Posted by tecwrg on 11/17/2013 11:50:00 AM (view original):
I always think of the MVP award as going to "the person who most contributed to his team's success".
If a team doesn't have much success, then there's really not much value to be contributed.
Is that Cabrera, though? He was surrounded by stars. The Tigers likely make the playoffs with or without him.
Again, I don't have a problem if someone thinks Cabrera was the best player in the league. I disagree, but it was a lot closer this year than it was last year, where Trout was clearly better.
Arguing that Cabrera was more valuable simply because the Tigers surrounded him with better players is stupid.