Originally Posted by dougdirt
Buster Olney was just on SVP. He said this: The GM's have all said that it isn't a debate, it should be Trout. He said that the players he has asked have all said it is Cabrera. He says he expects the writers to lean on the crutch that Cabrera made the playoffs, so he will win.
In other words, the people whose actual professional expertise is the assessment of player value like Trout and think it's not even close.
That's what always bugs me about asking the players and journalists. Neither of them have any more training in analyzing the value
of player performance than your or I do -- and quite possibly less. Neither knowing how/being able to play baseball well nor being good at interviewing people and writing stories about the game involve the process of valuation.