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 grimlock 7 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 bogerk 7 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 to play his primary positions. If they want to make a run at free agent...
by Shawn Scarborough 6 years ago
Who is your pick in this years World Series?The Rangers have a far superior bullpen and a better lineup. The Cards have the edge in starting pitching. I am picking the Rangers over the Cardinals in 6 games.
by bogerk 7 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 GonzalezAL CY YOUNG:Jon LesterAL ROY:Jeremy HellicksonWhat are your predictions for...
by James Kenny 5 years ago
How many football players have played for both Celtic and Rangers?
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