Bottom line, 57% of the voters for the 2006 AL MVP did not feel that Derek Jeter was the man who should have won the award – because, if they did, then they would have ranked him #1 on their ballot.
On the flip side, 53% if the voters thought that Justin Morneau should be the MVP – because they ranked him #1 on their ballots.
Obviously, there was something there to make 57% of the voters feel that Jeter should not be the MVP. Was it the numbers? If so, that was a mistake by the voters.
It will be interesting to hear from that 57% over the next few days. I hope they all offer some feedback on their thoughts. Until then, all we can do is guess.