Not too long ago, ESPN pundits Rob Parker and Keith Law had an unfortunate internet exchange over the legitimacy of the American League MVP debate coming down to a choice between Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels and Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers. Parker implied something about Trout being the choice of dweebs and nerds touting the Wins Above Replacement (WAR) statistic, while Law replied in-kind about how Trout was the "rational" pick for anybody with a brain. I've met both guys and they are better than this, no matter what anybody on the internet who has never met them will have to say about that comment.
Mike Trout versus Miguel Cabrera is a legit MVP debate and should be celebrated as such
Seattle Times | Oct 1