Chicago White Sox: Jose Abreu Has to Be the AL MVP
As the 2020 MLB regular season winds down, one can’t help but think about who could earn the AL MVP. My vote would have to go to Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu.
What Stands Out?
The 33-year-old is second in the big leagues in homers with 19.
Jose Abreu is also tied for first in hits with 74 and he is the MLB leader in ribbies with 57.
But, Abreu isn’t just the leading candidate to get the MVP trophy because of his stats. He has helped guide the White Sox into the postseason for the first time since 2008, where they fell in the division series to Tampa Bay in four games.
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Chicago was expected to continue to grow as a team this season and it was expected that Minnesota or Cleveland would win the AL Central title.
However, the White Sox have a talented lineup across the board and their starting pitching is consistent.
I understand Abreu isn’t the only good player on that Chicago roster, but he has stood among the other ChiSox players.
Abreu brings pop, average, and he’s a veteran presence.
Other MVP Candidates
If you look around the MLB and try to compare him to other MVP candidates I would still take Jose Abreu.
Mike Trout is a stud and future Hall of Famer and we understand this.
However, Abreu is an important gear in that high-powered machine in the south siders.
Where as Trout is not playing meaningful baseball with the Los Angeles Angels.
I don’t like using that argument, but Abreu has played meaningful baseball and he has never won an MVP award.
Why not give it to Abreu this time around?
Another AL MVP candidate is New York Yankees slugger Luke Voit.
The former St. Louis Cardinal leads all of baseball in home runs with 21 and he has 49 RBIs.
However, New York has an ace in Gerrit Cole and several hitters who have left an impact on the franchise.
Yes, Voit has been impressive during his days as a Yankee, but I think Abreu brought a ton of wisdom and experience to a young White Sox team in 2020.
Plus, Abreu has better stats than Voit.
It would be surprising to see anyone but Jose Abreu winning the 2020 AL MVP.
I understand Mike Trout has won the award before and Voit dons the Yankee pinstripes, but the voters have to step outside the box and go for the right pick here.
It would great for the city of Chicago and the White Sox franchise.
With all the rebuilding and the nonsense the ChiSox fans had to go through they would go nuts if one of their guys were labeled an MVP.
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