Dustin Pedroia… Justin Morneau finished second. He received 7 first place votes. Joe Mauer finished in fourth place. Mauer got two first place votes. Morneau was on all 28 ballots. Interesting note – Dustin Pedroia got 16 first place votes, six second place votes, four third place votes and a fourth place vote. Note that is just 27 votes… did someone completely leave him off of their ballot??
Dustin Pedroia is the winner. Can’t really argue it too much… he would have finished third in my voting, behind Joe Mauer and Kevin Youklis, and just ahead of Justin Morneau. What do you think?
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We have to wait just a few more minutes to find out… Did you know that the Negro League Baseball Museum named Justin Morneau their 2008 MVP already? Maybe the Baseball Writers can do the same. MLB.com puts Morneau in their top five in a story they wrote. Joe Mauer (and Joe Nathan) are just mentioned in the Others to note category… Sad! Let’s see what happens!