Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/6/12
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 topped Los Angeles Angels rookie center fielder Mike Trout and Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen for the honor. The Tigers slugger also the Players Choice Award as the AL's Outstanding Player. "I don't know if they made the right choice," Cabrera said, according to MLB.com. "I was lucky, very lucky, but thank you." The winner of the AL Most Valuable Player award, voted on by longtime members of the Baseball Writers Association of America, will be announced Nov. 15. Cabrera and Trout are the top two candidates, with many viewing the decision as a battle between old-school thinkers who favor ...
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