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View Poll Results: Should Salary Matter in MVP Voting?

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Thread: MVP and Salary

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    MVP and Salary

    I was listening to Nate Silver on the BS Report and he brought up a very interesting point. Mike Trout cost the Angels virtually nothing whereas Miguel Cabrera made around 20 million. It got me thinking, should salary matter when deciding MVP? Remember, in a vacuum, a player making less money is more valuable to a team in terms of winning because it offers up more payroll flexibility to add more talent. Obviously this isn't a vacuum, but I'm just curious to see what people think of this. I think it has to mean something.
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    I don't think so. The MVP should be about what the player does on the field.


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    No, the money a player makes shouldn't matter, only play on the field.



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    That is similar to saying that Cabrera was willing to move to third base in order for the team to sign Fielder and become much better so he had more value. Neither of these things should have much of an impact on MVP voting.

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    It's all what you deem as valuable. There's nothing wrong with someone considering salary in their evaluation. I certainly wouldn't place too much significance on it.

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    I think that it's less of a bullsh*t argument than the ones around whether or not the players team makes the playoff, because it directly related to a players "value".

    That being said, I'd just rather they gave out this reward based on what it should be... who played the best.

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    Don't think it should really matter


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    Money should have zero impact on determining MVP.

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    An efficiency award has been kicked around as a cynical joke on the Cubs board. The salary has nothing to do with MVP voting, or who is or is not going to have a good year in a given year.

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    They keep track of efficiency based on pay fwiw. There just isn't an award for it. It's sort of out of the players control, so I don't see the merit in awarding anything over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumpyOldMan View Post
    That is similar to saying that Cabrera was willing to move to third base in order for the team to sign Fielder and become much better so he had more value. Neither of these things should have much of an impact on MVP voting.
    This exactly.

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