Was Cardinals shortstop David Eckstein really the series MVP? Did the performances of third baseman Scott Rolen and first baseman Albert Pujols match their $12.5 million and $14 million salaries, respectively? And what happened to Detroit's own $14 million man, Magglio Ordonez (.196 batting average in the postseason)?
Business intelligence software developer Information Builders Inc. has created a Web site where fans can analyze players' postseason stats, including their salaries, to buttress arguments about who was the most valuable player--or not. IBI built the site, which went live last week, to demonstrate its WebFocus Active Reports. The software allows users to access reports through a browser, download data, and use interactive analysis capabilities built into an HTML file.
"It demonstrates [WebFocus Active Reports'] capabilities and makes it kinda fun," says Richard Sitt, WebFocus product marketing director, who updated the site after each game.
IBI developed a similar site this summer with statistics from the World Cup soccer matches.