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Biggest award mistake?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    With the recent raging debate about the A.L. MVP and the Heisman Trophy conversation in full swing, perhaps we can talk about what was the biggest mistake in giving a postseason honor you can recall. Can be a mistake at the time or in hindsight.

    I have to say the 2005 A.L. Cy Young Award, Bartolo Colon over Johan Santana.
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    2009 Nobel Peace Prize.
  3. MankyJimy

    MankyJimy Active Member

    Morneau over Jeter in 2006.
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Any year between 1988 and 1998 that Michael Jordan played a full season and didn't win the NBA MVP Award.
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Good call. Morneau should have won by a much bigger margin.
  6. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I hate to say it, but this is one time that Manky might have a point.
  7. MankyJimy

    MankyJimy Active Member

    How many first basemen over the last 20 years have hit .300 w/ 30 HRs? There are dozens. There was nothing special about Morneau's season. The fact that he hasn't come close to matching those numbers in the last six years makes the decision to give him MVP look even worse.
  8. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    It was a strike year with almost half the season missed, but it's still weird Mark Moseley got the NFL MVP in 1982. Not only a kicker, a straight-ahead kicker.
  9. printit

    printit Member

    This has got to be #1. Surprised if anyone tops this.
    This would actually be a good feature---track down people who voted for Moseley and ask them why?
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    What the fuck does future performance have to do with a single season MVP award?
  11. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    The 1947 American League Most Valuable Player Award is the best choice. Ted Williams won the Triple Crown and led the league in on-base percentage, slugging percentage, WAR and every other statistic we have now to measure the overall effectiveness of a player. Joe DiMaggio had one of the worst full seasons of his career. Williams lost by one point because he was left off a ballot.
  12. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Welch over Clemens in 1992(?).

    Kent over Bonds in 2000 (Kent had close to twice as many RBI chances as Bonds.)

    Juan Gone over A-Rod in 1996.
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