Mauer AL MVP; Teixeira Second, Jeter Third

To the surprise of few, Twins catcher Joe Mauer was the overwhelming winner of the AL MVP, taking 27 of the 28 first-place votes.  Mark Teixeira finished second in the voting, and Derek Jeter third.  Miguel Cabrera mysteriously received the other first-place vote, finishing fourth in the balloting.

Hard to argue with this, for Mauer won his third batting title with an outstanding .365 average, led the AL with a fabulous .444 OBP, won his second Gold Glove, hit 28 homers, drove in 96, and had 191 hits in 138 games.  Great player, great year–the right decision.  Teixeira and Jeter received the kind of recognition of their own outstanding years that they deserved–second and third, respectively, on a team that was more talent-laden and etter overall than the solid Twins.

Congratulations, Joe Mauer.  You certainly earned that.  Hats off.

Published in: on November 23, 2009 at 3:05 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Hey you beat me to it… Miggy apparently has a big fan in Seattle. I’m glad our boys got 2nd and 3rd. but here is my take on the whole thing…

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