We don’t always agree on everything here, but there’s at least one thing we can all agree on, right? It was a travesty when Ted Williams failed to win the MVP in his 1942 and 1947 Triple Crown seasons. And, when Lou Gehrig failed to win it 1934, and Chuck Klein in 1933
, and Rogers Hornsby in 1922–despite all three both guys leading their respective leagues in HR, RBI and batting average–that was pretty ridiculous too.
But, I don’t really care about them anymore. The thing I think we all can agree on is, if Miguel Cabrera wins the Triple Crown this year, he clearly deserves to be the American League MVP.
- He’ll have played something like 13 more games than Josh Hamilton.
- Austin Jackson has a .382 OBP hitting in front of him, versus .330 for Ian Kinsler in the same role for Hamilton’s Rangers.
- He’s gotten a hit in 0.3-0.5% more of his official at bats than Joe Mauer and Mike Trout.
Seriously, folks. Is there anything else that needs to be said? Why is this even a controversy?