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There is no debate about the American League's Rookie of the Year this season. That award will go to Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout. However, the Angels have players involved in the debates surrounding the AL's other major awards -- MVP and Cy Young. Trout has been the leading MVP candidate for most of the second half, bidding to join Fred Lynn (1975) and Ichiro Suzuki (2001) as the only players to win the Rookie of the Year and MVP in the same season. However, Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera has come on strong in the final two months, turning up the heat on the MVP debate. Meanwhile, Angels ace Jered Weaver is one of six strong candidates for the AL Cy Young Award -- along with reigning Cy Young winner Justin Verlander of the Tigers, Chicago White Sox lefty Chris Sale, former winner Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners, and the Tampa Bay Rays duo David Price and Fernando Rodney. Going into his scheduled start Friday against the Rangers, ...
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Sure, Mike Trout has only been the legal drinking age since August 7 but he's got the Captain Morgan pose down already. During some locker room shenanigans, this picture was taken with Vernon Wells, Torii Hunter and the rookie phenom hanging out with the famous rum captain.In the tweet featuring the picture, Trout didn't give a reason for the visit from the booze icon. I...
Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout became the franchise's all-time leader in runs scored for a season with 125 when he led off Friday's game against the Texas Rangers with a home run. The record of 124 was previously held by Vladimir Guerrero in 2004.
Jered Weaver became the American League's first 20-game winner, Mike Trout hit a leadoff homer and the Los Angeles Angels beat Texas 7-4 Friday night to prevent the Rangers from clinching a playoff berth.
Los Angeles entered the day two games behind Oakland for the last wild-card spot. The Athletics, who came in trailing the first-place Rangers by four games in the AL West,...
With the Los Angeles Angels needing every win they can get to stay in the playoff hunt, their ace pitcher came up with another clutch start.
Jered Weaver became the American League's first 20-game winner, Mike Trout hit a leadoff homer and the Angels beat Texas 7-4 Friday night to prevent the Rangers from clinching a playoff berth.
Los Angeles began the day two games behind...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Jered Weaver became the American League's first 20-game winner, Mike Trout hit a leadoff homer and the Los Angeles Angels beat Texas 7-4 Friday night to prevent the Rangers from clinching a playoff berth.
Los Angeles entered the day two games behind Oakland for the last wild-card spot. The Athletics, who came in trailing the first-place Rangers by four...
The September 26th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Trout the 'rational' AL MVP choice, Halos unlikely to pick up options on Haren and Santana, appreciation of the Angels great defense amongst least biased announcers and much more...
The Story: Keith Law declares Mike Trout the rational choice for AL MVP.
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On an edition of SportsCenter Wednesday afternoon, Rob Parker and Keith Law had a debate about the AL MVP award. I can't find any video online to share the ridiculousness, but essentially, Law provided rational arguments arguing for Mike Trout while Parker took a page from the Skip Bayless book and made his point in favor of Miguel Cabrera by being loud.
The WAR (Wins Above Replacement) has been a very popular and controversial stat this year, especially when given the argument over who should be the AL MVP, Mike Trout of the Angles or our own Miguel Cabrera. Now if your asking yourself what exactly is the WAR statistic FanGraphs describes it as such…
WAR basically looks at a player and asks the question, “If this player got...
Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout. The AL MVP race is pretty much a two-horse race at this point. It’s the explosive rookie phenom vs. the man chasing the elusive Triple Crown. Those who decry baseball as “boring” would be hard pressed to explain the tension present in this sudden rivalry. Almost overnight, it seems every sports media outlet in existence has their cameras trained...
Mathematically, the Angels still have a chance. Realistically, they have no illusions about the difficulty of advancing to the playoffs with only a handful of games left.
But there's still life, if only just a little. If they play as well as they did Friday night in Arlington, Texas, they'll have no reason to mourn their finish should they fall short.
Baseball at this time of the year is an exhausting experience. Outside of the emotional investment that comes with rooting on your favorite team as the cling to their playoff lives like so much cooked spaghetti, there's the added outpouring of emotion into games that can affect the playoff situaiton. Never have I cared more for teams to evicerate the Orioles and Athletics...
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A hotly debated topic among my baseball friends has been the discussion of whether or not Miguel Cabrera is the AL MVP. Interestingly, it almost seems like an overwhelming majority of the public thinks that Cabrera MUST win if he wins the triple crown. I saw a poll on ESPN this morning that shows just how brainwashed the general public is about the stats...
Ah, Rookie hazing. That age old tradition that bonds both veterans and youngsters alike. It is also that time of year where the seasoned vets remind the kiddies who, in fact, is in charge. Whether it's the Smurfs incident that the Washington Nationals rookies lived through last year, or Mike Trout getting dressed up as Lady Gaga, every year a new high (low) is hit.I'm...