Tradition vs. stat geek?
Last week I watched the baseball American League MVP vote with interest. It was one of the most intriguing MVP votes in years, as there were two dominant MVP choices that each had huge support to win. Miguel Cabrera became the first player in 45 years to win his league's Triple Crown, leading the American League in home runs, batting average, and runs batted in (RBI). Mike Trout, on the other hand, absolutely dominated the newer sabermetrics stats that Billy Beane made famous in Moneyball
. It ended up in a situation where, according to baseball writer Tim Kurkjian, every baseball player or manager that you asked said that Cabrera should have been the MVP "and it's not even close," while every baseball front office member said that Trout should have been the MVP and, again, "it's not even close."
As you might expect, this race became heated . . . especially among the "traditional" baseball fan that doesn't want to have You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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