Sep 12, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers first baseman Mike Olt (9) is looked at by trainer Kevin Harmon during the game against the Cleveland Indians at Rangers Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE
Richard Durrett has a post up at ESPN Dallas, asking whether the Rangers' team MVP this season is Adrian Beltre or Josh Hamilton. Durrett ultimately goes with Beltre as his pick, but says that Hamilton has a good case, as well.
To me, Adrian Beltre is the clear pick. He's about even with Hamilton offensively, but has also provided great defense at third base, while Hamilton has been okay, but not great, defensively while splitting time between left field (a position not as demanding as third base) and center field (a position similar to third base in terms of its defensive importance).
That being said, I figured I'd throw up a poll on this issue, and put it to you, the LSB readers...who has been the Rangers' MVP so far in 2012? I've listed the five position players who have an fWAR of at least 3.0, as well as the pitchers who one might make an argument for, so cast your vote...
Who has been the Rangers' MVP for 2012?
Elvis Andrus (26 votes)
Yu Darvish (7 votes)
Josh Hamilton (81 votes)
Matt Harrison (22 votes)
Adrian Beltre (768 votes)
Ian Kinsler (10 votes)
David Murphy (36 votes)
Joe Nathan (21 votes)
Other (4 votes)
975 total votes