Surprising. I thought Jeter was a lock this year the way the sports media was hyping him.
Stunning. Morneau wasn't even the best player on his own team. The writers might as well call the RBI award.
Last edited by M2; 11-21-2006 at 04:10 PM.
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Make that a thing.
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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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.
Mauer = Jeter > Morneau
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.
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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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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