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Elias ranking method cracked?


Lt Melmo

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Well, almost. A Tigers' blogger has apparently come extremely close to cracking it, with some help from Tim Dierkes (of MLBTR) and, weirdly enough, Murray Chass, the crazy old man who hates bloggers.

http://tigers-thoughts.blogspot.com/2008/07/almost-how-elias-sports-bureau-rankings.html

By "extremely close" I mean he's pretty much got it, and I think this next entry clarifies everything he was stuck on (how they deal with DL time).

He posted the rankings for catchers, assuming the season ended today (then 7/21). Ramon would be a Type B.

He's just one guy and it seems like it takes a lot of time, but it'd be pretty cool if someone figured out all of the positions.

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