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Old 11-23-2007, 06:18 PM
Tweety Tweety is offline
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Default David Wright got screwed

David Wright got robbed by the sportswriters. He didn't just deserve to win the MVP, he deserved to win it unanimously. Jimmy Rollins isn't even the second most valuable player on his team (Utley and Howard are far more productive offensively). If voters decided against Wright b/c of the mets collapse, then they're uninformed idiots who shouldn't be allowed to participate in the process. The fact is that David Wright carried the mets' offense down the stretch while playing gold glove caliber defense at the hot corner. He hit .388 the last 2 weeks of the season and accounted for virtually all their offense. The mets missed the playoffs b/c Reyes was horrendous in September and the entire pitching staff (starters and relievers) blew up simultaneously. To punish Wright for this is unfair.

BA HR RBI OBP SLG OPS
.325 30 107 .416 .546 .962 (Wright)

.296 30 94 .344 .531 .875 (Rollins)


There's no arguing that Wright's numbers are superior. Quite frankly, it's not close. The OPS disparity is massive.



Now consider the stadiums where these 2 guys played:



Citizens Park is a band box. It's a joke. Its dimensions are better suited for a little league game. It was ranked the best hitters park in the NL last year (ahead of Coors field) and yielded the most runs in 2007.



Shea Stadium has historically been among the toughest hitters parks in baseball. If Rollins played at Shea he'd be lucky to reach 20 HR. If Wright played at Citizens Bank his HR total would be closer to 40.



David Wright won both the silver slugger and gold glove. Only 2 players in the history of baseball have had a season with a:

.300+ BA

100+ RBI

100+ RUNS

30+ SB

30+ HR

and have won both the gold glove and silver slugger award. They are:



Barry Bonds 1990

David Wright 2007



This voters got it very wrong this year. David Wright deserved every single 1st place ballot cast.
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Old 11-23-2007, 06:21 PM
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Default Re: David Wright got screwed

Voters remember September.
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Old 11-23-2007, 06:22 PM
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Default Re: David Wright got screwed

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This voters got it very wrong this year. David Wright deserved every single 1st place ballot cast.


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Bit of a stretch there.
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Old 11-23-2007, 06:46 PM
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Default Re: David Wright got screwed

I like how OP made a Rollins-Wright comparison without using the word "shortstop".
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Old 11-23-2007, 06:56 PM
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Default Re: David Wright got screwed

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I like how OP made a Rollins-Wright comparison without using the word "shortstop".

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It's not even so much that, but it's the fact that the only thing OP used to measure defense was "gold glove."

OP, I agree that Rollins shouldn't have won, and I agree that Wright should not be penalized for the rest of his team's poor performance in September. However, even having said that, Wright not only shouldn't have been the "unanimous winner", but he still shouldn't have even won. Objectively, Pujols was better.

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Old 11-23-2007, 06:58 PM
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Old 11-23-2007, 07:02 PM
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This voters got it very wrong this year. David Wright deserved every single 1st place ballot cast.


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Bit of a stretch there.

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OP is ignorant, doesn't understand difference btw 'numeric' and 'objective,' and doesn't know the actual terms of MVP balloting but thinks he does.

In other words, typical Shea fan. Unanimously, LOLOL.
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Old 11-23-2007, 07:03 PM
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Default Re: David Wright got screwed

Dude, who cares? What are you, 7?

Wright is a great player and he doesn't need an MVP award to validate himself. Those in-the-know don't use the MVP award as a qualifier. We know Wright is awesome. Really, who cares?

The only people who should care about this aside from relatives of DW are Mets fans under the age of 13.

EDITED TO ADD: The MVP award is retarded and just needs to go away, because there is way too much disparity on how to define it anyway.
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Old 11-23-2007, 07:14 PM
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Citizens Park is a band box.

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Paging Eurotrash!
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Old 11-23-2007, 07:25 PM
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Default Re: David Wright got screwed

One of those sportswriters, Bill Conlin of the Philadelphia Daily News, got into a email battle with the blog Ashburn Alley, . In the exchange, Conlin finished with this comment:

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The only positive thing I can think of about Hitler’s time on earth–I’m sure he would have eliminated all bloggers. In Colonial times, bloggers were called “Pamphleteers.” They hung on street corners handing them out to passersby. Now, they hang out on electronic street corners, hoping somebody mouses on to their pretentious sites. Different medium, same MO. Shakespeare accidentally summed up the genre best with these words from a MacBeth soliloquy: “. . .a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. . .”

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