One of our favorite sites, umpbump.com, has been calculating WAR pies for several MLB teams this season, one of them being for my beloved Cubs. For casual fans, a WAR pie basically breaks down the individual value/production each player brings to their club and displays it neatly in a USA Today-friendly pie chart.
Let's take a look at the Cubs WAR pie one more time, beautifully drawn up by umpbump's Nick Kapur:
Upon first glance, this seems accurate for 2009. But then I watched the Cubs recent series against the Dodgers, and I decided that umpbump's pie needed a few adjustments.
So behold, YSSW's first foray into WAR pies, with an assessment of the Cubs:
Yep, that's a steaming pile of shit. Any questions?