There are more than two players that feel they have the right to win the American League MVP from the 2013 Major League Baseball season. Of those included are Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers, Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels and Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles. Though all three certainly make a good case, I think it was clear from very early on who should win the award.
From the earliest part of the season most everyone was talking about one man not only winning the MVP but also possibly capturing the triple crown. That man they expected to do that was Miggy from the Tigers. For a while he did nothing to disappoint those expectations and certainly built a season in the process that is worthy of recognition by the voters. In the end he didn’t finish with two-thirds of the stats needed for the triple crown however, Davis of the Orioles did.
Looking back from the end of the season you can see a parallel between the two players. Everywhere there was triple crown talk about Miggy, the reason he was expected to struggle winning the big prize of the triple crown was Davis. All along he had the edge or was right on Miggy’s coattail in home runs and ended the season well in front and also won the RBI race.
Sure the Tigers went to the postseason and the Orioles fell short. Other than walking out to the mound and throwing every fifth day however there isn’t much Davis could do about the reason the O’s fell so short. He led the offensive charge and I believe deserves the right to be called MVP. Previous time served should not give Miggy the edge or even Trout. Davis had the best season period.