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How is the "Dollars" stat in the Value section calculated?

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I know it has something to do with $/WAR but I couldn't find anything in the glossary explaining how the numbers are specifically arrived at.

In the past, I remember several articles here valuing a win at roughly $5 million. However, dividing the dollars into WAR for a few different players over the last few years ('08-'12) comes up with a number hovering around 4.5 in all years except for 2010, which is at a seemingly low 3.98.

If that is indeed the way you calculate "Dollars", how do you arrive at your constants for each season?
asked Sep 25, 2012 in Sabermetrics by Adrastus Perkins (7 points)

1 Answer

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answered Sep 26, 2012 by James Gentile (1,994 points)
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