Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/28/12
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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, Weaver h...
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