Discussion in 'Arizona Diamondbacks' started by Dback Jon, Nov 7, 2017.
And the winner is....... Torey Lovullo!!!! Wow!! Congrats Torey!!!!
Congrats Torey. Now it is up to his GM to give him (and us) a roster that will not take a step back in 2018.
The largest single factor is a JD Martinez-like hitter to protect Goldy in the lineup. Without that, we are not a playoff team.
Congrats to "paisan" Torey Lovullo for a job well done. In other (former) D-Backs manager news Chip Hale is headed to Washington as a 3rd base coach for Dave Martinez' staff.
We certainly could always use another big bat... but protection is a myth. Goldy's numbers after the trade were actually worse than his stats beforehand.
Stanton wins it.
Some idiots had Goldy 5th and 6th.
One of those idiots voted for Bryant to win?????
Stanton deserves it.
Stanton had a better year... but not sure how he can be "valuable" on a team that didn't even make it to the post season... I think that's 3 years in a row now that the NL MVP has gone to a player whose team didn't make the playoffs. MLB is gonna have to re-think the name of this award!
I don't think MLB is going to re-name the award. Or confine it to one player in the league who made his team significantly better.
That is the conundrum with 'valuable'. If a player takes his team from a predicted last place to just short of the wild card, that's pretty valuable. Or should it be only if a team reaches the post-season, now that they have and doubled wild card involvement, which makes it easier? Or only a team that leads their division? Or the player who puts the most people in the seats?
More than any other award, this is the one with the widest range of opinions and possibilities.
I dunno... How many games did Stanton play in that actually mattered? How many times was he asked to sacrifice/move a runner over to third base? I just think someone like Stanton (who had a great season for sure) has the ability to play for himself when his team isn't contending, while guys like Goldy are forced to be (though in Goldy's case it wouldn't matter either way) less selfish and play more team ball...
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