The St. Louis Cardinals have taken home yet another important accolade for the 2022 season.
Last night, it was announced on MLB Network that Paul Goldschmidt had won the National League MVP Award.
The 35-year-old had a season to remember, hitting for a .311 batting average with 35 home runs and 115 RBI.
But Goldschmidt was the favorite to win the award all along, as the results show.
MLB Network posted a screenshot of the voting results on Twitter, which shows that Goldschmidt earned 22 of the 30 first-place votes, making the choice almost unanimous.
An incredible season capped off with his first MVP 👏 pic.twitter.com/GIYGfvcCB5
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) November 18, 2022
Goldy The Clear Choice For MVP
Arenado received one vote for first place while Machado received seven.
Ultimately though, there was no question over who the MVP would be.
Goldschmidt has endeared himself to Cardinals fans and has given them a reason to come to the ballpark ever since he was acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Fans in St. Louis enjoyed chanting “MVP” all season long whenever Goldschmidt was up to bat.
Next year, they’ll have a chance to continue doing just that for the reigning NL MVP.
The 35-year-old even put himself within striking distance of the Triple Crown back in August.
Unfortunately, he lost out to Kyle Schwarber in the home run category.
But that wasn’t enough to stop him from being the clear choice to win the NL MVP Award.
Goldschmidt helped the Cardinals win 93 games and claim their 13th NL Central title.