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The BBWAA gets it right -- ARod wins AL MVP

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As Chris mentioned in the diary to the right, Alex Rodriguez has been named A.L. MVP.

A bit surprising -- I thought David Ortiz would get the nod -- but absolutely the right call.

I expect to hear Bill Simmons, Peter King, and a host of other casual baseball fans -- particularly those with BoSox ties -- decrying this decision, but given that Ortiz and ARod were about even offensively, and given that ARod has a significant edge in defensive value over Ortiz, this was a no-brainer.