Re: The Big D
- --- In APBR_analysis@y..., "thedawgsareout" <kpelton08@h...> wrote:
> If nobody minds, I'm going to drift off into a tangent here aboutthe
> kinds of questions we ask. I am a particular fan of analysis of aThe concept of the replacement player is an established and
> particular player 'vs. replacement player', probably because of my
> baseball background.
> Dean's post the other day about the Spurs without Duncan got me
> thinking that this 'replacement player' line of thinking might just
> be silly and completely inapplicable when it comes to guys like
statistically useful one in pro baseball, but I don't know if it will
be as effective for us as it has been for sabermetricists. On the
other hand, to analyze a player by comparing him to an imaginary
replacement seems like a theoretically sound way to measure his
contribution whatever the sport.