November 17, 2008

Pujols MVP, vote not even close

... The rants coming out of Philly reflect how ticked off fans of Ryan Howard are tonight after the Cardinals' Albert Pujols won the NL MVP by a considerable margin in the voting.

photo by Barbara Moore

Only two? Pujols consistently great News: "Albert Pujols has just won his second National League Most Valuable Player Award, but an argument could be made that it should be more like his third. Or fourth. Or fifth. Or sixth.

The St. Louis Cardinals first baseman, as always, put up what are indisputably MVP numbers -- .357 batting average, 37 home runs, 116 RBIs, a .462 on-base percentage, a .653 slugging percentage. There were other commendable candidates, but when the results of the voting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America were announced on Monday, the writers had selected the single most logical and most dominant player, Albert Pujols."