- 01/30/2011, 10:42PM ET
2beast4u said 01/30, 11:18 PM
MVPs for both Conferences: In the National League i believe that Albert Pujols will run away in the voting, this is his contract year and if he doesnt get paid by the Cardinals he will have one hell of a season to get a record setting contract in the offseason.
In the American League i believe Josh Hamilton will repeat with the added bats to an already deep Rangers line of batters i dont think there is any question Josh's RBIs will rise. Home runs come easy to him so there is no question about that, but the thing i think that will cause him to repeat is that i believe his improved leadership and the team chemistry will cause Hamilton to go over the top on both offense and defense
Dyhard said 01/31, 12:24 AM
Conferences? This is MLB, not NBA or NHL or NFL...
But I will say that in the National League, the MVP will be Albert Pujols so I agree with you there.
Where my disagreement will be is in the American league, where it will not be Josh Hamilton winning, but will be Miguel Cabrera winning it.
With an improved lineup for Miguel Cabrera, with Victor Martinez around him as well as Magglio Ordonez, Cabrera has even more opportunities to score runs, drive in runs and he has an unbelievable knack for hitting the ball. He's one of the best hitters in the league and he'll continue that this year.
Josh Hamilton has the same lineup around him, basically, with Adrian beltre and Vladimir Guerrero having pretty similiar seasons.
How has Hamilton's leadership gone up? I don't see it going up, I see his leadership being the same as it was before last season.
Chemistry doesn't really have any thing to do with this.
Miguel Cabrera had a better OPS+ last year than Hamilton, and I can definitely see that continuing this year.
Cabrera will win the American League MVP.
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