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VI_RedsFan
11-21-2006, 02:05 PM
Just saw on mlb.com that Twins 1B Justin Morneau has been named AL MVP. Good choice.

Highlifeman21
11-21-2006, 02:05 PM
.321 AVG
34 HR
130 RBI

Discuss

cincy09
11-21-2006, 02:11 PM
Morneau takes AL MVP
Twins slugger Justin Morneau edges Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter to win the AL's Most Valuable Player Award.

joshnky
11-21-2006, 02:12 PM
I think one could make the claim that he wasn't even the most valuable player on his team, with Maurer and Santana (and even Liriano). In my opinion there wasn't a correct choice for AL MVP this year with no one superstar out there. Jeter had a good year but he played in one of the best lineups of all time. Ortiz certainly carried the Red Sox at times and Dye had a good year for Chicage as well.

I really don't know who I would have selected (and I don't really care.) I'm fine with Morneau seeing how no one else really stands out and its nice to see someone outside the "usual suspects" win for a change.

marcshoe
11-21-2006, 02:15 PM
Okay. So, on my fantasy team I had the NL MVP, the AL MVP and the AL Cy Young winner. And I didn't win (lost the finals).

HotCorner
11-21-2006, 02:17 PM
Sweet. He carried that offense from June to the playoffs.

Heath
11-21-2006, 02:19 PM
.321 AVG
34 HR
130 RBI

Discuss

From a .239/22/79/.741 to .321/34/130/.934 is a pretty deep jump from 24 to 25. Congrats on a great year. Let's see if he can keep it going for a few more years.

Highlifeman21
11-21-2006, 02:47 PM
From a .239/22/79/.741 to .321/34/130/.934 is a pretty deep jump from 24 to 25. Congrats on a great year. Let's see if he can keep it going for a few more years.

It was a good jump, but Mauer had a better year and was the best position player for the Twins.

Howard and now Morneau... The MVP = RBI, that's it. Both players had good years, but there were people that had better years, IMO.

dunner13
11-21-2006, 02:52 PM
Ortiz and dye both had nice years but there teams finished out of the playoff race, that hurts them alot. Morneau deserved it, I think hes going to be a stud for awhile, if wayne can produce us some players like he did with the twins we should be a pretty good team.

NJReds
11-21-2006, 03:12 PM
Okay. So, on my fantasy team I had the NL MVP, the AL MVP and the AL Cy Young winner. And I didn't win (lost the finals).

You must not have had enough scrappy players.

terminator
11-21-2006, 03:18 PM
Howard and now Morneau... The MVP = RBI, that's it. Both players had good years, but there were people that had better years, IMO.
I don't disagree, although Ortiz had the gaudiest numbers and didn't win.

I'd have picked Pujols in the N.L., but Howard was a reasonable choice.

I'm not sure about the A.L. because I don't follow the junior circuit very closely. Aren't they using aluminum bats over there? :p:

Degenerate39
11-21-2006, 03:21 PM
I'm just glad Jeter didn't win

redsmetz
11-21-2006, 03:21 PM
From a .239/22/79/.741 to .321/34/130/.934 is a pretty deep jump from 24 to 25. Congrats on a great year. Let's see if he can keep it going for a few more years.

If he had been a Reds player, there would be Redzoners reminding us about how this was a career year and he's on the decline, etc. etc. etc. :)

Joseph
11-21-2006, 05:30 PM
I'm just glad Jeter didn't win

Word!

Patpacillosjock
11-21-2006, 05:35 PM
the one stat about the MVP's of both leagues this year that is remarkable: COMBINED, their 2006 salaries were less than 700,000 dollars.

Tells you alot about both team's farm systems and ability to evaluate talent.

Is our scouting bad?

asboog
11-22-2006, 12:08 PM
I'm just glad Jeter didn't win

amen

Jim
11-22-2006, 03:57 PM
Okay. So, on my fantasy team I had the NL MVP, the AL MVP and the AL Cy Young winner. And I didn't win (lost the finals).

I caught some of the Dan Patrick show on ESPN Radio today. He was interviewing a sports writer who voted for Morneau and asked how he could place Morneau on top of the list. The writer explained that MVP is not really about numbers, but more about value to a team. If a player "carries the team on his shoulders", this translates into value. My point is that just because you have these guys does not mean that their numbers translate into fantasy success... but you already knew that.