blankman wrote:Matthias wrote:yes, well, so far, the yankees aren't making the playoffs. and if you say it's early... well, then, so are alex's stats. the FIRST HALF mvp, as i said earlier, i like tejada as the clubhouse glue of a very improved o's squad.
You're being silly. Roberts has posted a better season than Tejada and so has Alex Rodriguez.
And agreed with Bronx about you contridicting yourself there.
i was pointing out a contradiction inherent in one of blankman's earlier posts where he said that if the yankees go to the playoffs, then rodriguez should be the mvp. however, since we're talking the first half, the yankees are NOT going to the playoffs if the season ended at the ASB. so then rodriguez would NOT be the mvp. and i was anticipating an argument of, "well, the yankees still might turn it around and win the east and that would make rodriguez mvp material." but if you follow that train of thought, then you also can't say that rodriguez's stats will necessarily project into the second half of the season.
and, contrary to roto statheads, the mvp is not always the best statistical season. they don't just ring up bill james and say, "hey, who had the best numbers this year?" like pro bowls, all star nominations, and everything else, there's reputational intangibles on how you affect your team. and (i could be wrong here, but it's what i've read) to a man the o's squad has placed their success at the plate of tejada. and that is something that writers consider when making their decision. (is it how i would decide? no. read a dozen posts above for that). but it's how it's done. like me & this thread.