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    Morneau wins AL MVP

    .321 AVG
    34 HR
    130 RBI

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    Re: Morneau wins AL MVP

    Surprising. I thought Jeter was a lock this year the way the sports media was hyping him.

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    Stunning. Morneau wasn't even the best player on his own team. The writers might as well call the RBI award.
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    Re: Morneau wins AL MVP

    I always gave a bit more consideration for a guy in a "glove" position who had a big offensive year (C, MI, CF, even 3B).

    Jeter at SS with a .900 OPS beats Morneau at IB with a .934 OPS.
    Mauer with a .936 OPS at Catcher...beats them both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    Stunning. Morneau wasn't even the best player on his own team. The writers might as well call the RBi award.
    I was just thinking the same thing.

    As I was reading my text message from mlb.com, I was thinking "I didn't know that's how you spell Mauer...."

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    Re: Morneau wins AL MVP

    Anyone else find the timing of the MVP announcements silly? My honest reaction on Nov. 21st--- who cares? I've never understood the logic there.

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    Wow can't believe the NYC media hype machine lost out.
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    Re: Morneau wins AL MVP

    Mauer = Jeter > Morneau
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    Re: Morneau wins AL MVP

    Maybe the writers just wanted to vote for "that guy from Minnesota...can't remember his name, but his initials are J.M. or something."
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    Re: Morneau wins AL MVP

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    Stunning. Morneau wasn't even the best player on his own team. The writers might as well call the RBi award.
    Yep. This year reminds me a little of 1987, when the writers went for the RBI guys over everyone else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    Yep. This year reminds me a little of 1987, when the writers went for the RBI guys over everyone else.
    Excellent parallel. Jeter's been Trammelled ... or Strawberried ... or Rainesed.

    Steve Bedrosian won the Cy Young that year too. Something was definitely in the water.
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    Re: Morneau wins AL MVP

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    Maybe the writers just wanted to vote for "that guy from Minnesota...can't remember his name, but his initials are J.M. or something."

    Yep. Rhymes with Jack Bauer.
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    Re: Morneau wins AL MVP

    I wonder if this wasn't a little backlash from the writers in regards to Jeter not exactly standing behind ARod during the latter's trials and tribulations. Beating out a guy like Jeter for MVP should require numbers above and beyond his if you play in the Twin Cities.
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    Re: Morneau wins AL MVP

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    I wonder if this wasn't a little backlash from the writers in regards to Jeter not exactly standing behind ARod during the latter's trials and tribulations. Beating out a guy like Jeter for MVP should require numbers above and beyond his if you play in the Twin Cities.
    Why should his numbers have to be above and beyond a guy like Jeter just because he plays in the Twin Cities? What city you play in should not have anything to do with it.

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    Re: Morneau wins AL MVP

    Quote Originally Posted by GriffeyFan View Post
    Why should his numbers have to be above and beyond a guy like Jeter just because he plays in the Twin Cities? What city you play in should not have anything to do with it.
    Jeter is simply going to get more publicity than a player for the Twins. Nature of the beast.


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