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It makes me happy, but...someone voted Jeter 6th? That's silly.
No more silly than leaving pedro off the ballot in 99.I probably wouldn't have had him 6th, but I thnk giambi was more valuable to the Yanks. He seemed to get all the big hits.
Poor Jeter will just have to console himslef in Jessica Biehl's arms this evening.
Much less silly that omitting Pedro. That was a disgrace. This is just...stupid. I'd have put him 3rd or 4th.Giambi won't get it because...you know. Everyone's still feeling guilty for giving it to him last time.
Yeah, well it would be interesting. What if Giambi or Bonds had a monster season next year and led their team into the playoffs? As much fun as the mcGwire debate is going to be, stating in a few weeks, that would present some very interesting discussion.
Holy crap, some of the ballots are pretty awful.And one of the NY writers voted Jeter second!
The ballots, at least some of them, were actually funny! Have a great holiday GYS. All of yuse guys!
I can't believe this voting...Ortiz was way down on many lists. I understand that the Sox were not that good, but look at his numbers...For instance, Dye placed above him on numerous ballots.Ortiz led the league in HRs and RBI. His OBP was .413...He had 119 BBs. More doubles than Dye. He crushes him in just about every category...It is too subjective...there should be some hard and fast (hehe) rules about what constitutes the MVP.
This good. Angels sign Matthews. Once less potential suitor for Manny - and frankly they were the best match, with pitching and power hitting to deal.
A couple random, late comments:1. I agree Jesse the ballots are interesting. The "New York" reporter is from the Newark ledger - not a suprise and as a counter point neither of the Boston reports voted Ortiz first.2. X - I am starting to think that you aren't just a casual don't trade Manny fan. Honestly, I am of the feeling that they should entertain offers if nothing else to statisfy his (Manny's) curiousity.