You’ve likely come to this fine website for astute baseball analysis, but allow me a modicum of whimsy.
I recently found out that in Alex Rodriguez’s original 10-year deal with the Rangers, there was a standard awards clause, giving out bonuses if he achieved various results. This awards clause was curious, however, as it included a bonus for Division Series MVP.
There is no Division Series MVP. There has never been a Division Series MVP. There is no good reason for a Division Series MVP … but what if MLB gave it out anyway?
Would A-Rod have won one or two ALDS MVPs with the Yankees?