Posted November 05, 2012 on AP on Fox
Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera has beaten out Pittsburgh center fielder Andrew McCutchen and Los Angeles Angels rookie Mike Trout for player of the year as voted on by their fellow major leaguers. Cabrera, the first Triple Crown winner in the big leagues since 1967, hit .330 with 44 homers and 139 RBIs for the AL Central champion Detroit Tigers. Retiring Atlanta third baseman Chipper Jones was voted Marvin Miller man of the year for excellence on and off the field over finalists Paul Konerko of the Chicago White Sox and Michael Young of Texas in Players Choice voting announced Monday. Other awards went to Cabrera (AL outstanding player), McCutchen (NL outstanding player), Tampa Bay's David Price (AL outstanding pitcher) and the New York Mets' R.A. Dickey (NL outstanding pitcher). Trout and Cincinnati third baseman Todd Frazier were voted the outstanding rookies, and Adam Dunn of the Chicago White Sox and San Francisco's Buster Posey were chosen comeback players of the...

Cabrera voted top player by peers

Miguel Cabrera is waiting for the crown that was presented to him at the World Series to arrive at his home. He'll give it a prominent spot in his office. ''I'll show it to my friends, my family,'' the Detroit Tigers first baseman said Monday after adding another honor by beating out Pittsburgh center fielder Andrew McCutchen and Los Angeles Angels rookie...

Miguel Cabrera voted top player by his peers

It’s no surprise that Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera was voted the Player of the Year and the American League Outstanding Player by the Major League Baseball Players Association in their annual award selections. Cabrera, who posted a ridiculous stat line consisting of a .330 batting average, 44 home runs and 139 RBIs making him the first Triple Crown winner since the Red Sox...

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The players believe Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera was the major leagues' best this year. Whether the writers agree and award him the top prize won't be known for another 10 days. Cabrera was selected the Player of the Year by his peers in the Players Choice Awards, which were announced Monday. After achieving baseball's first Triple Crown since 1967, Cabrera...

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Bully for the 2012 Detroit Tigers. While the Tigers fell a little shy of winning the World Series, they did manage to accomplish more than 28 other teams, and they got as far as they did in large part by riding their superstars. Justin Verlander, obviously, was the star of the pitching staff, and Max Scherzer and Doug Fister did more to get noticed as well. In the middle of the lineup...

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Jeremy Bonderman was never great.  He was a first-round draft pick, but he never lived up to any first-round hype.  Now, after being out of baseball for the past two years, Bonderman is looking for a chance to pitch again.  He missed the 2012 season thanks to a torn UCL and Tommy John surgery. Bonderman spoke with Buster Olney of ESPN ($ - Insider piece) and expressed interest...
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