Major League Baseball's MVP WAR: Counting Down the Top Ten

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Major League Baseball's MVP WAR: Counting Down the Top Ten
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I will assume everyone understands what MVP means, and go straight into the explanation of WAR.

It stands for “Wins Above Replacement,” and it calculates how many more wins a player has earned his team than a replacement level player would have. It factors in offense, defense and base running and is becoming more widely accepted as a great way to measure the value of players.

Here is the current MVP ballot if WAR was the primary way of handing out the award. I should warn you now; there are quite a few surprises.

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