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charlie and algernon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-22-10 02:23 PM
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Joey Votto is your 2010 NL Most Valuable Player
NEW YORK -- Cincinnati's Joey Votto was overwhelmingly elected the National League's Most Valuable Player on Monday, ending the two-year reign of Albert Pujols.

Votto, a first baseman who helped the Reds reach the postseason for the first time in 15 years, received 31 of 32 first-place votes and 443 points in voting announced by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Votto was a first-time All-Star, finishing second in the NL in batting average at .324 and third in homers (37) and RBIs (113). He led the NL in slugging percentage (.600) and topped the major leagues in on-base percentage (.424).

Pujols, the St. Louis Cardinals' first baseman, was second with the remaining first-place vote and 279 points after winning the award in 2005, 2008 and 2009. He batted .312 and led the NL in homers (42) and RBIs (118).

Colorado's Carlos Gonzalez was third with 240 points after winning the NL batting title with a .336 average. San Diego's Adrian Gonzalez (197) was fourth, followed by Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki (132) and Philadelphia pitcher Roy Halladay (130).

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=5838600
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hughee99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-22-10 02:25 PM
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1. Congrats to Votto,
I'm a little surprised it wasn't closer, but that's probably because Votto lead his team to the playoffs and Pujols didn't.
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charlie and algernon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-22-10 02:27 PM
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2. Here's the top 10 finalists
1.Joey Votto, Cincinnati -- 443
2.Albert Pujols, St. Louis -- 279
3.Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado -- 240
4.Adrian Gonzalez, San Diego -- 197
5.Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado -- 132
6.Roy Halladay, Philadelphia -- 130
7.Aubrey Huff, San Francisco -- 70
8.Jayson Werth, Philadelphia -- 52
9.Martin Prado, Atlanta -- 51
10.Ryan Howard, Philadelphia -- 50
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-22-10 02:28 PM
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3. Well deserved honor.
I think him and his young Cincinnati Reds are going to be contenders for years down the road.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-22-10 02:46 PM
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4. Can i just say that Joey Votto is a great name? nt
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-22-10 02:52 PM
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5. Now why would you think that, Joey?
:rofl:
(I can only imagine the schaudenfreud you would have if your name was Brett though) :P
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-22-10 02:56 PM
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7. Don't you htink it's kind of lyrical? It flows!
On another topic, I can't decide if I am more enthralled by seeing Payless throw an INT to end a game, or by seeing Favor do so!
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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-22-10 02:52 PM
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6. Well deserved!
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Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-22-10 05:05 PM
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8. Congratulations to Votto..
The Giants were well represented in the vote. With Huff (seventh, with 70 points), Posey (11th, 40), and Brian Wilson (13th, 28).
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