Yes, it's highly likely
No, not likely
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
MVP voters are evolving a bit.
"But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."
I think he needs to get his HR count up in the high 20s at least and have a big RBI streak. Voters hate low numbers in those two categories.
Who knows if it's likely that Votto wins or not but if he doesn't get votes it would be a head scratcher IMHO.
"This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner
If the Pirates make the playoffs, it will be McCutchen going away, followed by Goldschmidt and a mess of guys in the race for 3rd, Votto included.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
This poll has changed drastically in the past 20+ hours. It was 30-2 at one point, or something like that.
"I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN
I wouldn't be surprised if either one of those guys got a couple 1st place votes. One would be from a Cincinnati guy and the other would be from one of those voters that vote for a player that noone expects.
"Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."
Kershaw is having one of the best pitching seasons of all time. Unless he absolutely implodes, I'd say he's a solid lock for MVP.
Choo got it, dude.
Wonderful Monds (08-23-2013)