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Postby Guest » Thu Sep 25, 2003 11:34 am

Beleive it or not, he has arguably been the best player on the Sox since he became a regular starter. He has come up with clutch hit after clutch hit for the Sox in their soon to be successful quest for a playoff berth. Would it be that far-fetched for Ortiz to be the AL MVP?
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Postby Madison » Thu Sep 25, 2003 11:43 am

Personally, I think it's far fetched. I think you have to consider the whole season. Without Nomar and Manny contributing early, Ortiz might not have gotten this opportunity. Pedro has been lights out since returning as well. Without that guaranteed win every 5th game, the Sox might not be in the race. I'd be split between 4 players if I had to vote for Boston's MVP, and I don't think any of them have stood out enough to get the AL MVP. Nomar/Manny/Ortiz/Pedro have all made big contributions. I'm not trying to downplay Ortiz because he has done very well and certainly helped the Sox win games, I just don't think he stands out as the AL MVP.
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Postby pilambp » Thu Sep 25, 2003 1:24 pm

I don't think so either. The AL-MVP race has no clear cut winner right now. It doesn't even have any clear cut participants. I think that A-Rod is going to win by default, having a great statistical year. People usually use the old "who was the most valuable to the team that made the playoffs" adage when voting for MVP, but this year it's anyone's game. Talking about Shannon Stewart winning MVP is preposterous... about as far fetched as claiming David Ortiz has a shot... yet you can find such chatter on ESPN.
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Postby DK » Thu Sep 25, 2003 4:19 pm

i wouldn't say he's the MVP, but i remember one stretch where i'd read the paper in the morning and i'd read "david ortiz homered for the red sox". i mean, after i think it was 6 days, i was thinking, "how can he not have 40 homers by now?"
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Postby Dice » Thu Sep 25, 2003 4:38 pm

Yeah, the Sox have too many major contributors, which will all cancel each other out. I think this year should go to A-Rod.

Please do not give me any Jorge Posada. He would bat 9th for the Red Sox. If the NY media needs to pick a darling, go with Rivera.
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Postby DK » Thu Sep 25, 2003 4:40 pm

yeah i read the star-ledger's article...if posada gets the MVP i'll eat my hat.

damn, i tried to look for an emoticon without a hat and i couldn't find one... i guess (^) (o) ^10^ will have to do. :-)
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Postby LCBOY » Thu Sep 25, 2003 5:06 pm

But Ortiz has the best nickname:

Cookie Monster!
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Postby pkarr5000 » Thu Sep 25, 2003 8:19 pm

he has too few at bats. and you cant make a case for any red sock to win this year, nor yankees. arod gets it.
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Postby miller24 » Thu Sep 25, 2003 8:29 pm

Dice wrote:Please do not give me any Jorge Posada.


LMAO ;-D :-D
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Postby Madison » Fri Sep 26, 2003 12:36 am

LCBOY wrote:But Ortiz has the best nickname:

Cookie Monster!


Lol. :-D ;-D
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