Our Google+ Hangout on Wednesday was about the Angels, and it became very interesting. One question: Who should be MVP this season? The answer was posed to Times Angels writer Mike DiGiovanna and Times national baseball columnist Bill Shaikin.
Both came down on the side of Cabrera (note: Times policy is that our reporters are not allowed to officially vote in any awards or Hall of Fame voting).
Both said it is very close, that you could make a case for Trout, but that Cabrera had a better final month of the season, and the fact that Cabrera will probably win the Triple Crown gives him a slight edge.
As for those who criticize the Angels for not starting the season with Trout on the roster, well, DiGiovanna and Shaikin both remind you that Trout was not ready to start the season. He was sick for most of spring training and wasn't ready when the season started.