Discussion in 'Sports' started by biglarry1, Sep 4, 2006.
While others make excuses, sometimes I just like to read & chuckle to myself............. hehehe
Probably the same writer who left Willie Mays and Hank Aaron of his ballots for the Hall of Fame. Actually I think there was about a dozen who left them off and picked a half dozen more deserving.
How true. Some sportswriter voted Jeter 6th.
Neither happy nor unhappy. Morneau was just as deserving. And my choice.
Apparently sports writers are stupid too.
Starting a bru-ha-ha
I figured I'd put this in the middle of an MVP thread and note how happy I am that Jeter did not win the A.L. MVP.
Not even the Mets could be stupid enough to want Soriano. He's a dog as much as A-Rod if not more. Strikes out way too much to hit top of the order and he's not clutch enough to hit mid of order. And don't foget his post season as a Yankee when he could foul tip a ball. For all his stats he's at best a 6 or 7 hitter and very over paid for that.... then he's got the "pain in the ass" tag in the clubhouse.
Mets weren't even a player for Soriano
They lost out on Soriano -- as did the Mets -- but they're targeting Lee right now.
Despite only hitting two more homers in the last 3 weeks, Ryan Howard built up such a big lead, he was able to hold on and win the MVP award.
If the Phillies can find someone to hit behind him and offer some protection,
there is no telling what he can do in the future.
double posted, sorry.
Biased Met fan rant
Defense has to count for something, though. Which is why Arod beat Big Papi last year.
Beltran's catch at Houston last week and his catch tonight symbolize what he means to this team. Without him, they may have won the division, but they'd be in a dogfight. One mans thoughts. Beltran is one of the only 5 tool players in baseball.
2 more tonight at Florida...up to 56!
I don't think Howard is juicing. His size comes naturally. His fraternal twin is an inch taller and 20 pounds heavier, and his younger brother is 6'5" and 280 pounds and is playing as a defensive lineman in college.
Oh my God stop the presses hell hath frozen over. Sportbook agrees with me in a non-ranting lucid post.
If Philly gets into the postseason it will probably be because of a big Sept from Howard and that would certainly make him the front runner.
i would have to agree with skellychamp, going for the most valuable it would have to be miguel cabrera, the fact that the team is still playing meaningful games is amazing, but howard is no joke either, he has some serious power and has amazing numbers heres to hoping he can jack another 18 hr's
Personally, I think the MVP should probably go to Miguel Cabrera who has been the glue on a young team and I think has been most valuable to them.
Statistically, I would probably give it to Albert Pujols as usual. I looked at five potential candidates, Howard, Pujols, Berkman, Beltran and Cabrera.
Howard has the HR's and they are exciting and an 18RBI lead which I don't find statistically compelling. His batting average is only better than Beltran and he only has 18 doubles - lowest in the group, no stolen bases, and his 155 K's (rally killers) are more than 50 higher than the next candidate (and 115 more than Pujols).
Berkman is up there in HR's and RBI's but down in RS and doubles. His K's are normal for the balance of the group. Since Houston hasn't been much that militates against him.
Beltran might have the most well rounded statistics of the group. He leads the group in RS and SB and is the only one with 30+ doubles and HR's. He haowever haas the lowest BA and OBP of the group though his OPS is right there. The Mets of course will win the division and have the best record in the NL but Beltran falls because of the seasons of Wright, Delgado and I think most importantly Reyes.
Pujols of course is an animal and his stats speak for themsleves. The fact that he doesn't strike out is amazing and in my mind makes him very valuable. Statisticaly he would probalby be my guy.
Cabrera only has 24 HR's but has over 100RBI's and the highest BA n the group and the most doubles (will be over 50 by season's end. HIs K's are on par with Beltran And Berkman and he has the second most steals (and the most CS). But when you factor in the team he is on and the fact that the Marlins are fighting for the wild card, he's my man.
Of course, the next three weeks might well serve to separate someone from the pack.
Yes, but the age old argument is that the MVP stands for "MOST VALUABLE", not best.
and make sure you get your cycle is timed right so you don't get caught, ryan. hehehehehe
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