Originally written November 15, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
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Miguel Cabrera has won the American League MVP award, and Buster Posey has won the National League MVP award. Cabrera earned 22 of 28 first place votes and 362 points, along with six second place points, to finish ahead of Mike Trout, who earned the other six first place votes, 21 second place votes, and one quizzical third place vote. In the NL, Posey earned 27 of the 32 first place votes, four second place votes, and one third place vote to finish ahead of Ryan Braun, who earned three first place votes, 15 second place votes, ten third place votes, and four fourth place votes. The other two first place votes in the NL went to Yadier Molina of the Cardinals, who finished fourth behind Posey, Braun, and Andrew McCutchen. Cabrera's win over Trout isn't a surprise at the end of the day, due to the parade of voters beating the drum of "Triple Crown" and "playoffs" while ignoring Trout's substantial advantages in the baserunning and defensive aspects ...
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