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With just one week remaining in the regular season and with most of the post-season berths already occupied, the attention of Mlb fans around the world has turned to the thorny issue of individual awards – which player deserves to win what. Every year there seems to be a huge amount of debate about the Mvp (Most Valuable Player) winners from both leagues, and this year’s American League Mvp race is proving to be no different. With respect to Edwin Encarnacion of the Toronto Blue Jays and second baseman Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees (who have both had fantastic seasons) it does appear that the Al Mvp crown for 2012 is a straight shoot-out between two men – Miguel Cabrera and the wonderfully named Mike Trout.
It’s a wonderful name for a wonderful player. After a brief stint in the Majors last year, Trout was called up to the »
- Patrick Campbell
At SportsOlogy, we write about the Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper quite a bit. We even have an entire section of our site devoted to the astonishing talent and brashness that is Bryce Harper. And why wouldn't we?
But on the other coast, the La Angels' Mike Trout has been equally impressive, even if he's gone about his business far quieter than Harper.
The 19-year-old Harper and the 20-year-old Trout are the two best and most exciting rookie tandem to enter Major League Baseball together since two young shortstops -- a 22-year-old Derek Jeter and a 20-year-old Alex Rodriguez -- played their first full seasons for the Yankees and Mariners in 1996.
The beginning of the big league careers of Mike Trout and Bryce Harper have been remarkably similar to one another.
Trout has played in 40 games for the Angels, seeing time at all three outfield positions, and he's affected games in almost every possible. »
- Bison Messink
2 items from 2012
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