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AL MVP?

Brian Roberts
15
21%
Alex Rodriguez
13
18%
Mark Teixeira
4
6%
Vlad Guerrero
5
7%
Miguel Tejada
22
31%
David Ortiz
12
17%
Michael Young
1
1%
 
Total votes : 72

Postby nsulham » Sun Jul 03, 2005 10:49 pm

blankman wrote:
beltrans_boy wrote:
blankman wrote:
George_Foreman wrote:well, you might be right that the public won't accept that... but since we're talking about the "real" MVP or whatever, i'll take that .350 OBP any day. ;-D

and incidentlly, i did say that i was talking about OBP rather than BA... no need to get snippy. :-)


A .350 OBP is good for only 31st in the AL :-? What's so great about that?


Well, I believe he was comparing Konerko's OBP to Tejada's OBP.

If you use OBP instead of AVG, Tejada and Konerko have similar numbers.


I see.... Tejada's OBP is a very, very pedestrial 16th in the AL. Roberts is 1st and 1st in SLG. I don't see how anyone can take Tejada over Roberts.


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Postby baseball6791 » Sun Jul 03, 2005 10:49 pm

blankman wrote:
beltrans_boy wrote:
blankman wrote:
George_Foreman wrote:well, you might be right that the public won't accept that... but since we're talking about the "real" MVP or whatever, i'll take that .350 OBP any day. ;-D

and incidentlly, i did say that i was talking about OBP rather than BA... no need to get snippy. :-)


A .350 OBP is good for only 31st in the AL :-? What's so great about that?


Well, I believe he was comparing Konerko's OBP to Tejada's OBP.

If you use OBP instead of AVG, Tejada and Konerko have similar numbers.


I see.... Tejada's OBP is a very, very pedestrial 16th in the AL. Roberts is 1st and 1st in SLG. I don't see how anyone can take Tejada over Roberts.


I love both tejada and BRob and think that they are both special players having special seasons, but the thing that swings it for me goes back to the literal meaning of the award. MVP, Most Valuable Player, the guy who if his team didnt have him would fall apart. for the orioles that guy is tejada, not BRob. tejada is the consistent producer, the fabulous and undisputed leader and clubhouse presence. he plays hard all the time and every day (has the streak for most games played among active players i believe :-? ). he is the glue for that team.
thats just my reasoning. i really wouldnt mind if it went to either of them though.
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Postby blankman » Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:08 pm

nsulham wrote:
blankman wrote:
beltrans_boy wrote:
blankman wrote:
George_Foreman wrote:well, you might be right that the public won't accept that... but since we're talking about the "real" MVP or whatever, i'll take that .350 OBP any day. ;-D

and incidentlly, i did say that i was talking about OBP rather than BA... no need to get snippy. :-)


A .350 OBP is good for only 31st in the AL :-? What's so great about that?


Well, I believe he was comparing Konerko's OBP to Tejada's OBP.

If you use OBP instead of AVG, Tejada and Konerko have similar numbers.


I see.... Tejada's OBP is a very, very pedestrial 16th in the AL. Roberts is 1st and 1st in SLG. I don't see how anyone can take Tejada over Roberts.


Pedestrian....sorry, that's my journalism major coming out :*)


Yes of course. I know the word- it was a complete typo
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Postby disgruntledjetsfan » Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:08 pm

My vote went to Arod. Simply because of the numbers:


.319 BA, 6th in the AL

20 Homers, Tied for 2nd in the AL

66 RBIs, 3rd in the AL

58 Runs, 4th in the AL

.414 OBP, 3rd in the AL

97 Hits, Tied for 6th in the AL


Say all you want about 1 good game, Arod is doing it all offensively this season for the Yankees, and has been the 3rd best player in baseball this season IMO, behind Pujols and D. Lee.
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Postby Iconoclastic » Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:39 pm

I'm one of those guys who want to give the award to a leader on the best team. That would be the White Sox. Now their performance thus far has been very Patriots like with solid contributions from everyone. But the Patriots have Brady so there must be someone who wins MVP from the White Sox. Candidates include Konerko, Podsednik, Garland, Politte, Hermanson, Buehrle. I dunno who the clubhouse leader is if there is one but based purely on statistics which is a bad way to judge value but I would say Mark Buehrle.
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Postby HOOTIE » Mon Jul 04, 2005 1:12 am

B Roberts. The MVP of Chicago is Buehrle hands down.
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Postby Kingctb27 » Mon Jul 04, 2005 3:20 am

blankman wrote:
beltrans_boy wrote:
blankman wrote:
George_Foreman wrote:well, you might be right that the public won't accept that... but since we're talking about the "real" MVP or whatever, i'll take that .350 OBP any day. ;-D

and incidentlly, i did say that i was talking about OBP rather than BA... no need to get snippy. :-)


A .350 OBP is good for only 31st in the AL :-? What's so great about that?


Well, I believe he was comparing Konerko's OBP to Tejada's OBP.

If you use OBP instead of AVG, Tejada and Konerko have similar numbers.


I see.... Tejada's OBP is a very, very pedestrial 16th in the AL. Roberts is 1st and 1st in SLG. I don't see how anyone can take Tejada over Roberts.

I do. ;-D
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Postby HOOTIE » Sun Jul 10, 2005 7:32 am

TheYanks04 wrote:As to Arod...please, when there is a vote for MVP in May against TB or MVP with a 5+ run lead I will consider it.


Yanks, where do you come up with this baloney? Surely as a Yank fan, you would know better?

Arod's 3 year splits

pre all-star .931
post all-star 1.012

Arod's 3 year numbers versus TB was only .726, while overall ops was .967.

Arod in close and late games (3 years), had a .937 ops, only .30 under his .967 ops. Funny how NY thinks DJ is the man, and people crack on Arod. DJ ops was .818 (3 years), but only .708 close and late.[

Looks like Arod hits well in close games late, struggles versus a weak TB staff, and heats up after break (crunch time).

In short, Arod need not apologize for anything. He's a mvp candidate, and won his mvp fair and square.
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Sun Jul 10, 2005 8:25 am

I was going to say Tejada, but then I looked at Roberts numbers again: FLAT OUT RETARDED. Who was the last 2B to lead a league in OPS? I thought someone said that only 3 in the history of baseball have done that?
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Postby LooseCannon » Sun Jul 10, 2005 8:54 am

MVP = Most Valuable PLayer

If Tejada wasn't in the Orioles lineup they would still have Roberts helping them through.vice versa...

I don't think it will be either of them and it definitely won't be A-Rod....look around at his lineup...

I think it'll be


either Pujols (no one is performing well around him besides Reggie)

or

Derrek (if he can keep it up)
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