Another Regular Season Award for A-Rod

Yankees slugger wins his third AL MVP in convincing fashion
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 19, 2007 8:50 PM CST
New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez watches as his seventh inning home run sails over the center field wall against the Cleveland Indians during Game 4 of an American League Division Series baseball game...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Alex Rodriguez now has a shiny, new AL MVP award to go with his shiny, new contract. Unfortunately, he says, he has no World Series ring to complement them. It was the third such honor for baseball’s highest-paid player, who also won in 2005 with New York and 2003 in Texas. However, he said, “I would trade all three for one world championship. I wouldn't think twice about,” reports the AP.

The slugger had 54 home runs, 156 RBIs and 143 runs during his phenomenal regular season. He received 26 of the 28 first-place votes; Magglio Ordonez had the other two. A-rod revealed during a telephone press conference that following the 2006 season GM Brian Cashman asked him if he would prefer to be traded but the third baseman said he wanted to stay with the Yankees.