ARod Wins Baseball's Most Valuable Player Award
Both are great hitters who put up huge numbers for their teams. It's pretty clear that ARod won out because he plays a defensive position, third base, and plays it well. Ortiz is a specialist " designated hitter " who is excused from playing the field.
The Red Sox pitcher does not have to come up to bat- Ortiz bats for him. When teh pitcher is on the mound, Ortiz sits in the dugout picking his nose, waiting for his next time up at bat.
I don't care if he hit a home run every time up-- no DH does deserves an award for anything. They're not baseball players.