Michael Cuddyer Leapfrogs Joe Mauer in American League MVP Race

Posted: 23rd September 2009 by Andrew Sexton in MLB
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With just a few more games like the one Tuesday night, Michael Cuddyer could steal the American League MVP award right out from under his teammate’s nose.

Sure, Mauer has done some incredible things this year.

He sat out the entire first month of the season with back problems, only to return in May and have one of the greatest offensive months in baseball history.

Though Mauer came back down to earth in the following months, he is still on pace to drive in 97 runs with 30 homers, all while maintaining an unheard of .372 average and .442 on base percentage.

Also, consider that Mauer is a catcher, the toughest position to fill in all of baseball. Mauer has put together a season worthy of MVP consideration, no doubt about it.

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