“In the same way that a baseball season never really begins, it never really ends either.” - Lonnie Wheeler, "Bleachers, A Summer in Wrigley Field"
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"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
"The guy I think could be really good in center is Adam Dunn. If someone asked me if Dunn could be a center fielder for the next 10 years, if he started working on it, no one could explain to me why he couldn’t do it." - Brad Kullman
Additionally, I also think Bruce should get more credit than Ludwick due to the fact that he has roughly 25% more PAs and therefore has benefitted the Reds more often.
I honestly don't know who will win the MVP if it was handed out today. McCutchen did seem like a good bet, but with his team falling apart, I don't know if he would still get it.
In 1965, Twins' shortstop Zolio Versalles was the MVP in the AL. Besides leading the AL in strikeouts with 122, he hit .273 with a line of .319/.462/.781.
I was only 12-years-old but felt the Saturday Game of the Week announcers started the ball rolling by campaigning for him. Tony Oliva, Harmon Killebrew, and others had better statistics and were also were also deserving that season.
"I am your child from the future. I'm sorry I didn't tell you this earlier." - Dylan Easton
It's a real longshot, but if Cueto ends up finishing strong with a low 2.00 ERA and 20 wins does he throw himself in the mix too?
An Olney or a Heyman type guy will probably end up deciding this thing anyway. One column in mid-September will snowball into media momentum and determine the winner, should no one clearly separate themselves.
"Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser."
It's Posey for me today, with Wright a close second. McCutchen wouLd have to have quite the September to change my mind.
"I never argue with people who say baseball is boring, because baseball is boring. And then, suddenly, it isn't. And that's what makes it great." - Joe Posnanski
Bruce leads the team in Runs (77), RBI (87), TB (244), and HR (29).
I don't know if Bruce should be in the consideration for NL MVP..... but he should as far the team goes.
Last edited by GAC; 09-03-2012 at 03:08 AM.
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