> I’m not going to rant. I’ve made my case for Mike Trout, and I believe it is way stronger than any that can be made for Miguel Cabrera. That said, the writers have messed up awards voting for a long time now, and this was far from unexpected.
However, I do think the guys who had it right should be recognized, and the guys who had it wrong should be called out. So here are all the writers and whose name they checked on the 2012 AL MVP ballot.
VOTED FOR TROUT
Tim Britton, Providence Journal-Bulletin
Jim Caple, ESPN
Joe Haakenson, At Large
Sean McAdam, CSN New England
Roger Mooney, Tampa Tribune
Jeff Passan, Yahoo!
VOTED FOR CABRERA
Bob Dutton, KC Star
Bob Elliot, Toronto Sun
Mark Feinsand, NY Daily News
Tom Gage, Detroit News
Mark Gonzalez, Chicago Tribune
Evan Grant, Dallas Morning News
Paul Hoynes, Cleveland Plain Dealer
George King, NY Post
Tim Kurkjian, ESPN
Larry LaRue, Tacoma News Tribune
John Lowe, Detroit Free Press
La Velle Neal III, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Sheldon Ocker, Akron Beach Journal (3rd place vote)
John Shipley, St. Paul Pioneer Press
Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Stiglich, Bay Are News Group
Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times
Mark Whicker, Orange County Register
Paul White, USA Today
Jeff Wilson, Ft. Worth Star Telegram
Daryl Van Schouwen, Chicago Sun Times
Mark Zwolinski, Toronto Star
> Okay, now I know he’s drunk.