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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...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are an underwhelming eight games under .500. This team that had high expectations placed on them in 2013 and they have done nothing but falter. The Angels have a lot of problems, but Mike Trout is not one of them.
Mike Trout (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
He was the talk of the baseball world in 2012. His rookie season was one to remember and definitely one...
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland once again held third baseman Miguel Cabrera out of yesterday's starting lineup for the team's finale against the Boston Red Sox. The Tigers are hoping the game off, in addition to today's off-day, will allow Cabrera to rejoin the team's lineup Friday, according to Jason Beck of MLB.com.
While there is optimism that Cabrera...
Detroit Tigers' All-Star third baseman Miguel Cabrera was out of the lineup Sunday for a second straight day while recovering from an abdominal strain.
As reported by Jason Beck of MLB.com, Cabrera is still receiving treatment for an abdominal strain which made him leave games on back to back nights late last week, and kept him on the bench Saturday and Sunday. Manager...
J.B. Shuck hit a three-run double in the seventh inning to rally the Los Angeles Angels past the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 on Sunday for a three-game sweep of their interleague series.
Mike Trout tripled and doubled among his three hits to help the Angels finish an 8-1 road trip. They have won eight in a row against the Brewers in Milwaukee, dating to 1997.
C.J. Wilson (14-6) gave...
Miguel Cabrera is not in the Detroit Tigers' lineup for the
third straight game for Monday afternoon's matchup against the Red
Typically, the Fenway Faithful are responsible for belting out the words to “Sweet Caroline” during the middle of the eighth inning, but a few members of the Detroit Tigers couldn’t help themselves from joining in on Monday afternoon.
Holding a three-run lead against the Red Sox, the Tigers were feeling upbeat about their day, and they chose to commemorate the occasion with...
The Boston Red Sox look to continue their great play as of late as they look for their eight win in their last nine games. After sweeping the American League Central last place team the Chicago Whitesox the Red Sox look to continue that against the Detroit Tigers. The big question is if reigning American League Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera will play in this series after resting...
The most productive offenses in baseball have lifted the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers to the AL's top records.
The availability of the majors' best hitter for a showdown between the clubs remains uncertain.
A banged-up Miguel Cabrera has sat out the last two days heading into Monday's opener of a three-game set at Fenway Park, where his Tigers have been awful...
Keith Allison September can prove to be a very challenging month for fantasy owners. Players are being called up, innings and at-bats are being taken away, and players are being rested for the playoffs. What can this mean for you? Some of your best players that you have counted on all year may not be there for you when you really need them. Let's take a look at three players...
I should be happy whenever the Angels win. Actually I should be ecstatic. But truth be told I’m more frustrated by the Angels road domination the last nine games. Like in need of Cialis frustrated. Too much? Where was this two months ago when it could have mattered? Where was this a month ago when they could have made some noise in the Wild Card race? Where was it?
Should Detroit fans be worried?
Mr. Triple Crown Miguel Cabrera sat out the past two games with an abdominal strain.
Maybe, he'll play Monday at Boston. Maybe, he won't.
Maybe, he'll just play a few innings, which is what he did Thursday and Friday in Cleveland before exiting early because of that nagging injury.
What we do know is that the 2013 AL MVP indicated to...
Shane Victorino and Jacoby Ellsbury will be coming in with battle scars, but they’ll be playing Monday afternoon against Detroit as the Tigers and Red Sox kick off a battle of marquee American League teams.
The Red Sox have the best record in the American League coming in, but the Tigers aren’t far behind. They’ll be playing without defending MVP Miguel Cabrera, though, as...
A potential ALCS preview takes center stage on Labor Day as the Detroit Tigers visit the Boston Red Sox, two of the top teams in the American League. Detroit (80-57) leads the AL Central by 7.5 games over the Indians. Boston (82-56) has a 5.5 game lead over Tampa Bay in the AL East. Both teams are poised to make the postseason and could be on a...
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Miguel Cabrera is, as Jon Lester noted last night, the best hitter on the planet.
So, when Cabrera came up to the plate with three Detroit Tigers on base and the visitors holding a 1-0 lead in the fifth inning...
By Grant Larsen, AngelsWin.com Baseball Columnist -
For starters, sorry about the delay. My other obligations were a little too demanding over the last couple of weeks.
When trying to determine the MVP of each league there are
many different possible scenarios to consider. Should we consider the best
player on the best team? Maybe the player putting up huge numbers...