Re: East coast media bias; should Todd Frazier be an all star instead of Bryce Harper
First off let me say that given the numbers straight up, Frazier wins over Harper. Hell, Cozart probably comes close too. However...
The game is the "All-Star Game". Stars aren't necessarily the best performing players at the time, although they often tend to be. For instance Frazier v. Harper.
However, Harper, with all the hype, and being just 19, IS becoming a star. Frazier may or may not become one, but right now he doesn't have the star power that Harper does.
Sabermetrics can be boiled down to this simple truism: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.