Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 1/12/13
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There was plenty of clamor over the fact that Angels OF Mike Trout did not win the AL MVP this season. Personally, I thought that Miguel Cabrera deserved the award, not just because he won the triple crown, but the fact that he had as good, if not a better season. To me it was that simple. Nothing against Trout; he had an MVP type season, but Cabrera was more deserving of the award. It is still a discussion worth having, but Winning the AL Rookie of the Year Award, Trout was attempting to become the first ROY to win MVP since Ichiro Suzuki in 2001. Because Ichiro played several seasons in Japan’s major baseball league, the player he showed be most compared to is Boston’s Fred Lynn, who in 1975 became the first player in MLB history to take home both awards. Lynn’s 1975 season was a major reason the Red Sox won the AL East that season and though postseason stats do not count, Lynn was a major contributor to the Pennant that the Red Sox won that season. Trout led his team to 93 w...
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