Above is a section of text from an article at MLB.com going over some of the more intriguing match ups scheduled for the 2012 season.
Of course, if you’ll remember back to late November, you may recall that Jose Bautista wasn’t actually awarded the AL MVP, as it went instead to Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers. In fact, Bautista, despite leading the league in most of the important offensive categories ended up finishing third in voting behind Jacoby Ellsbury as well.
It may not be the blight on the Baseball Writers Association of America that their record for Hall of Fame voting is, but nonetheless, Bautista’s poor showing on the ballots for MVP leaves a bitter taste in this mouth. And mistakes over the events that actually transpired tend not to sweeten it up very much.