Re: AL mvp....
Trout is the most valuable player in the American League. And baseball for that matter. Whether or not he wins the award is in question (although I think he will). Whether or not he deserves it is not in question. He's the most valuable player in the AL, and should win the award, and I certainly hope he does.
Citing WAR as the "in" stat is mocking the fact that value should be placed on defense and baserunning. Trout plays a difficult defensive position, and plays it incredibly. While being a great power threat, and a baserunning threat. He's as close to a perfect baseball player as you could craft in today's game.