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  1. MVP voters don't ignore greatness

    Rob Neyer

    I'll have more nominations for the Wing of the Amazing in future posts, but Jim Caple sent me a thoughtful response to Monday's introductory post, which began with a long critique of Omar Vizquel and the Hall of Fame voters who seem to love him ... ...

    Blog | January 11, 2011
  2. Does Josh Hamilton have an MVP nemesis?

    Rob Neyer

    The question isn't, "Who will win the American League's Most Valuable Player Award?" That isn't remotely the question, because we already know that Josh Hamilton is going to win. If he's not the unanimous choice, he'll come very close. And like...

    Blog | November 23, 2010
  3. Votto's fine MVP choice ... but so is Pujols

    Rob Neyer

    I don't know that there's a great deal of suspense regarding today's announcement of the National League's Most Valuable Player Award. We had 19 voters in the SweetSpot Network Awards, and 15 of them went for Joey Votto. The other four first-place...

    Blog | November 22, 2010
  4. Too many Gold Gloves, not enough MVPs?

    Rob Neyer

    A friend tweets : "It's absurd that Jeter won a Gold Glove, but no more absurd than his never having won an MVP." No, it's not. It's not nearly as absurd. Jeter's won five Gold Gloves, and hasn't deserved any of them. If you tilt everything tow...

    Blog | November 09, 2010
  5. Don't hand out NL MVP quite yet

    Rob Neyer

    Dave Cameron on his National League MVP pick: I suggested that I'd lean toward voting for Troy Tulowitzki, and that was before he launched two more home runs on Saturday. His numbers in September are just crazy good (.357/.407/1.000, .577 wOBA),...

    Blog | September 20, 2010
  6. Revisiting 'Gonzalez for MVP'

    Rob Neyer

    More from the mailbag: Can't say I really understand your Adrian Gonzalez MVP article. He leads Pujols and Votto (indeed, all NL position players) in WAR. He is third in OPS+, obviously reflecting the fact that he plays in a much tougher hitters' pa...

    Blog | August 30, 2010
  7. Is Padres' Gonzalez an MVP candidate?

    Rob Neyer

    A Question from a Follower: "Shouldn't Adrian Gonzalez be in the MVP conversation? He's the only offense in the NL's best team. Reminds me of Kirk Gibson in '88?" I don't believe in giving a hitter extra credit for being the best hitter on his tea...

    Blog | August 27, 2010
  8. Dodgers' Colletti rips MVP candidate

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, here's a good idea! Give a guy a new contract, then rip him when he makes a few mistakes in April! Hey, it could work, right? From the L.A. Times: Matt Kemp is off to a terrific start at the plate but has misplayed numerous balls in the outfiel...

    Blog | April 28, 2010
  9. Upton's deal is risky (but in a good way)

    Rob Neyer

    In the wake of this news, Nick Piecoro checks a list of players to Justin Upton and is optimistic, but notes that even this contract isn't free of risk: He hasn't been an MVP candidate yet. Nor has he stayed healthy for a full season. He hasn't hit...

    Blog | March 02, 2010
  10. More Gold Gloves, more head-scratching

    Rob Neyer

    Straight from the source, we've got your 2009 American League Gold Glovers. Shockingly, the voters selected MVP candidates Joe Mauer, Mark Teixeira, and Derek Jeter, all of whom were probably solid defensively but might not have been the best fiel...

    Blog | November 10, 2009
  11. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links come to you ... aw, the heck with the silly intro. You're better than that. * If Chase Utley's team loses the World Series but he's named World Series MVP, it would be a big surprise ... but he wouldn't be the first! * Remember, f...

    Blog | November 04, 2009
  12. Will Howard get a pitch he can hit?

    Rob Neyer

    I read somewhere that the favorite in Las Vegas for World Series MVP is Ryan Howard, which is strange for two reasons. One, the Yankees are big favorites to win the Series. And two, the Yankees have a lot of left-handed pitchers and -- as Dave Allen ...

    Blog | October 28, 2009
  13. Who will pass the Zorilla test?

    Rob Neyer

    Anyone care to guess who will be the most underappreciated player in the majors in 2009? I know what you're saying ... "Rob Neyer, how could we ever measure such an amorphous thing?" Easy, Dear Readers: by comparing performance to MVP...

    Blog | October 08, 2009
  14. Leyland rode Rodney too hard

    Rob Neyer

    48 Rodney When the tale of the 2009 Detroit Tigers is someday written, there will be plenty of room for Justin Verlander's 19 wins and 269 strikeouts, and for Miguel Cabrera's MVP-caliber season, and fo...

    Blog | October 07, 2009
  15. Podcast: Neyer on Bradley, MVP race, more

    Rob Neyer

    Rob Neyer reacts to the suspension of Milton Bradley and shares his opinion on the MVP and AL Central races....

    Blog | September 21, 2009
  16. With Greinke, why stop at Cy Young?

    Rob Neyer

    Tango, playing the Devil's Advocate (sort of) for non-Mauer contenders for American League MVP, lays down four reasons to at least question Mauer's candidacy. The big finish: 4. Zach Greinke. That's huge argument against Mauer. I don't hav...

    Blog | September 18, 2009