Re: AL mvp....
Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_
To those who were arguing that the triple crown doesn't mean he wins the award because in the past there have been TC winners who lost the MVP vote, I would add isn't that because when those instances occurred the Triple Crown was much more common? Not "common" really, but nowhere close to as rare as it is in today's game.
True, but now there are a good number of voters who recognize that the triple crown categories aren't necessarily the best way to judge player performance. This is largely the same pool of voters who gave the CYA to a SP with 13 wins.
"Reality tells us there are no guarantees. Except that some day Jon Lester will be on that list of 100-game winners." - Peter Gammons
Last edited by blumj; 09-22-2012 at 12:27 PM.