Friday, August 26, 2011
My AL MVP Ballot With a Month To Go
If I had an MVP ballot(which I don’t) and if the season ended today(which it doesn’t), here’s how I’d have AL players ranked on said hypothetical MVP ballot.
|Jose Bautista||Blue Jays||AL||RF|
|Jacoby Ellsbury||Red Sox||AL||CF|
|Dustin Pedroia||Red Sox||AL||2B|
|Adrian Gonzalez||Red Sox||AL||1B|
|Kevin Youkilis||Red Sox||AL||3B|
|Alexei Ramirez||White Sox||AL||SS|
Without getting into the specific numbers, I’ll just say I still have Bautista with a commanding lead on the field, and Ellsbury and Verlander are effectively tied for second. After that, I’ve got Pedroia through Kinsler pretty tightly bunched. I’ll reiterate what most of us already know, and that is that Adrian Gonzalez would be a lousy MVP selection. He’s not even the most valuable player on the right side of his infield.
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