Cabrera may not be the MVP, but his accomplishment is pretty cool
So, Miguel Cabrera won Major League Baseball's Triple Crown this summer, locking it up on the final day of the season. He batted .330 with 44 homers and 139 RBI.
Somewhat surprisingly, this has flown under the radar except for diehard baseball fans. In fact, there is a somewhat large faction of people who think that he won't even win the American League MVP this year, indicating that Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels is the most deserving.
That argument is based on what Trout did after being called up to the bigs well into the season. Trout was second to Cabrera in batting average (.326) but I think everyone recognizes that he is the better all-around player than the Tigers third baseman. For you sabermetric fans out there, Trout had a 10.0 WAR (Wins Above Replacement) thanks largely to his great play in center field and the fact that he's faster than blue blazes. For the record, Cabrera was third in WAR at 7.1 — both according to FanGraphs.
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