Cabrera over trout will be the new number 1 come Thursday..what a shame...
8.8 fWAR compared to Holliday's 7.7 and Rollin's 6.9 (Shea Stadium was a lot less hitter friendly than Citizen's Bank and Coor's Field that year)
Wright also had the highest rWAR of the three. (8.1 to 5.8 for Holliday and 5.5 for Rollins)
Wright was essentially robbed by the Met's terrible finish.
Last edited by metswon69; 11-13-2012 at 06:55 PM.
I'm not going to rank them, but here are my list of snubs since 02.
There are debetable snubs, like 11 and 05 NL Cy Youngs, but here are, 'these were messed up' awards
Wright should have won over Jimmy Rollins
Santana should have won over his team mate Justin Morneau
Pujols clearly should have won over Ryan Howard
05 Santana clearly deserved it over Bartolo Colon
04 Ichiro probably should have won, but Vlad def shouldn't have won. Not sure who really should have won, Ichiro makes a lot of sense though.
Johnson should have beat Clemens
02 A-Rod was way better than Tejada
Prior deserved it over Gagne
Didn't mess with Roy
so I got 8, clear snubs, 2 more debatable one's, and I only agree with Romo on the 02 AL MVP, and the 04 NL Cy Young. And while I agree there are some snubs at a few other years, we don't agree on who should have won.
Wright was also better defensively than Rollins and Holliday in 2007.
Highest UZR and DRS of the three.
I think #4 should be #1 or #2, Holy ****!!!
Also to the Barry Bonds one , it could've gone either way and it went the correct way
Zito deserved it over Pedro. It may have been close but it certainly wasn't a robbery.
Morneau over Santana in '06 was not a snub, that or I have a different definition of the word snub.
Would you trust a blind scout? Of course you wouldn't but that's what you do when you only use stats.
WAR is fact
Pythagorean records and win expectancy have value
Strikeouts are overrated
Best regular season record = best team
Regular season > Post season
Santana - 7.3 rWAR, 7.3 fWAR
Morneau - 4.0 rWAR, 4.0 fWAR
Morneau was a .390 wOBA, 138 wRC+ first basemen
Santana was an elite pitcher. Santana was the best player in the AL in 06
Hell Sizemore hit almost as well as Morneau, and was a good defensive centerfielder, over an average to weak fielding first basemen.
Morneau didn't deserve the award
Utley not winning any GG at 2B.