Baseball Crank
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November 12, 2002
BASEBALL: The Ballot Narrows

I was way too late getting in my Projo column on the AL MVP race; I had hoped to get it up before the vote was announced. It's Tejada, the second-best shortstop in the AL.

What's interesting is the narrowing of the scope of candidates. To justify the 2000 vote, the writers had to take the position that a starting pitcher can't win, throwing out years of history in the process. Now, the writers have said: players on losing teams can NEVER win the award, not even if they play the same position as the guy who wins, and are better at just about everything. Goodbye Ernie, farewell Andre; players from non-contending teams need never apply again.

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