Finally. The award that everybody has been waiting for: the MVP.
There are some new faces and some familiar ones amongst the three finalists for each league. One of them has a chance to be the first AL back-to-back winner since the White Sox's Frank Thomas in 1993 and '94, and in doing so, he would join the ranks of other familiar AL back-to-backers such as Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra.
So who's it going to be?
Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
Miggy is looking to be that back-to-back winner and is competing again with Mike Trout, whom Cabrera beat out for last year's MVP. If history is any indicator, he should fare well again in this year's voting, as he put up a nearly identical statistical line in 2013 as he did in 2012.
This season, Cabrera led all of baseball in batting average (.348), on-base percentage (.442), and slugging percentage (.636). He finished second in the AL in runs scored (103), hits (193), homers (44) and RBI (137). He hit the exa...