Did you hear the one about Jim Leyland wandering into the L.A. Hollyweed store…thinking he bought a pack of wraps?
Tigers manager Jim Leyland doesn’t have an MVP vote, but if he did, he’d vote for his man, Detroit third baseman Miguel Cabrera, he told WXYT 97.1 in Detroit. Leyland didn’t stop there, he said he’s afraid “Wonderboy” Mike Trout would take votes away from Cabrera.
“What’s going to be dangerous for Miggy, and I mean this respectfully, he could run into one of these ‘Wonderboy’ stories,” Leyland said (via the Detroit News). “Trout, he’s one of the best young players I’ve ever seen. At the same time, when you do it over a period of time, a little bit longer, I think that should have something to say about that. That should be part of it. Although this certainly is a great story with the Trout kid. He’s unbelievable.”
Cabrera has finished in the top five of AL MVP voting in each of the last three years, but never won it.
This year he’s hitting .323/.384/.586 with 29 home runs and a big-league best 95 RBI. Trout is hitting .345/.409/.597 with 20 home runs, 60 RBI and 36 stolen bases. He leads the majors in stolen bases and runs (87), and leads the AL in batting average.
Posted: August 09, 2012 at 07:13 PM | 70 comment(s)
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