Before everyone jumps on me here, I am well aware that this is a numbers based group and we are supposed to look "beyond the boxscore" which I do every day in evaluating talent on the baseball field.
That being said, we know that the BBWAA often gets it wrong in voting for MVP, CY and ROY. Lots of intangibles come into play. Whether those intangibles can be quantified or not, players win awards because of them. Jimmy Rollins MVP a few years ago is a great example, as is Terry Pendleton's a while back.
I'm a big Troy Tulowitzki fan. I dont think he is worthy of top 10 MVP consideration this year based on his numbers, but he will probably get a lot of attention.
Pujols is going to be the winner, if not unanimous this year, but given the leadership, superior defense,and big offensive contribution to a team lacking in big offense (not to mention the fact that his team is playoff bound again), where does Tulo finish in the voting?
Does he have a chance to land in the top 5, or even the top 3? Top 10? What do you think? If you were building a team, would there be many guys in front of Tulo you would start building your team around?