Originally Posted by Diogenes
Oh yes it does matter that the Tigers went to the postseason. By the same token, Cabrera can't help who his teammates are or what division he is in either. If that's your the criteria, you might as well let a guy who's team finishes in last place win the award again, ala A-Rod. He couldn't help his circumstances either, but I am firmly against a guy on a last place team winning the award.
If that guy on the last place team got the triple crown, he should win MVP 10 out of 10 times. That is a feat that is extremely rare.
Trout got what he deserved, rookie of the year, nothing more and nothing less.
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