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Postby BobbyRoberto » Mon Sep 01, 2003 12:18 am

Barry Bonds vs. Albert Pujols for NL MVP has been discussed over and over here, what about AL MVP? It was all Carlos Delgado early in the season, then Garciaparra got hot in the middle, Ichiro and Boone were talked about before the Mariners slumped in August. None of the A's hitters have the full-season stats to be MVP. Jason Giambi has good numbers after a slow start. A-Rod is coming on strong, but has the "last-place team" stigma.

My vote would go to A-Rod. I think he's been cheated out of MVP's before and is the best player in the AL.

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Postby LCBOY » Mon Sep 01, 2003 12:39 am

I vote Brett Boone. He's having a big year with the bat and he plays a gold-glove 2nd base.
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Postby mtarail » Mon Sep 01, 2003 12:53 am

Great question Berto.

I think all the guys that you folks mentioned are great, but I'm going with AROD this year. He's got great #'s, is consistent, and he's got a glove.

One more guy that should at least be in consideration for the award is Garrett Anderson. He's been far more exposed in the batting order than AROD--It's amazing that he's gotten 110 RBI's already with the hitters around him...
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AL CY YOUNG?

Postby mtarail » Mon Sep 01, 2003 12:58 am

Since we got the AL MVP string, we might as well discuss Cy Young as well.

IMO you've gotta give it to Loiaza or Halladay.
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Postby Slugger2K4 » Mon Sep 01, 2003 1:11 am

Loiaza will win the Cy Young Award!
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Postby GSes » Mon Sep 01, 2003 1:21 am

Hudson will win the cy young award, he has pitched better then anyone in Baseball even Loaza.

Hudson is 14-4 w/ a 2.40 era

- 1st in ERA
- 1st in WHIP
- 1st in opp bat. avg
- 1st in Win Pct.
- 2nd in Innings pitched
- Top 10 in CG and K's

- The A's are an amaing 24 - 6 in Hudson starts.

- Hudson leads the AL in Quality Starts

- Hudson is 7 -1 with a 1.74 ERA after the All star Break

- Hudson has won 7 straight decisions.

- Foulke has blown 5 games for him.


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Postby Madison » Mon Sep 01, 2003 2:09 am

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.
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Postby eftda » Mon Sep 01, 2003 2:56 am

we talked baout the AL mvp, i think it was;

Giambi, Arod, Delgado, Boone and i think 2 others

i vote Giambi
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Postby Leiter Fan » Mon Sep 01, 2003 4:03 am

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).
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Postby LCBOY » Mon Sep 01, 2003 5:43 am

GSes wrote:Hudson will win the cy young award, he has pitched better then anyone in Baseball even Loaza.

Hudson is 14-4 w/ a 2.40 era

- 1st in ERA
- 1st in WHIP
- 1st in opp bat. avg
- 1st in Win Pct.
- 2nd in Innings pitched
- Top 10 in CG and K's

- The A's are an amaing 24 - 6 in Hudson starts.

- Hudson leads the AL in Quality Starts

- Hudson is 7 -1 with a 1.74 ERA after the All star Break

- Hudson has won 7 straight decisions.

- Foulke has blown 5 games for him.


TIM HUDSON FOR CY YOUNG


This is a tough call. The voters tend to like high win totals so that may hurt Hudson. Freaking A's bullpen may have cost Hudson the Cy Young this year.
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