Secaucus, N.J. (Sports Network) - Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera and
Angels' rookie Mike Trout have been named as finalists for the AL MVP award.
For the first time, the Baseball Writers Association of America named the
five finalists for both the AL and NL MVP Award, along with finalists for the
2012 Cy Young, Manager of the Year and Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year
Cabrera and Trout are joined by Rangers teammates Adrian Beltre and Josh
Hamilton along with Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano.
Last year's NL MVP Ryan Braun headlined the group from the NL that includes
Padres third baseman Chase Headley, Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen,
Giants catcher Buster Posey and Cardinals backstop Yadier Molina.
Justin Verlander, the reining AL Cy Young winner, David Price and Jered Weaver
are finalists in the AL while R.A. Dickey, Gio Gonzalez and 2011 NL winner
Clayton Kershaw round out the NL nominees.
Trout was also named a finalist for the AL Rookie of the Year along with A's
outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish. Bryce Harper, Todd
Frazier and Wade Miley are all in consideration in the NL.
World Series champion Giants manager Bruce Bochy, Reds skipper Dusty Baker and
Davey Johnson of the Nationals were all named nominees for the NL Manager of
The A's Bob Melvin, Orioles' Buck Showalter and White Sox Robin Ventura are
all being considered for the AL.
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