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Yes, Miguel Cabrera won the AL MVP and deservedly so. But that doesn’t mean that Mike Trout didn’t also deserve to win the award. This year’s award is more important than who came in first. This year marks the beginning of a war. A war on WAR, or Wins Above Replacement, a new sabermetric statistic that is supposed to more thoroughly express a player’s all around impact on the game by including base running and defensive abilities in addition to the traditional Triple Crown categories, of which Cabrera led all three. Miguel Cabrera won the Triple Crown, something that had not been done since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. In the eyes of the “old-school” baseball men, Cabrera should have run away with the award. But Mike Trout, the incredible rookie from the LA Angels had a 10.7 WAR making him only the second player since 1969 to have a WAR greater than 10 and not win the MVP. In the eyes of the “new-school” stat geeks, Mike Trout should have ran away with the award as well. via blogcriti...
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