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by Jared Macdonald 139w ago Follow @Jared_Macdonald
The votes are in:
6,7,8 and 9th. Are people retarded?
third place for bautista is actually pretty surprising. when you consider he had 32 hr’s (or about there) at the break and finished with 43. his average went way down from the break also. i think ellsbury should have won the award. but, i do agree that a 6th through 9th vote ia a little absurd.
Those votes in the 7-9 spot are absolutely ridiculous. But I agree, third behind Ellsbury and Verlander seems fair.
Who ‘s the massive Robertson fan by the way? I know he had a great season, but Cy and MVP votes for 66.2 innings? Give me a break.
Even more concerning than the down ballot Bautista votes is the 10th (!!) place vote for Jacoby Ellsbury. I wonder if the same guy that cast Jose 9th put Jacoby 10th … absolutely criminal.
could it be said that the more people from a team on the ballot for the mvp, the less significant they were to their teams contribution? does the fact that the yankees had 5 (counting robertson?), the red sox had 3 and the tigers had 4 make each individual’s performance on that list less valuable? For example, one could argue that verlander’s value to his team wasn’t as higg because he had three other potential mvps around him (where as a guy like bautista was the only one from the jays who came close to sniffing an mvp and they still were .500)
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