Pujols beats out Howard for NL MVP award
NEW YORK -- Albert Pujols views MVP voting a little differently these days.
"You have to consider everything. You have to put all the numbers together," the St. Louis Cardinals star said Monday after powering past Philadelphia Phillies slugger Ryan Howard to win the award for the second time.
Pujols won despite the Cardinals finishing in fourth place, the lowest spot for an NL MVP winner since Andre Dawson and Chicago Cubs wound up sixth in 1987. Howard led the majors in home runs ...
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2008 AWARD WINNERS/SCHEDULE
• Story: Maddux wins for record 18th time
• Neyer: Voters erred on McLouth
|C||Yadier Molina, St. Louis (1st)|
|1B||Adrian Gonzalez, San Diego (1st)|
|2B||Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati (1st)|
|SS||Jimmy Rollins, Philadelphia (2nd)|
|3B||David Wright, NY Mets (2nd)|
|OF||Carlos Beltran, NY Mets (3rd)|
|OF||Nate McLouth, Pittsburgh (1st)|
|OF||Shane Victorino, Philadelphia (1st)|
|P||Greg Maddux, SD/LA (18th)|
• Story: Pena among five first-time winners
• Neyer: Young's another bad choice
|C||Joe Mauer, Minnesota (1st)|
|1B||Carlos Pena, Tampa Bay (1st)|
|2B||Dustin Pedroia, Boston (1st)|
|SS||Michael Young, Texas (1st)|
|3B||Adrian Beltre, Seattle (1st)|
|OF||Torii Hunter, LA Angels (8th)|
|OF||Grady Sizemore, Cleveland (2nd)|
|OF||Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle (8th)|
|P||Mike Mussina, NY Yankees (7th)|
• Story: Longoria, Soto win ROY awards
|AL||Evan Longoria, 3B, Tampa Bay|
|NL||Geovany Soto, C, Chicago|
• Story: Lincecum just second Giant to win award
• Neyer: Lincecum's rare Giant feat
|• Story: Maddon, Piniella named managers of year|
|AL||Joe Maddon, Tampa Bay|
|NL||Lou Piniella, Chicago|
• Story: Lee second straight Indian to win
• Neyer: Lee, Halladay were equally good
• Story: Pujols wins second NL MVP award
• Neyer: Voters need to cast wider net
• Stark: Three Strikes (NL MVP edition)
• Gammons: Why few votes for Hanley?
• Fantasy: Pujols No. 1 pick in '09?
• Story: Pedroia wins AL MVP award
• Neyer: Mauer was better choice
• Fantasy: Where does Pedroia go in '09?