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If there is one thing that you can't say about Tigers fans, it's that they support their players. Even when details like defensive ability and baserunning are presented in front of them.It's rather endearing that they show up to the game with crowns on carrying banners with sayings on them like the one in the picture above. It's also, well, slightly annoying to be honest. And that's even if I leave WAR out of the equation.Let's just say we scrap WAR, we'll just concentrate on offense since defense is obviously unnecessary in this whole "Most Valuable Player" argument. Here is the oWAR for the two main MVP candidates:Mike Trout - 8.6Miguel Cabrera - 7.4So what Baseball Reference is saying here, and I want to make sure that I get this right, is that if you take defense out of the equation, Mike Trout was still worth more wins than Miguel Cabrera with his bat alone. Well, ****. And if you want to go and get your mind blown even more, Dave Cameron a...
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