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Sunday Baseball Notes

Some tough calls when it comes to MLB awards

By the end of the day on Sunday, ballots from Baseball Writers Association of America voters for 2013 awards have to be submitted. There are some slam dunks and close calls among the major categories. Here is one person’s view on how it should go down:

American League MVP — Certainly, Detroit third baseman Miguel Cabrera faded in the last month, but he was a huge reason why the Tigers won the Central Division. Cabrera, the 2012 Triple Crown and MVP winner, nearly duplicated the feat if not for the injuries.

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