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Josh Hamilton Named A.L. MVP

As we hoped, Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers has been named the American League Most Valuable Player for 2010.

Hamilton picked up 22 of 28 first place votes, with second place finisher Miguel Cabrera picking up 5 first place votes, and Jose Bautista, who finished 4th, getting 1 first place vote.  Robinson Cano finished in third place.

Paul Konerko finished 5th, Evan Longoria 6th, and Carl Crawford 7th in the balloting.

The only other Ranger to be named on a ballot was Vladimir Guerrero, who got two 7th place votes, one 8th place vote, four 9th place votes, and three 10th place votes.

Oddly enough, the highest ranked pitcher was Rafael Soriano, with C.C. Sabathia finishing right behind him.  Felix Hernandez was the only other pitcher to receive votes, and finished well behind Soriano and Sabathia.

UPDATE -- Correction of the above -- Joakim Soria also received a vote.