posted on Sep, 17 2005 @ 11:18 PM
Originally posted by Crawford89
why do u believe dhs should get mvps?
Why? Because a DH is as much a baseball player as anybody. As Crawford said, if a Pitcher that hit's .100 can be an MVP, why can't a DH have an MVP
for not fielding? MVP... let's see what that means...
MVP= Most VALUABLE Player
It does not = Best Hitter/Fielder.
We have two players... Both have the SAME exact stats. 120 RBI, 45 HR's, .320 Avg. Player A's team finished last in the division. Player B's team
made the playoffs. Player B will win the MVP, because his contributions meant more to his team by getting them to the playoffs. He was VALUABLE to
his team, in that, had he not played... they would not have made the playoffs. Player A could be taken out of the lineup, and they're team is still
in last place.
David Ortiz is a big part of the Red Sox success, especially last post-season. A-Rod, has contributed to his teams wins as well. The difference?
Look at the players that surround them... Which line-up do YOU think is better?
There are other players to list, but why bother? It's clear Ortiz must put more work in, in order to keep his team in 1st place. Jason Giambi has
contributed way more than A-Rod as of late.
So if the race were EXCLUSIVELY between Ortiz and A-Rod... Ortiz should win hands down. But I feel Vladimir Guerrero is the AL MVP for keeping his
Angels in First in the AL West.