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11-15-2012, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by pooleboy View Post
over a triple cown? any other year you would probably have a case
Does Cabrera have a case at all if something else like OBP or runs scored or stolen bases were in the triple crown category instead of a meaningless stat like RBI's?

Cabrera was slightly better than Trout offensively but not by a whole lot (.999 OPS vs .963) while Trout nearly stole 50 bases giving the opportunity for others to drive him in a lot (lead the league in runs scored despite coming up like near the end of April) and he played gold glove caliber defense while Cabrera can't play any defense.

In an MVP debate, you have to look at numerous stats instead of "hey, he has a triple crown and therefore, instant win". Credit to Cabrera hitting for a higher batting average (not by much -- only .04 better) and for hitting more homeruns.

Mike Trout had one of the best season seen in baseball in general. He so deserved an MVP. Cabrera has a case too but maybe in another year, he gets it.

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