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    Re: Who are your favorites for AL/NL MVP?

    Mike Trout or Miguel Cabrera in the AL.

    In the NL it is tough to argue against Andrew McCutchen.

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    Re: Who are your favorites for AL/NL MVP?

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    True, but he pitches in LA in the post roid era.
    Tell that to A-Rod, Braun, etc.
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    The key is that Hanley has provided solid defense at SS as well. He really is the perfect definition of most valuable player for most voters: Without him, the team was in a rut. As soon as he was back in the lineup, the team took off and has played incredible baseball. Add in he plays the second most important defensive position on the field, quite well, and has put up monster numbers offensively, and he clearly is the true MVP.

    The only thing is that I can't remember an MVP who only played 90 games.
    The batting lines for Ramirez is very good(.337 .383 .614).
    But he had played in just 74 games for the Dodgers this season.
    So, even if he plays in all remaining games(21 games), it will be just 95 games.

    Besides, excellent batting lines for Ramirez are partially due to his short playing time, especially SLG.
    His RC(Runs Created) is just 54th in NL with 59.5.

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    Re: Who are your favorites for AL/NL MVP?

    Cabrera in the AL.

    Right now Carpenter in the NL. But if someone gets red hot, like Votto, he could steal it away.

    I wouldn't vote for Ramirez just because he's missed so much this season. He has been great when he's been in there.
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    Re: Who are your favorites for AL/NL MVP?

    Miguel Cabrera and Paul Goldschmidt.

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    Re: Who are your favorites for AL/NL MVP?

    Quote Originally Posted by junkhead View Post
    The batting lines for Ramirez is very good(.337 .383 .614).
    But he had played in just 74 games for the Dodgers this season.
    So, even if he plays in all remaining games(21 games), it will be just 95 games.

    Besides, excellent batting lines for Ramirez are partially due to his short playing time, especially SLG.
    His RC(Runs Created) is just 54th in NL with 59.5.
    All good points. Which makes it confusing, imo.
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    Re: Who are your favorites for AL/NL MVP?

    Mike Trout and Andrew McCutcheon. I don't think it's particularly close.
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    Re: Who are your favorites for AL/NL MVP?

    Because it's MVPlayer and not MVHitter, If I had a vote, I'd go Trout (Cabrera, Davis) and McCutchen (Yadi, Votto).

    In reality, I think it's a virtual lock to be Cabrera & McCutchen.
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    Re: Who are your favorites for AL/NL MVP?

    I just don't see Trout winning it with how the Angels have played this year. Cabrera is going to make the playoffs, Trout isn't.

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    Re: Who are your favorites for AL/NL MVP?

    Quote Originally Posted by dubc47834 View Post
    I just don't see Trout winning it with how the Angels have played this year. Cabrera is going to make the playoffs, Trout isn't.
    That is how it will be. But it isn't how it should be.

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    Re: Who are your favorites for AL/NL MVP?

    If you look back at the NL MVP votes, every winner since Barry Larkin has had at least 90 RBI.

    That's not to say Joey Votto or Andrew McCutcheon can't win, but they have to be considered long shots-based on past history.

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    Re: Who are your favorites for AL/NL MVP?

    cabrera and billy hamilton

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    Re: Who are your favorites for AL/NL MVP?

    Quote Originally Posted by AmarilloRed View Post
    If you look back at the NL MVP votes, every winner since Barry Larkin has had at least 90 RBI.

    That's not to say Joey Votto or Andrew McCutcheon can't win, but they have to be considered long shots-based on past history.
    If RBI is an indicator for MVP, it will be virtually impossible for leadoff hitters in NL like Choo and Carpenter to win the MVP.

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    Re: Who are your favorites for AL/NL MVP?

    Cabrera will win the AL because the Tigers are doing well, and he won last year, and he might end up with a better season in certain statistics. He will win by a large majority in the voting.

    As much as I would love for Votto or Choo to be in the running, McCutchen will win because the media loves the Pirates this year, and he is having a great one.
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    Re: Who are your favorites for AL/NL MVP?

    Cabrera's a no-brainer for the AL. Davis will be lucky to hang onto just the HR title. Trout will be hamstrung by playing for one of the Floundering Four (Angels, Jays, Giants, Nats).

    NL will be either Molina or McCutcheon depending on the next three weeks to seal whichever deal. Ramirez can't be it simply because he hasn't played enough. Kershaw's an interesting possibility (of what may happen and not what should happen) but agree the general bias against pitchers probably limits him. Plus, we're going to beat him today, hurting his chances even more.
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