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09-02-2011, 10:59 PM
robert terwilliger
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Originally Posted by Green Men Rule View Post
I like Baseball. I just don't think a guy who plays every 5th day deserves an MVP. Nor do i necessarily disagree with the addage of players on winning teams GENERALLY getting the MVP Awards. To my first point, a guy pitching every 5th day and being considered is like really calling a DH a player. I don't mind a DH persay but they do need to institute some kinda rule where the guy has to play xyz amount of games in the field or innings or something. The DH should be more for the disabled. Not so a guy like jim Thome or David Ortiz can carry on their careers because they can't hack it on the field to an efficient amount.
a dh is a player though. regardless of what kind of ridiculous exclusionary and half-baked rules you want to concoct because you don't like the dh...they're players. they're represented by the pa and get contracts and everything. they have since 1973. know what i don't like? when teams carry 13 man pitching staffs (staves?) to get "matchups" and still don't use their best relief pitcher when it matters. doesn't mean i'm going to think up a rule so that tony larussa can't manage his bullpen like a retard. the dh used to be a place where teams hit an extra average bat. nowadays, it makes a ton of sense to put a guy like jim thome (career obp over .400) there as he ages but is still effective with the bat.

As to why a guy on a Winning team will likely win the MVP it has a lot to do with today's "special coverage" MLB Network for example now puts on a lot of Pennant chase September ball. So we are gunna see the guys in races not guys like Bautista(unless they happen to be the unfortunate opponent for a team in a playoff race)IO can see that being justified in this day and age.
this might be the worst thing i've ever read.

you're either saying that

a- the people who vote on the award base their judgments solely on tv appearances and not by, you know, doing research.
b- mlb is synthesizing the mvp vote by only showing teams who have players who should win the award.
c- you don't know what you're saying because this makes no sense.

i agree with you that bautista is going to have tough sledding. i've agreed with you in other threads about this. the difference between you and i is that while i think bautista is going to have a tough time winning, i don't think he should have a hard time because he's the best offensive player in the game right now.

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