Originally Posted by Phhhl
Since when has the MVP award ever been based on anything but the collective "feeling" of the voters? By most measures, Cargo's numbers were better than Votto's in 2010, for instance, but we didn't get a national moratorium on it. There was no way the first triple crown winner since Yaz WASN'T going to win the MVP. As good as Trout is and however his numbers can be interpreted to be better, he stood no chance of beating Cabrera this year. I have no doubt Trout is going to win several of these moving forward, but I cannot believe the controversy about it this year. It is a forced argument.
You are partially right.... it is forced. There is literally no rational argument that says that Miguel Cabrera had a better season than Mike Trout in 2012. Not a single one.
If this were a court case the evidence would be so overwhelming that it hurts. It would be like a public defender going up against the dream team of lawyers in a case where the dream team has DNA evidence, video and a written confession.