Joe Mauer Is the AL MVP: Don’t Fool Yourself

Posted: 27th September 2009 by Marty Andrade in MLB
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Recently the typical chattering has arisen among mainstream journalists about who deserves the AL MVP award... if there is any question who the most valuable player this year is. á It is Joe Mauer. á Some writers, like Ken Rosenthal, think there's some sort of debate about this. á Most confusing has been the focus on whether the performance of a player's team should somehow be factored into the MVP discussion. á The success of the Yankees this year has been impressive. For some reason there are writers out there who think this matters in the MVP race. á It does not. The MVP award is about the player, not the team. á Trying to bring the team into the discussion is just a way of saying, "Joe Mauer is clearly more valuable than any other player, but I want to vote for someone els ...

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