strats36 wrote:Ramble is right about Pudge. No single player has meant as much to his team as Pudge has to the Tigers. Those other teams without the previously mentioned players would probable still be pretty good teams. Think of the Tigers without Pudge. I believe they are still on track for the record for most improved baseball team ever. Pudge deserves most of the credit.
Wrong. Vlad carried the angels and kept them in contention with glaus, erstad, garret out with injuries and the starting rotation getting lit up on a nightly basis. he has meant just as much to the angels as pudge has to the tigers.
this is the way i see it:
-if the angels make the playoffs, vlad will be mvp.
-if the angels dont make the playoffs, and the tigers stay at the current pace, pudge will be mvp.
-i dont think manny will win it because ortiz will take away some of his votes and vice versa.
- the same thing can be said of blalock/ soriano