Originally posted by Steven Gallanter View Post
I know this guy who is always asking me "Who's better," about any given number of players. I reply that "I don't think that way. My thoughts are more along the lines of, "What does he do, does it work?"

Rating players is fun but it does tend to make actual W-L records seem to be secondary to some abstract standard of value even when the standard is as tangible as WAR.
Baseball is just too tricky a game for any rating system to be probative. THAT is the beauty of the game.