LOL at Miguel Cabrera losing MVP in a triple crown season. Not saying Trout doesn't deserve it, but damn what more could Cabrera have done?
Trout plays elite defense at a premium position - Cabrera fields balls better with his head than his glove
Trout also has silly speed and is a terror on the base paths - A dead Zombie is faster than Cabrera
Defense and speed should count for something
Though - I've always been an advocate of giving the MVP to a guy who helped his team get in the playoffs, vs not - since, theoretically, those games/performances are more meaningful.
Meh - you really couldn't go wrong with either as your choice