Pujols NL MVP...AL Winner To Be Announced Today...Youk or Pedey??
At 2pm EST today the American League MVP award winner will be announced. There are two Red Sox players firmly in the mix. Kevin Youkilis or Dustin "Pedey" Pedroia have a legitimate chance of taking the honor. Face it, they both deserve it. There was only one player in all of major league baseball who had at least 175 hits, 75 runs scored, 75 RBIs, 15 home runs and 20 stolen bases. Who was it? I'll give you a hint...he plays second base and stands five feet seven inches tall. He led the league in hits, doubles, runs and multi-hit games and finished second with a .326 batting average. By now you know the answer...it's our very own Pedey Pedroia. But he has company. Kevin Youkilis, Justin Morneau, Angels closer Francisco Rodriguez and White Sox outfielder Carlos Quentin are all on that short list of candidates (thank you Hartford Courant for the stats). Boston skipper Terry Francona had this to say yesterday...
"It's a great debate and it's part of what makes the baseball season so much fun," said Red Sox manager Terry Francona. "But I don't need to be in that debate. What I need to do is back both of them. I wish they could split it."
Peter here, and it would take a tie for the MVP award to be split, and frankly, that ain't gonna happen. I'm pulling for Pedey but we ALL know how valuable Kevin Youkilis has been and will be to our team from Massachusetts. The Sox had better lock him up to a long term deal...if anyone deserves it, HE DOES.
The National League MVP went to the Cardinals Albert Pujols, who outdistanced the Phillies Ryan Howard. It was Pujol's second MVP award. Slugger/bigtime moaner Manny Ramirez finished fourth in the voting.
That's it for now. GOOD LUCK PEDEY AND YOUK. We love ya both. I'll be back when the results are in, but for me, Pedey is the most deserving player on the list. Have a great Tuesday, title click for more on everything Sox and as always, BE WELL.