Seems like if WAR is actually measuring relative value of a player to a replacement specifically at his position, the relative value would have to be based on the average or median of production at that position, and therefore the net sum of all WARs would be zero or close to it. However,every team in the American League has a positive net offensive WAR while the league total is 264. I don't see how that can be a valid stat if the net is 264. How could a league have 264 more wins? I don't think they dominated the NL that much, the NL has 251! Where did they get all these wins? Last I checked the league went .500 - again.
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