So this year's NL MVP was awarded to Albert Pujols. Not a big surprise even though it seemed like there was a crowded field of candidates. Not too many Cardinal games get broadcast in my local market but I did catch his big swing in the 9th inning of game 5 of the NLCS. That was about as clutch as it gets. He clearly earned this honor with his numbers for the season. This way the Cy Young and MVP go to guys from the Cardinals.
Derrek Lee was third in the voting. He would have been my pick. And I'm an impartial observer of the whole Cubs-Cardinals rivalry so I'm not playing favorites on that one. Not having Barry Bonds in the mix made the NL MVP selection interesting this year. I look forward to next season.