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Josh Hamilton Wins NL MVP

  1. bogerk profile image68
    bogerkposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. bogerk profile image68
      bogerkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      and by NL MVP ... of course, I mean AL MVP.

      My bad.

  2. jobister profile image60
    jobisterposted 7 years ago

    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.

  3. rotl profile image60
    rotlposted 7 years ago

    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.

  4. I am DB Cooper profile image64
    I am DB Cooperposted 7 years ago

    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.