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Why don't we all just agree right now that we won't lose it when Miggy gets the MVP. Its gonna happen.
We had this discussion over a month ago, and a few people refused to agree to this and criticized those of us that did. Apparently the wrong person being given the MVP has never happened before and would be the greatest injustice in the history of human civilization.
It's kind of a shame we can't use WAR to look at MVP debates
I have seen a hundred comments saying "don't even use WAR, you can prove his candidacy without it".
I think there's a pretty humongous gap between "losing it" and "criticizing a bad decision using data and logic."
If/when Miguel Cabrera wins the MVP, I'll criticize the bad decision by the writers. I might even use data and logic, though I think that's pretty well settled at this point.
Nah, I could care less who the BBWAA give the award too.
"A few people" we're just shocked by the idea that you'd use this idiotic version of the triple crown (where one category is heavily correlated with the other, and which ignores defense, baserunning, and, lets see, runs scored) as a criteria in the vote.
Permission granted, though I can't recall anyone trying to take that right away from you.
Question to all: why do so many people dismiss RBI's as being overrated (which they are), but keep bringing up runs scored as a huge point in Trout's favor? Aren't runs scored every bit as team dependant as ribbies?
Ok. I didn't ask for permission, and I didn't say or suggest or hint anything about my rights.
It should be noted that leading the league in ribbies is an impressive accomplishment. There are only a small handful of examples of league RBI leaders who didn't have very good and valuable seasons.
And, as Booey noted, after reading from a handful of posters during earlier threads that "not losing it" was the equivalent of pulling the lever for Miggy ourselves (and abandoning all claim to intelligence and reason), we may be a little touchy on the subject.
Because leading the league in runs is equally as impressive an accomplishment as leading the league in ribbies, but it gets unfairly ignored.
The Baseball Writers' Association of America has announced the finalists for the 2012 round of major individual awards. And here are the names that will vy for MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year in each league ...
I don't recall finalists before. Does this mean no one else can get a vote? Does it mean that these are the top vote getters?
I actually think Trout's going to win MVP. We haven't really heard from that many MVP voters saying they would vote for Cabrera. Granted, we haven't heard from Trout supporters at all that I recall but that doesn't bother me -- complaints always run 10-1 over expressions of satisfaction.
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