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Does Bautista stand a chance at the AL MVP?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Ilmago, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Ilmago

    Ilmago Guest

    Jose Bautista is having a remarkable year this season. He's one home run away from passing George Bell has the single season home run leader for the Toronto Blue Jays. He's three away from hitting fifty.

    His average isn't all that great, but he's stud in the outfield and he can play third base when called upon.

    The Jays are playing .500 ball and that will sure hurt his chances of winning the award.

    In your opinion do you believe he deserves it? Do you believe he stands a chance?

  2. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'd be curious how many MVPs played for a .500 team or worse in the last 30 years. I think Andre Dawson is the only one to have been on a last place team.
  4. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    So, who gets it? Hamilton despite missing a ton of games? Cabrera's Tigers actually have a worse record than the Blue Jays, though he brings a much higher average to the table.
  5. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    I'm not bothered by Bautista's batting average at at all, given his OBP and OPS. But to me Miggy Cabrera stands up better than anyone else this season in the A.L.
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'm voting for Rusty Kuntz.
  7. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Jim Thome.
  8. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I would probably go with Cabrera as well, though the Tigers faded badly. Not his fault that so many guys got hurt, but he doesn't have the team success going for him, either.
  9. melock

    melock Well-Known Member

    Jeff Mathis
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Bautista won't win it, but when you put it this way, he does seem like the type of guy who could end up winning a split vote. Hamilton probably isn't going to play again and the Tigers have been out of it for months. Cano suffers from being in Murderer's Row. Mauer is soft. :D

    My guess is Cabrera wins it for flirting with the Triple Crown and as a lifetime achievement award, even though he's only 27.
  11. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    With Hamilton getting hurt, I don't think there's a clear winner - It feels like one of those muddled years that a guy from a losing team could come away with it. (Not that I'm opposed to this, but like the Cy Young, the voters normally skew toward guys on winning teams.) If you overlook the production of Cabrera or Bautista on bad / average teams, I think there is a whole lower tier of guys on winning teams - Cano, Mauer, Hamilton, etc. - that have roughly equivalent cases.
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    This award is Chet Lemon's to lose.
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