Originally written October 24, 2012 on NESN.com:
Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera became the first player in 45 years to win the Triple Crown this season, and he is likely to win the American League MVP award when that's announced next month. But first things first: could Cabrera win a World Series MVP? He is the 5-1 favorite to do so at Bovada. Cabrera's Tigers would almost certainly have to beat the San Francisco Giants in the series -- Detroit is a -180 favorite -- for Cabrera to bring home the MVP. Only one player has won the award while playing on a losing team, as New York Yankees shortstop Bobby Richardson did so in 1960 when the Yankees lost in seven games to Pittsburgh on Bill Mazeroski's Game 7 home run. After leading the AL with a .330 average, 44 homers and 139 RBIs during the season, Cabrera is hitting .278 with one homer and five RBIs in nine playoff games so far. He had at least one hit in all four games of the ALCS and at least one RBI in the final three games. Hall of Fame...
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