Posted by Jtpsops on 3/24/2014 6:31:00 PM (view original):
Posted by mfahie on 3/19/2014 12:24:00 PM (view original):How have things worked out for Trout the last 2 years? Angels aren't sniffing the playoffs and that matters to a lot of voters.
Adam Jones' last two seasons were almost identical, with low 30s HR, around 100 RBI and low teens SB. Jumping up to 40 HR, 120 RBI and 20 SB seems unlikely. And even if he does, he still won't be close to Mike Trout's production.
When the gap is that large (and the gap between Jones and Trout has been and will be very large), voters don't care about standings. In 2012, Jones literally had his best year ever and the Orioles finished in second. He got exactly zero 1st place MVP votes.