Friday, February 20, 2009
Understanding WIN METHOD
It appears there is some confusion out there regarding the WIN METHOD. 99 44/100% of the confusion seems to be in the minds of the stat frauds. Who would have guessed? First, the WIN METHOD defines a player for a season, several seasons, or a career based on how much they helped there team reach the playoffs, win pennants, and win the World Series. The more times a player helps his team reach these goals the higher his rating. Now, that is not to complicated. Second, I use stats, probably most everybody uses stats in one way or another. The use of stats to see how much power a player shows, high high an average he hits, how many runs he scores, RBIs he gets and so on is fine and tells much about players. However, there is only one truly valid way to judge just how good any players is. And that is using the WIN METHOD evaluation. It makes no difference what an individuals personal stats are. Many of those individual stats are dependent on his team mates anyways. Plus, what an individual accomplishes for himself, is not the object of the game. That last sentence is where the stat frauds are led astray. The object of the game is for the overall success of the team. That is exactly why players must be judged on how they help the team succeed. Yes, a players final evaluation is based on his team mates. Team mates playing together for the success of the team, the reason the games are played. As great as one individuals personal stats may be, if he does not provide what is needed WHEN it is needed, that player can hurt a team. WHEN, WHEN, WHEN, the most important element of the WIN METHOD. A sacrifice fly to win a game in the last inning in infinitely more important than a grand slam in last inning of a game your team is winning 10-0. One helps the team win, the other only helps the individuals stats. Stat Fraud can be defined as a person who tries to tell you a player is the best based solely on that players individual statistics. A bigger stat fraud is someone who uses a convoluted made up formula to define a players defensive prowess or anything else about that player. To conclude, there is nothing wrong with using stats, but please do not become a stat fraud and define a players ability by his individual stats. Define a player by using the WIN METHOD, and find out over his career, how many times he helps his team to the playoffs, pennants, and WS. Headed to Tampa for an extended period, more blog when I get back.