In a result that should surprise nobody, Giants catcher Buster Posey has won the National League Most Valuable Player award, adding this coveted honor to his 2010 Rookie of the Year and 2012 Comeback Player of the Year honors.
Posey won with 27 first-place out of 32 members of the Baseball Writers Association of America. I was one of the voters, and I picked Posey first. Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers, who finished second, had three first-place votes. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina had two.
Posey is the first catcher to win the award since Johnny Bench in 1972.
"Man, it's tough to put into words," Posey said a minute after he heard the announcement on the MLB Network. "I think it's an accomplishment that is shared with the whole Giants organization. It starts with the top with great ownership, the front office putting great guys on the field. It's a great place to come play ball every day."
Speaking at the school at which his mom teaches, holding one of his twin girls while wife Kristen held the other, Posey said, "I'm very fortunate it's a great environment. We've seen past couple of years how passionate the fans are. I couldn't be more honored to have my name alongside the past players who won the honor."
Buster Posey wins National League Most Valuable Player in a landslide
San Francisco Chronicle | Nov 15