The Next Battle in the War Over WAR

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    Extremely interesting article.

    As is linked article

    http://joeposnanski.com/more-on-war/

    This is especially true in this specific situation because Judge was not the same player in high leverage situations as he was the rest of the time. Again, maybe that’s chance, but it’s reality. He hit .215/.380/.380 in late and close situations — the exactly situations where the Yankees underperformed in 2017. If you want to compare him to Altuve, it seems ridiculous not to point out that Altuve hit .441/.529/.661 in late and close situations. It seems ridiculous to not give Judge ANY of the culpability for the Yankees not winning as many games as the runs scored/allowed suggests they should have won. It seems ridiculous not to give Altuve any credit for the Astros outperforming their expectation.
     
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    This also eases mind about Goldy not winning MVP - even an adjusted WAR was below others.
     

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