November 16, 2012 12:00 AM

Guess who decided MVP?

Miguel Cabrera didn’t thank the Seattle Mariners after winning the American League’s Most Valuable Player award Thursday by a surprising margin. Cabrera can be forgiven the oversight: During the contentious national baseball debate between the old fogies who favor traditional stats versus the nerdy geeks who analyze advanced metrics, the Mariners were as far away from the MVP race as they were from the playoff race.

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