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big boy
08-25-2011, 02:16 PM
Aaron Gleeman thinks Joey Votto and Jose Bautista should get some MVP love but won't because the Reds and Blue Jays stink.

Check it out here (http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/08/25/wheres-the-mvp-love-for-reigning-winner-joey-votto/).

texasdave
08-25-2011, 02:33 PM
Aaron Gleeman thinks Joey Votto and Jose Bautista should get some MVP love but won't because the Reds and Blue Jays stink.

Check it out here (http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/08/25/wheres-the-mvp-love-for-reigning-winner-joey-votto/).

Same as it ever was. If the stats are relatively close then the edge goes to the player on winning teams. Nothing new about that. Joey Baseball needs a monster September if he is going to repeat. And even that might not be enough.

Stray
08-25-2011, 02:36 PM
I can only wonder what Bautista and Votto's numbers would look like if they weren't constantly being pitched around.

texasdave
08-25-2011, 02:52 PM
When it comes to the MVP award this Edwin Starr song sums up best the value of WAR!!!

Edwin Starr - War (What Is It Good For?) - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX7V6FAoTLc)

jwmann2
08-25-2011, 03:54 PM
Votto's home runs aren't where they should be but then again he's not a guy that is ever going to hit 40+. Will almost always be in that 25-35 range. Bautista's home runs have slowed way down, but he is not getting the pitches he was in the first half of the season.

Vottomatic
08-25-2011, 04:44 PM
Unless you're a Yankee, Red Sox or Philly, you aren't going to have the offensive lineup that protects nearly every player in it, and makes them better. See Jayson Werth last year.

A good lineup around you will help you to get more pitches to hit.

DocRed
08-26-2011, 12:23 AM
he got hot when it didnt matter

R_Webb18
08-26-2011, 01:33 AM
he got hot when it didnt matter

u make it sound like he was having a bad year

Vottomatic
08-26-2011, 05:12 AM
he got hot when it didnt matter

No. He's showing what he's got when they pitch to him while reaiizing he's one of the best in all of MLB.

ervinsm84
08-26-2011, 10:19 AM
mvp and hof voting are gonna be interesting to see in about 30 years when the majority of the old bbwaa that love narratives over production have died

big boy
08-26-2011, 11:28 AM
It looks like Joe Posnanski has weighed in on this (http://joeposnanski.si.com/2011/08/23/most-productive-player-award/) and is voting for Bautista so maybe he does have a shot.