Sports news sites and television stations have had plenty of time spent on Miguel Cabrera’s pursuit of the triple crown in the American League. I have written a few articles of the sort myself even going so far as to predict he would win it. Even if he didn’t win it, he obviously had two-thirds of it sealed up. That is how it looked but now Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis looks ready to overtake Cabrera in RBI and thereby take two-thirds of the triple crown for himself. Does that mean he should be higher on the MVP voting?
I don’t know that it means he should be higher all by itself because he already should have been pretty high up there. Certainly it could get him more attention from some voters around the league. He has not only had a great year but he has been consistent all season long even during the treacherous final month of September. Ask Cabrera himself how hard that is to do.
Going into play on Tuesday Davis was way ahead in homers and only two in back of Cabrera in RBI. If only his batting average was way higher than the .294 mark he carries now, it would be interesting to see how close he could come to triple crown royalty. Regardless of that though, he certainly should get a few first place votes for the triple crown. Pitchers don’t just hand out 50 home runs and 130 plus RBI. I think Mike Trout should win it but this month probably puts Davis in second if I were voting. It’s been a great finish to a great season.