Twins manager Ron Gardenhire isn't sold on sabermetrics, those new-age baseball statistics aimed at more
accurately assessing a player's success through such arcane numbers as WAR (Wins Above Replacement), BAPBIP
(Batting Average on Balls in Play) and RC27 (Runs Created Per 27 Outs). That's why the Twins manager endorsed Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera for the AL MVP Award on
Friday. "It doesn't make much sense to me to be arguing about this, to tell you the truth," he said. For Gardenhire, it's cut-and-dried. Cabrera entered Friday night's game against the Twins one homer shy
of leading the league in batting average (.330), home runs (41) and RBIs (130). Texas outfielder Josh
Hamilton has 42 homers, and Cabrera has 12 games to pass him; if he does, and manages to retain his lead in
the categories, he'll be the first Triple Crown winner since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. Yastrzemski, incidentally, won the AL MVP that season. "If you're going for a triple crown, that's...