Madison wrote:I think if Arod manages to get 50 home runs that should make him a lock for AL MVP even though the Rangers stink. Especially with the voters knowing that they gave him the short end of the stick last year by giving it to Tejada. No one really stands out in the AL right now, so the last month will make a big difference on who gets it.
I don't usually disagree with you, Madison, but I have to here. I would NEVER cast my vote for MVP for a player on a sub-.500 team, even if he hit 70 homers. Who the heck is A-Rod most valuable to if his team is in the toilet??? He's only valuable to himself!!!! Giving him the MVP would be a joke, and a disgrace to the award.
Barring any changes, I think you have to give it to Brett Boone. He is the backbone of the Mariners offense. No other player is individually depended on as much as he is by his team (Nomar and Manny are equally important to Boston, Giambi can hit it out of the park but has had a crappy batting average all year, Soriano has fallen apart, and Tejada will never fully recover from his lousy first half).
"One of the teams represents truth, justice, the American way, and underdogs everywhere. The other represents George Steinbrenner!" - U.S. News and World Reports columnist John Leo on the difference between the Mets and the Yankees.