Originally Posted by ditchparrot19
Cabrera will win, and you watch, the voting won't be as close as a lot of people think. He was superb down the stretch as the Tigers overtook the White Sox and then kept them at bay, and then there's the whole Triple Crown thing on top of that.
September performance usually matters a lot (I say usually only because Josh Hamilton won in 2010 despite sitting out nearly the whole month). I'm predicting that Cabrera's number of first-place votes will come close to doubling Trout's.
Remember, there are still a lot of baseball beat writers who've been around a good while and don't buy into all the Sabermetric stuff. In their view, the playoff push and the Triple Crown will blow that gibberish away.
Ha! Got this one right, didn't I? I was a bit off in my first-place-vote estimate, though: It was nearly quadruple instead of double.
Miguel Cabrera was named the American League's MVP on Thursday, beating rookie phenom Mike Trout by a much wider margin than most anticipated.
Cabrera, baseball's first Triple Crown winner since 1967, received 22 out of 28 possible first-place votes for the award. The Detroit Tigers slugger batted .330 with 44 home runs and 149 RBIs.
Trout received the other six first-place votes three days after being named the AL Rookie of the Year.