Well I believe that Miguel Cabrera will win the 2011 AL MVP for many reasons. Coming off most arguably his best season as a pro, he led the Tigers to only a .500 record but he was not at fault for that. He batted .328 with 38 homeruns and 126 RBI. He was top 15 in the MLB in hits, R, 2B,BB, HR, RBI, BA, OBP, SLG, and OPS. In fact, he was in the top 5 of most of the categories except for hits. The guy is a complete hitter and last year added the element of being a “clutch hitter.” Personally, being a Tiger fan and getting a chance to watch him a lot, I think that he is the 2nd best hitter in the game today behind only Albert Pujols. The Tigers have improved with a few additions this off season, and should be able to challenge the Twins for the AL Central. He is my MVP because he will have the stats and the defense to win the award. The man is a .313 career hitter and he hits the ball hard in most at-bats. The force he puts on the ball is astonishing to me. I believe if the Tigers can finish better than .500 and Cabrera can keep from drinking, then he will be your 2011 AL MVP.
For the NL MVP I believe it will be Albert Pujols. The guy is so consistent and has been in the running for the last 10 years. Every year I hear people say that he won’t do what he did last year, and the man continues to produce 30 HR and 100 RBI. He is the franchise for the St. Louis Cardinals and is the most complete hitter in the game. It always looks like he knows what pitch he is going to get and rarely gets fooled on any pitch. There is not one player who is more important to his team than Pujols. However, this year might be a challenge. The Cardinals lost Adam Wainwright for the year and Chris Carpenter got hurt as well. A lot of people are writing them off but I feel like they always seem to revive pitchers careers and they will be fine in the NL Central. Pujols was in the top 20 of the MLB in R, hits, 2B, HR, RBI, BA, OBS, SLG, BB, and OPS. The man can absolutely just mash the ball. If the Cardinals can come up with the pitching and win the NL Central, there is no doubt that Pujols will win the 2011 NL MVP.