Cole Hamels for MVP? Really?
Not to take anything away from Cole Hamels' performance as he was clearly (and, not surprisingly) Philadelphia's best pitcher in the World Series, but did he really deserve the MVP?
Hamels: 2 G, 1 W, 13 IP, 2.77 ERA, 10 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 8 K
Good line, but was it that they couldn't find anyone else or because he pitched in the rain or what?
Here's somebody who I believe is more deserving:
Ryan Howard: AB 21, .286/.375/.762, 3 R, 6 H, 1 2B, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 3 BB, 9 K, 1.137 OPS
I still wouldn't have voted for him though. The real travesty is that Jayson Werth was completely robbed of a well-deserved MVP award. It's like the voters just said "Cole Hamels? I know him. We just voted him for NLCS MVP right? OK, I vote for him."
Werth: AB 18, .444/.583/.778, 4 R, 8 H, 3 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 6 BB, 4 K, 3 SB, 1.361 OPS
That is an amazing stat line, folks. Power and speed. He's clearly the correct choice for World Series MVP.
Labels: 2008 world series, cole hamels, jayson werth, MVP, phillies, ryan howard
posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 4:14 PM