Solution to AL MVP Debate??

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    Solution to AL MVP Debate??

    So there has been much debate over who should have won the 2012 AL MVP award...and the rumblings are heard even today in a Chad Finn article.

    So my possible solution to this debate is this...would you trade Mike Trout for Miguel Cabrera? Or in a Fantasy baseball draft who do you select with the first choice?

    One additional way to look at it...both are free agents available to the Red Sox, and you can only afford one of them on a 3 year deal, who do you choose?

    My response is Yes I'd make that trade if I'm the Angels and I'd choose Cabrera over Trout in a FBL draft. I believe winning a triple crown is still a rare and major feat and kudos to Cabrera for doing it.

    What are your thoughts?

     
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    Re: Solution to AL MVP Debate??

    You asked 3 questions and I agree on the first two of taking Cbrera over Trout. However i'd sign Trout over Cabrera for 3 years.

     
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    Re: Solution to AL MVP Debate??

    In response to JimfromFlorida's comment:
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    You asked 3 questions and I agree on the first two of taking Cbrera over Trout. However i'd sign Trout over Cabrera for 3 years.

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    The writers got it right.

     
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    In response to JimfromFlorida's comment:
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    You asked 3 questions and I agree on the first two of taking Cbrera over Trout. However i'd sign Trout over Cabrera for 3 years.

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    Jim, Cabrera is 29 and considered in his prime years...so you wouldn't want him to be the Sox 1B for the next 3 seasons? Trout and good and young, but he is a rookie too, and maybe when the league gets a book on him his numbers would diminish some.

    Personally, if I'm the Sox GM making this decison I'd go with the more proven commodity, still in his prime. 3 years from now that is a whole different situation, if Trout sustains what he did in 2012...Using Ellsbury's 2011 to 2012 statistical comparisons, despite the injury, would give me reason for concern.

     
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    Re: Solution to AL MVP Debate??

     

    For a 3-year contract, I would take Trout over Cabrera.  

    Trout is the total package (great clubhouse guy, speed, power, defense, etc.).  I wish he was a Red Sox.  

     
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    Re: Solution to AL MVP Debate??

    Is either one going to make the Sox an instant winner?

     
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    Cabrera won the triple crown and his team went to the world series, thats why he's the most VALUEABLE player

     
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    Re: Solution to AL MVP Debate??

    Id take Miggy over trout right now for 3 years. In 3 years Id take Trout over Miggy...

    I guess it also depends on what your needs are at the time...

     
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    Re: Solution to AL MVP Debate??

    Miggy.  Dont overrate speed.  Miggy is the best hitter on the planet.

     
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    Re: Solution to AL MVP Debate??

    In response to MichFan's comment:
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    Is either one going to make the Sox an instant winner?

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    Definately Miggy , probably either.  You add Miggy  to this team and we are instant playoff contenders (with not other moves).   You add Trout and we are probably instant playoff contenders (with no other moves).

     
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    In response to MichFan's comment:
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    Is either one going to make the Sox an instant winner?

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    Either one would make the Red Sox a better team.  

     

     
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    Re: Solution to AL MVP Debate??

    For the next three years I might take Cabrera, though it's close...for the open-ended future I think you take Trout over almost anyone in baseball (maybe Harper or Strasburg).

    That's not necessarily the same thing as asking who should have been this year's MVP, though.

     
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    You asked 3 questions and I agree on the first two of taking Cbrera over Trout. However i'd sign Trout over Cabrera for 3 years.

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    Jim, Cabrera is 29 and considered in his prime years...so you wouldn't want him to be the Sox 1B for the next 3 seasons? Trout and good and young, but he is a rookie too, and maybe when the league gets a book on him his numbers would diminish some.

    Personally, if I'm the Sox GM making this decison I'd go with the more proven commodity, still in his prime. 3 years from now that is a whole different situation, if Trout sustains what he did in 2012...Using Ellsbury's 2011 to 2012 statistical comparisons, despite the injury, would give me reason for concern.

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    See I'm also looking more long term than 3 years as stated. If trout lives up to the hype the 3 yrs is just the beginning.

     
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    Re: Solution to AL MVP Debate??

    Based on just performance from 2012, I'd take Trout.  He was definitely the better overall player.  When it comes to who was more valuable to his team, that depends on how much value you assign to a player who plays for a team that doesn't make the playoffs.  I would have voted for Trout, but I realize I am in the minority there.

     

     

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