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SPORTS BLOGS: NL MVP

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Sportsblogs voting for NL MVP

NL MVP:
Matt Holliday, 235 points
Prince Fielder, 148 points
Jimmy Rollins, 137 points
David Wright, 117 points
Chipper Jones, 95 points
Hanley Ramirez, 90 points
Chase Utley, 88 points
Albert Pujols, 80 points
Ryan Howard, 70 points
Jake Peavy, 68 points
Miguel Cabrera, 35 points
Others receiving votes: Brandon Webb, Aramis Ramirez, Eric Byrnes, Derrek Lee, Ryan Braun, Brad Penny, Jose Reyes, John Smoltz, Troy Tulowitzki, Adam Dunn, Roy Oswalt, Carlos Lee, Todd Helton, Barry Bonds.

The ballots were ten players deep. My ballot went Jimmy Rollins, Prince Fielder, Chipper Jones, Hanley Ramirez, Matt Holliday, Albert Pujols, David Wright, Miguel Cabrera, Chase Utley, and Carlos Lee. I have taken some crap about ranking Rollins first, but I'd point out in my defense that his WARP-3 is 11.7, exactly the same as Holliday's. That is not why I made the decision, but it shows that it is defensible. The dude hit 30 homers, 20 triples, stole 41 bases in 47 attempts, and is an above-average defensive shortstop.

This isn't relevant directly to the MVP vote, but check out Jimmy Rollins' historical comps by Sim Score, through age 28.
Ryne Sandberg (Hall of Famer)
Alan Trammell (should be a Hall of Famer)
Jim Fregosi
Bobby Doerr (Hall of Famer)
Roberto Alomar
Edgar Renteria
Travis Jackson (Hall of Famer)
Larry Doyle
Derek Jeter (Will be a Hall of Famer)