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We Hate Your Town

Some guy* wants to #KeepTheCyInTheD:

Verlander, at 7.5, also had the runaway best Wins Above Replacement rating of any pitcher in the league ... This statistic is all the rage with sabermetricians, who have concocted it ...

Concocted! Nothing good is ever concocted. Good things are discovered or invented. Poisons are concocted.

... by pouring oodles of numbers into a formula that takes every player quality under the sun into consideration and spits out a rating that few understand ...

I didn't fully understand WAR until I read your "pouring oodles of numbers into a formula that spits out a rating" description. Now I get it.

Hey, if it's being used by some to deny Tigers Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera the MVP, why not use it to win the Cy Young for Verlander? Turnabout, after all, is fair play.

That'll show us! Because the truth is we hate your town, just as you always suspected. It eats away at us to think a Tiger might win an award. After all, the reason we concocted WAR in the first place was to screw the city of Detroit. Absolutely no one from the sabermetric community thinks your boy Verlander deserves to win the Cy Young Award.

I have my own formula, just devised, to make an even better case for Verlander ...

That's how science works. First you come up with an answer, then you devise a formula to conform to your reality. I am the greatest person ever, because I lead the world in BeingJasonBrannon points.

* With a Hall of Fame vote, natch.

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