Originally Posted by Dibbs
Cabrera is MVP hands down in my opinion. Triple Crown is a huge deal, even with all of these new statistics.
I love me some Mike Trout, but Cabrera led his team to the division win. Without Cabrera, Tigers wouldn't have a chance. Without Trout, I think the Angels would have competed similarly.
I disagree. I think Mike Trout contributed more to his team than Miguel Cabrera did to his. I think if you swapped the two, the Angels would have been ever so slightly worse and the Tigers just a tad better. Their bats were nearly identical, while Trout was the most dangerous man on the base paths in baseball this season in addition to being a gold-glove caliber CF; Cabrera is a base-clogger and a butcher at 3B.
Originally Posted by soxnut1018
Angels before Mike Trout: 6-14
Angels after Mike Trout: 83-59