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(10-03-2012 08:22 AM)akbobcat Wrote: When I think of an MVP it is a player who has helped their team the most above and beyond any other player during that season. In this case, Miguel, the potential MVP has helped his team to clinch the division. That's right division not the second wild card slot which is new to the 2012 year. Mike Trout is going home to fish in the off season. MVPs are graded on offense and defense throughout the entire season. Mike Trout has not played the whole season.
Mike Trout should win ROY, Gold Glove, Defensive POY, and be happy with that. His year is impressive for a first year but not as impressive as Miguel's Triple Crown/playoff season. Look at the stats as posted on MLB.com this morning 10/3/12.
Miguel has more HRs, RBIs, 2Bs, Hits, games played, slugging, and OPS.
Trout has more steals, SOs, CSs, 1 more walk than Miguel, and only 20 more runs scored. Trout bats first too if I'm correct so that attributes to his more runs scored. Trout has struck out 42 more times in 22 less games played. That's 42 more outs where the ball did not advance the base runner.
Yadier Molina has played the same amount of games as Trout. Yadier has struck out 84 less times, has 7 less RBIs, has 2 more 2Bs, and is batting .009 less that Trout. Yet, Yadier isn't being considered an MVP for his numbers. The catching position plays the most important defensive position of all positions, including CF. Miguel moved positions and played out of position the whole season to benefit his team. This is why I stand by my opinion that Miguel is clearly the MVP of the AL in 2012.
(10-03-2012 09:33 AM)nolan5000 Wrote: I've read the whole thread and I don't remember anyone saying what I've said. Maybe crazyforkinsler was implying that said player was on roids.
And no one said anything about wanting Hambone to have a 4 HR game.
And the last topic, I was pointing out that the person said "quit" instead of "quite".
Is this what you were referring to when you said do I even READ before I post?
(10-03-2012 11:46 PM)kstjst Wrote: CONGRATS! Sadly, it's a feat that just is not getting as much props as it should...it's been 45 years since the last time it's been done...it should be celebrated!
(10-04-2012 07:39 AM)thelegendjerryrice Wrote: Post #60...
tntmclmm Wrote: Hr's aren't locked up quit yet.
Not only that, but HR's aren't quite locked up yet either.
(10-04-2012 07:39 AM)thelegendjerryrice Wrote: From Elias: Buster Posey led the National League with a .336 batting average, and Posey alone prevented Miguel Cabrera from winning the major league Triple Crown (leading all players in both leagues in batting average, home runs and RBI).