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Old 09-09-2005, 11:37 AM   #106
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Whil I'll agree Carpenter will be Cy Young. (He can thank the Astros' lineup for scoring a total of 27 runs in Roger Clemens' starts this season), Andruw Jones will easily be the NL MVP.
I wouldn't vote for Carpenter based on W-L. Clearly this isn't a case about one pitcher being "more clutch" or being more able to "put his team in a position to win", it's about the Astros' bats sucking donkey balls, as you say.

However, I did notice that Carpenter averages almost 1 more inning per start than Clemens (about 7 2/3 innings versus 6 2/3 innings), which is very impressive.
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Are there any other Bosox haters besides me that think that the sox have more of a home field advantage than most teams?

Watching the Angels/Sox games every season, I swear to god the umps must be getting um, special favors from some of the sox players. Wednesday it's the blown call on Ortiz's "check swing" and Thursday it's Cabrera's tag-up.
On the very next AB after Ortiz's "hit", Manny hit a weak chopper to second. Force out at second. Manny clearly beat the throw to first, but he was called out as well.
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good analysis Headache.

perhaps we can get Wagner and Thome from the Phils.....
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wagner's a free agent... thome isn't... if they traded him to a team in the division, the phillies would be incredibly stupid.

my guess is they'll try to ship him back to the american league.
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But Wagner is a possibility as a free agent....I don't think he'll resign w/ the Phils because he's not happy w/ that team.

Honestly,with the recent Thome injuries, I'd be hesitant to trade for him if I were Omar Minaya. Could turn into another Mo Vaughn situation....
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if the red sox call about manny again, and the mets pass on him again, i will personaly go down and smack fred wilpon in the face with a rubber hose.
Something tells me you'll get your wish.

And I agree about Cliff Floyd. Get something now while he's worth it.
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I wouldn't vote for Carpenter based on W-L. Clearly this isn't a case about one pitcher being "more clutch" or being more able to "put his team in a position to win", it's about the Astros' bats sucking donkey balls, as you say.

However, I did notice that Carpenter averages almost 1 more inning per start than Clemens (about 7 2/3 innings versus 6 2/3 innings), which is very impressive.
Its more than just won-loss with Carpenter.
He's 2nd in the NL in strikeouts with 198 behind Peavy's 201, who will miss his next start, so Carpenter may finish 1st.
He's 2nd in ERA at a fantastic 2.21, trailing only Clemens' mind boggling 1.57
He's 1st in the NL in innings pitched.
He's 1st in the NL with 7 complete games
He's 2nd in the NL with 4 shutouts behind Willis' 5.

Combined with his current 21-4 record he's a shoo-in for the CY.
Willis will be 2nd and Clemens 3rd.
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You really think a guy will win an MVP with a BA in the .270's?
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You really think a guy will win an MVP with a BA in the .270's?
yea... what is this, the 1980s?
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You really think a guy will win an MVP with a BA in the .270's?
Should be unanimous unless you get a vote.
Lapping the field in Home Runs and RBI, and only 1 other real threat in that lineup, Chizipper Jones and he's been hurt a good part of he year.

No Contest.
Derek Lee would be a close 2nd if the Cubs were contending, but since they suck, he'll drop to a distant 3rd in the voting.
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Chizipper Jones and he's been hurt a good part of he year.
his name is larry
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Should be unanimous unless you get a vote.
Lapping the field in Home Runs and RBI, and only 1 other real threat in that lineup, Chizipper Jones and he's been hurt a good part of he year.

No Contest.
Derek Lee would be a close 2nd if the Cubs were contending, but since they suck, he'll drop to a distant 3rd in the voting.
You know who Pujols has had batting behind him against lefties? Yadier freakin Molina, a defensive catcher. People talk about the Braves having injuries, the Cardinals lineup has been ravagaed worse. Rolen, Walker, Sanders and Molina have all missed considerable time. Edmonds has been hurting but playing through it and hasn't had the best season, and Grudz has been having back problems. The only person that hasn't had health issues is super midget, David Eckstein.

We have had many games where Molina has batted 4th, So Taguchi 5th, Abraham Nunez 6th, followed by two minor leagues, John Rodriguez and Hector Luna.

Look at that, you think that is protection?

Pujols
Molina
Taguchi
Nunez
Rodriguez
Luna

It's a lineup of bench players and minor leaguers hitting behing Pujols. It's been absolutely rudiculous and it's been Pujols that has carried the team through the injuries, even when he has a hurt foot himself.

Cosindering Pujols has an OPS over 100 points higher than Jones, only a few home runs and rbi's behind him, and a huge advantage in BA, I don't think it's the runaway you believe.
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my vote's for poo-holes
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MVP
1. Pujols
2. Jones
3. Lee

NL Cy Young
1. The Rocket
2. Carpenter
3. Willis

NL Rolaids Relief Man
1. Looper
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Carpenter will easily be the NL Cy Young winner now. He can thank Houston's offense for that.

The more interesting race is the AL Cy Young, as there really isn't anyone who deserves it. It looked like it could be Mariano Rivera for a while, and that could still happen, but he hasn't been as sharp the last month, while Bartolo Colon has come on a bit.

I think Pujols will get the NL MVP. The voters will give it to him after taking second to Bonds the last couple of years.

AL MVP is another interesting one. I'm biased and think it should be David Ortiz, but A-Rod is having another solid year. If the Yankees don't make the playoffs, however, I don't think A-Rod has a chance.
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