Using sabermetrics, is there a better way to determine the Most Valuable? I know, there's WAR, but taking a look at the winners from 2000-2010, most winners have been leaders in two out of three of the following categories:
-wOBA (weighted on base average)
-RC (runs created)
-ISO (isolated power)
Were there exceptions to the rule? For full-size graphic, click the image or here.
The only exception to this rule was Vladimir Guerrero in 2004, who only lead in Runs Created.
So who got snubbed? The most recent was Miguel Cabrera last year and Manny Ramirez in 2008. I know, it's highly debatable right?
Updated: Disregard Derrek Lee in the poll.
Which one of these MVP snubs should have won?
Miguel Cabrera (2010) over Josh Hamiton (11 votes)
Manny Ramirez (2008) over Dustin Pedroia (8 votes)
Matt Holliday (2007) over Jimmy Rollins (14 votes)
David Ortiz (2006) over Justin Morneau (9 votes)
Derrek Lee (2004) over Barry Bonds (3 votes)
Carlos Delgado (2003) over Alex Rodriguez (6 votes)
Alex Rodriguez (2002) over Miguel Tejada (9 votes)
Jason Giambi (2001) over Ichiro (8 votes)
Todd Helton (2000) over Barry Bonds (6 votes)
74 total votes