Robinson Cano wasn’t named AL MVP. I’ve said it a million times, and those readers of BYB that know me can attest to this, I love Cano.
It’s funny, every year I
feel like the runner up was stiffed out of the award. Like the guys who
vote on the award are using some sort of bias to make sure that the guy
who really deserves it, doesn’t win it. And, unlike most people, I don’t
feel that way this season.
I like Mike Trout. He had an incredible
2012 season. Every time he stole a home run, I sang his praise. He led
the league in stolen bases and runs. His talent is undeniable. If he
continues to play like he did this season, there is no doubt that an MVP
award will be in his future. However, Miguel Cabrera deserved it more
than anyone in the league.
Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. That goes to show you how difficult it really is to
CBS Sports posted a well thought out argument about why
Trout deserved to win the MVP, read HERE. One of the arguments they presented was
that Mike Trout’s rookie season has been unmatched since Shoeless Joe Jackson in 1911.
--Erica Morales, BYB Writer
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