AL MVP Rankings: What's the Latest on the Miguel Cabrera vs. Mike Trout Battle?

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AL MVP Rankings: What's the Latest on the Miguel Cabrera vs. Mike Trout Battle?
Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Not a single division title or wild-card spot has been locked up in the American League yet, but it seems all anybody cares to talk about is the race for the AL MVP.

What fans can agree on is that the AL MVP race is between Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout at this point. What fans can't agree on are who should win the award and why. 

The Cabrera vs. Trout argument is, in essence, an argument between the old school and the new school. For the old-school crowd, Cabrera is the MVP because he's single-handedly keeping the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central race while also being on the verge of becoming the first Triple Crown winner since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. For the new-school crowd, there are simply too many stats that prove that Trout is a better player than Cabrera, and it's not even close.

At this juncture, there's nothing that can be said about the Cabrera vs. Trout dilemma that hasn't already been said before. The only question that really matters, of course, is which one of them has the edge in the AL MVP race heading into the final 10 days of the regular season.

You'll find the answer in this week's rankings.

Note: Stats come from Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.

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