mweir145 wrote:I still can't see how there is even an argument for the NL MVP. It's clearly Pujols.
You mean the guy who's team has collapsed (despite his 8th inning 3 run HR the other night)? Meanwhile, Howard has propelled his Phillies from far back to contention. I think its clearly Howard.
The Cardinals are going to win the NL Central on the strength of his play. Without him, their team would be fighting to get 70 wins.
In the last 3 games, he's hit 2 three run shots. They ended up winning both games, and that's the reason they hold the 1.5 edge they have right now. If that's not being "clutch," I don't know what is. Over their 8 game losing streak, he went 8 for 25, which isn't certainly as good as he could do, but it wasn't his fault they collapsed.
As for Howard's Phillies, well atleast he has some good hitters to help him (like Utley, Rollins and Burrell). And they aren't even going to make the playoffs...
Pujols is the superior offensive player on the better team, where's the argument?