Originally Posted by LawrenceMD
i personally think the backlash against giving a pitcher the mvp will help in verlander's case... just like how king felix got the cy young last year... its the way of showing the voters are "progressive" in their process. now if they only were so progressive in the golden glove awards...
IIRC there are two sets of voters for MVP and the GG. Could be wrong.
Originally Posted by Slopho
I was calling you Billy Beane because honestly I don't know what WAR even means. You know the whole money ball, putting a team together using OPS and other non-AVG, HR RBI stats, Its a compliment, besides wouldn't you want Brad Pitt playing you in a movie?
That's not what Moneyball was about. It was about finding inefficiencies in stats that were overlooked by other teams. And it is funny because Baseball Today podcast brought this up yesterday. But the overriding point of Moneyball which I'm totally going to steal from Kieth Law is that Oakland and other small market teams MUST
look for these inefficiencies. They can not try to win games the same way other big budget teams do. It is just like any other company. Some mid sized IT firm can't run its business the same way IBM or Atos or any other companies do because they will get crushed. But they can find to exploit the inefficiencies of others and use that to their advantage. Anyway, that's kind of a sidenote.