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SBN Awards: AL MVP

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Voting 14-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

American League MVP 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Points
Alex Rodriguez 19 - - - - - - - - - 266
Magglio Ordonez - 13 3 2 - 1 - - - - 160
David Ortiz - 2 8 4 1 - 3 - - 1 129
Jorge Posada - 1 5 3 1 1 3 - 3 - 99
Vladimir Guerrero - 1 1 3 5 5 - 1 1 1 99
Carlos Pena - - - 4 3 2 5 - 2 2 82
Ichiro Suzuki - 1 2 1 1 3 3 4 - - 77
Curtis Granderson - 1 - 1 4 2 1 2 2 3 67
Victor Martinez - - - - 4 1 1 5 5 - 58
Grady Sizemore - - - 1 - - 3 - 3 4 29
Mike Lowell - - - - - 3 - 1 1 2 22
Derek Jeter - - - - - - - 2 1 - 8
Placido Polanco - - - - - - - 2 - - 6
C. C. Sabathia - - - - - - 1 - - - 5
Jim Thome - - - - - - - 1 - 1 4
Josh Beckett - - - - - - - - 1 - 2
Carl Crawford - - - - - - - - 1 - 2
J. J. Putz - - - - - - - - - 1 1
Brian Roberts - - - - - - - - - 1 1
Nick Markakis - - - - - - - - - 1 1
John Lackey - - - - - - - - - 1 1
Chone Figgins - - - - - - - - - 1 1

I know next to nothing about AL baseball, but when looking at something else a couple weeks back, I stumbled across the fact that Magglio Ordonez led the AL in Others Batted in Percentage, while A-Rod was tenth.

You know A-Rod led the league in homers, RBIs and OPS, but did you know Ordonez led the league in doubles and batting average, while finishing second in OBP?

Rodriguez is the correct choice in the view from this corner, but I'm not sure he should have been unanimous. For all the words spoken and written about his great season this year, he didn't dominate the AL in the same way that Peavy, for example, dominated the NL.

My guess is Ordonez gets more than a first place vote or two from the writers, although whether that would be for the right reason or not remains to be seen.