On the day after the season ended each blogger for SB Nation Baseball submitted their own BBWA-style ballots, only voting in their respective leagues...
And the winner of the American League MVP is:
Joe Mauer- Minnesota Twins
Here's the ballot breakdown, you won't find a single Royal on this list:
Royals Review voted this way:
I'm big on positional value, hence the straight up the middle 1-2-3. Jeter's generally overrated, but when you hit .343/.417/.483 as a passable short stop, thats hot. Still, Mauer's .347/.429/.507 as a catcher is a historically awesome season.
By the way, it went totally unnoticed, but Miggie Tejada had a very nice year.