Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_
Just to be clear, I wasn't mocking WAR. Far from it. I was only pointing it out because prior to this season they never included WAR in the listed stats on ESPN and now that they do, more people are aware of it. Like it or not, not everyone is a SABR fan. As for me personally, I'm aware of what WAR is, but to be honest I have zero clue as to how it's figured.
The point I was trying to make is that the triple crown is a very rare achievement by current standards. For a player to get that and NOT win the MVP will be pretty shocking to most average baseball fans. The SABR followers, not so much. It just seemed like a perfect example of old school vs. new school.
Right. I didn't mean to imply you were mocking WAR, I was really referring to the media types that tend to dismiss it.
Triple crown is extremely rare, and incredibly impressive. I don't think it necessarily should translate to MVP automatically, but I'm sure there are several that will vote that way.