Originally Posted by 757690
I think Trout is the clear favorite, and I am not relying on WAR or any one stat to come to that conclusion. The eyeball test alone tells me that Trout has been more valuable. And if you are looking at qualities beyond stats, Trout wins those hands down over Cabrera. Just ask any Angel fan about what Trout has brought to the Angel clubhouse.
I completely disagree with the bolded portion. That is your opinion and I understand that; I haven't seen a lick of proof in that area. Ask any Tiger's player who the leader is in that clubhouse and which player has practically willed them to the division title. The eyeball test will tell you that Trout is more exciting, and a completely different player than Cabrera. It doesn't tell me that Trout was better this year.
FYI: I am not a Cabrera fan. I am a Trout fan. I cheer for Trout. But this isn't about that. This is about the MVP award.