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Postby demoflauchy » Thu Aug 21, 2003 11:18 am

My vote would go to Boone ;-D
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Postby guest » Thu Aug 21, 2003 11:26 am

I would vote for Ichiro. Without Ichiro the Mariners have at least twenty fewer wins, perhaps more. The value of a .340 hitter with a bazooka of an outfield arm and the speed to outrun his own throws can't be overstated.
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Postby LCBOY » Thu Aug 21, 2003 11:53 am

guest wrote:I would vote for Ichiro. Without Ichiro the Mariners have at least twenty fewer wins, perhaps more. The value of a .340 hitter with a bazooka of an outfield arm and the speed to outrun his own throws can't be overstated.


Ichiro is not worth 20 extra wins. No player is worth twenty extra wins. Ichrio's OPB isn't really that high, either. His .379 OBP for a leadoff guy is low.
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Postby The Jury » Thu Aug 21, 2003 1:39 pm

I disagree, hear me out. :-)

The AL MVP has to be the single most valuable player in the league. Therefore I don't think it could be Ichiro, Boone, Nomar, or Manny, since they are duos and are both extremely valuable to their respective teams. You have be the most valuable in the league, nevermind just your own team.

Just like my view on the Cy Young about Russ Ortiz. How can he be the best pitcher in NL if he's probably not even the best pitcher on his team with Maddog and Smoltzie there. And how can Hudson win it if he might not be heads up better than Mulder or Barry Zito. Zito only won it last year because Mulder was still establishing himself as a dominant pitcher and Hudson had a bad year.

To be the best in the league, you have to first the best on your team. So I pick Giambi for keeping his team in first place when the bullpen sucked, when Bernie was out, when Soriano struggled, and when Jeter was out.

Jason Giambi for AL MVP.
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Postby Madison » Thu Aug 21, 2003 1:44 pm

The Jury wrote:Jason Giambi for AL MVP.


Not unless he gets his average up. .267 right now and that just doesn't cut it.
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Postby Yankee715 » Thu Aug 21, 2003 2:51 pm

I think Boone has a pretty good chance but what about Delgado? He has about the same numbers as Boone if not better.
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Postby JRH » Thu Aug 21, 2003 4:02 pm

How about Carlos Beltran, he helped keep KC in it when Sweeney was injured.
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Postby pkarr5000 » Thu Aug 21, 2003 4:05 pm

interesting fact about al mvps. the last a.l. mvp to hit under 300 was don baylor in 1979 :-D
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Postby Madison » Thu Aug 21, 2003 4:17 pm

pkarr5000 wrote:interesting fact about al mvps. the last a.l. mvp to hit under 300 was don baylor in 1979 :-D


I'd say that pretty well rules Giambi out.
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Postby Transmogrifier » Thu Aug 21, 2003 5:28 pm

The Jury wrote:So I pick Giambi for keeping his team in first place when the bullpen sucked, when Bernie was out, when Soriano struggled, and when Jeter was out.

Jason Giambi for AL MVP.



HUH?????? He kept the team in first place while Jeter was out?

April: .204, 5 HRs, 15 Rs, 16 RBIs
May: .260, 6 HRs, 10 Rs, 16 RBIs

Sure, in June he hit .373 with 11 HRs, but his average has dropped again, .247 in July, .279 in August.

The Yankees pitching, especially Mussina at the begining of the year, has kept their team in first place. Not certainly a .267 hitter.

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