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Howard wins NL MVP

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Chi City 81, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. jagtrader

    jagtrader Active Member

    Howard's defense is horrible. His baserunning is horrible. He hits home runs. That's all he does. It's good for the Phils because he's great at it.

    Pujols is a vastly superior all-around player and a better overall hitter.
  2. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    OK then.

    Pujols was hosed and jobbed.

    Ryan Howard, meet Terry Pendleton in 1991.
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    The thing is, Howard had a great season. Truly remarkable. But Pujols was more valuable. It's a shame when the best player in the game doesn't get the best honor.
  4. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Do these baseball writers ever watch anyone play defense, run bases.... all the stuff jag mentioned?
  5. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Casty, I have no qualms with Howard's win. I just feel bad for Pujols because it seems like he'll need to win the Triple Crown to get the award.
  6. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    In game 157, Albert Pujols hit a three-run HR that allowed the Cardinals to make the playoffs.... and certainly allowed La Russa to start Carpenter in Game 1 of the NLDS.

    To have had that great of a year... with THAT sort of incredible moment.....

    Another baseball writer crime.
  7. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Nope. Just you.
  8. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    No, they play poker with Ricky Henderson and Bobby Bonilla while working games.
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    No, they play solitaire and stem the rose.
  10. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    How was Howard's selection -- I'll go out on a limb and say you disagree ::) -- on the order of Pendleton in '91? Bonds had an off-year (for him), and Pendleton's intangibles were a huge part of the reason the Braves rallied to win the NL West.
  11. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    P'shaw. Everyone knows that Ryan Howard was named MVP just to spite pube.
  12. indiansnetwork

    indiansnetwork Active Member

    Seems to me that defense, baserunner and being clutch means nothing in the NL race but in the AL circa 2005 it means everything except that clutch thing because we know A-Fraud is not clutch.
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