Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon on Carlos Pena:
The 28-year-old slugger batted a career-best .282 with a club-record 46 home runs and 121 RBIs after joining the Devil Rays in spring training as a non-roster invitee.
"Winning the comeback player of the year award is wonderful, but I really do hope that he gets some MVP votes also," Devil Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "He puts those numbers up with the Red Sox, the Yankees or whoever this year, they'd be clamoring for him to win the award right now. I definitely believes he deserves some kind of respect there also."
The Yankees would be "clamoring" for Pena to win the MVP award? In 2007? The Yankees? At this time of year? At this time of day? In this part of the country? Localized entirely within their kitchen?
I seriously doubt the Yankees would choose their 1B who hits .282 / 46 / 121 over their 3B who hits .314 / 54 / 156 (yes, before you flip out I'm using BA and RBI because that's what voters look at).
Labels: a-rod, awards, carlos pena, drays, joe maddon
posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 6:12 PM