Originally written on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 11/17/14
ATLANTA Criteria for the Most Valuable Player Award varies from person to person, voter to voter. Never was this more evident than in 2012 when Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera both posted historic seasons in the American League one posting perhaps the greatest rookie season of all-time (and owning advanced metrics in the process), the other winning the first Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967 and the opinions on which player should have earned MVP honors hit new highs. Should defense and base-running be factored into the criteria, or is it actually the Most Valuable Hitter? Should pitchers be eligible to win take the MVP home? There may be a correct answer, but there's not a unanimous one. Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is hitting plenty of traditional checkpoints: all-around quality player, "best player on the best team", strong average, power and RBI numbers, etc. Entering Tuesday's game, Freeman is the unquestionable foundation to Atlanta's lineup hitting .3...
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