Posted by MikeT23 on 10/2/2012 10:46:00 AM (view original):
Truthfully, I'd have rather had MC at 1B/DH than Trout in the OF.
But no one is having that discussion. We're talking about which player is deemed "most valuable". Angels play 162 with or without Trout, right?
Since Cabrera played 9 games between 1B/DH, I'm not sure why that's a choice here. Aren't we dealing strictly in what actually happened?
As to your question, absolutely - which by the way is why the fact that Trout came up late shouldn't come up in the discussion at all. Late call-up or injuries - it's the same thing, games missed add no value to his season.
That being said, if I only get to pick one for my team, I take Trout in CF (mostly) over Cabrera at 3B even with Trout having the shorter season. And since both these guys were on decent teams, that pretty much ends it for me. I do generally have an issue with an MVP from a total crap team - it's like giving Best Actor to a guy in an otherwise terrible movie - sure, it's possible it could technically be true, but if the overall product is crap, who cares?
10/2/2012 11:00 AM (edited)