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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

And The MVP Goes To...

Justin Morneau.
You have got to be kidding me. Justin Morneau is not even the most valuable player on his own team. That distinction belongs to Johan Santana and Joe Mauer.
This is absolutely disgusting. The anti-New York sentiment is getting completely ridiculous and out of control. When Ichiro won the Rookie of the Year after leaving Japan, no one said a word, and rightfully so- He absolutely deserved it. But when Hideki Matsui came over from Japan two seasons later and put up EASILY the best season of any MLB rookie, suddenly the writers decided that he wasn't "technically" a rookie because he'd played professional ball in Japan. HELLO, AND ICHIRO DIDN'T?!?! And Robbie Cano was robbed of the ROY last season as well, because the writers chose YET ANOTHER member of the Oakland A's to firmly solidify the rampant West Coast bias that exists in Major League Baseball.

Huston Street (Oakland Athletics) over Robinson Cano (New York Yankees)- Rookie of the Year (1st and 2nd Finishers)
Bartolo Colon (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) over Mariano Rivera (NYY)- Cy Young (1st and 2nd Place)
Vladimir Guerrero (Anaheim Angels) over Gary Sheffield (NYY)- MVP (1st and 2nd Place)
Angel Berroa (Kansas City Royals) (HAHAHA!) over Hideki Matsui (NYY)- R.O.Y. (1st and 2nd Place)

And just to further my point- Since 1996 (11 Award Seasons), you know how many players from the A.L. West won MVP Awards? 9. NINE! Disgusting. A-Rod (as a Yankee) and Morneau are the only ones not on the West Coast.
Derek Sanderson Jeter, to say you were robbed would be an understatement.


Anonymous said...


Jeter shouldve won. This is bull. Who the f*** is Justin Morneau anyway? F****** bull!

Anonymous said...

damn straight jeets got robbed!!!!

foo said...

jeter's hotter than morno

Steve said...

Wow. I didn't realize so many West Coast players were winning baseball awards until reading this post. That's pretty ridiculous when you think about it. I always thought the media was so focused on Yankees and Red Sox most of the time but you're absolutely right. There does seem to be a bias towards the Yankees. Well done (and this is coming from a Braves fan who pretty much despises the Yanks! So you should be very proud!)