You would be correct if I were arguing subjectively as you describe. However, If you were to calculate the actual value of the 88 wins, that would in turn give you a proper value for the contribution of the one player (when applied to his WAR). Then if you were to calcuate the actual value of the 89 wins, that would in turn give you a proper value for the second player. Finally, you would be able to make an apples-to-apples comparison, based on a numerical calculation, not simply using terms like "much weaker".

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