No New York Met has ever won the Most Valuable Player award. Is that better or worse than Cleveland's 60-year MVP drought? I'll leave that for you to decide, dear reader. In the meantime, this handy chart will tell you how long it's been since a player from each American League team won the MVP. If I were you, I'd commit this to memory before awards season.
|Tigers||2012||Miguel Cabrera||Kind of a controversial vote. Maybe google it.
|Rangers||2010||Josh Hamilton||Putting his GM's job in jeopardy with .245/.303/.431 season.|
|Twins||2009||Joe Mauer||Sorry I made fun of Twins for drafting Mauer instead of Mark Prior.|
|Red Sox||2008||Dustin Pedroia||"Scherzer's starting? Good, that guy sucks." - Pedroia, probably.|
|Yankees||2007||Alex Rodriguez||History's greatest monster.|
|Angels||2004||Vlad Guerrero||Obvious Hall of Famer. Probably won't get in.|
|Athletics||2002||Miguel Tejada||Playing Royce Clayton in upcoming biopic.|
|Mariners||2001||Ichiro Suzuki||Like a 6-year-old's idea of what a baseball player is. In a good way.|
|Astros||1994||Jeff Bagwell||Born on ...|
|White Sox||1994||Frank Thomas||... the same day.|
|Orioles||1991||Cal Ripken||My favorite player of all time. Well, 10,000th favorite.|
|Blue Jays||1987||George Bell||People forget narratives. Stats last forever.|
Hit 3 home runs off Catfish Hunter in '78 ALCS.
|Indians||1953||Al Rosen||Sixty years! Grady Sizemore's '06 is best season since, sez WAR.|
|Rays||-||-||Who will be the Rays' first MVP, Longoria or Myers?|