Originally Posted by dougdirt
Outrage may be strong. But I am bothered by rationale that says Miguel Cabrera had a better season than Mike Trout did. I simply can't make sense of it.
There is nothing in the MVP criteria which suggests that the award goes to the best player. In fact, if they simply wanted it to go to the best player, they could have easily said so.
So, I'm not sure why you are bothered so much by the granting of an award to a player that may not be the best player when the award is not given based on that criteria.
Maybe it should be. Maybe it that's how the voters should interpret it. But they don't and usually haven't in the entire history of the vote. So, the vast majority of voters disagree with your interpretation.