Burnes Baby Burnes

Some years ago, I wrote about how I’d love to be the Jimmy Carter peace broker on WAR. As you know, two of our favorite baseball stat sites — Baseball-Reference and FanGraphs — use “Wins Above Replacement” as their one-stop-shopping statistic. But the two WARs are different in a variety of ways. It seemed to me then to be confusing and unhelpful: If you’re going to have a statistic called WAR then shouldn’t it be one thing? I imagined being in the middle of peace summits and statistical negotiations.

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