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Captain Hook
04-23-2009, 01:55 AM
I imagine most people will say Votto for obvious reasons but I'm going to have to go with Coco Cordero.Has he been slamming the door or what?97 MPH consistently on the gun is very impressive and so have the results.

Closers have the most easily defined and possibly most important individual role on a team.If this one person doesn't succeed then all other accomplishments can end up being meaningless.If Cordero had continued struggling as he did in ST we wouldn't be feeling as good as many of us are about being 8-6.

PhillipsHead
04-23-2009, 03:00 AM
I'll be the first. It is Joey Votto.

ChatterRed
04-23-2009, 03:21 AM
I'd like to know what Votto's BA is with runner's on base. The dude only seems to hit when men ARE on base. Otherwise, he's pretty ordinary. LOL.

My MVP is Votto.

Runner-ups:
Weathers
Rhodes
Cordero

Eric_the_Red
04-23-2009, 07:38 AM
Votto and it isn't even close.

xavr1
04-23-2009, 08:20 AM
Agreed with Votto. But in my mind second place goes to the bullpen collectively. With so many close wins, their contributions have been absolutely critical.

DaytonFlyer
04-23-2009, 08:35 AM
Definitely Votto followed by The bullpen Hydra.

justincredible
04-23-2009, 09:30 AM
Agreed on Votto and then the backend of the bullpen.

Chris Sabowned
04-23-2009, 12:24 PM
I'll throw in some third and fourth place votes for Cueto and Arroyo.

Bumstead
04-23-2009, 01:06 PM
I go with the pitching staff. I don't think any one player has done enough to earn MVP honors yet but that pitching staff has been really good!

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Fon Duc Tow
04-23-2009, 01:28 PM
its hard to include pitchers for MVP consideration because they see less playing time than everyday guys do.

But I'd give the mvp to the entire pitching staff, minus 2 guys and we all know who they are.

UC_Ken
04-23-2009, 02:09 PM
I go with the pitching staff. I don't think any one player has done enough to earn MVP honors yet but that pitching staff has been really good!

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What exactly would you like Votto to do, hit .400?

Bumstead
04-23-2009, 02:38 PM
What exactly would you like Votto to do, hit .400?

Well, yeah, if he can! :p:

My point was that it has only been 14 games and so far it is the pitching staff that is carrying the team. Down the line, the offensive players are going to have to step up. Votto has done quite well. I don't see anywhere where I was critical of Votto but if he can hit .400, it would be appreciated!

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mroby85
04-23-2009, 04:24 PM
Votto

TracyJonesFan
04-23-2009, 04:42 PM
No love for Tavaras? whats his OBP? Is he not partially responsible for getting Votto some fastballs to hit? I am not voting against Votto. I just think it is funny that many people won't admit when they are wrong.

Ghosts of 1990
04-23-2009, 04:52 PM
IMO it's hard to pick one right now and that is what is making us special. We've been bailed at different moments by a cast of heroes. Votto, Harang, Cueto, Bruce, EdE, Cordero..... it's a balanced act thus far. That type of balanced act all the way through the year could give us 90 wins.

Kingspoint
04-23-2009, 05:13 PM
It's a total Team MVP.

gedred69
04-23-2009, 09:45 PM
IMO it's hard to pick one right now and that is what is making us special. We've been bailed at different moments by a cast of heroes. Votto, Harang, Cueto, Bruce, EdE, Cordero..... it's a balanced act thus far. That type of balanced act all the way through the year could give us 90 wins.

I'd consider adding Weathers and Rhodes. (especially since so many on this site early on, ragged on both):D:D

Captain Hook
04-24-2009, 12:41 AM
I think that its fair to change your mind as much as you want on this topic and after today I'll go with Votto.

UC_Ken
04-24-2009, 12:03 PM
No love for Tavaras? whats his OBP? Is he not partially responsible for getting Votto some fastballs to hit? I am not voting against Votto. I just think it is funny that many people won't admit when they are wrong.

Tavaras has been great so far but the debate is for MVP. Votto is so far ahead of everyone in almost every offensive category that MVP is a no-brainer. I'm actually shocked that Votto isn't a unanimous MVP around here. Without Votto we'd be lucky to have 5 wins, even with the early success of the pitchers.

Bumstead
04-24-2009, 12:17 PM
The thing is: the pitchers aren't pitching over their heads. The Reds pitching is just that good. As a matter of fact Volquez and probably Owings will get better as the season progresses and hopefully Cueto will become more consistent. This one goes to the pitching staff: :beerme:

Votto is really raking right now. I think he is going to be really good.

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NastyBoy
04-24-2009, 12:25 PM
15 RBIs in 15 games is pretty impressive.... that averages out to 162 for the season.