- Eric Karabell, ESPN.com Senior Writer
More than half of the top 15 for wins above replacement (WAR) among active players entering this season have been New York Yankees at some point. Perhaps this isn’t surprising, but with the news Thursday that Carlos Beltran was placed on the disabled list with elbow woes -- don’t worry, it’s bad, but not going to be Tommy John surgery! -- it makes sense to close the week celebrating and analyzing the greatest active gentlemen based on WAR. So, with Thursday on-field newsmakers to follow as usual, here we go!