Miguel Cabrera is having one of the finest offensive seasons in recent Major League history, and is chasing an offensive Triple Crown, which means leading the league in batting average, home runs, and RBI, a feat not accomplished since Carl Yastremski in 1967 and only 15 times in Major League Baseball history. Would it be fair to say that someone who accomplishes this rare feat would be the league MVP?
Baseball analyst Keith Law says no.
I can understand an argument being made for why a particular player could deserve an MVP despite there being a Triple Crown winner, but Law makes a really odd comparison in choosing to compare to a perfect game and a Cy Young Award winner.
A perfect game is a one-time accomplishment. Phil Humber did it for the White Sox back in April. But I do not think that anyone out there advocates Humber should win a Cy Young award this year, with a 5-5 record and an incredibly inflated 6.64 ERA. Humber lost his spot in the White Sox pitching rotat...