Wednesday, September 5, 2007
The Wright Stuff for MVP?
Is David Wright going to be you 2007NL MVP? Miguel Cabrera and Hanley Ramirez are having better seasons than the Mets 3b, but they are toiling away on a bad team. Prince Fielder has more impressive counting stats than Wright, but Cecil's progeny, rightly or wrongly, won't be considered for the award if the Brew crew keeps dui'ing down the stretch (get it Beer --> drinking---> pennant drive --> dui...ugh I'm a hack). Wright is on pace to be only the 5th player in the last however many years to hit over .300 with 30+ HR's, 100+ runs scored, 100+ 100 RBI, and 30+ SB's. I know ARod and Soriano have done fairly recently and I don't have find the other players who have done it, but Wright will be in very impressive company if he accomplishes that feat. There are two things going against David right now though. His teammate Carlos Beltran has almost the same home run (one more) and RBI (two less) totals as Wright in 17 fewer games played, and we all know how much the voters love counting stats. Furthermore it looks like ARod is a lock to win the MVP in the American League and voters may be reluctant, consciously or subconsciously, to name two NY thrid basemen the MVP in their respective leagues.