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jdh wrote:But even if you look at most valuable in the league, it would still be the player that is most valuable to his or her team. After all baseball is a team sport, and winning, not compiling individual statistics is the object. I don't think anyone could argue that the Giants would be nowhere without Bonds, making him the clear MVP.
Pujols is obviously the fantasy MVP though, but there's a huge difference between fantasy and real life.
jdh wrote:That way, if Helton hit 40 HR and Shawn Green hit 30 next year, Green's would work out to 38 HR and Helton's to 30 HR, based on ballpark factors.
jdh wrote:Looking purely at the numbers between Tejada and ARod is a little deceiving, because there's other factors in play. For one thing, Tejada put up his numbers despite having a very weak supporting cast other than Chavez, while ARod was hitting 3rd or cleanup in one of the most potent offenses in baseball. Because Tejada has so much weaker lineup protection, the numbers he put up last year are just as impressive as ARod's. Second, ARod played his home games at the best hitter's park in the AL, while Tejada played at arguably the best pitcher's park in the AL.
Since with ballpark and lineup issues taken into account, Tejada's performance was comparable with ARod's if not better
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