If Joe Mauer was a lock for the American League MVP, then Albert Pujols is a lock, deadbolt, and steel reinforced wall to win the National League honors. Mauer received 27 of 28 first-place votes, nearly taking the award unanimously, and I think Pujols will complete the clean sweep of the senior circuit. Tomorrow afternoon the voting results will be handed down and there's just no way you can give a first-place vote to anyone other than the Machine based upon the body of work he compiled in 2009. If he wins his second consecutive MVP, he will be the first player to do so since Barry Bonds in 2003-2004. Just watching Pujols work at the plate is something to behold. The way he stays so perfectly balanced and calmly bends at the knees while timing the pitch is purity ...
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