Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 9/17/12
The clock is ticking on the 2012 MLB season. With that, time is running out for this year’s MVP and Cy Young Candidates to make cases for themselves. All four races look to be highly contested and full of tough decisions for voters. Let’s dive in and look at these races in each league. Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera are the clear leaders for the AL MVP. Will it simply come down to who makes the playoffs and who doesn’t? (Image credit: JULIAN H. GONZALEZ / Detroit Free Press) AL MVP Main Candidates: Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera With Josh Hamilton really falling off the table since the All-Star break batting average wise, it now looks like Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera make up the two-horse race for the American League MVP. How in the world do you decide between the two? We all know that since Mike Trout joined the Angels, they’ve taken on a different identity. However, it’s hard to ignore the .325-36-177 line of Miguel Cabrera, even with Prince Fielder hitting behind him. In
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