Recently, a key player for the Philadelphia Phillies has decided to move to……..

In regards to WAR and other new analytical statistics, I had a killer lead. However, your most recent WAR conversation kind of hinted at that. I’ll set those paragraphs aside now and provide you with this shortened version. Apologies. The comments section became much larger than intended due to the delay.

WAR is not predictive, just like ALL stats. It’s a historical account of baseball events that have already occurred. WAR is one of many new age stats that are a compilation of real data and some extra stuff, unlike older stats that are fairly straightforward about what they convey. This is because baseball nerds are trying to come up with a single number to define the sport and compare its players.

Baseball has a big week. On Monday, the winter meetings in Nashville get underway. On Wednesday, there will be a Draft Lottery. On Thursday, there will be a Rule 5 Draft.

I’m hoping that this week’s agreements will be reached by the players who are slowing down the free agent market, thus breaking the impasse. If not, we can expect another dull news week.

Pre-arbitration Players: Andrew Bellatti, Connor Brogdon, Orion Kerkering, Yunior Marte, McKinley Moore, Nick Nelson, Luis Ortiz, Cristopher Sanchez, Rafael Marchan, Rodolfo Castro, Kody Clemens, Darick Hall, Bryson Stott, Weston Wilson, Brandon Marsh, Simon Muzziotti, Christian Pache, Johan Rojas, and Michael Mercado are the seven players at the league minimum from the following list: $1,180,000 for seven players.

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