The Nats' Most Valuable Things
Capitol Punishment is asking whether Chad Cordero might be in the running for Cy Young and whether he is more important than Livan. This prompted me to compile the list below, the ten most valuable things for the Nats this year, based on season Win Value (including Friday's game against the Jays):
(1) Chad Cordero's Arm, 42.63
(2) Nick Johnson's Bat, 40.36
(3) Livan Hernandez's Arm, 22.62
(4) Jose Guillen's Bat, 12.94
(5) John Patterson's Arm, 11.88
(6) Ryan Church's Bat, 11.78
(7) Gary Majewski's Arm, 11.14
(8) Hector Carrasco's Arm, 9.08
(9) Brian Schneider's Bat, 8.98
(10) Brad Wilkerson's Bat, 7.09
Just off the list are Ayala's arm, 6.74, and Schneider's glove, 6.69. Carrasco and Church suprised me the most on the list.
I know you must be thinking, what about the least valuable things? The bottom 2 are Guzman's Bat, -39.57 and Castilla's Bat, -21.48.