AL MVP and Back To The Division
Two MLB notes I wanted to report today…
1. Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox was named AL MVP. The Twins’ Justin Morneau was second in the balloting (although not a close second), and Joe Mauer was fourth. As much as it would have been fun to see a Twin win the award for the second time in three seasons, Pedroia deserved the hardware after having perhaps the best season by a second baseman in the history of modern baseball. His defense was flawless, and he can hit for power, shoot the gaps, and run extremely well. He should be a force in the AL for many years to come. Albert Pujols took home the NL MVP.
2. Just today, it was announced that the Red Sox traded CF Coco Crisp to the Kansas City Royals for relief pitcher Ramon Ramirez. Just what the Twins needed…another quality player (and one who would single-handedly beat us when he was in Cleveland, at that) joining a division foe.