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#41 Mike Sixel

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 10:58 AM

 

Seems like a lot of recency bias happening here, with people forgetting how good Sano was early and how terrible Rosario was defensively. 

 

Sano won't even play in 70% of the games. I can't vote for him for MVP because of that (for a position player).

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 10:58 AM

 

Buxton playing defense at a young Puckett/Torii Hunter level all year was probably the most consistently good player.

No one found the wall and timedjump better than Puckett and Hunter was pretty awesome as well but if they were all on the same team in their prime Buxton is the center fielder, no doubt. I would take Pucket's arm and maybe Tori's as well, but Buxton is just so much faster.

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 11:03 AM

 

Seems like a lot of recency bias happening here, with people forgetting how good Sano was early and how terrible Rosario was defensively. 

Well yes, except recency would have Polanco and Escobar higher in the discussion. 3rd base would win it since it combined Sano's first half and Escobar's 2nd half but not how it works.Sano was great and would be 1st half MVP. Like I said earlier, in the first half I would put Kintzler in the discussion also but just not enough to carry the title for either over 162 games.

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 11:13 AM

I'll admit a bias. Of the candidates, I've only spoken to Dozier. I also believe he could have/should have been team MVP in 2013-15 (instead of Mayer, Hughes, Sanó respectively) but I vote Dozier. He's got a career high OBP, over 30 homers, and he has been out there every day again this season. Buck and Miggy might win the next ten team MVPs between them, but the second baseman deserves this one by a minute amount.
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Posted 28 September 2017 - 11:38 AM

 

Buxton playing defense at a young Puckett/Torii Hunter level all year was probably the most consistently good player.

Puckett was very good, I'd say Hunter was even better, but Buxton's defense tops these two.I'd betcha anything Torii, and Puck if he were able, would say the same.

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 11:40 AM

40 for 162. Old time Vikings fans will know what I mean.

#47 Shane Wahl

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 11:42 AM

Buxton. He is currently 10th in the AL in WAR.

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 11:44 AM

Whoa, he is up to 8 now.

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 11:56 AM

Without Sano and Santana the season is done early again.  Ultimately Santana is the only one who played consistently well all season so I'm going with him.

 

You can pick any of the bunch being mentioned regularly in the thread as they're all deserving in their own way and I won't argue, but Santana is my pick.

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#50 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 12:02 PM

Buxton.
2nd: Dozier
3rd: Santana
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#51 Ryan Atkins

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 12:46 PM

My pick: Brian Dozier

 

But I think the fact that there are so many legitimate choices speaks to how good this team has become.

 

Whether is was coincidence or real impact, the mild "sell off" at the trade deadline seemed to spark this team and gel them together at the same time and the team responded accordingly.

 

An on-field celebration at Yankee stadium would be sweet.

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 01:17 PM

 

Not convinced. It's still Dozier by a whisker over Buxton.

Not convinced. It's still Mauer or Buxton by a whisker over Dozier. ;)

 

(Personally, I don't care, really don't. In this season I'm really not sure just one person alone made the difference in this team winning ... I think every player made the difference and think without just one of them ... pick one of the main ones you'd put in this category, and without any one of them, we might not be here. It was a team effort.)

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 01:26 PM

It's good there are legit arguments for more than one player. Real good.
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Posted 28 September 2017 - 01:28 PM

 

It's good there are legit arguments for more than one player. Real good.

Yep ... there's no "I" in team. :)

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 01:38 PM

Bartolo Colon.

 

 

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 01:45 PM

I'm going to partially cop-out here and say no to Santana, no matter how valuable, because I sort of look at this as every day players voting.

That being said, despite so many good arguments for so many candidates, it comes down to Buxton and Dozier.

HUGE turnaround for Buxton and elite defense that bolstered the staff. Dozier put up yet another outstanding season and with quality production across the board including leading the team in R/HR/RBI.

Hem and haw....Dozier because the team seemed to take off, and so did he, after his comments at the deadline.
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Posted 28 September 2017 - 02:33 PM

When I think about a team MVP, I ask myself "Who's absence would have hurt the team the most?".

I think the answer to that has to be Byron Buxton.
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Posted 28 September 2017 - 02:43 PM

Think I gotta go with Buck or Flauer.I reallythink Buxton's defense is irreplaceable and Mauer was pretty clutch all year.He played great defense and hit pretty much like his old self. 

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 02:59 PM

I'm going to get tier-ry-eyed on this one:

 

Tier 1: Dozier/Rosario

Tier 2: Mauer/Buxton

Tier 3: Santana

Tier 4: Sano/Polanco

 

Very even. Should make a point system voting thread on this...

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 04:04 PM

 

Think I gotta go with Buck or Flauer.I reallythink Buxton's defense is irreplaceable and Mauer was pretty clutch all year.He played great defense and hit pretty much like his old self. 

And I'm pretty sure we all know how you feel about Dozier already;) .

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