American League MVP
*Joe Mauer: Had the most well rounded season playing the game’s toughest position.
Miguel Cabrera: A pure numbers guy who played up to par defensively as well.
Derek Jeter: Despite being surrounded by star power, still the glue to the Yanks posting the best regular season record.
- Adam Lind
- Chone Figgins
- Mark Teixeira
- Kendry Morales
- Evan Longoria
- Bobby Abreu
- Jason Bay
National League MVP
So much for the Angels comeback theory.
Too many walks and fielding miscues cost the Halos its chance for a dramatic Game 7.
It seems the Angels lost its momentum from a thrilling win in Game 5 with the postponement of Game 6, but give the Yanks their due, they had to wait to play, too.
New York is now 7-1 all time in the ALCS since the league instituted a best-of-seven format. The only blemish coming in 2004 when the Red Sox rallied from an 0-3 deficit to take the series.