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  • Jose Bautista

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  • Adrian Gonzalez

    5 35.71%
  • Paul Konerko

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  • Miguel Cabrera

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  • Asdrubal Cabrera

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Thread: 2011 1st Half AL MVP

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    Baseball Slant 2011 1st Half AL MVP

    Who is your 1st half AL MVP? I went with Adrian Gonzalez and this was a hard one. Jose Bautista and AGon are going to have a fight on their hands but AGon has been the constant force in the Red Sox lineup all season long. Even when they were struggling in the first weeks of the season, AGon was hitting. he wasn't hitting for power just yet but he was hitting. When he starting to really get in a groove and start hitting for power, that's when the team took off and sent a ripple effect through the lineup. I know Bautista has the stats but AGon picked up that team's offense and sent them towards the top of the AL East. Who are you taking?

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    Re: 2011 1st Half AL MVP

    Gonzo. He has absolutely dominated thus far.
    LeagueTeamRecordWild CardDivisionPennantsTitles
    MSLKansas City Royals (NYY/TB)3611-351711487
    TBLCleveland Indians1084-6982521
    HSLChicago Cubs2071-17641941

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    Re: 2011 1st Half AL MVP

    Quote Originally Posted by love_that_reefer View Post
    I know Bautista has the stats
    which is why he should win. The MVP is an individual award.
    4/20/2011 - GTFO.

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    Re: 2011 1st Half AL MVP

    I agree with this... However they usually give it to a player who's team makes the playoffs. Therefore Joey Bats only chance of an MVP is being traded to a contender.

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    Re: 2011 1st Half AL MVP

    I went with Asdrubal, because he has been the most consistent Indian, and probably single handily led the Indians to where their are right now, despite keys injuries
    to their lineup(Sizemore, Choo, and Hafner).

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    Re: 2011 1st Half AL MVP

    I geek out every time I look at Bombtista's numbers.
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    Re: 2011 1st Half AL MVP

    You 4 make me sick.

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    Re: 2011 1st Half AL MVP

    Quote Originally Posted by realmofotalk View Post
    which is why he should win. The MVP is an individual award.
    A MVP isn't an award for the player with the best stats.

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    Re: 2011 1st Half AL MVP

    Last I checked, it was the most valuable player to their team. That's how I based my votes.
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    MSLKansas City Royals (NYY/TB)3611-351711487
    TBLCleveland Indians1084-6982521
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    Re: 2011 1st Half AL MVP

    Exactly

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    Re: 2011 1st Half AL MVP

    I'm sure there are other components to determine a player's value aside from his raw stats, but team winning percentage shouldn't be one of them.
    4/20/2011 - GTFO.

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    Re: 2011 1st Half AL MVP

    Don't think anyone mentioned team winning percentage

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    Re: 2011 1st Half AL MVP

    SMH. Team winning percentage, team standings, it's the same idea.
    4/20/2011 - GTFO.

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    Re: 2011 1st Half AL MVP

    The point being made is that it's the player most valuable to his team, hence "Most Valuable Player".

    That doesn't necessarily mean the best player on the team with the best record, but it also doesn't mean the player with the best overall stats.
    LeagueTeamyearsRecordWild CardDivisionPennantsTitles
    MSLSan Diego Padres2034-20592,217-1,9951631
    TBLArizona Diamondbacks2005-20181,216-1,0531963
    TSSLSan Diego Padres2015-2021, 2024-20281,017-9280732
    TSSLTexas Rangers2029-2033396-4140000

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    Re: 2011 1st Half AL MVP

    Quote Originally Posted by realmofotalk View Post
    SMH. Team winning percentage, team standings, it's the same idea.
    Don't know what SMH means but no one has mentioned winning percentage or standings as a reason.

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