Regardless of what ESPN's "Experts" Say...
Dustin Pedroia should not be the AL MVP.
Joe Mauer should be the AL MVP, and here's betting he gets robbed again.
Here are ESPN's picks:
Pedroia: Jerry Crasnick, Peter Gammons (shock), Eric Karabell, Bob Klapish, Tim Kurkjian, Sean McAdam (double shock), Amy Nelson, Peter Pascarelli, Steve Phillips, Karl Ravech (shock x3), Phil Rogers, Enrique Rojas, John Shea, Jayson Stark
Mauer: Jorge Arangure Jr., Jim Caple, Rob Neyer, Larry Stone
F. Rodriguez: Howard Bryant, Pedro Gomez
Morneau: Orel Hershiser, John Kruk, Chris Singleton, Gene Wojciechowski
Cliff Lee: Jonah Keri
Grady Sizemore: Keith Law
Youkilis: Buster Olney
I'll go more into the "why" after the vote is announced, but the best choices above are Mauer and Sizemore.
With so much of ESPN again in the tank for the Red Sox, you know that they had some influence over voters... voters who sometimes don't even know who's eligible for awards.
Labels: awards, espn, keith law, MVP
posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 9:49 AM