Thursday, August 13, 2009

Full Article: Kendry Morales for MVP?

I wrote an article at MLB Fan Boards, about how Kendry Morales is putting himself in the discussion for the AL MVP Award.

It's the type of article that could look very dated in a week, if he goes into a deep slump and other candidates get hot. It appears to be somewhat of a free-for-all for the AL MVP Award (not so much the NL MVP). Still, based mainly on the strength of his post All-Star Break numbers, he is very much in the discussion.

I bet it will go to a player on a playoff team, just as it has 16 of the last 17 years in the AL (Alex Rodriguez in 2003 being the lone exception). Fair or not, great hitting near the end of the season seems to count for more in voting that great hitting early in the season. It makes some sense, in that great hitting in September during a playoff race might show that you were clutch when it counted. Any number of players could win it, we'll just have to watch and find out.

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