Comments on: MLB EloRater: Who Are the Best Players in MLB History? http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10289 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: otf http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10289/comment-page-1#comment-99708 Thu, 17 Mar 2011 00:23:17 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10289#comment-99708 By the way, I think this community is making a serious mistake by rating Barry Bonds outside the top 2 or 3 all-time batters.

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By: otf http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10289/comment-page-1#comment-99689 Wed, 16 Mar 2011 19:20:59 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10289#comment-99689 I'd love to do ELO rankings of not players, but teams! I don't know what you'd put on the dashboard for us to compare, but it'd be interesting to see if we could crowdsource up a moderately reasonable all-time team ranking.

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By: John http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10289/comment-page-1#comment-99665 Wed, 16 Mar 2011 14:52:02 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10289#comment-99665 You should have the option to be able to vote on just batters or just pitchers and not have them all clumped together.

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By: Damian H http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10289/comment-page-1#comment-99573 Wed, 16 Mar 2011 01:58:14 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10289#comment-99573 Ruth is down to 5th right now.
Gaylord Perry still #10.

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By: ML Stille http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10289/comment-page-1#comment-99525 Tue, 15 Mar 2011 17:25:54 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10289#comment-99525 Love this site! It's totally amazing that people forget just how good Hank Greenberg was. Nobody had more than Hank's 162 game average of total x-tra basehits. But...if you're looking at "total" packages,Speaker,Cobb,Wagner,Mays,and Dawson come to mind...YES Dawson. Dawson had a better arm than either Mays or Mantle and he had more speed than Mantle. Just 1 mans opinion tis all.

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By: Sean Forman http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10289/comment-page-1#comment-99433 Tue, 15 Mar 2011 03:27:01 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10289#comment-99433 The first matchup when you use the tool will always have active players, and if you skip a matchup, the next matchup is with active players. I wanted to make it a bit less daunting for users who aren't as schooled in baseball history and draw them in a bit.

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By: Damian H http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10289/comment-page-1#comment-99394 Mon, 14 Mar 2011 23:02:06 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10289#comment-99394 First of all, fantastic tool.

Anyway, can we please give Barry Bonds some more love? 🙂

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By: Lawrence Azrin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10289/comment-page-1#comment-99348 Mon, 14 Mar 2011 16:44:41 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10289#comment-99348 #42 - THANKS! Andy - I'd read that last Friday, but promptly forgot about it...

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10289/comment-page-1#comment-99344 Mon, 14 Mar 2011 16:09:26 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10289#comment-99344 #41 It's on every player page just above their main stats.

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By: Lawrence Azrin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10289/comment-page-1#comment-99337 Mon, 14 Mar 2011 15:11:12 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10289#comment-99337 Is this "MLB EloRater" going to appear anywhere on the home page besides the Baseball Reference Blog? I checked "Frivolities", but I did not see it there. Now that this blog entry isn't listed on the home page, it's more difficult to access.

I have found when I do these ratings, when I know both players fairly well, I rely on my gut instinct, and vote on my immediate reaction. I know that sounds counter-intuitive to the purpose of this blog site, but otherwise, I'd waste even MORE time researching players (which I've done plenty for those I was not familiar with).

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