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Stathead in the mainstream

Hi all,

This diary is only indirectly A's related, but I suspect some of you will find it at least mildly curious.

Check out Jacob Luft's latest column at SI.com (or yahoo sports if you prefer. Here's the link for yahoo http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=cnnsi-bestofthebunch&prov=cnnsi&type=lgns, a video at SI froze up my browser).

He's writing specifically about Bagwell, but check out the metrics he looks at:

"WARP (Wins Above Replacement Player), RCAA (Runs Created Above Average), Adjusted-OPS+ (OPS index adjusted for park and league difficulty; 100 is average) and Bill James' Win Shares"

I found it interesting to see this sort of statistical analysis in a mainstream publication like SI/CNN/Yahoo.

BTW, can anyone teach me how to make one of those cool grey boxes for long quotes? My HTML skills are pretty good, but I suspect all you box creators are using some blogspeak as opposed to HTML. Thanks!

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