Originally Posted by oneupper
Yeah, a headscratcher. Gehrig and Dimaggio split the "Yankee pennant winner" vote and Gehringer won. Much like 1987 when Ozzie and Jack Clark split the NL Champ Cardinal vote, allowing Andre Dawson of the last place Cubs to win.
Another factor that I think will play this year will be that Cabrera is "due". He's been a top 5 vote getter four or five times and voters will believe its time to reward him. (Like what happens with the Oscars sometimes).
Trout will get the ROY and GG and has a whole career to look forward to.
(Not saying I agree with all this...but that's how things are).
Good points. Ironically, if Cabrera already had a couple of MVP trophies on his mantle with seasons similar to this year, Trout would probably have a better chance at getting the award this year, as the writers might decide that Cabrera had already been honored and it was time to give it to the New Kid In Town.