I'm not sure if Brett Gardner and Albert Pujols have ever been mentioned in the same breath by anyone until now. And I've determined that they still shouldn't unless one hits the ball to the other (very possible in 2012).According to WAR (wins above replacement), the leading advanced metric to determine a player's value, Gardner and Pujols were worth the same last season.Long pauseYou heard me (to all the non-believers, click here). The 5-foot-10, 185-pound nine-hitter and the man known as The Machine both had a 5.1 WAR last season. So, how on earth is this possible? Obviously, the standard batting statistics indicate otherwise. Player AVG OBP SLG HR RBI R SB Gardner .259 .345 .369 7 36 87 49 Pujols .299 .366 .541 37 99 105 9 For those unfamiliar with WAR, the statistic factors in...

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