Buster Posey won his first MVP award on Thursday night, capping an end to an incredible season with the San Francisco Giants just 18 months after breaking his leg in a collision at home plate. He was the first catcher to win the award since the 1972 season when it was awarded to Johnny Bench.
There is no doubt that the Cardinals had one of the most deep lineups in the National League in 2012. They had five players who hit 20+ home runs and there were truly big threats from top to bottom. I found it interesting that neither of the two first place votes Molina received were from St. Louis…they were both from New York. Weird.
In any case, congratulations to Buster. This wasn’t really much of a surprise, as he totally deserved it, hitting a league leading .336 with 24 home runs and 103 RBIs.