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Triple Crown or Trout? AL MVP debate a hot topic

Published: Thursday, Sept. 3 2015 9:18 a.m. MDT

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout (27) high-fives Kendrys Morales (8) after scoring on a single by Albert Pujols during the third inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in Arlington, Texas. The Angels won 5-4.  (LM Otero, Associated Press) Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout (27) high-fives Kendrys Morales (8) after scoring on a single by Albert Pujols during the third inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in Arlington, Texas. The Angels won 5-4. (LM Otero, Associated Press)

Miguel Cabrera has his Triple Crown. MVP award, maybe not.

Hold on, now. How could that be?

Mike Trout, that's how.

It's the hottest debate in baseball, seemingly pitting old-school traditionalists against new-age number crunchers in a bench-clearing shouting match over what constitutes "valuable."

At stake is the American League's Most Valuable Player award, perhaps the game's top individual prize.

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