The Top 10 Iconoclastic N.L. MVP Votes
Just about everyone agreed Barry Bonds and Albert Pujols were the two best players in the NL this season.
Not so in the National League, however, where nearly 90 percent of the voters thought Barry Bonds was the most deserving of the award and a like amount thought Albert Pujols was the next-most deserving. To be honest, I thought Pujols was going to get more than three first-place votes this time around. I didn't think he'd win, but I thought it would be much closer. He certainly had much better credentials this year than he did last year when Bonds was a unanimous choice.
On Tuesday, I examined the most idiosyncratic picks in the American League voting, but the N.L. does not afford quite the same opportunity. A few things do leap out, however.
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