Monday, November 20, 2006

Suck It, Pujols !!!

MVP! MVP! Those chants, as cliched and overused as they are, were not chanted in vain by Phillies fans this year. (The "Playoff" chants, well, that's another story.) Today Ryan Howard (20 first place votes) got the nod for NL MVP over St. Louis slugger and notorious crack-head, Albert Pujols (12 votes.) Lance Berkman was the second loser.

Howard joins Phillies greats Mike Schmidt, Chuck Klein, and Jim Konstanty as previous winners.

Their will be plenty of arguement over this choice. Many will say that Pujols should have won it because his team made the playoffs or that no one else on his team had a good year (ie: he carried them.) But you can't argue about .313-58-149. And it's hard to ignore how he brought the Phillies back from a mid-summer's death to a fall playoff run. Sure, Pujols is good, but Howard had a little something extra this year. That little something that pushed him over the edge, just when the Phils needed it. Where Pujols' power stopped at ten, Howard's went to eleven.


Corey

31 comments:

GM-Carson said...

quoting spinal tap, you're my hero!!!

ryan howard is awesome. he is just fun to watch.

~carson

Maria said...

I'm overjoyed. Ryan Howard is my hero.

Chris said...

Now for the next great cause: http://wheels4hof.blogspot.com/

Bob D said...

Great job Ryan! Awesome!
Well deserving credit for a nice guy.

As for Pujols "the crack head" that was some minor leaguer. Funny story but not Albert who's demeaner is much like Howards.

GM-Carson said...

Now that Howard got the NL MVP, I really hope that spluge-sipper Jeter doesn't get the AL one.

Howard's career is off to an amazing start. Next award-2007 World Series MVP.

~Carson

The Rev said...

I have man love for Ryan Howard right now.

GM-Carson said...

dude, seriously, don't get me started on jeter, you know how i feel...but of course he's going to win it. do you think people will vote for anybody from minnesota or detroit or chicago? nah.

okay, now you got me started. when jeter wins the award, go compare his stats to a-rod, the guy who "sucked" this year. granted, jetes hit .343 which is awesome, but did it lead to increased production compared to a-rod? no. his obp was only .025 higher. his slg was lower. his ops was lower.he hit 21 less HR and drove in 24 less runs. and he only scored 5 more runs. so, who is the mvp and who should be traded? of course, jeter's "captainship" led them deep into the playoffs....

see what you did carson!

corey

skeeter said...

"Rock and Roll!"
...freaking love Spinal Tap


also howard is a cool dude too, i guess

Los said...

This is awesome for Howard. I hope the organization takes this momentum and moves forward ... just doesn't seem like there are many parts out there to help them improve right now, unless Gillick can get creative.

BenJah said...

i'm not saying that jeter should be mvp, but you have to factor in his intangibles and the ultra smega-high quality poontang he pulls in. after all, the mvp award isn't just hr's and rbi's, it's an award for the players entire 'game'

GM-Carson said...

i forget, jeter did lead the league in intangibles this year. that game-winning intangible against toronto in june was freakin amazing.

can't argue against the poon-tang. he pulls more high-quality tail than anyone in baseball.

corey

BloodStripes said...

Bloody awesome. Howard is officially the NL king. Hale the king!

das411 said...

The last time a Phillie won an MVP award, I was 2. Go Howard!!!

(the Dude was still robbed in '93 though.)

GM-Carson said...

Jeter has bagged himself hottie Jessica Beil of 7th Heaven fame...smokin'! He's still a butt pirate though.

Los- I agree the free agent market doesn't seem too flattering right now, so Gillick is going to have to get creative, because we know we're not gettin Zito or Carlos Lee.

~Carson

GM-Carson said...

fans over at phillies.com actually appear to want rowand roaming LF more than burrell...schmucks!

from phillies.com- "Manager Charlie Manuel wants to give Carlos Ruiz every shot at becoming the team's everyday catcher, and Gillick said the team could be searching for a "younger backup catcher." While that would seem to be an indictment of 33-year-old Chris Coste, he could still qualify as a bench player/pinch-hitter and third catcher. ... If the season opened today, Aaron Rowand would be the center fielder with Shane Victorino in right and Jeff Conine serving as the fourth outfielder." i'm glad ruiz is getting the chance, and bringing in a cheap young back-up is a good idea in case ruiz or coste falter.

the article also said that burrell is now likely staying put, especially since the astros are close to taking Lee off the board.

~carson

GM-Carson said...

ugly rumor- phillies targeting mike piazza. his bat is still decent for a catcher, but his defense is horrible! and he's slower than burrell.

~carson

GM-Carson said...

that jaun pierre contract is freakin crazy. what are these teams thinking?

corey

goDuke said...

Treat piazza like crack. Just say no. Didn't we just get rid of an old, slow catcher?

GM-Carson said...

juan pierre 5 years 45 mil...horrible! money is flying around this offseason. it disappoints me that gm's are signing players to these outrageous contracts...very short-sighted.

~carson

goDuke said...

The problem is with GM's spending money like its water, it prices the Phils right out of things since they never spend money like that. Unless its a has been or a never will be.

goDuke said...

From SI.com "Gillick ruled out interest in veteran catcher Mike Piazza." THANK GOD.

furiousBall said...

D minor is the saddest of all keys...this rules.

GM-Carson said...

anybody have anything that they're thankful for that pertains to the phils? start listing in comments here to be included in thanksgiving blog.

~carson

GM-Carson said...

more ugly rumors- bernie williams or preston wilson to phils....yuck!!! i've been throwing wilson's name out there as a joke, and now it may bite me in the butt.

~carson

goDuke said...

I'm thankful that Ed Wade is gone, and the Phillies weren't really interested in Mike Piazza. His Honda dealerships are more then enough Piazza for this area.

michael said...

which by the way the service at his dealership sucks! i wasnt helped by anyone the whole time i was there

goDuke said...

I bought a car at the end of a lease, and it was a pain. I was basically saying I am buying this, you get the comission for doing nothing. And it still took me the better part of 2 weeks to get them to do the paperwork on it.

Maria said...

I am thankful that Jim Thome was traded and we kept Ryan Howard and that RH made the Phillies bearable to watch and that he was such a beast and that he won MVP.

michael said...

yeah, awful dealership..good cars though. and i totally agree with you maria. so apparently carlos lee said no to the west coast.

GM-Carson said...

humberto cota might be released by the pirates because they don't need another catcher and don't want to pay his arbitration...phillies perhaps?

~carson

GM-Carson said...

i wonder how many homers howard can hit next season. i'd love to see he and utley top 100 together.