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Angels Official Website: By any metric, Trout's 2014 was a year for the ages

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Remember all that time we spent debating how to pick the American League's Most Valuable Player, from the merits of Wins Above Replacement to the importance of residing on a winning team to the overall significance of traditional statistics? Yeah, 2014 wasn't really about that. Instead, it was the year Mike Trout finally got his due.

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He won MVP in a down year after put up arguably his worst season of his career. I don't see how that qualifies as a "season for the ages". Off the top of my head the 2012 seasons for both Trout and Cabrera were more epic

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IMO, Trout has the power that he has because he's just that talented. 


The greatest players of all time do unexpected things. Like hit 35+ HR's when nobody thought they ever would.


I love me some good Trout porn.


"And he joined Hall of Famers Mickey Mantle (1960-62), Yogi Berra (1953-56) and Hal Newhouser (1944-46) as the only AL players to finish in the top two in MVP ballots for three straight years -- though none of the others did it in their first three."

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