I take issue with Joe Sheehan's belief that Mike Trout should win the American League MVP over Miguel Cabrera. Not only did Cabrera win the Triple Crown, a feat that has only been accomplished 11 times in the last 100 years, but he also proved to be more valuable to his team. Sure, Trout had a great season with the Angels, but the Tigers would not have won the AL Central without Cabrera.
Michael J. Kelly, Northville, Mich.
Most Valuable Argument
I could not agree more with Sheehan (INSIDE MLB). The award is not named MVB, for the most valuable batter. Trout's fielding abilities were made obvious by his miraculous leaping catches this year in centerfield. He undoubtedly deserves to win because of his impact on the Angels in both offense and defense.
Parker Eads, Midlothian, Va.
No Money, Mo Problems
I thought former Panthers owner Stu Siegel presented a well-thought-out and balanced proposal for improved revenue sharing in the NHL (SCORECARD). His is probably the best possible solution to end the current lockout and prevent the loss of the entire season. Still, as long as the owners and the players refuse to acknowledge that the league has too many teams, some of which are in unprofitable markets, future work stoppages will be inevitable and the fans will continue to suffer.
Simon Rosenblum, Toronto
As a former Orioles season-ticket holder and the father of a college-bound freshman, I want to thank David Simon for expressing the essence of the bond between fathers and their children when it comes to sports and rooting for teams that always seem to be on the losing end (Fear the Bird). Simon showed how the performance of the 2012 O's, with their string of last-minute, miracle wins, crept up on all of us in Baltimore and made us believers once again.