Why Joe Mauer Is a Lock To Win the American League MVP

Posted: 22nd November 2009 by PJ Ross in MLB
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The winner of the 2009 American League MVP award will be named on Monday, and Joe Mauer is the front-runner to take home the trophy.á There are a number of players in pursuit of the Golden Boy, including Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira.á Jeter has certain unmeasurable qualities that have earned him the titleáof Yankee Captain, and Teixeira was the most powerful weapon on the best team in the majors.á But Mauer is no slouch as far as leadership goes, and his prowess at the plate was just as daunting to opposing pitchers as Teixeira's.á Mauer came up as a highly-touted superstar and hometown hero, and he has delivered on both fronts during his time with the Twins.á Then, tucked away in Detroit and somewhat forgotten after the Tigers late-season collapse, we have Miguel Cabrera, who quiet ...

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