** Jones finished 14th in the voting; he picked up a fifth-place vote and three for sixth, one each for seventh and eighth, and two apiece for ninth and 10th. Not a bad showing. Interestingly, longtime baseball writer and current Seattle Times columnist Larry Stone was the one to give Jones the fifth-place vote. That Erik Bedard trade keeps paying dividends. Stone, however, did not put Cruz in his top 10. I'm glad Jones received some love in the MVP voting, but I wouldn't have put him higher than Cruz. He would have been toward the end of my ballot.