Re: AL mvp....
WAR normalizes for position therefore it does not represent number of wins above a replacement level at the same position. It represents the number of wins above a replacement level player regardless of position. This is not a matter of opinion. It's a structural reality of the metric which neccesarily colors one's appropriate interpretation. Frankly, the adjustment for the difference between replacement level and average is window dressing-I.e a nod to the popular acceptance of marginal value in sabermetrics- rather than essential because the position adjustment essentially gives WAR it's ability to compare all players to all players on the same plain. Really, this point, again, is not a matter of opinion. It's derived fom how WAR is actually calculated.
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