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11-16-2012, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by The Nemesis View Post
but how is that something that gives him points over trout? How is it Trout's fault that he didn't have as many RBI opportunities as Cabrera?
Those are the breaks. Trout didn't do even remotely as well as Cabrera when it counted. At the end of the day, one was quantitatively more valuable than the other, nobody is 'at fault' but those are how the chips fell. C'est la vie.

I would also like to add that this discounting of certain fundamental stats because of disparities in opportunity or attribution to team play don't fly in hockey (as this is a hockey board). Nobody says assists (and therefore, points) shouldn't count for the Hart trophy because those are a team stat. If they did they'd be laughed at.

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