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Major League Baseball will announce the winner of the 2011 American League Most Valuable Player this afternoon. While sabermetric tools such as Wins Above Replacement are very helpful, and perhaps even necessary for sorting out which players have been the most valuable, they are not necessarily s...
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Who will emerge from a crowded field to win the A.L. Most Valuable Player award?
Congratulations to Justin Verlander for winning both the Cy Young Award and the MVP. His award is not without justification and will not go down in history as some kind of stupid vote. This writer simply feels that Jacoby Ellsbury had a season unlike few others in Major League history. That's why he was this writer's Stan Musial Award pick for the BBA. Jose Bautista won...
When he left for spring training in February, Jacoby Ellsbury vowed to his trainers that he would be back in Arizona...
Jacoby Ellsbury was denied the American League MVP as the voters gave it to pitcher and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander. This is the first time a pitcher has won the MVP since 1986.
Jacoby Ellsbury's transformation from table-setter to game-changer was dramatic enough that he finished higher than any other position player in the American League's Most Valuable Player Award voting, which was released Monday.
Jacoby came up short in the MVP race.
Jacoby Ellsbury received 4 first place votes and 13 second place votes as part of 240 total points, which placed him 2nd in the MVP voting. Ellsbury hit .321/.376/.552 with 32 homeruns, 39 stolen bases, a 146 OPS+, 15.6 UZR and a 9.4 WAR (1st in the MLB).
Verlander received 13 first place votes, though one voter left him off the ballot entirely...
With the AL MVP announcement coming up soon, SB Nation's Rob Neyer lists his thought process for the most deserving candidates. He only considers eight guys, including three Sox: Adrian Gonzalez, Dustin Pedroia, and Jacoby Ellsbury. Here's what he has to say about Ells, his choice for the winner:
I wouldn't give Verlander any chance at all, because some voters just don...
Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury garnered four first-place votes and 242 points in finishing second to Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander in the American League Most Valuable Player balloting, the results of which were announced by the Baseball Writers Association of America yesterday in New York.
Detroit's Justin Verlander has become the first starting pitcher in a quarter-century to win a Most Valuable Player award, adding it to his Cy Young Award last week. Verlander earned the American League MVP honor Monday, receiving 13 of 28 first-place votes and 280 points in voting announced by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Boston center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury...
The concession came in the form of a Tweet.
@JacobyEllsbury: Congrats to Justin Verlander. Thanks to all the
Justin Verlander wins the MVP to go with his Cy Young, while Jacoby Ellsbury (gerbil's MFRS) got the runner up. I was on the fence whether it should be Ellsbury or Verlander and can not argue with either choice. Jim Ingraham of The Herald-News in Ohio left Verlander off their MVP ballot entirely (and explains his position in the linked article.
Pete Abraham provides an interesting...
Even the likes of Shank realize it's in bad form to trash local sports figures such as Curt Schilling, Manny Ramirez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Claude Julien, Bill Belichick, and Red Sox management and ownership one day from Thanksgiving, so we get the annual local high school athlete column. If Jonathan DiBiaso makes it to the National Football League, he can look forward to Shank treating...