Mike Trout might be the best player in baseball. He might even win a most valuable player one of these years.
This was not the year, again. For the second consecutive season, Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera beat the Angels outfielder for the American League MVP award.
Cabrera became the first AL player to win in back-to-back years since Frank Thomas of the Chicago White Sox did so in 1993-94.
Cabrera got 22 first-place votes last year, 23 this year. Trout got six first-place votes last year, five this year.
Cabrera was voted first or second on all 30 ballots. Trout got 19 votes for second, three for third, and one each for fourth, fifth and...