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WAR Not All It's Cracked Up To Be?

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"When we stubbornly suggest that 0.5 WAR means anything, we are grossly exaggerating the statistic’s accuracy, even according to its creators. It remains true that any reasoned discussion of an individual’s contributions still requires analysis of the various components that go into WAR, as well as several that don’t, and, as such, subjectivity reigns." Perhaps to our collective dismay, this article at the Sweet Spot's Yankee blog, It's About the Money, makes a couple of interesting points regarding the weaknesses of this would-be Holy Grail of statistics.
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