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Steve Finley
2013 Hall of Fame Ballot Series: Steve Finley

The first table below presents Steve Finley's career as measured by Player won-lost records.

Steve Finley
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1989BAL24
78
7.78.00.489-0.3
0.3
6.67.50.468-0.5-0.0
1990BAL25
139
13.515.70.462-1.3
-0.2
14.215.70.474-1.00.1
1991HOU26
158
18.717.50.5170.2
1.6
19.317.20.5290.72.1
1992HOU27
162
21.819.10.5320.8
2.4
20.918.40.5310.72.2
1993HOU28
142
15.916.10.497-0.4
0.9
15.415.10.505-0.21.1
1994HOU29
93
11.510.70.5180.2
1.1
12.111.10.5220.31.3
1995SDN30
139
17.217.20.500-0.0
1.3
17.116.60.5080.21.6
1996SDN31
161
24.718.80.5672.5
4.3
22.719.40.5391.33.0
1997SDN32
143
18.017.60.506-0.0
1.4
18.017.80.502-0.21.2
1998SDN33
159
18.517.90.508-0.0
1.4
18.118.80.490-0.70.8
1999ARI34
156
19.716.40.5451.3
2.7
18.916.70.5310.82.1
2000ARI35
150
21.817.40.5571.8
3.4
18.116.10.5290.62.0
2001ARI36
140
15.116.10.484-0.7
0.7
14.515.80.478-0.90.4
2002ARI37
150
19.714.70.5732.2
3.6
17.115.10.5310.72.0
2003ARI38
147
18.616.80.5260.7
2.1
17.115.60.5230.61.8
39
162
19.521.40.476-1.3
0.3
19.720.00.497-0.41.1
2005ANA40
112
12.013.40.472-0.7
0.2
11.313.40.459-1.0-0.1
2006SFN41
138
13.514.30.486-0.6
0.4
13.013.70.488-0.50.5
2007COL42
43
1.62.80.357-0.6
-0.5
1.93.00.396-0.5-0.3
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
2,572
308.8291.90.5143.9
27.5
296.0286.90.5080.123.0
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
51
5.75.50.511 0.55.15.10.502 0.4
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
2,623
314.5297.40.514
28.0
301.1292.00.508 23.4


On January 10, 1991, the Baltimore Orioles, disappointed in having won 11 fewer games in 1990 than in 1989, traded Steve Finley, Curt Schilling, and Pete Harnisch to the Houston Astros for slugging first baseman Glenn Davis, who was surely the final piece of the puzzle who would lead the Orioles back to their glory days of a decade before.

Here's a summary of Glenn Davis's career. The bolded seasons were his years as an Oriole.

Glenn Davis
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Season pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL
19841.51.7-0.2-0.1
198510.98.90.51.2
198620.815.71.73.0
198716.715.8-0.70.6
198818.215.50.61.8
198919.414.11.62.8
199010.88.70.51.2
19915.14.80.00.5
19928.78.4-0.11.0
19931.83.0-0.7-0.5
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)113.996.53.211.5


And here's the three players the Orioles traded away. The seasons in bold are their years with the Astros.

Steve Finley Curt Schilling Pete Harnisch
Season pWins pLoss pWOPA pWORL pWins pLoss pWOPA pWORL pWins pLoss pWOPA pWORL
1988
0.91.9-0.5
-0.3
0.61.1-0.2-0.2
19897.78.0-0.3
0.3
0.30.4-0.1
-0.0
6.77.4-0.20.4
199013.515.7-1.3
-0.2
1.62.0-0.2
-0.0
10.111.7-0.60.4
199118.717.50.2
1.6
3.64.0-0.3
0.2
13.412.41.12.3
199221.819.10.8
2.4
12.811.01.4
2.6
11.611.80.61.7
199315.916.1-0.4
0.9
14.412.71.4
2.6
15.513.11.83.1
199411.510.70.2
1.1
4.45.8-0.5
0.0
6.66.90.10.8
199517.217.2-0.0
1.3
6.26.20.4
1.0
5.96.20.20.8
199624.718.82.5
4.3
11.611.20.8
2.0
9.513.4-1.4-0.2
199718.017.6-0.0
1.4
17.114.62.1
3.8
1.93.3-0.6-0.3
199818.517.9-0.0
1.4
17.614.52.4
4.0
12.311.61.02.1
199919.716.41.3
2.7
12.710.61.6
2.7
14.311.71.93.2
200021.817.41.8
3.4
13.811.81.6
2.8
7.77.90.31.0
200115.116.1-0.7
0.7
19.312.44.4
6.0
1.63.2-0.7-0.4
200219.714.72.2
3.6
18.412.43.9
5.3
200318.616.80.7
2.1
10.88.41.7
2.7
200419.521.4-1.3
0.3
14.79.03.2
4.5
200512.013.4-0.7
0.2
5.65.6-0.0
0.6
200613.514.3-0.6
0.4
12.19.31.6
2.8
20071.62.8-0.6
-0.5
9.08.00.6
1.6
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)308.8291.93.9
27.5
207.0172.025.5
44.9
117.6121.83.114.7


One could, perhaps, argue that the trade wasn't that lopsided, given that the Astros subsequently traded away Finley, Schilling, and Harnisch before getting all of the value they could from them. Even discounting all of that, though, the trade boils down to this.

pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL
3 Players, BAL41.448.4-3.40.4
Glenn Davis, BAL15.616.2-0.70.9
3 Players, HOU118.6111.64.114.0


Yeah, as an old Orioles fan, this one still stings.

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