Hamilton, Votto are your 2010 MVPs


Joey Votto (Cin) and former drug addict Josh Hamilton (Tex) were named the NL and AL Most Valuable Players, respectively, for the 2010 season. They did so in convincing fashion, as Votto received 31 of the 32 first-place votes and Hamilton 22 of the 28 first-place votes.

I don’t have a problem with either of them getting the award, they were both deserving, but it really grinds my gears that Jose Bautista (fourth) got a first-place vote and Robbie Cano (third) did not. Furthermore, Miggy Cabrera (second) got five first-place votes. Oh well. Much like the CC-Dave Price argument from a few days ago, it’s quite moot at this point.

There was a lot of news going around in Yankeeland today:

Fun fact (courtesy of You Can’t Predict Baseball): the 101-loss 2010 Seattle Mariners had more players get MVP votes than the 2010 Boston Red Sox.