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Jack-In-A-Box wrote:Why is it wrong to say where a team is in the standing has something to do with the voting? The goal is winning. No matter what. If someone puts up the exact same numbers but one team makes the playoffs and the other doesn't, who is more valueable to his team then? The guy whose team won more games. It has to play a part in deciding who wins MVP. If Pujols, Lee, Jones all had 40 HR, 120RBI, .300BA but Pujols got most of his numbers to help give his team the lead or victory and the other guys just got their numbers when it didn't really matter, wouldn't it make sense to say Pujols is the MVP because he helped his team win more than the other two? The same reasoning is applied here when you look at A.Jones this year.
Saying if Pujols were a Brave that he would have done the same thing isn't true. Pujols couldn't help you win games in the OF like Andruw can. Almost any major leaguer can play 1B. Except Piazza. What Andruw does with his glove for that team also goes into how valueable a player is. Both Lee, Pujols are gold glove 1B probably, but you can get a good defensive 1B pretty darn near anywhere. A game changing CF, not so easy to come by. Ask the Yankees. There's more to MVP than just who is the best hitter. Team record, defense, all that has to be accounted for. Which is why I think Andruw has as good a chance to win MVP as Pujols, Lee.
kentx12 wrote:If Andrew dosent win the MVP it is really messed up. Pujols is the best player in the game imo but the award dosent go to the best player it is the MVP. Without Andrew the Braves are way back in the devision not chasing another title.
The rules of the voting remain the same as they were written on the first ballot in 1931:
1. Actual value of a player to his team, that is, strength of offense and defense.
2. Number of games played.
3. General character, disposition, loyalty and effort.
4. Former winners are eligible.
5. Members of the committee may vote for more than one member of a team.
Tavish wrote:Jones supporters seem to want to give him the award because his team is going to win their division by only 5 games versus the 15 the Cards are going to win by.
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