Votto 6th in MVP balloting, Phillips shut out


Congratulations to Joey Votto for another spectacular season, though he did not win the MVP. Ryan Braun took the prize this year, with Matt Kemp and Prince Fielder rounding out the top three. Brandon Phillips should have received some down-ballot support at least, as he posted the 7th-best season by a position player per fWAR. But alas, he'll have to console himself with the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger.