Re: AL mvp....
This is a hard one for me because both of those players play on teams that are not currently in a playoff position. It isn't like last year where Kemp and Braun had similar stats but Braun got the check mark because the Brewers were playoff bound.
I still think the Triple Crown does matter considering it hasn't been done since the 1960's. If Cabrera gets it, I think he would have to win the MVP. However, I'm currently in the Trout camp. He completely changed the game in LA. Pujols started playing better when he came up. Plus, he's a leadoff hitter. To me, runs scored is the equivalent of RBI's for leadoff hitters. He leads all of baseball in runs scored. He's also saved a ton of runs. I take WAR with a grain of salt. It tells a story but isn't the end all. Still, if a player is something like 2 WAR better than the next player, that clearly tells you that the player is the most dominant player in the league that year.
For right now, it's Trout for me but if Cabrera gets that mythical Triple Crown, Cabrera should get it.
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