Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Who Is the Leading Candidate for American League MVP?

Who Is the Leading Candidate for American League MVP?


Whether you like the one-game wild card playoff or not, you have to admit one thing. It sure is doing its job.
After the Angels routed the Athletics on 9-4 on Sunday night, Los Angeles reclaimed a one-game lead over Oakland in the American League West. Before the advent of the one-game playoff, this three-game set in Oakland wouldn't have had the same importance as it did this weekend, as the wild card winner and division champ would both be in the same position when all was said and done, in a five-game NLDS.
Leading the charge for these two powerhouses are each teams' respective best players, Oakland's Josh Donaldson and L.A.'s Mike Trout, both of whom are not only battling it out for AL West supremacy but are also engaged in a fierce battle for the American League MVP race. They are joined by Kansas City's Alex Gordon, all three of whom are having fantastic seasons for playoff contenders.
Here is how their numbers break down this year.  READ MORE HERE https://www.numberfire.com