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  • justin justin Oct 1, 2010 7:32 AM Flag

    MVP MVP MVP

    Hitting homeruns doesn't give you the MVP and the fact he is batting 262 and the Blue Jays are 4th in their own division means he shouldnt get the MVP. Josh Hamilton will probably win the award.

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    • dude if the rangers werent in the playoffs would you still consider hamilton as an mvp? his team is fourth in a divsion that boasts 2 playoff teams and oh yea, the boston redsox. so you hold that against the man? not educated.
      and lets say hamilton played for the brewers, and robinson cano for the orioles would all you hamilton fans and cano fans still be singing the same song, i doubt it. because apparently you have to play on winning team in order to get the MOST VALUABLE PLAYER award which is based all on one mans individual stats. ridiculous people.
      now i am not saying that hamilton or cano are not worthy of it, and not saying that bautista should hands down be the mvp. there all worthy of the award, its just bull that people are saying that bautista is not worthy of the award. and all because of his average and the team hes on.
      and a note to the average haters, sure cano had a higher average, but baustista hands down blew him and all the a.l. sluggers away in homeruns. not saying that homeruns alone warrants an mvp but you all sound stupid arguing that he isnt worthy because of his avg. and that a guy like a cano had a .xxx for an average. thats just stupid and the same argument could be held on the other side than, bautista had 54 homeruns and a player like cano only had 29. so one man dominated the other in man in one category. so what?
      and you whining bout average, if bautista had 23 more hits he would of hit an even .300. there is 25 weeks to a baseball season, that comes out to less than a full hit a week. so because he didnt average less than 1 hit per week extra for the whole season you throw him aside from the MVP talks.
      but honestly i think a mans batting average is overrated, i look at their OBP. thats a stat worth taking into consideration and for me is way more valuable than a mans AVG. and when you compare that there is only a .003 difference between bautista and a guy ive seen mentioned on here as MVP, cano, bautista is to me the clear winner.
      bautista should definitely be considered a serious contender for for it. and, if it were up to me id give the mvp to bautista. i think he is the clear cut, MOST VALUABLE PLAYER. remember its a award that should is supposed to be based on 1 mans accomplishments,not what his team does. thats not even fair.
      but again to those arguing for hamilton, and cano replace their stats and add bautista's, the rangers and the yankees record would have a couple more wins in the win column.
      and also consider this, if it werent for bautista how much worse would the blue jays record of been.
      get a clue

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      • Ok for one like i said before if you based it soley on offensive performance the award would be Miguel Cabrera's. No one player in the entire American League had numbers as good as his all the way across the board. He is top 10 in almost every offensive category except SB, and triples. Along with his 2nd in OPS, 2nd in Slg%, 1st in OBP, 2nd in Avg, 1st in Rbi, 3rd in Hr, 3rd in runs. Clubbing crazy career high homeruns doesn't get you the MVP. see Brady Anderson circa 1996. So you don't want me to care that he wasn't on a playoff team? Then how was he such an outstanding player for his team?


        as for Giving him 23 more hits to raise his avg to 300, what does that prove? If you take away 23 hits he is a 219 hitter.

        I am not saying Bautista won't finish in the top 5 or top 3 in consideration but he will not win.

        Alot of factors in the reason i would give the award to Hamilton. He had fantastic offensive numbers across the board. 1st in avg, 1st in Slugging %, 12th in Rbi's, 5th in Hrs, 13th in runs, 2nd in OBP,and 1st in OPS. The biggest knock on him is he played in 133 games. But Mauer only played in 138 in 2009 when he won the award. And yes, because Texas got into the playoffs for the first time since 1999 factors in. That is huge. Over a decade ago that they last won their division and he is a big part of it. The Rangers were off to a slow start in the beginning and so was Hamilton. Look at his June numbers and look at the Rangers record they went 21-6 during that span.

        Plus he is a media favorite for his history of overcoming drug addiction that knocked had him going for a #1 pick to completely out of baseball to getting clean and becoming an all star. Stuff like that gets made into movies. You may argue that irrelevent in baseball statistics but trust me in counts. Just ask one of the best hitters ever, Ted Williams who has a career OBP of 482 and just 2 MVP's to his name. and the only reason he has those two because they couldnt figure out a way to give it to Joe Dimaggio who had off years those two years. THe Media hated Williams and loved Dimaggio. Now the media doesn't hate Bautista but they love Hamilton.

        You also mentioned giving the award to Robinson Cano. I would of agreed with you before September. But he wore out in the end.He plays a active position and it was most likely the reason for this. But i would give the award to Carl Crawford before i gave it Cano.

    • The last time someone hit in the .270s and won MVP was Bench. But of course, Greg, you are correct.