Thursday, October 30, 2008

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.

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posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 4:14 PM   3 comments


At 10/31/2008 12:51 PM, Blogger June said...

who votes for these things? (not rhetorical) remember eckstein getting it over rolen and arguably even molina. it's an effen joke.

At 10/31/2008 1:39 PM, Blogger Mr. Faded Glory said...

It's voted on by reporters and broadcasters who cover the game and MLB officials who are in attendence. Didn't Pujols have a superior WS that year as well? Oh well, sorry, you're a huge bald guy, no scrappiness bonus for you.

At 11/02/2008 6:41 AM, Blogger June said...

don't forget "dark".

yes pujols was his usual bad self and arguably superior. but really it was the rolen & molina show.



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