jlm53089 wrote:Kazmir sadly will not win it because he plays in Tampa and honestly we do not get any respect because of it.
He has a good shot but keep that in mind.
So my pick to win it is Beckett. but most deserving in the end i think will be Kazmir.
That's ridiculous. Tampa has never got any respect because they have never earned any. And even how lousy they have been over the years people have still always talked up their up-and-comers. Now they have finally turned the corner and fans and writers are definitely giving them their due props. SI, ESPN, etc have all run articles about how great they're doing and they're the real deal. And I really don't think being on Tampa is going to negatively affect Kazmir's chances. Look at Minnesota and Oakland, they're both small market teams that have earned
a ton of respect and CY/MVP awards because they play great as a team and have great individuals. As long as Kazmir keeps this up and Tampa plays winning ball he can definitely join Santana, Morneau, Giambi, Zito, Tejada, etc as an award winner on a small market team. As long as Tampa/Kazmir earn
respect they'll be shown