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HibachiDG 11-21-2006 02:56 AM

Catman, what are your thoughts on Howard getting the NL MVP?

catman 11-21-2006 01:21 PM

Where is your penny? I'm sure it'll be worth all of that.
Seriously, Ryan Howard carried his team down the stretch and nearly into the playoffs. They were hot in September, where the Cardinals were cold (soon to change for the better, however).
It should be interesting for the next few years watching these guys careers (Howard and Pujols). Both are fine players, playing for teams that are in contention for titles. Neither has the supporting cast they would like and both carry the teams.
I see this vote being similar for many years with both guys bringing home their share of hardware.

catman 11-21-2006 07:11 PM

Justin Morneau, a really good kid -- yes I've met him and talked to him several times -- wins the AL MVP.
Congratulations on winning this award.

boston_aloha 11-22-2006 12:43 AM

Well deserved IMO.

suedon1970 11-22-2006 08:54 AM

Completely agree. Morneau was the hottest player since early June, and helped the Twins beat out the Tigers for the central division. What a great accomplishment for the Twins to have the Cy Young winner AND the MVP on their team. It definitely bodes well for them this coming season.....

Pimpbot 11-22-2006 05:39 PM

So no one thinks Jeter was robbed? I personally thought he was head and shoulders above any other candidate for MVP in the AL.

HibachiDG 11-22-2006 06:40 PM

He certainly did not get ROBBED, or, uh JEETED as the NY papers said. No one with under 100 RBI can even hint at being robbed of an MVP award. I think it has only happened once in the AL in the past decade.

If he finished 2nd, and I believe he did, I think Jeter can be thankful that he played in NY and had those numbers. Because if he put up the season he had in most other markets, he certainly would not have been up that high. Look at Edgar Martinez for all those years. Nomar Garciaparra in 1999 and 2000. And Jeter certainly got my closer to the MVP than those guys did.

I'm not saying a Jeter for MVP argument can't be made, just that I don't think you can't say he was cheated when he was this close to the MVP award based only on where he played. Anywhere else, he doesn't get this consideration with the season he had.

doublee 11-22-2006 06:58 PM


Originally Posted by Pimpbot (Post 223533)
So no one thinks Jeter was robbed? I personally thought he was head and shoulders above any other candidate for MVP in the AL.

No, not at all. I am tired of hearing how beat up the Yankees were this year and am tired of hearing how great of a leader is when the truth is instead of having an All Star at every position they only had one at six or seven positions and if he were such a great leader he would have done something to squash the A-Rod stuff instead of letting it fester all year.

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