San Francisco Giants: Why Melky Cabrera’s Absence Is Meaningless
As everyone knows by now, Melky Cabrera's season (and probably career) with the San Francisco Giants is over. While he might make it back if the Giants last more than five games in the postseason, his 50-game ban will certainly keep him out for the rest of the pennant race.
What everyone probably doesn't know is that Cabrera's absence is almost statistically meaningless for the Giants. Here's why:
Cabrera, until he was suspended, was worth approximately 4.5 wins above replacement (WAR) for the Giants. That's an excellent figure, and was second among the team's hitters—behind MVP candidate B...
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