Introducing the 'Hoffman'

Updated: April 12, 2011, 11:20 AM ET
By Keith Law

I'd like to propose the creation of a new statistic, an accounting stat for relievers that might help separate out a little of the noise from the generally awful save statistic. The new figure won't have much, if any, predictive value, but would merely exist for what I call "accounting" purposes -- a record of what happened for the curious or trivially-inclined, but of little use for looking ahead. It's for fun, and I deny any responsibility for harm that comes to you or your loved ones for unapproved or unauthorized usage.