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The best rookie season ever?

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08:17 AM ET 08.14 | To date, Mike Trout has done just about all he could for the Angels. But did you know he's having the single greatest rookie season in baseball history? And one of the most unusual seasons -- by anyone, ever? Those are mostly factual statements, with a bit of opinion in there. You know how it is with stat-based baseball arguments: so much depends on which stats you value, and which style of ballplayer you prefer. ... But already he's doing something that has never been done in baseball history. Trout is hitting .340 with 21 home runs and 36 stolen bases, and if the season ended today -- which it won't, but bear with me -- he would be the first player in baseball history to post those three numbers in the same year.

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August 14, 2012  08:52 AM ET

Lets not get too crazy with this ....the kids a real nice player....but best rookie ever...that'd very debatable....

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August 14, 2012  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Lets not get too crazy with this ....the kids a real nice player....but best rookie ever...that'd very debatable....

He's having an amazing season - period.

August 14, 2012  09:31 AM ET
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He's having an amazing season - period.

It's because of bacon.

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August 14, 2012  09:34 AM ET

Call it what you want but there's no denying he's doing a lot of everything. Hopefully he can show the same consistency over the years that Pujols has had.

August 14, 2012  09:42 AM ET
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Don't jinx the guy!

Hello Kitty!

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August 14, 2012  09:46 AM ET

Feels good to be back at work.

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August 14, 2012  09:49 AM ET
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Really?

Yeah. I feel motivated to get some things done today.

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August 14, 2012  10:01 AM ET
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I hope that doesn't mean that you'll be scarce around here!

stay away from you? Not possible.

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August 14, 2012  10:10 AM ET
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Well, I've been busy too ... so not here as much as I used to be. It's a nice break to pop in here from time to time ... usually.

I agree with you there.

Looks like a nice day outside today.

August 14, 2012  10:15 AM ET

Trout is having a great year, the final 6-7 weeks are the toughest on a Young body, he should hold up but in the unlikely event it doesn't, I won't hold that against him! He's Terrific!

August 14, 2012  10:20 AM ET
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Trout is having a great year, the final 6-7 weeks are the toughest on a Young body, he should hold up but in the unlikely event it doesn't, I won't hold that against him! He's Terrific!

Why wouldn't his body hold up? He's the youngest guy on the team and hasn't even been on the roster the whole season.

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August 14, 2012  10:38 AM ET

Wasn't too long ago that Fred Lynn won MVP and rookie of the year in the same season.

 
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