Nov
14

Cano finishes fifth in AL MVP Voting

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As expected, Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera won his second consecutive AL MVP Award on Thursday night. He again beat out Mike Trout by a pretty big margin, taking home 23 of the 30 first place votes. Based on the points system, Trout was closer to finishing fifth than he was first. For shame.

Speaking of finishing fifth, that’s what Robinson Cano did. He appeared on all 30 ballots and was as high as third on one ballot. Miggy, Trout, Chris Davis, and Josh Donaldson finished ahead of him. Robbie was the only Yankees player to receive MVP votes, which isn’t all that surprising. I thought Mariano Rivera might get a going away vote or two, but that didn’t happen. The full voting results are right here. Andrew McCutchen took home NL honors in a landslide.

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  • forensic

    Some possible instances of hometown voting, but it doesn’t seem too egregious for the most part.

    There also just isn’t too much you can do to battle that, unless you restricted writers from voting for someone in their city. I’m just not sure how realistic that is.

  • Caballo Sin Nombre

    Of course Cabrera was More Valauble than Trout! He had a lot more teh RBIs. He was way more CLUTCH than Trout. You guys with your Wars and your fake stats!! LOLZ

    • Lukaszek

      Hmm I don’t know if I can trust a horse which has no name. Maybe if you had a name like say Jim, or Dave, or even Andrei, then I would trust you. But no name at all?

      • Caballo Sin Nombre

        No, ninguno, nada.

        • Caballo Sin Nombre

          En ingles, “nay.”

  • Get Phelps Up

    Ha, some Boston writer voted Trout 7th.

  • Laz

    I can see Cabrera winning.
    But what is the excuse for why Donaldson so far ahead of cano?
    Cano is so much better with the bat and plays a more premium position, and if you are going to not give it because Yankees didn’t make the playoffs then what about Trout or Davis?