10/02/2006 12:57 am
Books could be written on all the ridiculous ideas people have about who MVP awards should go to. Often, people seem to contradict themselves even with the criteria they lay out and the candidates they choose. I try to remember that really the award doesn't mean anything. But the strange thinking still bothers me a bit. Anyway, a couple of ideas that came to my mind recently are actually put forth by a writer in an > article in the NY Post.
|Scott - Ma'am, can you make sure your computer is turned on?|
I personally think MVP should be awarded to the best player in the league, on any team. If that player happens to be on a last place team that doesn't matter a bit. Does a player have less ability on a bad team than he does on a good team? When A-Rod was with the Rangers a few years back, it was obvious that he the single best player in probably both leagues, but because the Rangers finished dead last, Miguel Tejada of the A's won the award most likely because his team was a playoff team.
This year, the debate for AL MVP is probably between Justin Morneau and Derek Jeter, so it isn't an issue of someone's team being better. It comes down to who was the better player overall, Jeter or Morneau. It's really a toss up. Both guys deserve it. That's my take.
(ps, I spelled Morneau right without even looking it up.)
And by the way, Bill Hall should be the NL MVP.
|Scott - Get Up! Get outta here! Gone!|
|It's also impressive that the twins could own the batting title, Cy Young, and MVP in the same season. That would be quite a feat.|
|Jeremy - As Seen On The Internet|
|and if Liriano didn't get hurt we'd have the rookie of the year too.|
|Jeremy - 9263 Posts|
|Also I agree that how the team is doing should have nothing to do with MVP. If anything being that good on a bad team is that much more impressive. 140 RBIs on a team batting .200 is much more impressive then 150 RBIs on a team batting .300|
|Scott - 6225 Posts|
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