Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera is the best choice for AL MVP. He is the only player in the league with a distinct chance at winning the Triple Crown, and is carrying his team toward the postseason once again.
In fact, the only serious MVP challengers Cabrera has right now are Rangers center fielder Josh Hamilton and Angels rookie outfielder Mike Trout.
The choice for the leagues top honor, won last year by Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, is determined by not only statistics but the impact a player makes on the game.
Cabrera is hard to beat in both instances.
Trout should win the batting title, while Cabrera and Josh Hamilton are running away from the pack for the RBI crown. Cabrera, after what for him was a slow start, also could challenge Hamilton and White Sox slugger Adam Dunn for the home run title.
Cabrera has a shot at becoming the first Triple Crown winner since Red Sox left fielder Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. If Trout comes down a bit from his .340 through Sunday an...