Originally Posted by dougdirt
Cabrera was not the player who provided his team with the most value in 2012. That would be Mike Trout and it wouldn't be close.
I'm not saying you're wrong. Mike Trout was then and still is an anomaly. But IMO, Trout's value to his team seems clouded. It amounted to nothing of "value" - that is, for the team's sake. ROY is great, but the Angels finished 7th in the AL (albeit in a tougher division)
Some may disagree, but not winning MVP due to a playoff absense is IMO not a snub. It's far from it. Miggy and Co. won their division and turned that into a WS appearance.
Again, this is all based on an evolving definition of "most valuable"