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buzzerbeater2 wrote:


Its May.


we are already voting for all stars...that argument won't work here...
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packers_old
longball wrote:


packers wrote:


I've been really pleased with their production out of their farm system. Ellsbury, Youkilis, Pedroia, Green/Lowrie, Lester, Papelbon, Masterson, Delcarmen. Plenty of guys have been stepping up. It's good to see they're core and future come from the system and not Free Agency.


Green as in Nick Green? The guy drafted by the Braves and then who played for the Yankees last year? That farm system Green? I don't think you can count him as a farm guy. I think he's over 30 years old and has been in the majors since like 2004 or so. I'll give you all the other ones though.


My bad, good point. I knew that he was with the Yankees for some time.

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packers_old
T_Unit14 wrote:


packers wrote:


You're kidding right? Granted it was a GW-HR, Bay hit the game tying 2R-HR in the 9th with 2 outs. It definitely mattered at that point in the game too.


haha yeah I am kidding...I don't follow Boston as hard as I would like because of lack of coverage here outside of the ESPN or Fox Saturday games...I only really keep up with Youk and Pedroia because they are on my fantasy team...but Boston is probably one of my top 2-3 AL teams...


Yeah, it's rough. I have XM radio, so I can listen to all their games, or else I will follow online. I don't really consider myself a bandwagon fan, because I started liking them in '99, so I don't know if you can consider them good since they won the division in 2007 for the first time in 11 years. I've been really pleased with their production out of their farm system. Ellsbury, Youkilis, Pedroia, Green/Lowrie, Lester, Papelbon, Masterson, Delcarmen. Plenty of guys have been stepping up. It's good to see they're core and future come from the system and not Free Agency.
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packers wrote:


I've been really pleased with their production out of their farm system. Ellsbury, Youkilis, Pedroia, Green/Lowrie, Lester, Papelbon, Masterson, Delcarmen. Plenty of guys have been stepping up. It's good to see they're core and future come from the system and not Free Agency.


Green as in Nick Green? The guy drafted by the Braves and then who played for the Yankees last year? That farm system Green? I don't think you can count him as a farm guy. I think he's over 30 years old and has been in the majors since like 2004 or so. I'll give you all the other ones though.
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diener34 wrote:


AL CY Young---Greinke
AL MVP---Branyan
NL CY Young---Haren
NL MVP--Pujols

Yes, I just started the Russell Branyan for MVP push...


Hey, he's defiantly up there... hitting .321 with 7 bombs, and an almost .400 OBP. Why didn't the Crew give him more of a shot last year....[>:]
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kaijen
Mr. Guru wrote:


diener34 wrote:


AL CY Young---Greinke
AL MVP---Branyan
NL CY Young---Haren
NL MVP--Pujols

Yes, I just started the Russell Branyan for MVP push...


Hey, he's defiantly up there... hitting .321 with 7 bombs, and an almost .400 OBP. Why didn't the Crew give him more of a shot last year....[>:]


He didn't get a shot because the Brewers made a big mistake a few years back when they gave Billy the big money.
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travis12
Mr. Guru wrote:


diener34 wrote:


AL CY Young---Greinke
AL MVP---Branyan
NL CY Young---Haren
NL MVP--Pujols

Yes, I just started the Russell Branyan for MVP push...


Hey, he's defiantly up there... hitting .321 with 7 bombs, and an almost .400 OBP. Why didn't the Crew give him more of a shot last year....[>:]


Because Branyan is only good for about two weeks a year, maybe he'll do his two-week hot streak twice, and then he sucks the rest of the time. There's a reason he's never been an everyday player. A career .233 batting average may have something to do with that.
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AL Cy Young- Roy Halladay with Greinke at a very close second
AL MVP- Evan Longoria
NL Cy Young- Johan Santana but if Hoffman continues to be lights out I think you have to consider giving it to him
NL MVP- Albert Pujols with Ibanez not far behind
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hoopsgalore
hoopsgalore wrote:


I meant to do this at the end of April for the first month of the season, but I forgot. Most teams have played somewhere between 24 and 28 games. Who is your MVP/Cy Young in the AL and NL through now? I realize it's still early in the season and a few of the usual suspects are off to slow starts, but I thought it would be fun to get a discussion going outside of Milwaukee, Chicago, and Minnesota.

AL MVP: Kevin Youkilis; Boston- 1B
This guy has been downright impressive thus far this season and was an integral part to that big win streak Boston just recently endured. He has been on fire against Division opponents and has been a huge at Fenway. For the season, he is batting .393 with 6 HRs, 20 RBIs, 3rd in the majors in doubles, and 7th in runs scored. Oh, and for being 5th in the majors in hits, it's been crazy impressive to see him up there in top-20 for BBs as well. His team has been on the winning end and his excellent fielding shouldn't go unrewarded, either. He has been excellent in the field. It's also impressive that he finds himself on base more than half of the time, which is impressive in its own regard

NL MVP: Albert Pujols; St. Louis- 1B
You know, I kind of debated putting Raul Ibanez here thus far. He has given the Phillies a huge spark on offense and has really become a fan favorite in Philly. Unfortunately, he resides in the same League as Albert Pujols who has shown nothing but poise thus far. He has been plunked multiple times, almost seems intentionally and he has kept his head and comes right back. He is batting a very nice .344 and his 2nd in the MLB in HRs. Couple that with his patient approach at the plate and ability to score runs and you have yourself a straight up star. He is a huge reason why St. Louis is finding themselves with the 2nd best record in the majors.

AL Cy Young: Zack Greinke; KC- SP
Everyone has always known how talented Greinke is. Confidence and the team around him has seemed to be his problem in the majors at times, but nonetheless, has put together a solid career thus far. However, this season, he's been untouchable... literally. In five starts, he has just let up 2 earned runs and those were just last week against Toronto. Oh, and he still got the win. He's 6-0 with a .40 ERA to go along with an average of about 9 Ks per game and 11 Ks per 9 innings. There has not been a more impressive pitcher than Greinke thus far. He's also garnered two CG and a shutout. The most impressive stat that I found for Greinke is that he is responsible for 1/3 of KC's wins so far this season. He almost has as many wins alone as Washington...

NL Cy Young: Johan Santana; NYM- SP
He's pretty much, like Beltran, one of the main reasons the Mets are still afloat right now. He has been dominant this season and has put up a 3-1 record in 5 starts. He'd probably find himself at 4-1 if the Mets bullpen didn't let him down his last start (should anyone be surprised?). He has an amazing 12 Ks per 9 innings and has struck out 10+ batters in 2 of his 5 starts. His ERA is 1.10 and has just let up 4 ER. What's impressive to me is the fact he's let up just 2 HRs thus far this season. He has been a dominant pitcher most of his career, but the achilles heel for this guy was his ability (in a negative way) to give up a lot of HRs. He has cut down on those since arriving to NY and has re-established himself as the most dominant pitcher in the game.

Like I said before, I know it's early to be doing this, but I was bored and thought it would be fun to get some discussion going around the majors instead of what is usually talked about here (Milwaukee, Minnesota, Chicago).


With another month of the season (actually, a little more than a month) gone, has anyone's thoughts changed? I have a couple of changes...

AL MVP: Justin Morneau; Minnesota- 1B
Some can say that the return of Mauer has been more valuable than anything for Minnesota. Not only has Mauer been incredible in his return, but he has also surged Morneau by giving him some protection at the top of the Twins line-up. However, it is hard to discredit what Morneau has done. He's batting .329 with 15 home runs and 52 RBIs. He ranks top-5 in runs, top-15 in extra base hits, top-10 in home runs, 3rd in RBIs, and top-12 in OPS. He is simply filling up the stat sheet on offense and has been nothing short of excellent at 1B.

NL MVP: Raul Ibanez; Philly- OF
No more debating for me; Ibanez is my guy for MVP thus far. He's become a fan favorite in Philly and it's for good reason. Not only does he have a higher BA than Pujols, but he is also 2nd in the majors in HRs followed by 54 RBIs, which is good for 4th. This is not forgetting his league leading 46 runs (tied). He has been nothing short of incredible this season and is showing no signs of slowing down. He is a huge reason as to why Philly is finding themselves in 1st place.

AL Cy Young:
Ahhhhh... I'm torn between Halladay and Greinke. Zack Greinke has been great this season, but Halladay has been on fire, winning 7 of his past 9 decisions (7-0). Hell, he probably should be 9-0, but the Toronto bullpen/batting let him down. He's now 10-1 with a 2.52 ERA followed by 88 Ks. On the other side, you have Greinke who is 8-2, but boasts a 1.55 ERA and is 2nd in the majors with 91 Ks. He hasn't been AS impressive as of late, but still very good. What may put Greinke over the top is the fact that he has pitched over 13 less innings than Halladay, but may arguably be better statistically. Regardless, both are deserving of the award thus far.?

NL MVP: Johan Santana; NYM- SP
No changes here for me.




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