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Thursday, November 15, 2012

BBWAA.com: Posey wins NL MVP

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, who came back from a devastating injury in 2011 to help his team win the National League West title this season, was elected the league’s Most Valuable Player in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America that was announced on the MLB Network.

Posey, 25, was listed first on 27 ballots, second on four and third on one of the 32 ballots submitted by two writers representing each league city to score 422 points, based on a tabulation system rewarding 14 points for first place, nine for second, eight for third and on down to one for 10th.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 15, 2012 at 07:21 PM | 34 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: buster posey, mvp

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   1. Steve Treder Posted: November 15, 2012 at 07:36 PM (#4303746)
Yay!
   2. BochysFingers Posted: November 15, 2012 at 07:38 PM (#4303747)
The wall on the 3rd Street side of AT&T is going to get a lot of painting this offseason!
   3. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: November 15, 2012 at 07:38 PM (#4303748)
Is Posey always that engaging?
   4. Eric P. Posted: November 15, 2012 at 07:44 PM (#4303751)
Braun did really well in the voting. 3 first place votes, named on all 32 ballots, no lower than 4th on any of them. Didn't expect that.
   5. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: November 15, 2012 at 07:45 PM (#4303752)
Wow, not even close in the AL MVP race.
   6. dr. scott Posted: November 15, 2012 at 07:45 PM (#4303753)
Great for Posey, but who the &*%$ voted for Hunter Pence?

for some reason I cant view the writers vote breakdown.
   7. Swedish Chef Posted: November 15, 2012 at 07:47 PM (#4303754)
Cabrera MVP, commence sabr-rattling.
   8. Eric P. Posted: November 15, 2012 at 07:48 PM (#4303756)
Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago had the Pence vote. No idea WTF his rationale could be for that.
   9. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: November 15, 2012 at 07:50 PM (#4303758)
Good for Buster, good for Miggy.

According to espn Cabrera is first Tiger position player since Greenberg in 1940 to win the award, that is stunning to me.
   10. Baldrick Posted: November 15, 2012 at 07:50 PM (#4303759)
Sheldon Ocker ranked Trout as the third most valuable player in the AL.
   11. UCCF Posted: November 15, 2012 at 07:51 PM (#4303760)
I know carping about down ballot votes is kind of silly, but I'd love to know the thought process behind putting Raul Ibanez on your ballot.
   12. dr. scott Posted: November 15, 2012 at 07:53 PM (#4303761)
Wow, i assumed the NL would not be close, but I thought it would be closer in the AL. You would think at least a few voters would wonder, why does some other guy hitting more home runs or not make Trout more or less worthy than Cabrera. Etiher way great year by both players. Trout will have plenty more oppertunities.
   13. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: November 15, 2012 at 07:55 PM (#4303765)
I wish the talking heads would stop using the playoffs thing in favor of Cabrera, given that the Angels won more games than the Tigers. Cabrera is no doubt worthy of winning the award, but it's not Mike Trout's fault his team doesn't get to feast on the Royals and Twins almost a quarter of the season.
   14. dr. scott Posted: November 15, 2012 at 07:58 PM (#4303766)
given that the Angels won more games than the Tigers.


Yea, but they were only 3rd in thier division!

The tigers played to the standings....
   15. vagab0nd (no longer an outl13r) Posted: November 15, 2012 at 08:03 PM (#4303773)
Trout will have plenty more oppertunities.


While I hope you're right, Dan Marino said the same thing about winning a Super Bowl.
   16. Repoz Posted: November 15, 2012 at 08:04 PM (#4303778)
The Branson Gazette: "You never know what that crazy Jack O'Connell might say next!"
   17. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: November 15, 2012 at 08:19 PM (#4303795)
congrats to posey. good choice

and i will just smile at 2nd place and expect no remarks from those who insisted that braun would get buried, ignored, blah, blah, blah

i knew the mvp voters are not the hof voters.
   18. Danny Posted: November 15, 2012 at 08:30 PM (#4303804)
I know carping about down ballot votes is kind of silly, but...

...how did Adam LaRoche end up on 19 different ballots?
   19. Danny Posted: November 15, 2012 at 08:32 PM (#4303807)
What's up with Houston writers not voting? They only had one vote for MVP, MOY, and ROY and zero for CY.
   20. SteveF Posted: November 15, 2012 at 08:42 PM (#4303811)
What's up with Houston writers not voting? They only had one vote for MVP, MOY, and ROY and zero for CY.


Writers in Scranton, Durham, Pawtucket, Memphis, and Reno don't get any votes. Houston writers probably shouldn't complain.
   21. something like a train wreck Posted: November 15, 2012 at 08:57 PM (#4303826)
WAR is not healthy for children and other living things. It causes otherwise sensible people to act as if they gave the award to Adam Dunn. Is Cabrera one of the 30th worst Mvp choices? I doubt it.
   22. Bhaakon Posted: November 15, 2012 at 09:06 PM (#4303833)
and i will just smile at 2nd place and expect no remarks from those who insisted that braun would get buried, ignored, blah, blah, blah


I don't know who said hed get buried and ignored, but backlash from this test explain the poor showing in 1st place votes better than, say, the numbers. The NL MVP wasn't as clear cut as the 27-3-2 vote tally indicates.


WAR is not healthy for children and other living things. It causes otherwise sensible people to act as if they gave the award to Adam Dunn. Is Cabrera one of the 30th worst Mvp choices? I doubt it.


He's not one of the 30 worst performers to win it, no. But he might be in the top 30 in terms of difference between the guy who should have won and the actual winner.
   23. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: November 15, 2012 at 09:09 PM (#4303835)
sure bhakkon. he finished second to a very worthy winner.

give me a break
   24. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: November 15, 2012 at 09:13 PM (#4303838)
Still out at second.
   25. cardsfanboy Posted: November 15, 2012 at 09:22 PM (#4303841)
I'm still trying to figure out how Molina got left off a ballot. I figured the vote would have gone Posey/Molina/McCutchen/Braun somewhat surprised Braun took second place.

Found out it was John Maffei, and he voted for Allen Craig but not Yadier Molina..... How does anyone do that?
   26. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: November 15, 2012 at 09:41 PM (#4303856)
92>76

cfb, there's the math
   27. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: November 15, 2012 at 10:43 PM (#4303926)
and aramis ramirez finished 9th. how about that?
   28. Guapo Posted: November 15, 2012 at 10:49 PM (#4303936)
Jon Heyman had Bryce Harper 9th.
   29. Gamingboy Posted: November 15, 2012 at 11:14 PM (#4303958)
Jon Heyman had Bryce Harper 9th.


Boras boosting.
   30. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: November 15, 2012 at 11:49 PM (#4303970)
...how did Adam LaRoche end up on 19 different ballots?
By being the best all-around 1B in the National League during the 2012 season, and playing a major role in carrying the Nats offensely and defensively in a year where they posted the best record in baseball?

I mean, don't get me wrong: he's no MVP. I'd have a hard time even putting him in my own Top 10 ranking. But if you're asking how on earth he could have gotten votes on so many different ballots (as opposed to, say, why Hunter Pence got even a single vote) then I almost wonder whether you're actually aware of the season LaRoche put up. And not just with the bat -- his Gold Glove this year was eminently well-deserved.
   31. Group Captain Mandrake Posted: November 15, 2012 at 11:50 PM (#4303972)
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, who came back from a devastating injury in 2011 to help his team win the National League West title this season,


Um, understatement? Yes, I know MVP is for the regular season only, but still...
   32. Bhaakon Posted: November 15, 2012 at 11:54 PM (#4303977)
Um, understatement? Yes, I know MVP is for the regular season only, but still...


Counting postseason performance wouldn't really go in Posey's favor.
   33. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: November 15, 2012 at 11:57 PM (#4303983)
Sheldon Ocker ranked Trout as the third most valuable player in the AL.

How ironic(and Phil and Walt can confirm this), that here in Aus. "ocker" is slang for, well, an unsophisticated person. Also referred to as a bogan. I suppose redneck would be the U.S. equivalent.
   34. Sunday silence Posted: November 16, 2012 at 12:17 AM (#4303999)
"Cardinals fan," is the standard term in these parts.

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