Originally Posted by SouthStndJunkie
Miggy also has more hits, more doubles, and more walks in addition to HRs and RBIs.
I'm not saying Miggy is a lock for MVP, but I think he has a better chance than you think.
Not to mention, there are still over 50 games yet to be played....basically 1/3 of the season left.
In general, the guys who smack 40+ HRs with 130-140 RBIs, while hitting in the .330 range tend to win MVP awards.
Chicks (and MVP voters) dig the long ball.
That said, I really enjoy watching Mike Trout play....dude is a phenom.
Cabrera also has roughly 90 more plate appearances, 20ish more games played.
Runs scored, Trout
Not to mention Trout is loads better defensively than Cabrera.
Yes, Cabrera is putting up awesome numbers and playing extremely well. There is just simply a better candidate right now in Trout who is even playing better. Its like the Bonds-Pujols MVP wars where Pujols would put up crazy numbers, but Bonds put up even crazier numbers.
Originally Posted by houghtam
Nothing against Trout, but Cabrera has the type of numbers that make him a more enticing MVP candidate. He's a masher, and he's mashing.
A couple of things to remember with 1/3 of the season left to play. End of season standings play a huge part in the MVP voting. Tiger's are .750 since the All-Star break, Angels are under .500. Whichever team finishes out stronger gives their candidate a huge advantage. Additionally, don't underestimate the power of Trout being a rookie working against him.
If Trout slows down, which he hasn't really, then I can see Cabrera winning.
What a surprise, a piece advocating for Cabrera written by a Detroit writer.
Yes, Cabrera is a candidate, but Trout has the advantage.