Comments on: Rebunking “Wins” http://www.sabernomics.com/sabernomics/index.php/2009/09/rebunking-wins/ Economic Thinking about Baseball Sun, 09 Jan 2011 17:16:18 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Daily Box Score 9/30: Not What But How http://www.sabernomics.com/sabernomics/index.php/2009/09/rebunking-wins/comment-page-1/#comment-106487 Wed, 30 Sep 2009 21:13:16 +0000 http://www.sabernomics.com/sabernomics/?p=1777#comment-106487 […] How about you, J.C. Bradbury. Whaddya got? […]

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By: Devon http://www.sabernomics.com/sabernomics/index.php/2009/09/rebunking-wins/comment-page-1/#comment-106477 Tue, 29 Sep 2009 18:53:55 +0000 http://www.sabernomics.com/sabernomics/?p=1777#comment-106477 Excellently explained. I noticed immediately that he was allowing confounding variables into the equation, resulting in a misleading result. I didn’t see the value part being off ’til now.

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By: Ken Houghton http://www.sabernomics.com/sabernomics/index.php/2009/09/rebunking-wins/comment-page-1/#comment-106476 Tue, 29 Sep 2009 18:40:23 +0000 http://www.sabernomics.com/sabernomics/?p=1777#comment-106476 “A footnote to the article states that R2 ranges from -1 to 1 with greater positive (negative) values indicating a stronger correlation.”

Half of the regressions run should be multipled by i? I knew I was doing something wrong?

I guess I misremembered that season where Nolan Ryan went something like 6-16 for Houston and baseball writers were talking about how sad they were that he wouldn’t win the Cy Young.

Or, for the other great use of Wins, how great an investment Rick Sutcliffe was for the Cubs in the years following his 16-1 in the NL.

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