The final two post season awards were handed out on Thursday — the American and National League MVPs.
The conversation over the past couple of months has been whether Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera or phenom and sabermetrics favorite Mike Trout should win the AL award. Everybody predicted an extremely close race. However, I wrote:
This shouldn’t even be an issue. Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera should win this unanimously.
Well, in the end it wasn’t an issue at all. Cabrera got 22 of the 28 first place votes to finish with 362 points, far ahead of Trout and his 281 points. Adrian Beltre finished third. I predicted Josh Hamilton would be third; he was fifth.
Over in the National League, Buster Posey was the easy winner, getting 27 first place votes and a total of 422 points. Ryan Braun was second and Andrew McCutchen was third. I predicted all of this.
By the way, David Wright finished sixth with 86 points and Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey was 15th with 16 points.
So the real winner of the post season award season was actually me. I predicted all six of the winners, missing only third place finishers for AL MVP and NL Rookie of the Year. Big deal. I also correctly predicted the presidential race. I’m going to Vegas!