Originally Posted by MeteorsSox4367
Nice to see McCutchen win the NL MVP award. As for Cabrera winning the AL, that was kind of a foregone conclusion.
Good week for the Pirates with McCutchen and Hurdle being lauded. Great to see the Pirates rewarded for their season.
Sort of like the 1972 White Sox with Allen and Tanner being honored after being the second-best team in the league after the A's (although Allen seemed much more a sure thing and McCutchen actually got higher percentage of first-place votes than Allen). Still, the Pirates had been a losing team longer than the White Sox in 1972 had.
I'm a little surprised Trout picked up as many first-place votes as he did considering how much of an impact Cabrera had on season in addition to his dominate numbers.