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Trout Versus Cabrera: Offense Only, Context Included

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Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera celebrates after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 4 of the American League championship series against the New York Yankees in Detroit. | AP

The AL MVP debate continues to rage on, and at this point, most of the arguments have already been made on both sides. If you think the Triple Crown should always be rewarded with an MVP, you’re voting for Miguel Cabrera. If you think the winner of the award has to come from a playoff team, you’re voting for Miguel Cabrera. If you think that WAR is a decent measure of player value, you’re voting for Trout. At this point, both sides are basically just yelling at each other, and no one is changing their minds.

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