Originally written November 15, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
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AL MVP CANDIDATE MIGUEL CABRERA The Major League postseason awards conclude today with the granddaddy of them all – the Most Valuable Player Awards. San Francisco catcher Buster Posey and Detroit third baseman Miguel Cabrera competing against the Angels’ Mike Trout are considered the frontrunners. Throw a blanket over Cabrera and Trout in the American League. Let’s look at the American League race first because of the potential closeness of the voting. The award has been shared before, the National League in 1979 between the Cardinals’ Keith Hernandez and the Pirates’ Willie Stargell. It is possible to have co-winners in these awards because they are done on a point system: x number of points for first place, y number of points for second place and so on. Clearly, Trout had a MVP season, especially impressive had he not missed the first month of the season. Had he played a full season, it is possible he might have prevented Cabrera from winning the Triple Crown, one of baseball’s ra...
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