Buttley made 72 appearances for Angels in 2019: ‘Meaning of MVP may have changed’
Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge is the first American League player to be nominated by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA). Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani, who was in the final nominee, didn’t win the award for the second year in a row. Pitcher Ty Buttley, who became a free agent after being affiliated with the Angels, tweeted, “We all know Shohei got stolen. For the world of baseball, the judges better win.”
The judges also showed great success with 62 home runs, a new league record and MVP. However, the right footer, who pitched 72 games for the Angels in 2019, appears to support the two-sword style that has shown 15 wins and 34 home runs. “I want to congratulate Aaron Judge, but the greatest player of all time got the cold shoulder.”
Buttley wrote, “The meaning of MVP may have changed” and “You can’t compare (Ohtani and Judge).” Judge was also awarded the Players Association MVP, but this season’s MVP race, which has been called “the best ever,” appears to be split among active players.
(Full-Count Editorial Department)