I just received the following press release from Howard Cole, Director of the IBWAA: Los Angeles - The Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) announced its 2012 Most Valuable Player Awards Monday, electing Buster Posey in the National League and Miguel Cabrera in the American League. Election results are as follows: AL MVP 1st Place: Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers 2nd Place: Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3rd Place: Adrian Beltre, Texas Rangers 4th Place: Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers 5th Place: Robinson Cano, New York Yankees 6th Place: Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles 7th Place: Prince Fielder, Detroit Tigers 8th Place: Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers 9th Place: Edwin Encarnación, Toronto Blue Jays 10th Place: Derek Jeter, New York Yankees NL MVP 1st Place: Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants 2nd Place: Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers 3rd Place: Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates 4th Place: Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals 5th Place: Chase Headley, San Diego Padres 6th Place: David Wright, New York Mets 7th Place: Adam LaRoche, Washington Nationals 8th Place: Jay Bruce, Cincinnati Reds 9th Place: Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds 10th Place: Matt Holliday, St. Louis Cardinals The IBWAA will announce its Hall of Fame election results January 7, 2013. The IBWAA was established July 4, 2009 by Howard Cole, editor of BaseballSavvy.com, to organize and promote the growing online baseball media, and to serve as a digital alternative to the BBWAA. Among others, IBWAA members include Barry Bloom, MLB.com; Tim Brown, Yahoo Sports; Fred Claire, former General Manager, Los Angeles Dodgers; Joe McDonnell, FoxSportsWest.com; Ramona Shelburne, ESPNLA.com; Tom Hoffarth, J.P. Hoornstra and Jill Painter, Los Angeles Daily News; Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times; and prominent baseball authors Paul Dickson, Peter Golenbock, Josh Pahigian and Dan Schlossberg.