and Pearce against NY on that Sunday night game which essentially clinched us the division? Does WAR assign extra points for big time hits? What does WAR say about a guy like Pablo Sandoval, who may be just okay during the season but then in October, you literally can't get him out? I guess like any stat, it is just one of many measures used to evaluate a player. But for me, I tend to remember those huge hits in big games and put a lot more value on that than stats like WAR....unless WAR captures that in some way. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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