Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The World is Becoming a Better Place

Of the players who have lead the league in RBIs and Home Runs and made the playoffs all in the same season, Ryan Howard is the first to not win the MVP.

I take this as a sign that the BBWAA is getting better at doing their jobs. They gave the award to the right guy instead of following the same pattern they have for decades and rewarding a player for how good his teammates are and putting way too much weight on a small cross section of his plate appearances.

I don't say this often, but good job, Baseball Writers.

. . . now about Chase Utley finishing 15th. . .

1 comment:

Goose said...

Phil Sheridan hates you:

I love that he's using Pujols's election as what is wrong with the voting process. There are some decent points but he mixes in some strangeness. One of his BBWAA colleagues put Albert SEVENTH. Now that is what's wrong with the voting process.