Meaningless Accolades, 2009 Edition Part The Second

It’s Mauer. Only an idiot would vote otherwise. Fortunately for idiots, there is at least one party favor in the BBWA, because Miggy Cabrera picked up a first-place vote (but came in fourth overall). Catcher Mauer’s slashes EACH led the AL: 365/.444/.587. Read that again and remember he is a catcher. Wow.

Teix and Jeets finished second and third. Props and all, love dem Yankees, yada yada, but whatever. Smells. Bad. Lazy.

edit: Cabrera’s first-place vote came from Keizo Konishi of Kyodo News, a member of the Seattle chapter.

11 comments… add one
  • That was a foregone conclusion…I doubt Tex or Captain Clutch would trade their rings for the MVP Trophy!!! :)

    krueg November 23, 2009, 2:45 pm
  • Indeed, Krueg.

    attackgerbil November 23, 2009, 2:49 pm
  • Youkilis sixth, Bay seventh, V-Mart way down there with a couple ninth-place votes. Congrats to Mauer, who finally got what he deserved.

    Paul SF November 23, 2009, 3:04 pm
  • “Congrats to Mauer, who finally got what he deserved.”
    Um…won’t that be next year when he realizes his life long dream of putting on the Pinstripes??? ;)

    krueg November 23, 2009, 4:03 pm
  • You shut your dirty mouth, Krueg! ;-)

    Atheose - SF November 23, 2009, 11:04 pm
  • mauer’s outstanding season made this particular award meaningFUL, because he really removed any doubt about who had the best mvp-type year…in the absence of any clear cut criteria, and several “deserving” candidates, like the MOY discussion we had, that’s when the debates get interesting, and the word “meaningless” gets batted around…

    dc November 24, 2009, 7:30 am
  • mauer’s outstanding season made this particular award meaningFUL, because he really removed any doubt about who had the best mvp-type year
    Well said.

    Atheose - SF November 24, 2009, 8:22 am
  • HEHE…I don’t think he’s coming to the Bronx Ath. Can you even imagine if Minny let’s him go??? Riots up there.

    krueg November 24, 2009, 10:07 am
  • I think we can all agree that it’s best if Joe Mauer stays right where he is.
    Felix Hernandez, however, cannot join my Yankees soon enough.

    AndrewYF November 24, 2009, 10:18 am
  • he may not wind up a yankee, and i’d expect minnesota to pull out all the stops, whatever that means, to sign him, but it’s hard to imagine him not testing free agency when the time comes…a catcher as good as he is overall only comes along once in awhile…with the yankees and sox, and others i’m sure, in need of a young solid, did i say awesome?, catcher, his value will be sky high…can/will minnesota pay sky high $ ?…

    dc November 24, 2009, 11:18 am
  • But the guy is from St. Paul, a Twins fan his whole life…you have to think he will stay. He knows what he means to that town and so do the Twinkies. They have to offer him part ownership or perhaps a Prince signed guitar? Give him the Timberpuppies?

    krueg November 24, 2009, 11:34 am

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