MVP Candidates Robinson Cano and Josh Hamilton Set To Clash In ALCS

Double G SportsCorrespondent IOctober 15, 2010

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 12:  Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees waits for his turn in the batting cage during a workout session at Yankee Stadium on October 12, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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It’s down to two teams for the title of American League Champion. It appears it’s down to two players for the title of American League MVP. The two players will square off throughout the next week as the New York Yankees battle the Texas Rangers for the right to play in the World Series.

This series could go a long way in determining which player wins the MVP award, Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano or Rangers center fielder Josh Hamilton.

Cano has been a force with the bat as well as the glove this season for the Yankees. The second baseman has developed his game so much that people are starting to talk about him as the future face of the franchise.

The 27-year-old second baseman batted .319 during the regular season, belting 29 home runs and driving in 109 runs. The home run and RBI totals were career highs for Cano.

Back in spring training, manager Joe Girardi announced that Cano would hit fifth in the star-studded Yankees lineup. While being a free swinger, many were unsure how Cano would handle the very important lineup spot behind Alex Rodriguez.

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