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Postby PresHabib » Sat Jul 17, 2004 2:29 pm

Maybe I'm living under a rock, but I haven't heard many people saying this...does anyone else think that pudge rodriguez is the MVP of the AL?
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Sat Jul 17, 2004 2:45 pm

2 words: Vladimir Guerrero.
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Postby thetongueofire » Sat Jul 17, 2004 2:51 pm

i would still say Manny but Pudge is very close.

anyways, by stupid traditional standards, the Tigers wot make the playoffs right now and Pudge would be practically ineligible. :-b

same for Vlad. :-°
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Postby thetongueofire » Sat Jul 17, 2004 2:56 pm

btw- if i hadda chose between Vlad and Manny, id take Manny. :-°

heres my AL MVP rankings as of right now off the top of my head

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Irod
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Postby ajgnydc722 » Sat Jul 17, 2004 3:17 pm

Detroit probably won't contend for the playoffs so Pudge won't win. There are other more deserving players with teams that are doing well.
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Postby eftda » Sat Jul 17, 2004 3:34 pm

When the time comes to pick the AL MVP it will be between;
1. Vlad
2. Pudge
3. Manny

;-) In that order
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Sat Jul 17, 2004 4:57 pm

Hmm I wonder if being a Boston fan influenced your decision of Manny over Vlad tounge? :-b . The stats
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55 Runs, 26 HR, 77 RBI, 1 SB, .342
Vlad
74 runs, 20 HR, 77 RBIs, 7 SB, .341
Ridiculously close. I think Vlad has the edge though, because of his large advantage in runs and steals.
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Postby thehat » Sat Jul 17, 2004 8:43 pm

CubsFan7724 wrote:Hmm I wonder if being a Boston fan influenced your decision of Manny over Vlad tounge? :-b . The stats
Ramirez
55 Runs, 26 HR, 77 RBI, 1 SB, .342
Vlad
74 runs, 20 HR, 77 RBIs, 7 SB, .341
Ridiculously close. I think Vlad has the edge though, because of his large advantage in runs and steals.


Let's also factor in the defense. Vlad may launch the occasional monster misfire, but in comparison to Manny, Vlad is Clemente-esque.
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Postby ramble2 » Sat Jul 17, 2004 9:00 pm

ajgnydc722 wrote:Detroit probably won't contend for the playoffs so Pudge won't win. There are other more deserving players with teams that are doing well.


If ever there was a team that (probably) won't make the playoffs but could produce the MVP it's this year's Tigers.

Yesterday they matched their previous year's win total of 43, and Pudge deserves a lot of credit for that. They are only 5 games out of 1st in the AL Central. If they can stay near .500 for the rest of the season they will be in the hunt. For Pudge to be considered, the Tigers will have to be in a pennant race (in the old sense of that phrase). Even if that pennant race is in the weakest division in baseball, it'll be a pennant race nonetheless.

Will this happen? Who knows, but it's not out of the realm of possibility.

Oh, and, um, regarding my signature below. Uh, maybe, maybe not. I'd put Chavez below Vlad, Manny and a few others in the AL MVP race right now. Really it's still too early. The MVP (and often the Cy Young) are decided near the end of the season. The voters tend to jump on the bandwagon of a hot player on a contending team.
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Postby strats36 » Sat Jul 17, 2004 10:02 pm

Ramble is right about Pudge. No single player has meant as much to his team as Pudge has to the Tigers. Those other teams without the previously mentioned players would probable still be pretty good teams. Think of the Tigers without Pudge. I believe they are still on track for the record for most improved baseball team ever. Pudge deserves most of the credit.
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