As the MLB season winds down, the MVP races are tightening up. In the American League, Miguel Cabrera, Mike Trout and Justin Verlander seem to be leading the charge.
The Detroit Tigers' slugger, Cabrera, seems to be the logical choice for the award, being that a Triple Crown is in his sight.
If it wasn’t for Trout missing a few games with the Los Angles Angels to play in the minor league, his possibility of winning MVP would be much greater.
As for Verlander, who won the MVP last season, his numbers aren’t nearly as good as they were a year ago. This is not to say that Verlander isn’t pitching well—because he is—but last season he had 24 wins and a 2.40 ERA. This year he only has 17 wins with a 2.64 ERA.
The Detroit Tigers wouldn’t mind seeing Verlander win the MVP again. But this season, their third baseman, Miguel Cabrera, is a better candidate.