When the AM evolve into something where they can explain the use of "3.4", I'll pay more attention to them.
I don't need WAR to know that both Trout and Cabrera had fantastic seasons. WAR is a nice little stat that one can use to compare players but it's simply not the be all to end all. A CF putting up 30 homers and 49 SB while hitting .326 is pretty damn good. Striking out once every 4.5 PA is not. Of course, that could lead to the ol' "An out is an out. Strikeouts are no worse than fly outs" argument. But, for me, nothing positive happens when you walk back to the dugout with your bat in your hand.