Josh Hamilton edged out Miguel Cabrera and Robinson Cano for the AL MVP. While you could argue that Cabrera had the better all around season, the success of the Texas Rangers is likely the key factor that rocketed Hamilton to the top.
I think Bautista or Cabrera would've been the ideal MVP with Hamilton missing some games as well. But he played well in the playoffs so I cannot deny that he was not the MVP at least of the Texas Rangers.
Great story... nice player. Though I'm not sure he (or Votto) would win any other year. Seems like it was a down year for hitters (steroids anyone!?)... so the competition was pretty anemic.
Probably the best pick, and it looks even better considering the Rangers made it to the World Series (something the voters for the award had no way of knowing would happen). Cabrera and Cano both beat Hamilton in WAR, but Hamilton also missed some time so his value to the team per game he played was higher.
I agree that it's a really great story. Hamilton seems committed to kick his past habits and has really dedicated himself to the sport.
by optimus grimlock5 years ago
ok its game 10 and your star outfielder is stretching a double into a triple does this need to happend???? I would say hell no not in the 1st inning!
by Richard Ricky Hale4 years ago
Hamilton is batting .402 and already has 18 home runs through 35 games, which ties the MLB record. He is leading the MLB in batting average, home runs, and RBI's. Do you believe he will break the regular season mark in...
by bogerk5 years ago
I think the Texas Rangers would like to keep him due to his versatility and veteran presence, but, he is due over $60 million the next three years and they have already signed Adrian Beltre, Elvis Andrus and Ian Kinsler...
by bogerk5 years ago
I just finished publishing my predictions for the American League in 2011:http://hubpages.com/hub/2011-MLB-Predic … can-LeagueAL East:Boston Red SoxAL Central:Minnesota TwinsAL West:Texas RangersAL MVP:Adrian...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.