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This past week, Matt Swartz published a 2 part series of articles at Fangraphs that examined historical WAR value assumptions and what the actual numbers were. It is a fantastic 2-parter, especially the second part that I linked. It's the kind of article that you really need to read, ponder for a minute or two, and then re-read it again to process the info.
To streamline the article, Swartz feels that the $/WAR has actually been undervalued historically. He shows the WAR values accumulated by free agents and what the $/WAR is for each year, plus the $/WAR if you factor in the cost of the compensatory picks associated with signing those free agents as well.
Swartz's conclusion that WAR has been undervalued act...
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