Mike Trout and Kris Bryant Win MLB MVP's

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This year baseball had a resurgence type of year, especially in the World Series, with the Indians facing the Cubs. It was the most watched World Series in years and it was an epic game 7 finish. One of the MVP's this year had a big role in the Cubs’ run to the World Series. I am talking about the Cubs’ third baseman, Kris Bryant, who made plays all season long and made even bigger plays in the playoffs leading his team to their first World Series win in over 100 years. It was no surprise that Bryant was voted the MVP of the National League this year.

In the American League, Mike Trout won the MVP award giving him the award for the second time in three years. This is a feat that has been extremely rare for any player in the history of the MLB. The Angels finished a disappointing fourth in the AL West division, but Trout was his usual brilliant self. The center fielder had a .315 batting percentage, with 29 homers, 100 RBIs and 30 steals. He scored 17 percent of Los Angeles' runs, the highest percentage for an AL player since Rickey Henderson with the 1985 New York Yankees. After seeing these stats, it is no surprise that Trout has won the MVP award once again. 

Trout becomes the first MVP from a team, with more losses than wins since Alex Rodriguez for Texas in 2003, and just the fifth player ever to accomplish the feat, joining Hall of Famers Ernie Banks (1958 and 1959), Andre Dawson (1987) and Cal Ripken (1991). Bryant hit .292 with 39 homers and 102 RBIs in just his second year in the majors, helping the Cubs to their first World Series title since 1908. The No. 2 overall pick from the 2013 draft becomes just the sixth player to win rookie of the year and MVP. Then, there was what this amazing player did in the playoffs, as well, and was able to make plays night in and night out propelling his team to a World Series win. Kris Bryant is the first Cubs player to win the MVP award since Sammy Sosa did it in 1998. He must be feeling great after winning a championship and now a MVP award.

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Liz Harmon

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Liz is from right here in Colorado, so she is a designated tour guide whenever any of us need a fun weekend planned or place to eat. Growing up she always dreamed of climbing the peaks of the Rockies and still plans to accomplish it. She traveled the world, sharing her experiences with her followers on her blog. When she returned from her travels she decided to utilize her skill in writing and joined our writing team.