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.