Simply put, Mike Trout was the best player in the game in 2012.
They’ll play in the Far East and the Far West — and in the Caribbean, too. Wherever they are, Miguel Cabrera and R.A. Dickey and dozens of All-Stars in the World Baseball Classic know the team to beat: two-time WBC winner Japan.
Miguel Cabrera’s Triple Crown placed him into an elite group in history.
Go ahead and give Cabrera the 2012 MVP, but pencil in Trout for a spectacular career that will likely include multiple MVPs himself.
When Miguel Cabrera took strike three from Sergio Romo at Comerica Park on Sunday night, the World Series was completed. The National Pastime was immediately suspended, as happens every fall until pitchers and catchers return next spring. So now what?
It looks like the World Series will go the distance and seven games for the second straight year.
The Yankees simply have virtually nobody who can hit. Down three games to none after a 2-1 defeat to Detroit, the Yankees are down and out. The fall has been quick and precipitous.
The Tigers and Yankees face short turnarounds for Saturday night’s series opener, with Cabrera and Rodriguez in the spotlight for far different reasons.
The pinstriped recipe for success this season will take a backseat to the sudden surge of southpaw pitching. The Yankees will remain in the playoffs for as long as CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte pitch to the back of their baseball cards.
Both Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout have had historic 2012 seasons, but only one can take home the AL MVP.
Here they are, Evan Roberts’ original 2012 MLB power rankings. Let’s see what lessons can be learned…
The Yankees couldn’t have asked for a softer season-ending opponent. The Red Sox are simply awful, and they have been playing out the string since early August. Last season’s fried chicken and beer collapse has never ended.
This hasn’t been the smoothest of seasons for C.C. Sabathia. He’s still coming through when it counts for the New York Yankees.
WFAN co-host Evan Roberts provides his weekly Major League Baseball Power Rankings.
The regular season is not the issue for the Yankees. But once they get to the postseason, there may be dark times around the corner.