Sunday, July 8, 2012

2012 Rookie Stars: A.L. Edition

"I saw rock and roll's future and its name is Bruce Springsteen."~ Music critic Jon Landau, writing in The Real Paper after seeing the young musician opening for Bonnie Raitt in Cambridge, MA 1974

  I guess the same thing could be said about Mike Trout and the future of baseball. Some have compared him to Ricky Henderson, while baseball columnist Jon Morosi has stated that MLB is much more entertaining now (with Harper and Trout) than during the steroids era-to which I would say, amen.

  I guess it's pretty safe to say that at this point, Trout would have to fall flat on his face- or suffer a season ending injury- to not win AL ROY. Heck, even a season ending injury might not prevent him from winning the award. Should he continue his torrid play, he might not only win the ROY, but the MVP as well- a claim to which only Fred Lynn and Ichiro Suzuki can make.

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