Posted by bad_luck on 10/4/2012 1:39:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 10/4/2012 1:36:00 PM (view original):Trout was better than Cabrera. The better player is more valuable. Always.
Posted by bad_luck on 10/4/2012 1:09:00 PM (view original):Your answer should have been "No, I don't think I understand it yet."
Posted by MikeT23 on 10/4/2012 1:05:00 PM (view original):Absolutely. Trout was more valuable this year. Based on, you know, things he did on the baseball field.
I think it's close enough to debate. The simple fact that his team achieved a pre-season goal whereas Trout's team fell short only helps Cabrera's case.
Do you understand the meaning and context of valuable yet?
Not based on things he couldn't control like how bad the White Sox finished the year and how his teammates were better than Cabrera's teammates.
Nope. You still don't get it.
Let's try this:
Assuming Hamilton continues on the same path he has, does he get Jeter money when he's 37?
The answer is "No." Now is it because he can't put up Jeter numbers? Or are there other circumstances in play?
That said, don't teams pay their "most valuable" players the most?