Here’s a big reason. Those charts simply amaze me.
Basically, it’s a look at team totals for negative WAR players. The Reds scored out well. Very well. Go read the entire post for a more detailed description of what Fan Graphs was trying to measure.
Of course, as Justin noted, it might be difficult for the Reds to repeat this particular feat in 2011.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
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