It’s the big one. The one you have all been waiting for, while being on the edge of your seat sweating from the level of anticipation you feel in your bones and blood. The Baseball Writers Association of America revealed their American League and National League Most Valuable Players on Thursday.
The American League winner is Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers receiving 23 of 30 first place votes. This is Cabrera’s second MVP award and his second straight. In the National League, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen received 28 of 30 first place votes to win his first MVP award.
The vote for the Minnesota Twins MVP was close. Seven percentage points separated the winner from the second place finisher. The Puckett’s Pond writers vote was split even, meaning the winner of the fan vote would emerge victorious and that honor goes to now former catcher Joe Mauer who received 45 percent of the vote. Brian Dozier finished second with 38 percent of the vote.
Third place was a clean sweep for the writer’s vote with Glen Perkins finishing third or as Senior Writer Paul Pleiss’ ballot read Glen “I close with my zipper down” Perkins.
Justin Morneau tied for third in the fan vote, but that tie was broken via writer’s vote.
Twins MVP Results
- Joe Mauer
- Brian Dozier
- Glen Perkins