Rand: Old-School vs. New-World Stats for Twins MVP

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Rand: Old-School vs. New-World Stats for Twins MVP
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Much has been made -- and will continue to be made -- about who should win the MVP award in the American League. Though the award won't be announced until after the playoffs, only regular-season stats count. And it can be framed as a debate over old-school stats (Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera) vs. new-world metrics (Mike Trout). Before that is officially settled, however, we can have a similar debate when it comes to the Twins. Who was this year's offensive MVP: the guy with the old-school stats (Josh Willingham) or the better new-world numbers (Joe Mauer)? Here's a back-and-forth look at both players, with a final thought at the end:

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