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Pujols whines about MVP snub

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by bigpern23, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member


    I'm not necessarily disagreeing that he should or shouldn't have won MVP, but I'm surprised to hear him whine about it. Howard did have one hell of a season and the Phils were in contention for the playoffs (and, in fact, won more games than the Cardinals, who play in a shitty division).
  2. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    If Pujols is crying about an MVP snub, how about acting like a grown-up about not getting it?
  3. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Shouldn't it be tough to lift an MVP trophy with that heavy world series ring on your finger?
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Hitting 58 homers doesn't make one the MVP. Howard had a great season, but Pujols is the most valuable to his team.
  5. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    If Pujols wants to whine based on numbers, fine. But because he's based his argument on the playoffs, does that mean that, in his eyes, he would not deserve an MVP had the Astros simply won their last regular season game?
  6. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Pujols oversimplified it (or a translator did).

    But, he hit the homer (under the most immense of regular-season pressure) that got the Cardinals into the playoffs and, by extension, the world title.
  7. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    The Phillies won more games than the Cardinals while playing in the same division as the Mets.

    The Cardinals barely beat out the Astros due to a rather large late season collapse. It can be speculated that the Astros could have won the division, thereby removing the Cardinals from the playoffs and dropping them even more games behind the Phillies, if Clemens had pitched for the Astros earlier in the season.

    In short: Pujols is a bitch.
  8. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    No truer words have been spoken. :D
  9. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    They would then be tied with every word I have ever uttered.
  10. I can understand his beef about his consistency going unrewarded, but hell, he's got the most important prize in the game right now. That should be enough.
  11. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Well-Known Member

    LaRussa has taught his young star very well in the mechanics of whining, aruging balls and strikes, and not getting you way.

    Albert, there are a sizable number of players who have won the MVP without getting his team into the playoffs. The Phillies were in the wild card hunt until the final week of the season. They would have made it if they didn't struggle in some parts of the season. Howard kept them in the chase until they were eliminated from wild card contention.

    Howard didn't miss a considerable chunk of games d/t injury, like you did Albert. Without you, the Cardinals struggled. With you, they won games but still struggled and damn near pissed your playoff chances away down the stretch.

    Without Howard, the Phillies were dead for the year. With Howard, they had a chance. A good one that came up short.

    LaRussa has turned this kid into a malcontent child.
  12. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Or, if the Reds had any bullpen whatsoever, the Reds would have won that division.
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