Re: Who are your favorites for AL/NL MVP?
Originally Posted by BluegrassRedleg
You need to embrace a business approach to the question. In that world, someone's value is often directly correlated to the success as the business as a whole. The guy at Apple developing great products is valued more than the guy at Motorolla doing similar work.
Trout's greatness last year didn't impact his organization one bit in the standings. And it hasn't again this year. There's no difference between him being out there and the next guy on the WAR ladder when it comes to the only results that matter. If and when he helps get the Angels in the playoffs (or when his numbers clearly surpass Cabrera) we have a much more interesting discussion.
Exactly. The goal of playing Major League Baseball is to win the World Series. If you don't make the playoffs, you can't win the World Series. If your team doesn't make the playoffs, whatever you do has very limited value to the goal of playing the games.
"I donít know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody".