Why baseball’s best player should be sent packing

(K. Brent Tomer),

MIKE TROUT has been the world’s best baseball player ever since his first day as a major-league regular, as a 20-year-old in April 2012. The announcement last month that he had won his second annual Most Valuable Player award in the American League was a fait accompli; the real question is what the voters were thinking in the three seasons that he finished second, given that he should have been number one in every single year of his career. According to Baseball-Reference, a statistical website, Mr Trout—who has a strong claim to be the sport’s best hitter, fielder and baserunner all at once—has amassed the most value in Major League Baseball (MLB) by the age of 24 of anyone in history. Fangraphs, another statistical site, <a…Continue reading

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