Much debate goes on these days about who should be the AL MVP. It's all just blather as there is only one candidate that deserves anyone's vote, Miguel Cabrera.
Let's face facts people, Cabrera looks almost certain to win the Triple Crown (unless Josh Hamilton has a multiple homer game tonight). The TRIPLE-FREAKING-CROWN. The very thought of winning it should end the debate.
The triple crown signifies that Cabrera has been the best offensive player in the league. He did what any offensive player aspires to, hit and hit with power.
Some folks argue Mike Trout should win it. SHUT UP! YOU CAN'T BE SERIOUS! Trout had a great season and will win the award he deserves, Rookie of the Year. If you really need to be convinced consider this, the argument for Trout is based on mainly on obscure statistics (WAR, a meaningless, subjective number in a game won by simple objective numbers- which team scores more runs). The stats that count most in baseball are runs. If you don't score runs you don't win-end of the discussion. Considering runs Cabrera scored or batted in 248 total rims. Trout's total is 212.
The MVP vote breaks down two ways, either it goes to the best player in the league, or it goes to the player who most helped his team. Either way Cabrera gets it, again TRIPLE CROWN people? That means he was the best player. Value to his team? Cabrera's team won the division mostly behind hs bat and Justin Verlander's pitching. Trout's team isn't even in the playoffs.
Finally history:Triple Crown winners have been elected MVP 6 out of 10 times they've been eligible. Two of those not elected MVP were Ted Williams and both times it was because one (or a few) writers harbored personal grudges against Williams and refused to give him a vote.
In the end it should come down to this: Cabrera deserves every MVP vote out there. Anything else would be a travesty.