June 29, 2007 at 3:05 pm
“And if he keeps hitting the ball as hard as he is now, and as often, he just might give A-Rod a run for that MVP trophy, too.”
Give A-Rod a run??? Are you kidding? This guy makes it sound like it is A-Rods’ to lose. I think its the other way around. In my opinion it belongs to Mags as of now.
Chris in Nashville
June 29, 2007 at 4:20 pm
If Maggs can keep this pace up and lead the league in hitting, has close to 125 RBI’s and the Tigers win the division, no matter what A-Rod does (assuming they don’t make the playoffs) I don’t see a way you could give it to anyone else other than Maggs.
June 29, 2007 at 4:48 pm
It depends on what you value for the MVP. I though Ortiz should’ve been the MVP last year, the red sox collapse be damned. If you’re factoring team success, Magglio’s the front runner right now. If you’re not, and I don’t, I think it’s A-Rod’s award.
Rodriguez is slugging 53 points higher, Magglio won’t hover around .380 all year so their OBP’s will even out (and even at that, there’s only a 30-something point difference due to Magglios insane average right now) and A-Rod has more RBI’s on a team that has scored less runs then the Tigers.
Close and Late Situations:
ARod: .317/.370/.732, 5 HR, 16 RBI, 8 K’s, 3 BB’s.
Maggs: .271/.340/.458, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 12 K’s, 5 BB’s.
My vote is for A-Rod.
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