Something else to consider. Could it be another pitcher again this year? Could the BBWA go completely off the rails and name, say, Aroldis Chapman the MVP?
Buster Posey will win the MVP based on a two minute review of the stats.
Jay being Jay...
After a torrid stretch that earned him co-NL player of the week honors, Jay has now gone 0 for his last 9.
If history repeats itself, that will soon become a 1-17....3-29 type slump. Oh well...it was fun to think about him winning an MVP for a little while.
For every action there is an equal and opposite criticism.
0-9, might as well release him now.
"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."
I wonder if Brandon Phillips doesn't get a healthy share of votes, ala Barry Larkin's 95 season.
He's been the one constant this year....and his defense this month alone has been all over the tube.
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Posey is a deserving choice.
McCutheon has been pretty putrid the second half as the Pirates have dropped like a stone. He's has zero chance unless him and the Pirates quickly reverse their trend. Since McCutheon was unlikley to maintain an unrealistic BABIP, he's simply regressed like the Pirates.
Jay just missed 3 HRs tonight... Two balls to deep CF track and yanked one just foul down the LF line. Baseball evens out or guys wouldn't ever cool off after a torrid stretch and hitting .400+ would be the norm. He's hit at least 5-6 balls hard during that 0-13
I know a lot of people are talking about his on-base percentage (.308 in 2008), but I like to think more in terms of him his in-scoring position percentage. - Our Beloved Manager