SpecialFNK wrote:how do you define who was the best player? it depends what stats your looking at.
Pujols was 2nd in AVG at .357
he was 2nd in OBP at .462
he was 1st in SLG at .653
he was 1st in OPS at 1.114
if your simply using those stats then maybe Chipper Jones has an argument for MVP? Jones was 1st in AVG (.364), 1st in OBP (.470), 3rd in SLG (.574), and 2nd in OPS (1.044)
any argument for Pujols can also be made for others such as Howard, Delgado, Wright, Berkman, Utley, Gonzalez, Beltran, and even Pujols teammate Ludwick.
they say one way to determine the MVP is take that player off that team and how would they do. by that defenition CC Sabathia is the MVP. take him out of Milwaukee and theres no way they make the playoffs.
some will say oh buy he didnt play an entire season in that league. so? where does it say a player has to play an entire season to be considered for the award? its the NL MVP, did Sabathia not play in the NL??
im not saying Pujols wouldnt be a good choice, i just dont think he is the MOST valuable.
i doublt it goes to Sabathia because voters wont want to vote for him, but im still saying it should go to Howard, who was 1st in both HR at 48 (+8) and RBI at 146 (+22) along with 105 R.
Same could be said for Manny...
It will be a very intresting season to see where Manny signs this off season. If he signs with the Dodgers or another NL team, I wonder what his numbers would be for an entire season.