Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Start the chant

The two league MVPs for baseball were announced yesterday and I cnat complain about either selection.

There has been a lot of debate about the NL MVP, but honestly at the end of the season I would have voted for Jimmy Rollins too. Sure, Holliday had a monster season (.340 AVG, 36 HR, 137 RBIs). Sure, Rollins had Aaron Rowand and Ryan Howard as protection. Sure, Colorado probably would not have made the playoffs and ultimately the World Series if not for the tear that Holliday went on at the end of the season. But ultimately, J-roll's season was historic. 38 doubles, 20 triples, 30 homeruns, 41 stolen bases makes him the only member ever of the 30-20-30-40 club (20-20-20-20 is for weaklings says J-Roll). No one else has even ever had 20-20-20-40, or 20-20-30-20, or 30-20-20-30.

A-Rod was a given as the AL MVP and I don't understand how anyone could have voted aginst him (unless they display blatant homerism).

"The only two first-place votes that didn't go to Rodriguez were from Tom Gage of The Detroit News and Jim Hawkins of The Oakland Press in Pontiac, Mich."

It's kind of funny how the only two votes for Magglio Ordonez came from the Detroit area. A-Rod led the league in home runs, rbis, and runs scored. That I say is a pretty good recipe for an MVP.