The results: Seven (15 percent) said Mauer will get all the first-place votes; 21 (47 percent) said he'll win easily; 12 (27 percent) said he'll prevail in a close vote; and four (9 percent) said someone else will win.
For what it's worth, here's the prediction of Tyler Kepner:
The intrigue of the baseball awards is over now, because the only question about the M.V.P. awards to be announced next week is whether Joe Mauer and Albert Pujols will be unanimous. I’m guessing they will.
That's significant — to me at least — because Kepner's the New York Times guy who tweeted last summer after Mark Teixeira hit a late game-winning homer in Seattle that Teixeira had just wrapped up the MVP.
We'll find out (about Mauer) on Monday.
New poll up.