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That's the Fact, Jack
2006-10-02 15:43
by Alex Belth
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Rich Lederer takes a look at the MVP race in both leagues. I like his two cherces: Prince Albert and Derek Geetah.

2006-10-02 15:48:39
1.   Mick S
First comment. I'm awesome!
2006-10-02 16:00:13
2.   Shaun P
I think I'd take Beltran as NL MVP. Dude is the best CF in the NL, and he hit .275/.388/.594 in Shea (10.4 WARP1) with 18 SB v 3 CS, and 95 BB (6 intentional) vs 99 K. Pujols had, except for SBs, superior numbers across the board (11.8 WARP1), and a very good glove a 1B. However, I'll take the CF defense over the 1B defense.

Jeter, outside of pitchers, led the AL in WARP1 (9.2). I think that says it all.

2006-10-02 16:00:19
3.   yankz
Yeah, well, I got the Captain/MVP's number. I win.
2006-10-02 16:00:36
4.   yankz
2006-10-02 16:00:52
5.   yankz
I now have Ruth, Gehrig, and DiMaggio.
2006-10-02 16:07:34
6.   LI yankee
Oh yeah? I have...
2006-10-02 16:07:43
7.   LI yankee
2006-10-02 16:12:27
8.   singledd
Coming Home to Roost Dept:
It's old news, but when I look at it, I can't help but think this might be the worst trade in history.

The Giants get:
A.J. Pierzynski: pretty good catcher

The Twins get:
Joe Nathan: absolutely dominant closer
Liriano: perennial Cy Young Candidate
Boof Bonser: a better then average pitcher

Considering how important pitching is, and how hard to get, this is an amzingly bad trade that will help keep the Twins in contention for years.

2006-10-02 16:13:29
9.   randym77
I was reading MSNBC this morning. They picked Morneau. Why? Derek Jeter's production is hardly any better than Robinson Cano's. And real men don't vote for guys who have their own perfume.

On the bright side, they do think the Yanks will win the WS. Good pitching beats good hitting, but nobody has good pitching this year, so a lineup of big bats could win it all.

2006-10-02 16:23:30
10.   Xeifrank
Sim of first two Yankee/Tigers game is up.
vr, Xei
2006-10-02 16:27:30
11.   randym77
9 Hey, I got Maris!

A seasonal link. This guy is writing a book called "Haunted Baseball." It's not available yet, but he's got a Web site. Check out the people he got interviews with:

2006-10-02 16:30:43
12.   dianagramr
Kinda hard to argue with the Pujols pick. The guy had no protection in the lineup for most of the year.

Beltran would be my 2nd choice, followed by Howard, Cabrera and Reyes.

As a Sizemore fan, I was happy to see him get some props in the AL.

2006-10-02 16:59:22
13.   rbj
Pujols & Jeter are fine choices, they'll sort of be like lifetime acheivement MVPs.

Science channel is going to have a show on sabermetrics. Starts tonight at 8 pm (i.e., in just a few minutes)

Yes, I am a geek, why do you ask?

2006-10-02 17:31:00
14.   JeremyM
11 I had an awesome baseball ghost experience in a cornfield in Iowa, with Shoeless Joe and the Black Sox.
2006-10-02 17:33:12
15.   mehmattski
13 Damn, why didn't I refresh earlier, I missed half an hour!
2006-10-02 18:05:17
16.   Chyll Will
7 Freakin' hilarious!
2006-10-02 18:29:46
17.   Chyll Will
Boom-shackalakalaka-boom-shackalakalaka-BOOM! (click! click!)

Good night, all yah pinStripes...

2006-10-02 18:44:24
18.   vockins
7 A friend of mine once said, "If that's not the worst trade in history, you can definitely see it from there."
2006-10-02 18:50:52
19.   Max
The Jeter hate at Baseball Analysts is pretty comical, if all too predictable. A lot of really bitter Red Sox fans looking at an empty October pretty much sums it up.
2006-10-02 18:55:44
20.   mehmattski
Torre says he won't use Rivera for more than one inning in the postseason. He believes that the Yankees have good enough options that Mo is not needed before the ninth.

I smell a Farnsworth homer in a tied road game ahead. Be afraid. Be slightly more afraid.

2006-10-02 19:00:47
21.   Max
20 I really do not trust Farnsworth in any meaningful game for more than one or two outs. It's got to be killing Joe not to be able to use Mo for more than one's less a sign of trust in Farns than it is an indicator of the fragility of Mo.
2006-10-02 20:25:12
22.   mehmattski
Robinson Cano!
2006-10-02 20:40:36
23.   Maniakes
Don Mattingly!
2006-10-02 20:46:47
24.   SF Yanks
Umm.. Tino?
2006-10-02 20:49:24
25.   yankz
2006-10-02 20:52:01
26.   yankz
nomaas is on fire today, btw. Check it out.
2006-10-02 20:52:21
27.   yankz
And I get the best number of them all.
2006-10-02 20:52:59
28.   SF Yanks
27 yup!
2006-10-02 22:55:41
29.   joejoejoe
Meow, Catfish!
2006-10-02 23:08:53
30.   LI yankee

Congrats to Mr. Robbie Cano, AL Player of the Month.

2006-10-03 04:29:03
31.   randym77
Pete Rose says if he took steroids, he'd have had 5,000 hits:

And he picks the Twins and the Padres to go to the WS.

2006-10-03 07:44:28
32.   dianagramr

and in a delicious bit of irony, if Pete is right in his picks, I would hit on my 110-1 futures wager!

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