I recently wrote an article on teams that have improved by 20 or more Equivalent Wins (EQW) in a single year, EQW being wins adjusted to a 162-game season. In modern non-strike seasons, EQW and wins are generally equivalent, but this simple measure allows us to compare shorter seasons more equitably. If you want to better understand the concept, just read the first few paragraphs of the
The Padres should be more worried about their young third baseman than the Angels should about theirs, Kevin Millwood’s comeback could give the Braves an even greater sense of longing, and the Royals eagerly await Carlos Beltran’s return, first place or not.
What’s the best pitcher in the world worth?
Let’s imagine for a moment that Pedro was right now putting his 2004 services up on the open market. Of course, that’s not what he’s doing–but indulge me for a moment.