The BBWAAvoters really screwed up this time.
I mean the AL MVP debate was at least passable, but everybody knew who the NL MVP for the 2011 season was going to be.
It would seem that the BBWAA’s blunders are coming from letting their wishes interpret all duties by having an open mind.
Let me make it clear, that Braun was undoubtedly worthy of being involved in the 2011 MVP discussions and right till the end too.
The problem is Kemp’s regular season numbers were undeniably atop of the NL; and it is a travesty he didn’t win the award.
Still, there is no reason to not give huge congratulations to Ryan Braun, who had a spectacular 2011 season in Milwaukee.
Here is the 2011 NL MVP voting results:
- Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun wins NL MVP (boston.com)
- Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun wins NL MVP (newyork.cbslocal.com)
- Ryan Braun is your 2011 NL MVP (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com)
- Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun wins NL MVP (fanaticsportsandcards.com)
- Ryan Braun Wins NL MVP (mlbtraderumors.com)
- You: Braun over Kemp; Brewers’ OF wins the NL MVP (sportsillustrated.cnn.com)
- Ryan Braun Named 2011 NL MVP (blippitt.com)