ajgnydc722 wrote:Detroit probably won't contend for the playoffs so Pudge won't win. There are other more deserving players with teams that are doing well.
If ever there was a team that (probably) won't make the playoffs but could produce the MVP it's this year's Tigers.
Yesterday they matched their previous year's win total of 43, and Pudge deserves a lot of credit for that. They are only 5 games out of 1st in the AL Central. If they can stay near .500 for the rest of the season they will be in the hunt. For Pudge to be considered, the Tigers will have to be in a pennant race (in the old sense of that phrase). Even if that pennant race is in the weakest division in baseball, it'll be a pennant race nonetheless.
Will this happen? Who knows, but it's not out of the realm of possibility.
Oh, and, um, regarding my signature below. Uh, maybe, maybe not. I'd put Chavez below Vlad, Manny and a few others in the AL MVP race right now. Really it's still too early. The MVP (and often the Cy Young) are decided near the end of the season. The voters tend to jump on the bandwagon of a hot player on a contending team.
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