Originally posted on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 9/20/12
There has been a hot debate recently over who should win the American League Most Valuable Player award – Mike Trout, the rookie center fielder of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, or Miguel Cabrera, the Detroit Tigers’ third baseman. Following Wednesday night’s Tigers game in which the Tigers beat the Oakland A’s 6-2 behind six innings of shutout ball from Verlander and Cabrera’s 41st home run of the year, Verlander was asked his opinion of some analysts saying they would pick Trout as the MVP even if Cabrera wins the AL Triple Crown (league leader in batting average, home runs and RBIs).  His response was pretty clear-cut: “Bull (expletive).  That would be a joke in my opinion.  Come on. Even the fact he’s one home run away (from a Triple Crown) is just absolutely absurd.  Just watch him.  And watch him when we need him, down this home stretch.  Oh my god.  You want to talk about MVP.  Compare their numbers the last two months of the season.  Big difference.” The numbers back up V
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