Josh Hamilton Wins AL MVP Award

The Rangers' Josh Hamilton won the American League MVP award today, the BBWAA announcedMiguel Cabrera, Robinson Cano, Jose Bautista, Paul Konerko, Evan Longoria, Carl Crawford, Joe Mauer, Adrian Beltre, and Delmon Young round out the top ten.


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190 Comments on "Josh Hamilton Wins AL MVP Award"


4 years 9 months ago

man, miggy is always just falling short.

MetsEventually
4 years 9 months ago

Next year, with that stacked Tigers lineup maybe he’ll finally get it!

airohpue13
4 years 9 months ago

The lineup is far from stacked, need a lot more help.

4 years 9 months ago

agreed not stacked, but the top half is very heavy with talent

hrbomber1113
4 years 9 months ago

um…what? Austin Jackson is due for regression after posting that K% and BABIP and pitchers get the book that he has no discipline or power. We’re talking about ONE above average bat in the lineup right now. Two IF VMart is catching not DHing. that isn’t near stacked. You’re talking about Miggy, VMart if he catches, and MAYBE Austin Jackson and a lot of dreck.

Tko11
4 years 9 months ago

Victor Martinez def helps a lot!

airohpue13
4 years 9 months ago

Ya need another bat though. Who will bat 2nd? Who will bat 5th? Jackson, Sizemore/Rhymes?, Martinez, Cabrera…?

MadmanTX
4 years 9 months ago

Yeah, baby…Congratulations to Josh Hamilton! GO RANGERS!!!

Infield Fly
4 years 9 months ago

That guy gives new meaning to “one-man wrecking crew” for sure!!Congrats!

Yankeefan4life
4 years 9 months ago

Grats to him and the rest!

avpisano
4 years 9 months ago

Wow Cano snubbed! Hate the Yankees but he is solid!

Sniderlover
4 years 9 months ago

Snubbed? How so?

Congratulation to Hamilton, he deserved it.

MetsEventually
4 years 9 months ago

Hamilton did lead the Rangers to the post season…

Pawsdeep
4 years 9 months ago

Kinda–he was hurt an awful lot and they did win without him.

4 years 9 months ago

They had a more than healthy lead by the time he was injured. They still did well without him…but it is not as if anybody else was tearing it up in the West.

mike292929
4 years 9 months ago

So was Cabrera, Bautista, Konerko, Longo….. Where are you getting at????

TXHC
4 years 9 months ago

No he wasn’t. Hamilton deserved this award.

DetroitTigers24
4 years 9 months ago

No he didnt. Cabrera is by far more valuable to any team then hamilton is

TXHC
4 years 9 months ago

You’re looking at offensive numbers only. That is obvious. And that’s not what the MVP is about.

vtadave
4 years 9 months ago

If you want to argue that 77 PAs put Cabrera over the top, fine, but an 8.0 WAR (Hamilton) >>> Cabrera’s 6.2 WAR.

$1639238
4 years 9 months ago

Using Fangraphs WAR. Baseball reference has Hamilton behind Longoria, Choo, Cabrera, Cano and Beltre. I think 133 games of Josh Hamilton, who had a home OPS in a hitter friendly ballpark nearly 300 points above his road OPS was kind of a really terrible choice.

TwinsVet
4 years 9 months ago

Criminal.

Miggy put up his numbers without any protection. Hamilton benefited from an A+ lineup.

I’ll also be the first to admit Mauer shouldn’t have been anywhere near the Top-10.

MetsEventually
4 years 9 months ago

Hamilton played for the winning team though. If this was a Best Hitter in the AL, Cabrera wins by a million.

4 years 9 months ago

MVP = best hitter on a winning team?

MetsEventually
4 years 9 months ago

Most Valuable Player. Where would the Rangers have been without Hamilton? Tigers still would have played the way they did. I wish Cabrera would win it one year (next year hopefully with V-Mart and Werth/Crawford) but Hamilton deserved it this year.

4 years 9 months ago

Tigers would be terrible without Miggy. Probably in the Royals/Indians range if not worse.

Rangers are probably still over .500 without Hamilton.

4 years 9 months ago

But not in the playoffs (maybe), I think was his point.

DetroitTigers24
4 years 9 months ago

I agree with you TK. The tigers would be god awful is cabrera wasnt on the team. the rangers were so good they didnt even need hamilton for a month were still good. they had vlad and cruz. who did the tigers have?

jwsox
4 years 9 months ago

gotta love how you assume the tigers will get one of werth and crawford….maybe…just maybe werth but crawford is going to the angles….for 3 reason 1 he is very very good friends with tori thus giving them an edge 2 they have more money than the tigers 3 they are a tad bit closer to competing then the tigers, there are a few more holes with the tigers

iceman199
4 years 9 months ago

They did just fine without Hamilton the whole month of September. Not that valuable if he misses a whole month and the team doesn’t even notice.

Tko11
4 years 9 months ago

Thats exactly what I have been saying! Miggy is a lot more valuable to the Tigers than Hamilton to the Rangers. Without Hamilton the Rangers would still probably win their division. The Tigers were 81-81 and without Miggy they would have probably had one of the worst records in baseball.

MetsEventually
4 years 9 months ago

Yes, but by September they had the division locked up.

DetroitTigers24
4 years 9 months ago

yeah when cabrera sprained his ankle that last week of the season the tigers wer BAD and yet hamilton misses a month and the rangers just kept winning

DetroitTigers24
4 years 9 months ago

thats why this award is so stupid. if hamilton played for the mariners he wouldnt be in the top 5

MetsEventually
4 years 9 months ago

Alright, so do you think CC should have won the Cy Young over Felix?

DetroitTigers24
4 years 9 months ago

yes i actually thought cc should have won

MetsEventually
4 years 9 months ago

Wow

4 years 9 months ago

Maybe if how stacked a teams lineup is ever comes into the MVP selection process, you’ll have a point, but right now you don’t.

TwinsVet
4 years 9 months ago

Take Hamilton out of the lineup (like he was for much of the season), and Texas still does fine. That doesn’t make him a particularly critical player, IMHO.

Take Cabrera away and Detroit has a worse record than Baltimore.

alxn
4 years 9 months ago

luckily the award isn’t given based on hypotheticals

moonraker45
4 years 9 months ago

We’re you saying that last year when Mauer won it??and if you wanna go based on your theory, Take Bautista off the Jays and they are a way worse then Miggy off the tigersto me having a 85 win season, or having less wins then baltimore means nothing. If you didnt make the playoffs, you didnt make the playoffs.

TwinsVet
4 years 9 months ago

Mauer was the one constant last year – and he had a monster season at a premiere position.

Hamilton had a great year, but not a monster year. If Hamilton played for Seattle, his performance would not have been sufficient to get him the award.

moonraker45
4 years 9 months ago

but if Mauer played for seattle in 2009 he would have??

Sorry dude, no argument here

Hamilton deserved it, they got this one right.

TwinsVet
4 years 9 months ago

Yes, Joe would have.

A catcher who hits .365/.444/.587 is going to win it no matter what. That’s a monster season, and completely unprecedented for a catcher.

4 years 9 months ago

But a CF who hit .359/.411/.633 shouldn’t ?!?!? You are grasping at straws here.

moonraker45
4 years 9 months ago

If he was on a last place team it would go down as a monster season a 3rd in MVP voting. . As much as people say oh Miggy was on a bad lineup, you can say well Hamilton played in more important, stressful game.

DetroitTigers24
4 years 9 months ago

hamilton did not deserve it they got it completely wrong. this was cabreras award

vtadave
4 years 9 months ago

You would at least have a little credibility if you presented a sound argument as to why you think that. Give it a shot.

0bsessions
4 years 9 months ago

The guy led the MLB in OPS (Exceedeing Mauer’s totals from last year, no less, and he only had five less at bats) and put up phenomenal defensive numbers, and not even from a corner positon, but from center field! His numbers this year would be considered elite from a first baseman, as a center fielder, I’d love to know what you’d consider “monster.”

You are showing an extreme amount of bias here.

TwinsVet
4 years 9 months ago

Surround a beer league softball player with Vlad, Cruz, Kinsler, and Andrus, and they could put up .300/.350/.500.

I’m just hung up on the fact that Hamilton was a cog in a monster lineup, and I’m not confident he was invaluable to the Rangers, nor could he have done anything like that for a lesser lineup.

4 years 9 months ago

Notsureifs already cleared this point up. It is not just a measure of value to a specific team. If that were the case, then whoever is the star on a bad team would win most years.

kevmill21
4 years 9 months ago

is this serious? vlad tanked in the 2nd half. and despite your persistent belief that hamilton was injured the whole year….kinsler and cruz were the ones who were injured. This team goes NOWHERE without josh hamilton. they wouldn’t have been a blip on the radar and oakland wins this race without going .500. wake up.

4 years 9 months ago

Wait! Hamilton didn’t have a monster year?

pastlives
4 years 9 months ago

Just go by WAR then, Hamilton had Cabrera beat. get over it.

4 years 9 months ago

I see Miggy at 6.9 and Hamilton at 6.0….am I missing something? Do different sites do different WAR calculations?

0bsessions
4 years 9 months ago

Yes.

0bsessions
4 years 9 months ago

Defense, defense, defense! Yay!

Miggy carried the bigger stick, but Hamilton was the full package this year. The BBWAA is on an absolute roll.

TwinsVet
4 years 9 months ago

That’s a fair way to look at it. Defense had to factor big. You just gotta feel for Miggy. He put up sick numbers without a lineup around him. There’s not anything more he could have done.

0bsessions
4 years 9 months ago

Miggy had a phenomenal year, I won’t deny it. That said, Hamilton had an overall better year and I think he deserved this award just a bit more.

TwinsVet
4 years 9 months ago

Look at miggy’s first place votes. Clearly those who saw him most regarded him highest. He was the pujols of the AL.

Ill certainly admit I share that “tormented by him most” bias. He just struck fear when he came to the plate like no other.

$1529282
4 years 9 months ago

Cabrera was also a butcher on defense at first base, while Hamilton played terrific defense at a premium position.

Protection theory is a myth anyway, unless it’s down to the Barry Bonds extreme where you’re intentionally walked over 100 times per season. Hamilton also saw Nelson Cruz and Ian Kinsler on the DL for significant portions of time, and had a basically useless Vlad Guerrero behind him in the second half.

Josh Hamilton was the best hitter in the AL this year, and even if you make the argument that Cabrera was better, the fact remains that he’d be more valuable to his team DH’ing than on the field. Hamilton makes his team better on both sides of the ball.

It’s a no contest between the two. Great season for Cabrera, but he’d have to blow Hamilton and everyone else out of the water offensively to win an MVP, because his glove is a negative impact on his club.

ToledoFan
4 years 9 months ago

As a tiger fan, I saw first hand that “protection” isn’t a theory. When the Tigers were playing in Tampa Bay, Maggs and Inge and Guillen were already injured. Boesch was in a bad funk but was still hitting behind Cabrera due to lack of a better replacement. For three straight nights the tigers were either tied or were within 1 run late in the game and Cabrera came up to bat with 2 guys on and 2 outs. For 3 straight nights, they intentionally walked Cabrera to load the bases, and for 3 straight nights, Boesch struck out or flied out to end the threat. The tigers lost all of those games. BS that “protection” is just a theory. Saw it first hand.

$1529282
4 years 9 months ago

Yeah, and teams intentionally walk Joe Mauer to get to Justin Morneau. It doesn’t mean they don’t think Morneau can hit. Plus, that bonus is shown in Cabrera’s OBP, which is a contributing factor to his MVP candidacy. Would a 3-run homer help more? Of course, but it’s not as if the walks are completely unreflected.

Good hitters get walked regardless of who’s behind them. Hell in 2008 Joe Maddon intentionally walked Josh Hamilton with the bases loaded in a 3-run game in the 9th inning.

Adrian Gonzalez still puts up MVP numbers with no one hitting around him in the lineup. Has Albert Pujols really suddenly elevated his game to unheard of levels because Matt Holliday is behind him? Joe Mauer hit .373/.447/.527 in the second half with Michael Cuddyer “protecting” him, and .293/.368/.424 in the first half when Justin Morneau was behind him having a better season than anyone in baseball.

Elite hitters — MVP level hitters — rake whether Adam Dunn or Adam Kennedy is hitting behind them.

If you think Cabrera is suddenly going to go off for 60 home runs and hit .390 now that Victor Martinez and probably another big bat will be behind him, good for you.

Miggy being walked 3 times in one series doesn’t mean there’s anything more to the “protection” theory. How many times do you think Josh Hamilton took 4 pitches that weren’t close to the zone while Vlad was busy putting up a .622 OPS in July or a .719 OPS in August?

Don’t cherry pick three isolated incidents and cite them as a reason why your hometown boy should be the MVP. Cabrera’s a great OFFENSIVE player, but he’s a dud in the field and plays the least important position there is. Hamilton played elite defense in center field this year, topped Cabrera in slugging, and is fully-deserving of the MVP award.

If the award were purely “best hitter,” I’d give you that Miguel should be neck and neck, but it’s not. Cabrera should already be DH’ing. Maybe when he trades in that slab of granite he calls a glove (-39.5 career UZR), he’ll be more strongly considered. Give him his Silver Slugger and call it a day.

DetroitTigers24
4 years 9 months ago

I agree with you 100% and your a Twins fan. Miguel Cabrera is by far the best player in the AL. Cabrera had nobody in that lineup and he carried that team on his shoulders the whole season. Hamilton had a stacked lineup. This award should actually be about who was the most valuable to their team. Cabrera by BY FAR more valuable to the Tigers than Hamilton to the Rangers. This award is just dumb. if the voters vote this way then they shouldnt even have the award

4 years 9 months ago

For christs sake, what do you guys not understand? This award is an individual award, not a team base award. The voters couldn’t care less if Julio Lugo was hitting being Cabrera. Stop whining and get a life.

4 years 9 months ago

For christs sake, what do you guys not understand? This award is an individual award, not a team base award. The voters couldn’t care less if Julio Lugo was hitting being Cabrera. Stop whining and get a life.

4 years 9 months ago

Congrats, Big Hammer. It’s an amazing story how this guy got his life together… I can only imagine how his career would be if it wasn’t sidelined by distractions.

Either way, congrats to a great player winning the award. He deserves it and I just hope he stays healthy and on track.

penpaper
4 years 9 months ago

Good choice. This was a good season for awards except gold gloves.

4 years 9 months ago

Hamilton missed almost 1/5 of the season.

0bsessions
4 years 9 months ago

Yet he still led the entire MLB in WAR (Which accounts for missed time).

MetsEventually
4 years 9 months ago

BBWAA got it all right this year (not counting the SS+GG).

0bsessions
4 years 9 months ago

(Which they don’t vote for, so I’m not sure who logically would)

4 years 9 months ago

Too bad for Robbie, but Hamilton played like a beast this year and it’s a cap to a great season for him and the Rangers. Got to give the guy credit for a rough professional baseball career that’s led him to quite a few awards this season. I hope Robbie gets it one year though!

tiger313
4 years 9 months ago

The only problem I have with this is while Hamilton put up monster numbers he didn’t do it for a whole year while guys like mcab and cano played the whole year. Hamilton could have had a horrible September. I think missing a month isn’t being most valuable. But congrats to Josh, he really has his life in order now.

alxn
4 years 9 months ago

He still outproduced them despite missing a month. Cano was brutal in September. The Yankees would have been better off had he missed that month. Cabrera played an easier position and put up about the same numbers as Hamilton. I’m guessing his team missing the playoffs played a role as well.

AmericanMovieFan
4 years 9 months ago

I would have liked to have seen Cano win, but even after missing a month Hamilton still bested him and Cano slumped big time towards the end of the season. He was on pace for a 35 HR/130 RBI and something like a .330 average season and ended up with much more human stats due to a horrible slump that put the kybosh on any chance he had at clinching MVP.

4 years 9 months ago

Nicely and reasonably put.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 9 months ago

Cano in Sept/Oct: .294/.346/.412 w/ 3 hrs and 19 RBI. Not a lot of power but hardly brutal. And to top off I think he had the best month of all the Yankee hitters in Sept/Oct aside from Arod who hit .295/.375/.600 w/9 hrs.

alxn
4 years 9 months ago

Cano in September: .262/.304/.346

YanksFanSince78
4 years 9 months ago

Ok. I said Sept/Oct. Sept .262/.304 and Oct 7 for 12 for a .583/.667 for a total line for Sept/Oct of .294/.346/.412

alxn
4 years 9 months ago

Maybe you should re-read my post then. I said he was brutal in September, not Sept/Oct. Furthermore, Sept/Oct is not 1 month.

RiverKKiller999
4 years 9 months ago

Well deserved for Hamilton, congrats! Just think if he played 1 more month. His stats would have been sick.

raffish
4 years 9 months ago

There were a lot of MVP caliber seasons in 2010.

EdinsonPickle
4 years 9 months ago

Yes.

moonraker45
4 years 9 months ago

Congrats Josh!!! definitely well deserved, they got it right!

Guest
4 years 9 months ago

I disagree with this. Cabrera and Cano are the better complete players, especially Cano. I was sure Cano had this in the bag considering he missed only 1 game, made 3 errors, 2 of which he was pegged with for other’s mistakes and frankly had numbers (less avg) that were superior to everyone else. By hey, what the hell do I know…

Congrats to Hamilton, but I think the two better players lost out this year.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 9 months ago

You think Cabrera is a more complete player than Hamilton? Based on what?

vtadave
4 years 9 months ago

Based on his being a DH masquerading as a below-average defensive first baseman?

YanksFanSince78
4 years 9 months ago

Are you asking me that question? I don’t think Cabrera is a better all around player than Hamilton.

Sniderlover
4 years 9 months ago

AHahahahahhaha no they are not.

Hamilton had better OPS than either of them. Had 32 homers in 571 PA while Cano had 29 in 696 PA, Miguel had 38 in 648 and just by offensive numbers, both Hamilton and Cabrera were better than Cano. The only one you could say was better than Cabrera was Hamilton… offensively speaking anyways.

Defensively, Cano is below average for most of his career and was slightly below average or average at best this year. Using errors to define defense is pretty lame, I’m guessing you think Jeter truly deserved that gold glove huh?

Hamilton meanwhile was solid in the outfield and posted a 7.9 UZR this season compared to Cano’s -0.6 and Cabrera -6.2.

Hamilton is the most valuable player and more complete than either. Was great offensively and defensively and led his team to the playoffs.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 9 months ago

Dude…I will agree with you that Jeter is below avg defensively. Cano isn’t. I’ll challenge you thus. UZR says he’s below avg. Look at the components that make up UZR and then look at the statistical data. Cano leads all 2B in every defensive category. The whole basis of calling him below avg is based upon what someone “observes” which is then put into a formula. It’s funny how we don’t accept ppl who say “I watched x amount of games w/ my own eyes and he is ……” but yet isn’t that 1/4 of UZR relys on? And that 1/4th is what “allegedly” makes him below avg.Think outside the box dude.

Sniderlover
4 years 9 months ago

He’s been negatives all seasons but 1 so you can’t really expect me to think he is actually good defensively.

And I’ve seen him play and he doesn’t have much range, average at best.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 9 months ago

Ok you keep thinking that. He led all 2B in the MAJORS in Total Chances, Put outs, Assists and Double plays but I guess he’s just “lucky” to be in the right place at the right time.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 9 months ago

UZR uses 4 components. 3/4 are pure statistics and Cano leads in all 3 categories. The 4th relys on someone watching a sample size of video tapes and saying “oh that was in his zone he should have had that” and then inserting those findings into a formula. UZR has him as below avg and Bill James has him as a top 5. And most of the year everyone praised him as being the best def 2B and much improved from 2007 and 2008. Ok…YOU go by UZR. I have enough sense to question something that seems completely inconsistent.

Also, UZR had Adam Dunn and Tex being practically the same defensively. I refuse to accept that.

Sniderlover
4 years 9 months ago

AHahahahahhaha no they are not.

Hamilton had better OPS than either of them. Had 32 homers in 571 PA while Cano had 29 in 696 PA, Miguel had 38 in 648 and just by offensive numbers, both Hamilton and Cabrera were better than Cano. The only one you could say was better than Cabrera was Hamilton… offensively speaking anyways.

Defensively, Cano is below average for most of his career and was slightly below average or average at best this year. Using errors to define defense is pretty lame, I’m guessing you think Jeter truly deserved that gold glove huh?

Hamilton meanwhile was solid in the outfield and posted a 7.9 UZR this season compared to Cano’s -0.6 and Cabrera -6.2.

Hamilton is the most valuable player and more complete than either. Was great offensively and defensively and led his team to the playoffs.

Tko11
4 years 9 months ago

I think Miguel Cabrera should of won it…without Cabrera that Tigers offense is horrific, without Hamilton the Rangers lineup is still pretty good.

mike292929
4 years 9 months ago

So because Hamilton was on a good team he shouldn’t have won? I don’t get it.

Tko11
4 years 9 months ago

No but Mvp stands for Most Valuable Player. I think that Cabrera was more valuable to his team than Hamilton was to his. The Tigers were 81-81, take Cabrera out and they would have had one of the worst records in baseball. However if you take Hamilton out of the Rangers lineup, they still probably win their divison. Therefore in terms of “most valuable” I say Cabrera was more valuable and should have won it.

4 years 9 months ago

Ya, but there is a difference between most valuable relative to a specific team and “most valuable” simpliciter. Obviously over the last decade the award has evolved into the latter. If it was the former, we would have to give the award to star players on the worst teams. For example, last year Grienke was probably more valuable for the Royals than Mauer was to the Twins. The twins would have still been decent, but the Royals would have bombed. Still, I (and many others) think Mauer deserved it.

Tko11
4 years 9 months ago

I guess the MLB needs to carefully and clearly define each of the awards and what exactly the players receiving them are being awarded for…it would make it much easier for the voters. As of now I guess you can argue many different ways because what the award means is open to interpretation.

grant77
4 years 9 months ago

How is Bautista not even on 2 ballots? lol

MB923
4 years 9 months ago

He was on every ballot. As was Hamilton, Miggy and Cano.

Guest
4 years 9 months ago

For what it’s worth, he also posted a 10.8 UZR/150 in the OF this year. If this was most outstanding hitter, than Miggy may have won it. But it’s most outstanding PLAYER…and Miggy doesn’t play good defense. Oh, and the Rangers made the playoffs this year

airohpue13
4 years 9 months ago

So he won the MOP award?

4 years 9 months ago

He won the award as the most valuable player in the league. He demonstrated the most awesomeness as a baseball player. He was the MAP.

0bsessions
4 years 9 months ago

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Guest
4 years 9 months ago

Unbelievably poor decision. Miguel deserved that award in that black hole of a lineup and a huge stadium to boot. Josh Hamilton is good, but Miguel is much more deserving under the circumstances.

airohpue13
4 years 9 months ago

Josh Hamilton missed a month of the season and his team still did just fine. The most valuable player award is a joke. If Miggy were out for a full month the tigers might not have won a game.

TXHC
4 years 9 months ago

Oh please…

Guest
4 years 9 months ago

I have to agree. Opposed to all the other awards handed out this off season, this is the one and only that doesn’t sit well with me. Granted Hamilton is a tremendous player, I just think Cabrera and Cano, especially Cano are the epitome of “complete player” I think MVP for the league and who I’d want on my fantasy team, I’d pick Cano 10 times out of 10. Yankee love aside, Cano was just dominating in every aspect of the game.

0bsessions
4 years 9 months ago

How is a guy who every defensive metric says should be a DH (Cabrera) a more “complete player” than Hamilton, who put up a higher OPS and better defensive numbers in a premium position? As usual, you’re talking out of the wrong end.

“Yankee love aside”

I find that to be a bit hard to believe…

I won’t argue that Cano had a great season, but Hamilton put up better offensive numbers, accumulated more WAR in less time and played better defense in a harder position than Cano. There is no logical explanation as to why he deserved it more than Hamilton. Even Cabrera has that protection garbage as a “well maybe” excuse, but Cano was surrounded with All Stars.

rangershomer
4 years 9 months ago

Quoting Century “I have to agree. Opposed to all the other awards handed out this off season, this is the one and only that doesn’t sit well with me. ”

Your telling me Jeter winning a gold glove was ok with you, but Hamilton winning an MVP award doesn’t? WOW…

rangershomer
4 years 9 months ago

Jeter winning a gold glove is ok with you, but Hamilton winning MVP is not? WOW…

TXHC
4 years 9 months ago

This is not the Silver Slugger award or award for best offensive player. This is the award for MOST VALUABLE PLAYER. And when you factor it all in, defensive metrics and offensive, you can’t even make an argument for anybody else. Josh Hamilton had everyone else blown away.

Guest
4 years 9 months ago

I’m receiving hate remarks regarding Detroit and will not accept any more notifications. You put Josh Hamilton in Miggy’s spot in Detroit’s lineup and I bet his numbers wouldn’t be anywhere close to what he had with the Rangers. I’ll go to my grave knowing Miguel Cabrera got robbed of the MVP. Like I said, put Josh in Detroit’s lineup and see where his numbers would have been. He probably would have had to go to rehab given the situation Miguel was in. Miguel Cabrera is MVP.

TXHC
4 years 9 months ago

Completely discounting Hamilton’s defensive presence.

4 years 9 months ago

This is the only argument I’ve seen and it’s so flawed it sad. Put Miguel in the Ranger’s lineup and I guarantee he ends up beating his wife again.