Thursday, November 15, 2012

Posey, Cabrera win MLB's most Coveted Award

The final and perhaps most prestigious award in Major League Baseball was handed out tonight, the Most Valuable Player award. Victorious in the category were Buster Posey of the World Champion San Francisco Giants and of the American League Champions, Miguel Cabrera.

Once again, both winners of the award were those that I predicted would win after the regular season wrapped up. I did not get caught in the Mike Trout hype but decided to go with the player who made a larger impact to his team. This year, Miguel Cabrera did everything that one would have hoped for and more. Cabrera won MLB''s first triple crown since 1967 when Carl Yaztremski of the Boston Red Sox completed the feat. Even though Cabrera was not as electric as Mike Trout, his track record and other abilities factored into this MVP award. He sounds like a team player. He switched positions and went to third base to accomodate newly signed Prince Fielder before the 2012 season.

Buster Posey had a terrific season for a catcher. Although Yadier Molina had a career year and led his team to the NLCS, Buster Posey did more offensively and meant more to his team. Posey was the offense for the Giants. And to add that he did it all from the catcher position means even more.

Congratulations to Miguel Cabrera and to Buster Posey on your Most Valuable Player awards. The off-season can now officially commence as 2012 has wrapped up and is put into the books.

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