Transmogrifier wrote:I say Manny. I think Vlad will win it, I don't think he should, though... the numbers just aren't there.
Vlad: .337-39-126 with 124 runs and 15 steals.
Manny: .308-43-130 with 108 runs and 2 steals.
I went with Vlad.
Manny's OPS: 1.009 Vlad's OPS: 0.989
There's more than just BA and RBI/R. OPS tells a much more accurate story. The big BA lead Vlad has isn't as important considering Manny has a better OBA and SLG.
I'm not saying Manny should win.... but the numbers are pretty close between them. Vlad will probably take it considering that the Boston votes will be split. And Manny's defense leaves much to be desired (although to his defense, he has to contend with the green monster).
I happen to agree. I just tossed the basics out there to show that Vlad does indeed have the numbers to make it interesting.
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Hafner had an awesome year, but he had the same problem as Jake Peavy: he missed too much time. He definately wasn't noticed this year though, like he should have been.
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