As expected, Albert Pujols won the NL MVP. Did he deserve it? The cardinals finished in 4th place in the NL Central this year, but were competitive most of the year. Traditionally, the MVP award has gone to a player on a team that is near or at the top of their division unless his stats are clearly above his rivals. Did Pujols make the grade? Did he have an Andre Dawson-type year and blow away the competition? You decide.