If Mike Trout does not win the American League MVP, I lose all faith in humanity.

Okay, maybe that’s a stretch. The Most Valuable Player in the AL has been one of the hottest topics in baseball with the subject becoming scorching hot over the past few weeks.

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Between the analyzing of Tim Tebow’s 25th birthday, Peyton Manning’s neck and the Jets’ quarterback situation, you may have heard a tidbit or two of information from a certain four-letter network concerning the job status of Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine.

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The 41st overall pick of the 2012 MLB Draft was kind enough to let me interview him for ClimbingTalsHill.com.

McCullers will also be featured on a future episode of The Nosebleed Section podcast. Follow @BrandonWheeland for updates on when the podcast will take place. You can read the full interview my clicking on the link below. Huge thanks to Lance for making himself available.

http://climbingtalshill.com/2012/08/14/cth-exclusive-interview-with-lance-mccullers-jr/

-Wheeland On Sports

To read my thoughts on this subject check out Climbing Tal’s Hill, where I now help cover the Houston Astros with a great staff:

http://climbingtalshill.com/2012/08/03/astros-acquire-chris-devenski-complete-trade-with-white-sox/

Happy 37th birthday to the New York Yankees’ $275 million man Alex Rodriguez.

While on the subject of giant numbers, let’s discuss the number 763.

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The MLB trade deadline: where the bad get worse and the good get better.

Count me in the camp of the Los Angeles Dodgers getting much, much better. And they aren’t done.

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Is Nolan Ryan using reverse psychology on the rest of the league in order to better the Texas Rangers chances of signing All-Star OF Josh Hamilton? Or has he already began the process of separating the fans from their beloved slugger?

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Let’s slow down the massive hype on this “Ichiro to the Yankees” deal.
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Let’s make a deal.

Early Friday morning the Astros made a deal with the Toronto Blue Jays that involved a total of nine players, with a 10th player to be sent to Houston at a later date.

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Stephen Strasburg is likely to be shut down by GM Mike Rizzo of the Washington Nationals at some point this year.

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.

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