Robinson Cano named among AL MVP finalists

Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano has been announced as a finalist for the 2012 AL MVP Award by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA). The announcement was made tonight exclusively on MLB Network.

Cano joins four other finalists for the AL MVP Award, including Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera, Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder Mike Trout.

(I expect to see the award go to Cabrera; a Triple Crown season is pretty difficult to ignore, wouldn’t you agree? It’s really a two-man race between Cabrera and Trout anyway.)

BBWAA secretary-treasurer Jack O’Connell will announce the winner of the 2012 AL MVP Young Award on Thursday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m. ET exclusively on MLB Network. Here’s a full rundown of this year’s BBWAA candidates.

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