MVP: Too depressing

I don’t know what the sports writers were thinking when they voted for Justin Morneau over Derek Jeter for MVP. It couldn’t have been a strictly numbers thing. Jeter came in second for the batting title. He got his 3rd Golden Glove in a row and he also got he Silver Slugger for short stop. And yet Morneau beat him out. Well, congrat, Justin, but I really don’t know how you did it.

Here’s the voting, for any one who is interesting

Player/Club                  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Points

Justin Morneau, Minnesota     15   8   3   2   -   -   -   -   -    -    320
Derek Jeter, New York         12  14   -   1   -   1   -   -   -    -    306
David Ortiz, Boston            -   1  11   5   7   3   1   -   -    -    193
Frank Thomas, Oakland          -   3   4   7   7   4   1   -   -    -    174
Jermaine Dye, Chicago          -   1   2   6   5   7   4   2   1    -    156
Joe Mauer, Minnesota           -   -   3   6   1   2   5   3   2    1    116
Johan Santana, Minnesota       1   -   5   1   3   3   3   1   1    3    114
Travis Hafner, Cleveland       -   1   -   -   -   2   4   7   3    2     64
Vladimir Guerrero, Los Angeles -   -   -   -   -   2   3   4   6    -     46
Carlos Guillen, Detroit        -   -   -   -   1   -   3   3   2    3     34
Grady Sizemore, Cleveland      -   -   -   -   1   -   1   1   2    7     24
Jim Thome, Chicago             -   -   -   -   -   1   3   -   -    -     17
Alex Rodriguez, New York       -   -   -   -   1   -   -   2   -    1     13
Jason Giambi, New York         -   -   -   -   -   1   -   -   2    -      9
Johnny Damon, New York         -   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   -    1      7
Justin Verlander, Detroit      -   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   -    1      7
Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle         -   -   -   -   -   1   -   -   1    -      7
Joe Nathan, Minnesota          -   -   -   -   -   1   -   -   -    1      6
Manny Ramirez, Boston          -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   1    1      6
Miguel Tejada, Baltimore       -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   2    1      5
Raul Ibanez, Seattle           -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -    1      4
Robinson Cano, New York        -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -    -      3
Paul Konerko, Chicago          -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -    -      3
Magglio Ordonez, Detroit       -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -    -      3
Vernon Wells, Toronto          -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1    1      3
Carl Crawford, Tampa Bay       -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1    -      2
Mariano Rivera, New York       -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1    -      2
Kenny Rogers, Detroit          -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1    -      2
Chien-Ming Wang, New York      -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1    -      2
Troy Glaus, Toronto            -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -    1      1
Gary Matthews Jr., Texas       -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -    1      1
A.J. Pierzynski, Chicago       -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -    1      1
Michael Young, Texas           -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -    1      1