Who Should Win the AL MVP Award: Miguel Cabrera or Mike Trout?

BR StudiosFeatured ColumnistOctober 2, 2012

If history is any lesson, things don't always work out as they're supposed to.

Just ask Ted Williams, who won the Triple Crown in 1942 and 1947, but was not awarded the MVP trophy in either year.

Now, Miguel Cabrera stands at the doorstep of MLB's first Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski accomplished the feat in 1967, but will he face a similar fate as the "Splendid Splinter?"

Some think he just might.

Mike Trout has assembled what can only be described as one of the greatest rookie seasons in baseball history, a season worthy of an MVP bid. 

But, how do you shut out a player of Cabrera's caliber who has 44 home runs, a .329 batting average and 137 RBIs?

It just depends on how you assign value to the impact each guy has had on his team, and as history has proved, you can win a Triple Crown and not be the league MVP.

See how Bleacher Report national lead writer Dan Levy breaks down the choices and leave a comment below.