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I don't get how Ortiz wasn't 2nd but whatever, 2nd place in MVP voting is pointless.

 

Because for some reason, most people were under the impression he had a down year.

Yeah.

 

Production as far as HRs (although homers were down across the board) but the man had probably his best season.

 

171 OPS+ (A-Rod was at 177)

.445 OBP (Led League, A-Rod was at .422) | 111 BB to 103 Ks

.621 SLG% (3rd in League)

 

I'm absolutely not saying Ortiz is more deserving than Rodriguez, just that Ortiz was the clear number 2 to me. The fact that he posted a .332/.445/.621 line with a knee that was very bad and required surgery shortly after the season.

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There were two voters who voted Magglio Ordonez 1st and A-Rod 2nd.

One was Tom Gage of The Detroit News.

The other, Jim Hawkins, of The Oakland Press in Pontiac, Michigan.

 

No surprise there.

What's the big deal?

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