Originally Posted by texasdave
Trout WAR - 10.0
Cabera WAR - 7.1
I'd say he more than made up that gap. And he is so much younger. That seemed really important to you in the ROY race. Don't tell me you are discounting it now.
WAR doesn't translate well to MVP unless you blow the league away like Bonds and A-Rod did, if WAR did matter Votto wouldn't be the MVP and about half of the MVP's of the last decade would be different and Pujols would be an even bigger legend.
The Tigers making the playoffs with a worse record than the Angels in worse division hold more water than WAR does in MVP talk. Age doesn't factor in when this is such a big counting stat award and Trout had less time to add to his numbers.