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01-10-2014, 11:48 AM
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I think where we differ is that I see the GG and MVP voting as a joke. In most sports things that get voted on aren't the best measure, but baseball is beyond ridiculous. Jeter has been getting gold gloves when he has less range than I do for example.

Utley played well enough to win MVP for 5 straight seasons and got his votes, but lost to Pujols (Elite even for HOF) and then Rollins and Howard. You could argue he had better years than either Rollins or Howard, but those guys had the stats that pop out to the voters, 30 HR, 40 SB, 20 triples, or 58 HR, 150 RBI. The media are really just now starting to use a portion of advanced stats

I agree that I don't see him making it, but to me its solely because of the injuries.

As an aside Howard's 2006 is still the closest anyone has come to 60 HR's without steroids.

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