It would have gone to– wait for it– José Bautista.
Yes, José Bautista.
No, I don’t think pitchers are undeserving of MVP consideration. As long as the rules state pitchers should be considered for MVP, I am fine with a pitcher winning the award. I do think he was the best pitcher in the AL, and I think he was a worthy MVP candidate, but Bautista would have gotten my vote if I had one. If you put a gun to my head and a ballot in my hand, I probably would have gone Bautista, Ellsbury, Cabrera, Verlander.
I will leave you with this:
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