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(MLB.com)   Now that they've each been quickly brushed from the playoffs, Jimmy Rollins and Alex Rodriguez can sit back and enjoy their MVP... er... Legacy awards   (mlb.mlb.com) divider line 22
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2007-10-11 10:37:14 PM  
Alex Rodriguez is black?
 
2007-10-11 11:56:53 PM  
It's ok. Everyone knows who the real NL MVP is. This is nothing more than a stupid attempt to take away from what the Rockies did at the end of the season.
 
2007-10-12 12:03:04 AM  
This should be given to a person that steals the most bases in a season since..........
 
2007-10-12 12:04:40 AM  
Zyng: It's ok. Everyone knows who the real NL MVP is. This is nothing more than a stupid attempt to take away from what the Rockies did at the end of the season.

Rollins and Holliday is close, but Rollins is by far a better defensive player. That should give him the nod when the true MVP voting comes out.

Nice gesture by the NLBM. I've visited the museum before, it is an amazing piece of work.
 
2007-10-12 12:27:53 AM  
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rka
2007-10-12 12:40:27 AM  
coolio mack: Rollins and Holliday is close, but Rollins is by far a better defensive player. That should give him the nod when the true MVP voting comes out.

I just hope people use that same criteria when they vote for Tulowitzki for ROY.

Much better defense Braun.
 
2007-10-12 12:51:11 AM  
God, I hate this. Every year we have non-stop stories about the Yankees, their players, or Joe Torre. When we should be focusing on the teams that didn't choke in the playoffs. (Looking directly at ESPN). Since when did we care so much about losers.

Here's some advice, don't print, publish, or blab about any Yankees' story until a week after the World Series. It's called respect for the other teams.

The same goes for my Cubbies, I don't want to hear about Mark Cuban or anything else until the season is totally over with.
 
2007-10-12 12:57:13 AM  
I know that is a 5% chance at best, and these are nothing more than the ravings of a hockey junkie that follows baseball while waiting for a real sport to get going, but do not discount the Detroit Tigers in the "where will A-rod end up" offseason race. Just Sayin'.

Also, don't forget about Poland.
 
2007-10-12 01:06:51 AM  
unknown host:I know that is a 5% chance at best, and these are nothing more than the ravings of a hockey junkie that follows baseball while waiting for a real sport to get going, but do not discount the Detroit Tigers in the "where will A-rod end up" offseason race. Just Sayin'.


I think there is a better than 5% chance of that happening. I remember earlier in the season, shortly after the idea of A-Rod opting out first became a realistic option, reading a story and somebody close to the owner of the Tigers said the Tigers owner was a big A-Rod fan and if he opted out Detroit would go hard after him and money wouldn't be the reason A-Rod wouldn't end up in Detroit.
 
2007-10-12 01:12:42 AM  
Deadhouseplants: Here's some advice, don't print, publish, or blab about any Yankees' story until a week after the World Series. It's called respect for the other teams.

Didn't you get the memo? It's not the "Sports" tab anymore...

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2007-10-12 01:32:00 AM  
unknown host: Detroit would go hard after him and money wouldn't be the reason A-Rod wouldn't end up in Detroit.

I think Detroit is the reason he won't end up in Detroit. Not sure why anyone would really want to end up there.
 
2007-10-12 01:36:04 AM  
Deadhouseplants: God, I hate this. Every year we have non-stop stories about the Yankees, their players, or Joe Torre. When we should be focusing on the teams that didn't choke in the playoffs. (Looking directly at ESPN). Since when did we care so much about losers.

This is what $195 million buys you. You get constant media coverage no matter what you do.
 
2007-10-12 03:45:36 AM  
coolio mack: Rollins and Holliday is close, but Rollins is by far a better defensive player. That should give him the nod when the true MVP voting comes out.

That would mark the first time defensive ability has been considered in any major league award. Including Gold Glove.
 
2007-10-12 03:48:57 AM  
IAmRight: This is what $195 million buys you. You get constant media coverage no matter what you do.

Q: What can $200M buy you? A: Linky go pop
 
2007-10-12 06:07:51 AM  
wickedj: IAmRight: This is what $195 million buys you. You get constant media coverage no matter what you do.

Q: What can $200M buy you? A: Linky go pop


Heh, jag164 was right on the money
 
2007-10-12 09:39:06 AM  
CommandantVonThrash: That would mark the first time defensive ability has been considered in any major league award. Including Gold Glove.

I think you're overstating the case here. Defensive ability is definitely a consideration for the Gold Glove. Just not the primary one.

/Exhibit A: Derek Jeter
 
2007-10-12 09:40:18 AM  
honest question(s):

is this the "official MVP" award?

is this a different MVP award? and that's why they call it the "legacy award"?

is this like "Most Valuable Non-white Baseball Player" or something?

can a white dude win it?
 
2007-10-12 11:09:52 AM  
Or they can give the NL MVP to the best player in the league, who did the most for his team to win.

www.bullysportsfantasyblog.com

/Rollins wasn't even the best player on his team
// third best player in his infield
 
2007-10-12 11:54:05 AM  
simsite9: Alex Rodriguez is black?

funny that was my thought also.
 
2007-10-12 12:07:56 PM  
rka: I just hope people use that same criteria when they vote for Tulowitzki for ROY.

Much better defense Braun.


Absolutely agree, and he came through big time in September.

CommandantVonThrash: That would mark the first time defensive ability has been considered in any major league award. Including Gold Glove.

Also agree, but the candidates this year are so close that I think it will be a factor. The moment I knew the Gold Glove didn't matter was the year Palmeiro won after starting only something like 35 games at first base.

Mosey: Or they can give the NL MVP to the best player in the league, who did the most for his team to win.

/Rollins wasn't even the best player on his team
// third best player in his infield


Hard to argue that Prince doesn't deserve consideration, but it obviously hurts him that they didn't get in the playoffs. And while Rollins maybe the third best player in his infield, he was clearly the most valuable player to that team this season. He helped carry that team while Howard was out and struggling the first couple of months of the season, and when Utley broke his hand and was out for a month in the second half of the season.
 
2007-10-12 10:11:48 PM  
It's not clear at all he was the most valuable player, he wasn't the best player on his team. Not even close.

Prince was the best player in the NL, hands down once you look at Holiday's road splits.
 
2007-10-13 12:32:13 AM  
Mosey: Prince was the best player in the NL, hands down once you look at Holiday's road splits.

I laugh at your statement. I will say that Prince was probably the MVP, but in no way he was the best player in the NL.
 
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