Re: AL mvp....
In 2010, Joey Votto posted a 171 OPS+.
In 2012, Mike Trout posted a 171 OPS+.
Basically, Mike Trout has been Joey Votto from 2010, but with much more defensive and base running value.
And that is why, at least I, am saying it is a clear cut choice that he is deserves the MVP award.