Results tagged ‘ Joey Votto ’
First of all, congratulations to both Josh Hamilton and Joey Votto for their respective 2010 MVP Awards. They both would have been my picks as well.
Whereas the AL Cy-Young award may have been a bit of a change in favor of stats (Felix Hernandez winning “just” 13 games), the MVP’s were a bit more traditional this year, given out to two cleanup hitters who flatout did their jobs.
Without either player, I don’t think the Texas Rangers or Cincinnati Reds make the playoffs in ’10 (or at least not quite as easily as they did). They both just did what a fourth hitter should do: rake the ball, hit for extra base power, and drive in a plethora of runs.