Re: AL mvp....
Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
Your argument makes sense within the spectrum you define. I think the picture is bigger.
I pretty thoroughly addressed the bigger the picture. Care to react to what I wrote about the position shift issue? How did that move add to his value?
If you're making the case that value itself goes significantly
above and beyond wins and losses*, I guess we'll have to agree to disagree.
*That doesn't mean WAR necessarily -- we can talk about how to divy up a team's wins, including how to include the impact of things we can't measure directly.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
Last edited by RedsManRick; 10-20-2012 at 08:04 PM.