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    The post-season award predictions are starting to...

    The post-season award predictions are starting to roll in ...

    I don't use words like "debacle" lightly, either. But boy, do they apply to a fellow who has (got the Advil handy?) … a .184 batting...
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    Who is in the hypothetical world now?

    Who is in the hypothetical world now?
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    Regardless of whether you think stats are the...

    Regardless of whether you think stats are the best criteria or if you just prefer to watch games and get some sort of a general feel for who the best player is, can't we all agree that Lebron is the...
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    Sorry, double post.

    Sorry, double post.
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    Easy on the name calling. You may think your...

    Easy on the name calling.

    You may think your argument is thoroughly outlined, but it still relies on a flawed proposition (i.e. that value of an individual player is dependent on teammates or...
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    OK, I will agree with you that if there is ever a...

    OK, I will agree with you that if there is ever a "most important to his team" award, that Carmelo should get a couple of votes (though he still shouldn't win IMO). If we are still talking about...
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    I didn't know that was what we are discussing. ...

    I didn't know that was what we are discussing.

    Yes, we can all the Knicks are a poorly built team and are entirely dependent on their one corvette. The problem is that has less than nothing to...
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    Well then, your argument is biased and worse than...

    Well then, your argument is biased and worse than the untenable hypothetical argument.

    Consider this - is a $100 bill owned by Bill Gates less valuable than a $10 bill owned by an average...
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    For what it's worth, the award is also not...

    For what it's worth, the award is also not MVPTHTIHTS (or Most Valuable Player To His Team In His Team's Situation).
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    Absolutely. If he was the best player that year,...

    Absolutely. If he was the best player that year, he produced the most value (I don't have Kobe's relative stats in 2005 memorized, but I will take your word for it he was the best player that year...
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    The point is that the best player in the world...

    The point is that the best player in the world would add more to any team than the second best player in the world (or 6th or 7th best player in the world in the case of Melo) would add to that same...
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    There are lots of incorrect arguments to be made...

    There are lots of incorrect arguments to be made ... it is a free country. That doesn't mean that all arguments have the same merit (or any merit at all, for that matter).
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    Please explain to me how anyone other than the...

    Please explain to me how anyone other than the best player could possibly be the most valuable (i.e. don't just restate your flawed conclusion, actually try to work your way through an objective...
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    Of course there are a bunch of ways to define who...

    Of course there are a bunch of ways to define who is the MVP, but all of them revolve around who objectively produces the most value. If you can find a way to tell me who produces more objective...
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    You are correct - sportswriters vote on the award...

    You are correct - sportswriters vote on the award and they are often wrong.

    By definition, the player that creates the most value (i.e. the Most Valuable Player) is the best player. If you can...
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    How do you suppose the Knicks would do with...

    How do you suppose the Knicks would do with Lebron instead of Carmelo? I would be willing to bet you think they would be better ... why do you think that is?
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    Most Valuable Player is an objective measure...

    Most Valuable Player is an objective measure (i.e. which player produces the most value). What player could possibly produce more value than the best player in the league?

    What you seem to want...
  18. Poll: I voted no because I think some stupid writer...

    I voted no because I think some stupid writer will give someone else a vote for some unknown reason, but I think he will win in a landslide (and it should be unanimous).
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    All you need to know here is that she is a 6'8"...

    All you need to know here is that she is a 6'8" center and one of her career highlights is that she had 11 dunks in a season (as 1 rim-scraping dunk every three games). There is no way she would be...
  20. ^^ You have to account for the fact that the...

    ^^ You have to account for the fact that the extension buys out his last arbitration year, which would've been approx $7 mil. So really, the deal is 3 yr/ $33 mil, or $11 mil per FA season. Granted,...
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    That's not really the whole story - even assuming...

    That's not really the whole story - even assuming he won his arbitration case, he was going to get $7 million this year from the Braves. Thus, in effect, this deal is the equivalent to Prado signing...
  22. Agreed - let's also not forget that the Angels...

    Agreed - let's also not forget that the Angels had a better record in a tougher division than the Tigers, anyway.
  23. That's probably news to the people that named the...

    That's probably news to the people that named the "National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum" (www.baseballhall.org). It is probably also news to the people that wrote its mission statement...
  24. I didn't make up the website and the calculator...

    I didn't make up the website and the calculator ... I was just pointing out what it said as the previous poster seemed to be misreading it.
  25. Oh, now I see ... I forgot to put on my tinfoil...

    Oh, now I see ... I forgot to put on my tinfoil hat before reading your post.
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