Most of the world assumed Mookie Betts would win the AL MVP since he was on a "winning" team. But the BBWAA decided this year that being the best player doesn’t mean you have to be on the best team (duh!). However, not at is good in the baseball writing world since two guys decided Mike Trout warranted a 5th and 7th place vote. At least they didn’t leave him off the ballot??
Those two guys were Sean McAdam who covers the Red Sox for Comcast Sports Net and CSNNE - and John Hickey who covers the A’s for East Bay Times and Mercury News. McAdam had Trout in 5th place and Hickey had him in 7th place. Really? Well the Internet was surprised too and I’ve gathered together some of the best Tweets
@ Sean McAdam
Is it any shock that @Sean_McAdam (BOS) and @JHickey3 (OAK) voted for Trout 5th and 7th on their ballots, respectively? HACKS.— Cain (@cainsbrain) November 17, 2016
You really had 4 players ahead of Trout? That's embarrassing. @Sean_McAdam— JD617 (@JD6I7) November 17, 2016
@Sean_McAdam You voted Betts 1st Donaldson 2nd and Trout 5th? How the fuck are you qualified to vote after that pathetic ballot.— Mike Arnold (@mikearnold231) November 17, 2016
@Sean_McAdam @mookiebetts love Mookie but u shouldn't be allowed to vote if u actually voted Trout 5th.— Scott (@S33Hoe) November 18, 2016
@Sean_McAdam Trout 5th is inexcusable. He's 1st, and justifiably so, but putting him 5th means you lose all credibility.— Greg Thompson (@GThompson07) November 18, 2016
And the winner of the best tweet to Sean McAdam goes to:
@Sean_McAdam @mookiebetts HAHAHAHAHHHHHHAAAAAA. TROUT IS MVP GO EAT YOUR CHOWDER— tony travaglia (@uscbosco) November 18, 2016
@ John Hickey
The Twitterverse was much less kind to John Hickey and I could not even post all the tweets here (lots and lots of them and many were too nasty). Of course this is the guy that not only voted Mike Trout 7th, but Adrian Beltre in the #1 spot. Clearly he doesn't understand baseball. The sad thing, is this guy has been writing about baseball for a long time and way back in 1996 he may have even cost Alex Rodriguez an MVP award by voting him 7th. Granted, it's A-Rod so I'll cut him some slack on that one.
@JHickey3 are you new to baseball?— Dan (@CloverBlack714) November 18, 2016
@JHickey3 7th, really?? And Beltre, 1st?? Enjoy your 15 minutes clown!!!!— Sin City Sportz (@SinCitySportz) November 18, 2016
@JHickey3 You should have your voting rights rescinded. Beltre 1st and Trout 7th shows just how clueless you are.— JP (@8pax) November 18, 2016
@JHickey3 glossing over the whole Trout at 7th, what was the reason for Beltre at 1st? Did you have some secret metric no one else knows?— AlchemicMemories (@anaklusmos) November 18, 2016
@JHickey3 had Mike Trout SEVENTH in MVP voting. This Buffoon is paid actual money to watch and write about baseball.— Xris (@WeSeeWhatHappen) November 18, 2016
This dude @JHickey3 really voted Adrian Beltre 1st for MVP and Mike Trout 7th. Glad to see you've been enjoying Prop 64!— e-n (@ChildishParvino) November 18, 2016
@JHickey3 you need a damn slap in the face dude. You should never be allowed to vote again— Mike Ozga (@m_ozga13) November 18, 2016
@JHickey3 How do you vote @MikeTrout 7th?! *INSERT ANGRY KATE UPTON HERE*— Thomas Shults (@t_shults89) November 18, 2016
And perhaps the best tweet:
Yes these two guys actually get paid to write about baseball and they have been doing it a long time. McAdam's ballot is almost excusable if look at his other picks, but still quite questionable to not at least have Trout in the top 3. But Dickey is just plain out of touch and makes you wonder how he keeps his job OR his voting privileges.