• Rumor: Tie For AL MVP?

    Posted by on November 21st, 2006 · Comments (8)

    From George King (with a hat tip to BaseballThinkFactory.org) –

    How close was the AL MVP voting that will be announced today? Throughout baseball yesterday an unsubstantiated rumor buzzed the landscape that Derek Jeter and Twins first baseman Justin Morneau had tied for the award.

    However, nobody from MLB or the Baseball Writers Association of America confirmed the rumor.

    Maybe the ESPN.com expert vote has people thinking this way?

    Comments on Rumor: Tie For AL MVP?

    1. jonm
      November 21st, 2006 | 11:15 am

      I never remember MVP votes leaking before. If it’s true, it’s a terrible result. If Jeter was going to tie with a Twin, it should have been Santana and, if not Santana, Mauer.

      Tying with Morneau is just absurd. This may have some anti-Yankee bias behind it.

    2. Josh
      November 21st, 2006 | 2:49 pm

      Mourneau has won, 320-306. This guy wasn’t even the MVP of his team! I felt along that the voters would not reward two Yankees in consecutive years.

    3. November 21st, 2006 | 2:57 pm

      apparently Morneau won.

      is this the first time the voters have gotten the MVP wrong in BOTH leagues?

    4. November 21st, 2006 | 3:14 pm

      Thanks for the links guys

      I will have some commentary on this tonight

    5. #15
      November 21st, 2006 | 3:17 pm

      We was robbed.

    6. Raf
      November 21st, 2006 | 3:39 pm

      is this the first time the voters have gotten the MVP wrong in BOTH leagues?
      It wouldn’t suprise me. However, Pujols vs Howard is a lot closer than Morneau vs. the rest of the AL.

    7. christopher
      November 21st, 2006 | 3:40 pm

      I want to know who gave Jeter the 6th place vote. I can see the argument for 2nd, 3rd, or maybe 4th…but 6th???

    8. November 21st, 2006 | 3:44 pm

      ^ it was one of the beat writers for the White Sox.

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