I'd like to tell you a tale of two seasons. One belongs to Los Angeles Angels rookie outfielder Mike Trout, and the other belongs to Detroit Tigers veteran third baseman Miguel Cabrera. Both put up phenomenal numbers during the regular season and when it comes time to hand out the AL MVP Award, chances are the winner will be one of these two men.
Thus, the question presents itself. Which man is truly the most valuable? Is it the multi-talented Trout or a very dangerous hitter in Cabrera?
Well, dear readers, the answer is simple. Mike Trout is the easy choice for 2012 American League MVP not only because of his numbers and value to the Angels, but also because of his overall value to baseball as a whole. That said, the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) should take the following factors into consideration when it comes time to cast the votes.