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Offline JMW IV

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Miggy and the triple crown.
« Topic Start: October 03, 2012, 05:49:58 PM »
Barring the following:

2hrs by Hamilton
5/5 day from Trout
0/4 day from Miggy

Miggy Cabrera is one game away from winning the first Triple Crown in 45 years.

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Re: Miggy and the triple crown.
« Reply #1: October 03, 2012, 05:54:22 PM »
I thought he would just eat himself into obscurity, but kudos to him for turning the trend around and doing what he was capable of doing.  What a beast of an offensive player.

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Re: Miggy and the triple crown.
« Reply #2: October 03, 2012, 05:59:00 PM »
I believe this is the closest anyone has been.


Offline Vega

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« Reply #3: October 03, 2012, 10:34:16 PM »
He got it.

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« Reply #4: October 03, 2012, 10:50:57 PM »
MVP?

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« Reply #5: October 03, 2012, 10:52:17 PM »
MVP?
HURR SABRE STATS TROUT TROUT TROUT WAAAAAAAAR HURR

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« Reply #6: October 03, 2012, 10:55:37 PM »
:clap:  well done miggy!

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« Reply #7: October 03, 2012, 11:20:27 PM »
And a standing ovation on the road.

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« Reply #8: October 03, 2012, 11:26:05 PM »
congrats to him.  i didn't like him when he was w/ the fish but began to enjoy his play over the years. 

respect the hell out of him.

good night for baseball :clap:

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« Reply #9: October 04, 2012, 12:34:22 AM »
HURR SABRE STATS TROUT TROUT TROUT WAAAAAAAAR HURR

Yes, because voting for the player who creates more runs by stealing more bases and having better defense at a more valuable position is so irrational! :hurr:

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« Reply #10: October 04, 2012, 12:35:08 AM »
And a standing ovation on the road.

I wish I saw that.

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Re: Miggy and the triple crown.
« Reply #11: October 04, 2012, 12:48:48 AM »
Yes, because voting for the player who creates more runs by stealing more bases and having better defense at a more valuable position is so irrational! :hurr:
I'd vote for Trout too. I was just mocking Sabreheads because it's kinda fun.

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Re: Miggy and the triple crown.
« Reply #12: October 04, 2012, 08:50:04 AM »
Had the triple crown been traditionally thought of as average, HR, and steals, then there would be no question who had the better year.

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« Reply #13: October 04, 2012, 11:11:36 AM »
1933 - Chuck Klein (NL)
1934 - Lou Gehrig (AL)
1942 - Ted Williams (AL)
1947 - Ted Williams (AL)

...the above are Triple Crown winners who didn't win MVP that year...if Cabrera doesn't get this year's AL MVP, he will be in distinguished company.

Offline Count Walewski

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« Reply #14: October 04, 2012, 11:12:09 AM »
He's done something that hasn't happened since decades before he was born...and he won't get MVP, because another guy managed to have an even better season.

Baseball works in strange ways sometimes.

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« Reply #15: October 04, 2012, 12:39:03 PM »
1933 - Chuck Klein (NL)
1934 - Lou Gehrig (AL)
1942 - Ted Williams (AL)
1947 - Ted Williams (AL)

...the above are Triple Crown winners who didn't win MVP that year...if Cabrera doesn't get this year's AL MVP, he will be in distinguished company.

The only reason those on your list were robbed of the MVP is because their team ended up not making the playoffs. Their respective teams were runners up to the teams that won the pennant and the MVP went to a player on those teams. None of the actual winners had even comparable seasons (in my estimation) to the seasons put up by the ones on your list. This year people are suggesting that it should be the other way around and that leading your team to the postseason isn't as important.  :lmao:

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« Reply #16: October 04, 2012, 12:47:20 PM »
And a standing ovation on the road.

Kansas City knows and appreciates baseball.

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« Reply #17: October 04, 2012, 01:02:27 PM »
The only reason those on your list were robbed of the MVP is because their team ended up not making the playoffs. Their respective teams were runners up to the teams that won the pennant and the MVP went to a player on those teams. None of the actual winners had even comparable seasons (in my estimation) to the seasons put up by the ones on your list. This year people are suggesting that it should be the other way around and that leading your team to the postseason isn't as important.  :lmao:

Yeah. Crazy, huh.

Kansas City knows and appreciates baseball.

They really do. Those fans are awesome.

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« Reply #18: October 04, 2012, 01:50:35 PM »
I thought it was impossible in current baseball. MVP.

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« Reply #19: October 04, 2012, 02:13:38 PM »
I thought it was impossible in current baseball. MVP.

But what about Trout, who was on the third place Angels~?

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« Reply #20: October 04, 2012, 02:22:06 PM »
Harper's going to go 40-40 AND win the triple crown some year

Offline blue911

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« Reply #21: October 04, 2012, 02:22:34 PM »
The MVP award is for the regular season so I'm not real big on the Made-the-Playoffs angle. I don't think a player should be penalized for playing in a better division. FWIW the Angels had a better record than the Tigers.

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« Reply #22: October 04, 2012, 02:45:00 PM »
The MVP award is for the regular season so I'm not real big on the Made-the-Playoffs angle. I don't think a player should be penalized for playing in a better division. FWIW the Angels had a better record than the Tigers.

I totally agree with you blue but for decades the criteria (or at least the way the voters have leaned) points to leading your team to the playoffs as meriting major consideration. That was the reasoning behind rewarding Sosa with the MVP over McGwire in 1998 (I hate to bring those two juicers up but it is what it is).

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« Reply #23: October 04, 2012, 02:53:43 PM »
The Tigers wouldn't have made the playoffs with Cabrera.

Angels wouldn't have made it with or without Trout.

Hence, Cabrera is more valuable.

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Re: Miggy and the triple crown.
« Reply #24: October 04, 2012, 03:16:25 PM »
tigers would not have any other MLB division.  Cabrera would not have piled up numbers but for the cruddy pitching in the AL central.  The tigers have a good pitching staff, Prince and Austin Jackson, and traded for FORMER ALL STAR Omar Infante.  Andy Dirks and Quintin Berry had good years, and Alex Avila hit around MLB average OPS+.  Even if you ignore the defense, Trout had a better year.