Who's your MVP now that season's almost done

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    Who's your MVP now that season's almost done

    Still CGran is the favorite?? I dont think so...

    Both CGran and Agon have cooled down this month which won't help them win the honor.  Who gets your vote now?

    Jose Bautista - .304 AVG/ 42 HR/ 100 RBI/ 296 TB/ 115 BB/ 1.073 OPS

    Jacoby Ellsbury - .321 AVG/ 27 HR/ 94 RBI/ 321 TB/ 108 R/ 36 SB/ .922 OPS

    Curtis Granderson - .268 AVG/ 39 HR/ 111 RBI/ 128 R/ 303 TB/ 24 SB/ .933 OPS

    Adrian Gonzalez - .340 AVG/ 25 HR/ 109 RBI/ 102 R/ 321 TB/ .962 OPS

    Justin Verlander - 23W-5L/ 2.36 ERA/ 0.92 WHIP/ .192 AVG/ 4.5:1 SOWR

    It's going to be a September showdown between Bautista and Ells.  What do you say?
     
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    I started a thread about this last week, but why no love for Miguel Cabrera when it comes to MVP?  I think he deserves the honor above everyone else.  The Tigers are not the vaunted offense that the Sox, Yankees, or even the Rangers are, yet, they are in first place and may even have the "second seed" in the playoffs.  This is largely attributable to two men - Cabrera and Verlander.  In my opinion, the former should be MVP and the latter should be the Cy Young winner.  Cabrera is top 5 in all major offensive categories except HRs in which he's top 10, and his WAR and OPS+ are right there, top 3 in both.
     
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    carl crawford.
    he should also be considered for a gold glove.
     
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    Now that the WC race is a lot closer, I give the edge to Ellsbury.  Without Granderson, the Yankees are probably behind in the division race, but leading the WC race.   Without Ellsbury, the Sox are probably struggling to make the post-season.  

    Cabrera has had a great season, but he's a liability defensively.
     
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    It's gonna come down to the wire but Jacoby has a real chance to be the MVP; at the very least he has taken over from Beckett as the team MVP IMO.
     
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    I am writing in Cano as I think he is coming on strong in the end and will carry NY to the division. Unless Grandy or A-Gon go crazy these last 15 games, I have no problem with Cabrera. And Ells is certainly worthy of some votes.
     
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    Verlander or Granderson, who leads the AL in runs and is tied for lead in rbi's.  Ellsbury for the Sox, but think those two have a better claim. 
     
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    In Response to Re: Who's your MVP now that season's almost done:
    [QUOTE]Verlander or Granderson, who leads the AL in runs and is tied for lead in rbi's.  Ellsbury for the Sox, but think those two have a better claim. 
    Posted by maxbialystock[/QUOTE]
    Granderson is not likely to win the award if he hits in the .260's. Ellsbury has a more impressive complete package. 
     
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    you really think .268 deserves a MVP?????
     
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    In Response to Re: Who's your MVP now that season's almost done:
    [QUOTE]you really think .268 deserves a MVP?????
    Posted by seannybboi[/QUOTE]

    Avg does not equal production (see Joe Maur)......Granderson is 1 in runs scored and 1 in runs driven in.....MVP
     
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    Granderson was my pick a month ago, but in addition to his low BA, he's a strikeout machine.  He has produced a ton of runs, but he has probably wasted more opportunities than anyone else in baseball.
     
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    In Response to Re: Who's your MVP now that season's almost done:
    [QUOTE]Granderson was my pick a month ago, but in addition to his low BA, he's a strikeout machine.  He has produced a ton of runs, but he has probably wasted more opportunities than anyone else in baseball.
    Posted by slomag[/QUOTE]

    but he has probably wasted more opportunities than anyone else in baseball.


    LOL, I don't think it works that way

    K's  are  overrated

    how many times did he K leading off an inning

    how many times did he K with no one on base

    how many times did he K  to make the 3rd out

    do any of those K's matter ?

    does average really matter if you are at / near the top in HR, RS & RBI's ?


    I think not
     


    that said

    I think both our teams have to many guys having big yrs

    for any of them to win it

    I'm going with verlander for today at least


     
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    In Response to Re: Who's your MVP now that season's almost done:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Who's your MVP now that season's almost done : but he has probably wasted more opportunities than anyone else in baseball. LOL, I don't think it works that way K's  are  overrated how many times did he K leading off an inning how many times did he K with no one on base how many times did he K  to make the 3rd out do any of those K's matter ? does average really matter if you are at / near the top in HR, RS & RBI's ? I think not   that said I think both our teams have to many guys having big yrs for any of them to win it I'm going with verlander for today at least
    Posted by pinstripezac32[/QUOTE]

    He K'd 85 times with men on base, and 74 with the bases empty.  Fifty with runners in scoring position, but I couldn't say how many of those were with less than two outs.  But it's probably fair to guess 1/3, which is still a lot of missed opportunities.  Give those opportunities to Ellsbury, and he's your RBI leader.


     
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    But it's probably fair to guess 1/3

    LOL

    ok slomag


    who could argue with that ;-)


    point taken slomag, 

    but I still say

    to many guys having big yrs in boston

    to call 1 an mvp









     
    Give those opportunities to Ellsbury, and he's your RBI leader.


    Hmmm, so what tacos RBI %  ;-)


     
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    Again it's Ellsbury but only IF the Sox make the playoffs.
     
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    I think Ellsbury is the best and most valuable player in the AL this year, and the Sox need to lock him up with a long term deal, even if it means not re-signing Ortiz. Ellsbury is that good (Of course I assume the Sox can afford to keep both guys.)
     
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    In Response to Re: Who's your MVP now that season's almost done:
    [QUOTE]I think Ellsbury is the best and most valuable player in the AL this year, and the Sox need to lock him up with a long term deal, even if it means not re-signing Ortiz. Ellsbury is that good (Of course I assume the Sox can afford to keep both guys.)
    Posted by athens7676[/QUOTE]

    the Sox need to lock him up with a long term deal

    yeah but

    most don't think that's possible

    being a scott boras guy and all
     
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    In Response to Re: Who's your MVP now that season's almost done:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Who's your MVP now that season's almost done : Avg does not equal production (see Joe Maur)......Granderson is 1 in runs scored and 1 in runs driven in.....MVP
    Posted by bigmarv75[/QUOTE]

    AVG does not equal to production... but low AVG does not contribute to winning MVP award.  Low AVG wins MVP when there is no other candidates.  This year we have Ells... CGran won't win the honor
     
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    Re: Who's your MVP now that season's almost done

    MVP race is very close , with several players in the running.  What happens over the next two weeks will determine the winner.  Cannot pick the winner at this time.
     
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    Re: Who's your MVP now that season's almost done

    Jacoby here ofcourse because its a sox board but outside of this I think its going to come down to Granderson and Verlander. And Verlander has been a beast this year.
     
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    Verlander...why not.  You can't be better at what you do than he has been this year.  And he is carrying his team to the playoffs.
     
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    Re: Who's your MVP now that season's almost done

    It is a vote amongst qualified writers so the field of candidates and how that sorts out matters.

    In the case the RS the candidacy of Ellsbury-A-Gon will tend to split votes up. To some extent Miggy Cabrera's going to dillute votes from Verlander. All tends to point towards Granderson to me.You never lnow but I think that is how the votes end up going down.

    As for the RS MVP, if the season ended today, shocking as it maybe it is Ellsbury and by a comfortable margin as good as A-Gon has played IMO.

    Just my takes...
     
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    Re: Who's your MVP now that season's almost done

    I am not a fan of a pitcher winning the MVP for playing one-fifth of the season, but this is how I think it plays out.

    1. Verlander
    2. Ellsbury
    3. Granderson
    4. Gonzalez
    5. Bautista

    Althought the standings aren't not supposed to matter in the results, I think that is a crock. Rarely do you see the MVP chosen from a team who does poorly.
     
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