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11:47 AM on 11/21/11 
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inthemidst
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Dennis Ecklersley won it in the AL in 1992. Bob Gibson won the NL MVP in 1968.

Thanks!
11:54 AM on 11/21/11 
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Nice to see the Buster Olney campaign worked. Verlander had a very nice season, highlighted by a couple amazing performances early on in the season that annointed him Cy Young before we'd even reached the break, allowing plenty of time to write the MVP narrative.

Bautista should have got it.

As somewhat of an aside - If Verlander is the AL MVP, how is Sabathia not in the top 10?
12:00 PM on 11/21/11 
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Fuck, that news about Halman bums me out. Shit.
12:04 PM on 11/21/11 
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As somewhat of an aside - If Verlander is the AL MVP, how is Sabathia not in the top 10?

Narrative!
12:07 PM on 11/21/11 
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Verlander is the man.

Also, I won a Granderson t-shirt for guessing 1-3.

http://twitter.com/#!/wrong_again/st...95089580015616
12:31 PM on 11/21/11 
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I don't love Verlander winning, but I'm fnding it hard to get worked up over. I think I'm more annoyed that someone gave Michael Young a first place vote.
12:33 PM on 11/21/11 
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It'll be a tragedy if Matt Kemp doesn't win the NL MVP tomorrow.
12:38 PM on 11/21/11 
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It'll be a tragedy if Matt Kemp doesn't win the NL MVP tomorrow.
greg halman getting murdered is a tragedy. matt kemp not getting the mvp isn't.
12:38 PM on 11/21/11 
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OH and I love me some D-Rob, but it's ridiculous that he got a 10th place vote and no one voted for Napoli.
12:40 PM on 11/21/11 
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greg halman getting murdered is a tragedy. matt kemp not getting the mvp isn't.
you're right, I used the wrong word there.
12:57 PM on 11/21/11 
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It'll be a tragedy if Matt Kemp doesn't win the NL MVP tomorrow.

Meh. I find him in that "Best hitter of 2011, but not the MVP" category.

Still gotta go with Ryan Braun after the year he had. But then again, my vote doesn't count.
12:58 PM on 11/21/11 
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And my thoughts and prayers go out to the Halman family. This has been a weird offseason, what with the Ramos story and now this. I wish this didn't have a tragic ending though.
01:00 PM on 11/21/11 
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greg halman getting murdered is a tragedy. matt kemp not getting the mvp isn't.

Of course. But any sane person knows the difference between a real tragedy and when someone exaggerates with a word like that for something that in the grand scheme of things, doesn't matter.

But yes, Mr. Halman, you will be missed. I loved watching you at Mariner and Rainer games these last 2 years.. :(
01:32 PM on 11/21/11 
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I find it hard to be worked up about any of the voting. This happens every year and given that we're in the data recording age, no one's going to get forgotten. Not like in 40 years someone's going to go "you know, that Jose Bautista was pretty good in 2011. Too bad nobody noticed."
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Last year, Bautista had a chance to impact the season 988 times. PA+Defensive chances

Verlander, 969 times.

I'm not trying to argue one over the other, but I don't get the whole pitcher vs. batter for mvp title nonsense.

Cy Young is the best pitcher. We have a best reliever. We have the best fielders at each position. We have the best hitters at each position. Why can MVP only go to a batter?

I mean obviously Ellsbury and Bautista were better regardless, but I'm just saying.
 



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