PHOENIX (AP) - The Miguel Cabrera versus Mike Trout debate for AL MVP last season thrust the idea of advanced baseball statistics into the public consciousness, pitting old-school thought against new-school ideas to decide the game's best player.
The debate still rages, even after Cabrera won the award.
This weekend in Phoenix, some of the game's brightest minds - team executives, statisticians, economists and more - have gathered to take a deeper look into the numbers behind the box score.
The second Analytics Conference, put on by the Society for American Baseball Research, is providing a forum for everyone from club executives to college students to discuss and develop new ways to examine the game.
Says SABR president Vince Gennaro, ``This conference is about sharing viewpoints, and in the process of doing so, elevating our understanding of the game.''

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