It shouldn’t be a shock to anyone that the runaway victor of the AL MVP award was none other than A-Rod. The shocker is though that 2 writers didn’t see it the same way as everyone else, casting their first place votes for Magglio Ordonez. I’m sorry but there is no justifiable reason anyone can make for giving the nod to Magglio over Alex. There just isn’t. Anyone that watched baseball in 2007 knows this. I’d like to ask why these guys voted for Magglio but I don’t have to. both writers are Michigan based. Like last year, when the two Canadian writers voted for Justin Morneau over Derek Jeter, I’m calling shenanigans. It’s ridiculous.
The BBWAA is getting almost as bad as the fans when it comes to voting for all-stars. As much as I hate fan voting, it’s expected that a fan will be bias. Sports writers should be objective. It’s overly obvious that it’s not the case. Ridiculous. If only these guys could fix the system. I don’t see it happening.
Some odd things jump out at me when I look at the overall results for the vote. How does David Ortiz get a 2nd place vote? Seriously? He wasn’t even his team’s MVP. How he finished right ahead of Mike Lowell is beyond me? JJ Putz gets the highest nod for all pitchers? Umm, what? Bobby Abreu got a 7th place vote? Odd. Very odd. What crack are you guys smoking?
Congrats to Jorge for finishing 6th and Jeter for finishing 11th.