Mike Lantry, 1972
Four letter network announcing that Miguel Cabrera won AL MVP by capturing 22 of the 28 first place votes. Trout got the other 6 votes.
Buster Posey wins NL MVP.
What a year Miggy had! I remember when people were saying imagine what he could do if he were sober. I will tell my children and grandchildren about this season
I am happy he is on the Tigers!
GO BLUE, BEAT IOWA!
Interesting debate on 97.1 going on regarding who the stronger MVP candidate is today: Miguel Cabrera or Mike Trout.
My immediate (homer) response was that Cabrera is the obvious selection. But in looking at the numbers as of today:
The contrasting elements in Trout's favor is the speed (base stealing), combined with his possible Gold Glove defense. Trout has higher on-base and slugging %. Cabrera's RBI totals are staggering, however.
I think it'll come down to how their respective teams finish that'll determine the vote. Very close call today.
Article by LZ Granderson on ESPN.com argues Verlander should get the Cy Young and MVP. Isn't this a bit of a stretch to give a pitcher the MVP also? I do agree with him though that there's no way the Tigers have the record they do without ...