The Miguel Cabrera-Mike Trout battle royal for the American League’s Most Valuable Player award captivated the baseball world in 2012, with the argument boiling down to old-school versus new-school.
Cabrera dominated the old-school, winning the Triple Crown by leading the AL in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in (RBI), while Trout dominated in new-school statistics like wins above replacement (WAR).
Both sides of the debate were often arrogant, ignorant, and frustrating. To avoid such an annoying situation in the future, the public at large could use a better understanding of sabermetrics. Read More…
From Daily Kent Stater, February 20, 2013