Posted by MikeT23 on 10/2/2012 1:28:00 PM (view original):
Posted by AlCheez on 10/2/2012 1:26:00 PM (view original):If I'm building a team, I put Cabrera at 1B/DH so he stands less of a chance of getting hit in the face.
I meant if I'm building a team, not if I get to put one of them on the Phillies.
Right, but again, we're talking about evaluating what actually happened. You're putting together a team, you get your choice of Trout's sesaon or Cabrera's season.
All of this being said, I'm really fine with either of these guys winning the award, particularly if Cabrera hangs on for the Triple Crown. I think in the literal sense of the word, Trout had the more valuable season, but to me, the MVP is really more about who was the defining player for the league that year, the one for whom the season will best be remembered (in terms of actual performance, of course, not scandals or whatever.)