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Angels center fielder Mike Trout in 2016 was once again the best player in all of baseball. On Thursday night, Trout will almost certainly not win the AL MVP award on account of his having bad teammates. That’s all it is, really. The Angels were a bad team in 2016, and for reasons sufficient unto themselves some people have come to regard the word valuable as meaning not this …

adjective valuable \ˈval-yə-bəl, -yə-wə-bəl, -yü-ə-\

  • : worth a lot of money
  • : very useful or helpful
  • : important and limited in amount

Source: Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary

… but rather something like “having the best numbers for a team that made the playoffs.”

 

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