Cleveland Indians’ Jose Ramirez finishes second in AL MVP voting to Chicago’s Jose Abreu | Cleveland
Ramírez finishes as runner-up for AL MVP | MLB
José Ramírez was narrowly edged out by fellow José, José Abreu for the AL MVP Award last night. Our José was probably better than their José but it doesn’t feel too much of an injustice.
José Ramírez, again an MVP candidate, lost his mind but never his confidence | The Athletic ($)
Prior to the vote tallies being released, Zack Meisel of The Athletic profiled Ramírez, including his well-known struggles in 2019 that stemmed from trying too hard to beat the shift and overthinking his opponents. Sign up for The Athletic if you want to read the whole thing, but by far the best line is: “He was losing his mind, but not his confidence.”
Don’t worry everyone, José Ramírez was the favorite (according to Bob)
The final BBWAA award show is at 6 p.m. ET tonight with the announcement of the AL and NL MVP awards on @MLBNetwork, presented by Dale Murphy (NL) and Josh Donaldson (AL). The favorites are Freddie Freeman of Atlanta and Jose Ramirez of Cleveland.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 12, 2020
Around the league
- José Abreu got emotional after winning MVP.
- Freddie Freeman was named NL MVP.
- Baseball card collecting is hitting an all-time high.