A Graphic Look at Replacing Runs in FA: Oakland Athletics
Possibly losing your team’s entire outfield and DH to FA is hard (Josh Willingham and David DeJesus were offered arbitration, but looks like DeJesus is chosing not to accept). Taking a look at the run production in the 2011 season, I’ve tried to replace that production with either free agents or internal promotions.
Instead of just using runs scored straight up, I’ve used wRC (weighted runs created) and wRAA (weighted runs above average) to get a more accurate reading. 2012 projections are from Bill James data on Fangraphs.