Found October 03, 2012 on
I can’t believe it. Our beautiful regular season has dwindled down to just one final day. It’s like that sad part of the candle that’s all crumpled wax and barely any wick left. It’s been a wonderful, memorable spring and summer. This has been the most enjoyable season of my adult life. So many amazing storylines. It delivered everything I wanted to see in a regular season and then some.
I find myself so preoccupied worrying about the Reds and their postseason destiny that I almost forget what is going on around me in the baseball world. Miguel Cabrera is closing in on a TRIPLE CROWN today (and he’s not sitting to preserve it)! Bryce Harper didn’t flop, but rather had the type of 19-year old season that a future legend in this game would have (4.8 fWAR).
Then there’s Mike Trout. Glorious Mike Trout. A 10.3 fWAR in his own right, he single-handedly willed the Angels back into the race until the final few days. He’s been just unbelievable to watch all season long.
Not to mention my fa...
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You would think that Angels rookie outfielder Mike Trout for his contributions on the field would be able to get out of some rookie hazing.
However, even Trout couldn't get out of Los Angeles rookie hazing.
Check out baby Trout:
(Courtesy of The Outside Corner)
Those aren’t halos T…
Angels all-star Mike Trout became the first major league rookie with 30 homers and 40 stolen bases in the same season. Check out how fan friendly the future rookie of the year is with his fans.. Trout has been a good sport all year long, especially when it comes to rookie hazing. This kid might just be the natural.-TO
CJ Wilson is Dating a Brazilian Model...
Is the Angels rookie MVP worthy?
Mike Trout was the best player in baseball this season. You know, I know it. We know it for a variety of reasons – the least of which is the sabermetric craze.
The big sports media outlets are waging a debate on a near-presidential scale of whether Trout or Miguel Cabrera deserves the MVP this year.
Cabrera, as you likely know, won the Triple Crown. That’s an incredible feat...
King Felix was hammered hard by Angels’ star outfielder Mike Trout in his final 2012 start. (Source: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
His earned run average jumped from 2.86 to 3.06 and his 2012 record will end at 13-9. Felix did, however, strike out seven batters including striking out the side in the fifth inning.
This week finale to what was an otherwise incredible season, will...
Mike Trout had four hits and drove in three runs in Los Angeles' 8-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night but it was not enough to keep the Angels in the playoff chase.
The Angels, with a high payroll and high expectations as the season started, were eliminated from the wild-card race after the Oakland Athletics' 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday...
In all likelihood, Miguel Cabrera is going to win the AL Triple Crown, a feat that hasn’t been accomplished in 45 years.
In all likelihood, Miguel Cabrera is going to win the AL MVP, because of the aforementioned feat.
This may have been acceptable in 1967, but not in 2012. Mike Trout deserves to win AL MVP in 2012.
What Trout has been able to accomplish in his first full year...
While the AL MVP discussion has probably reached the point where there’s not much left to say, there are a few other postseason awards that are up for grabs. This year, a good chunk of them are pretty clear cut, with our staff mostly selecting the same guys at each spot, with there only really being one or two races where there was much division among the ranks. We simply asked...
Miguel Cabrera has his Triple Crown. MVP award, maybe not.
Hold on, now. How could that be?
Mike Trout, that's how.
It's the hottest debate in baseball, seemingly pitting old-school traditionalists against new-age number crunchers in a bench-clearing shouting match over what constitutes ''valuable.''
At stake is the American League's Most Valuable...
The Angels did their part. They hoped the Texas Rangers would do theirs.
No such luck.
The Angels' season came to a screeching halt on a cool night in a half empty ballpark in Seattle. Their final two games will have no meaning, at least in terms of deciding their playoff future this season. They have none.
While rookie Mike Trout had another dazzling night at the plate and...
With the regular season over with the AL Central Champion Detroit Tigers now set their sites on surging Oakland Athletics in the ALDS. But how will the Tigers, who have arguably the best three man rotation in the playoffs and the best one-two punch in Cabrera and Fielder fair against a relatively unknown cast in the Oakland A’s?
In this weeks weeks edition of Detroit Sports Weekly...
The AL MVP debate continues to rage on, and at this point, most of the arguments have already been made on both sides. If you think the Triple Crown should always be rewarded with an MVP, you’re voting for Miguel Cabrera. If you think the winner of the award has to come from a playoff team, you’re voting for Miguel Cabrera. If you think that WAR is a decent measure of player...
As we enter the final day of regular season play, it’s worth examining the Top 5 surprises for the 2012 MLB season. These are things you wouldn’t have imagined in your wildest dreams as you awoke from your winter slumber on Opening Day
1) Mike Trout
First of all, his season started for the Salt Lake Bees. Really, he couldn’t make the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim out of...
Miguel Cabrera gets the nod over Mike Trout for American League MVP honors. AL Cy Young vote is for David Price but Justin Verlander has a strong case, Buster Posey, R.A. Dickey and Bryce Harper are NL player award winners.
See how (and why) Verducci voted here >>