i gotta agree with you on this one doodoo. I understand the arguments for Trout and if he won i wouldn't be upset, but i DONT understand why someone would be fuming if Cabrera won. This is isnt one of those things where its like, "well cabrera hit the most home runs so he should be the mvp". Of course not. He leads a myriad of offensive stats. its like they're not letting themselves see the other side of the coin. I know WAR is almighty, and there are other statistics to help trout out, but in my opinion, i think this is one of those moments where this doesn't have to get complicted.
Cabrera leads in Batting average (barely), Slugging %, OPS (because OPS is flawed in that it puts more weight on SLG than OBP, and Trout has a higher OBP), RBIs, HR, and Runs Created (by only 1, which speaks more to Trout's ability than Cabrera's).
I wouldn't call that a "myriad of stats." This isn't about WAR vs. "old-school stats."
It's about common-sense: it's not the most valuable HITTER award. Even if it was, Trout's been worth more offensive WAR. Trout's done more "in the clutch" (going by Win Probability Added) than any other player in the league (Cabrera is fourth). Cabrera's defense has COST his team runs.
Trout has been an all-around better player.