Objective: Determine if WAR is a strong indicator for winning World Series championships.
Many of us use WAR as an all-telling statistic to compare players and to see how good a player is truly performing. On the other hand, there are many of us that stick to more traditional measures to judge a player's production, such as hits/runs/RBIs/etc. In this forum, both sides are constantly fighting over who's right and who's wrong. At the end of the day, what matters most in my opinion is how much those players are contributing to winning championships each year, regardless of which stats you're using to rate and judge said players.
I have been searching for a source online that can tell me the total WAR each season for an entire team. I'd like to find the highest total WAR team for each season, and then to see how often those teams end up winning the World Series. The latter is pretty easy, obviously. I can do that myself once I figure out who the highest total WAR teams are in each season. If there is already a site out there that has done this, please let me know.
I've tried checking, searching through Google and baseball-reference, but I haven't found anything. Maybe I'm not checking the proper channels, but this isn't one of those selfish threads where I ask a question that I could easily look up myself. I have legitimately tried, but to no avail. If anyone can help out, that would be great.
I realize that the playoffs are a bit more of a crap shoot than overall regular season records, so it can't be expected that the team with the highest total WAR would consistently end up winning the championship that year... But I believe there is a big enough sample size of seasons and of championships won, that if there truly is a strong correlation between WAR and winning championships, it will show.
Thanks in advance!