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Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MankyJimy, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. MankyJimy

    MankyJimy Active Member

    Let's start with the AL race by listing the candidates:

    Mike Trout
    Miguel Cabrera
    Derek Jeter
    Adrian Beltre
    Josh Hamilton
    Adam Jones
    Robinson Cano

    Two of those players (Trout and Cabrera) are on teams that will probably not make the playoffs, which hurts their campaign. Cabrera might win the Triple Crown, so let's keep him in the discussion and set aside Trout.

    The MVP voters like to award players that have a great all-around game, and the last player to win whose value was almost all in his bat was Howard in 2006. Cabrera is a poor defensive third baseman and doesn't add anything with baserunning, so it is unlikely they will award him.

    That leaves Hamilton, Jones, Cano, Jeter, and Beltre.

    Hamilton has already won and he has kind of coasted through the second half of the season after a great start. He won't win.

    Jones - the last time a player won MVP with a batting average lower than his .286 was all the way back in 1982 (Dale Murphy). He may finish top 5 but he won't win.

    Cano has had better years and the PED rumors will hurt him (unfairly).

    Beltre has a case (great defense and good hitting) but he is helped quite a bit by his ballpark. He bats about 80 points higher at home vs the road. Basically he hits like Chipper at his peak when he's in Texas, and Casey Blake on the road.

    That leaves Jeter. He is still very much in the running for batting title, and since he has been snubbed in the past the voters will extend him extra credit for their misteaks in 1999, '06, and '09.
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I love you.
  3. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    No one admits to a misteak.
  4. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    I'm still a bit miffed at Jeter because he didn't heal Mariano Rivera shortly after he was injured in Kansas City.
  5. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    The answer clearly is Jeter.
  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    The real question is, who should win the A.L. Most Jeter Award?
  7. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Jesus' wife's maiden name was Jeter
  8. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    I hear AL MVP will be renamed the Derek Jeter Award.
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

  10. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Cary Grant just sat up in his grave and said, "Jeter, Jeter, Jeter!"
  11. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Mauer is having a better year than Jetes.
  12. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member


    The Captain? Hell no.


    Captain America? Hell yeah.
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