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Who gets your MVP votes?

The narratives surrounding the MLB MVP races this year are compelling. In the AL, the past and future collide as Miguel Cabrera once again takes on Mike Trout for the title, while in the NL, Andrew McCutchen tries to become the first Pirates MVP since Barry Bonds in 1992. Our experts gave their choices the American League and National League MVP awards. Do you agree? Cast your votes now!

  • Who gets your vote for American League MVP?

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  • Who gets your vote for National League MVP?

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      12%
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      59%
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      21%
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      8%

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Baseball is the slowest of the major American sports, but only because its excitement comes in very short bursts. There's plenty of action to be had from the moment the pitcher winds up. SweetSpot blogger David Schoenfield has put together a list of the five most exciting players in baseball. How would you rate them? Submit your rankings now!

MLB's most exciting players

Miguel Cabrera

Yu Darvish

Andrew McCutchen

Yasiel Puig

Mike Trout

Your Rankings

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Mike Trout seems like a pretty laid-back guy, but apparently that doesn't include the issue of performance-enhancing drug use in baseball. The Angels outfielder said that, if it were up to him, PED users would be banned for life -- no suspensions, just a permanent ejection on the first offense. Trout said it was unfair to players who aren't using to be forced to play with PED users, but is his opinion a little too draconian?

Here's a sampling of what readers had to say in our Facebook conversation on the story:

What do you think? Leave your comments below.

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Miguel Cabrera, Mike TroutChris Buck for ESPNMiguel Cabrera and Mike Trout battled it out for the AL MVP vote in 2012.


Voting for the 2013 ESPYS Awards is open, and today we're debating the best player in baseball from the past year. Miguel Cabrera pulled off the first Triple Crown in quite some time, but some stats have Mike Trout's 2012 season as far above Cabrera's. R.A. Dickey and David Price were nigh unhittable last season, and Buster Posey won NL MVP in the same year he added another World Series trophy to his case. Who gets your vote?

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Angels' Mike Trout hits for cycle

At 21 years, 288 days old, Mike Trout became the youngest player in AL history to hit for the cycle on Tuesday, nearly making it a natural cycle, by going single, triple, double, home run. After winning the 2012 AL Rookie of the Year and finishing second in the AL MVP voting, Trout is proving in 2013 that he is no one-year wonder.

  • The record for cycles in a career is three. Mike Trout hit his first Tuesday night at age 21. Will he hit more than three in his career?

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  • How many MVP awards will Mike Trout win in his career?

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      6%
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      21%
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      47%
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      26%

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  • Mike Trout is projected to finish the season batting .293, with 32 HR, 122 RBI, 112 R, 32 SB. How will his final stats compare?

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      35%
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      49%
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  • Which player has a better chance to win AL MVP this year?

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      77%
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      23%

    Discuss (Total votes: 13,451)

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