Originally Posted by Wuxia
IMO, Johan Santana is the AL MVP and its not even close. He was by far the best pitcher in the league this season.
The NL MVP is a no brainer, Puljols takes it once again.
Johan is the only one I'd consider alongside Jeter (with Mauer 3rd). It's just hard comparing the contributions of a great position player to a great starter, no idea how to really decide between the two. But in all likelyhood, some writer will leave Johan off the ballot completely (as is usually the case for pitchers in MVP voting) and that will cost him any shot he has at it.