The Struggle to Define "Valuable": Tradition vs. Sabermetrics in the 2012 AL MVP Race
achievements and awards, analysis, baseball players
The onset of modern sabermetrics has led to increasing conflict in our formerly friendly debates over who should win awards or be considered for the Hall of Fame. Should the new measures replace the old in determining value, or can the old measures stick around? Peter Gregg, the author of this work, uses the 2012 AL MVP vote to examine the struggle among fans and writers between the old and new ways we evaluate players.
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