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Detroit's Miguel Cabrera could repeat as MLB most valuable player
Detroit's Miguel Cabrera could repeat as MLB most valuable player

Cabrera vs. Trout II In the great Miguel Cabrera vs. Mike Trout most-valuable-player debate of 2012, the Trout loyalists most often cited Trout's dominance in WAR — the "wins above replacement" statistic that purports to distill production into one number. Lo and behold, the top two players in various WAR rankings this season are Cabrera and Trout, although neither player is an overwhelming leader. Cabrera won the MVP and triple crown last season, yet he is on pace to better his numbers in each of the triple crown categories this season. He hit .330 with 44 home runs and 139 runs batted in last year. He is on pace to hit .358 with 50 home runs and 153 RBIs this year,...

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