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Joe Mauer won his first career American League MVP in an almost unanimous decision today.á Albert Pujolsùbarring some sort of disgusting error by the BBWAAùwill win his second consecutive National League MVP trophy early tomorrow afternoon.á Both players are phenomenal talents that played at the highest level throughout the season and were clearly the most valuable player in their respective league.á Just take a look at the raw numbers for each player: Pujols: .327/47/135/1.101 OPS Mauer: .365/28/96/1.014 OPS Those stat lines are jaw-dropping, and one might glance at the astronomical numbers of Pujols and consider him the easy choice for possessing more value. However, it's my opinion that Mauer is the most valuable player in Major League Baseball.á When you consider more than just t ...

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