Who should be the American League MVP?
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  • John - 9 years ago

    Want to add the following. Since the 'Lively Ball Era' (1920) - a period of 92 years - only 11 hitters have ever won a triple crown. All of them are in the Hall of Fame.

  • John - 9 years ago

    Is this really a discussion? A TRIPLE-CROWN (almost) WINNER leading his team to the division title vs a rookie who hit 30 homeruns with his team OUT of contention. Seriously?

    Mark McGwire hit 49 homers in 1987 as a rookie and came in 6th place in the MVP voting. Frank Robinson hit 38 in 1956 and was 7th in the MVP voting. I think that if the roles were reversed, and Caldera was the rookie with 30 homers and Trout the Triple Crown Contender (on a winning team) - a lot of "journalist" sports writers wouldn't even know who Caldera was. It saddens me to see this discussed with any degree of seriousness.

    With a day left during the regular season, Caldera is Number One in:
    Homers (44), RBIs (139), AVG (.331), SLG (.608), OPS (1.002) and Total Bases (377).
    He is also 2nd in Runs Scored (109), Total Hits (205); 4th in OBP (.394); 7th in 2Bs (40)

    You just don't contribute to a team's success any better than this.

  • FLOYD BROOKS - 9 years ago

    MIGUEL CABRERA IS MOST DEFINITELY THE MVP AND TRIPLE CROWN WINNER. HE IS THE BEST HITTER IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES.

  • julie powell - 9 years ago

    You're talking about the wrong players. Adrian beltre should be MVP. Even though the rangers are limping toward the playoffs, they would't be at this poi without him.

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