It's a much-debated statistic that tries to capture in one number a player's overall value.
I'm honestly not sure exactly how it's calculated, but I know that's what it represents.
Sometimes casual fans don't like WAR because they don't understand the value of walking, base-running, defense, and positional scarcity.
Actually, it was already true last year, as Pedroia had a negative WAR in 2018.
The light finally came on with :19 left. D'Oh!!
The "steroid era" was different than today because it was like the Wild West. The testing rules had yet to be formalized, so a player couldn't point to a string of negative tests to prove his innocence. And then a witch hunt ensued.
It's getting old. Really old.
But I recognize I'm in the minority here.
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