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    Tim Anderson enters today batting .350, which is good for second place in the AL behind DJ LeMahieu's .355. Nelson Cruz, the league OPS leader, lurks just below at .342.
    "Hope...may be indulged in by those who have abundant resources...but those who stake their all upon the venture see it in its true colors only after they are ruined."
    -- Thucydides

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    I really hope he wins an MVP this year, but I think that IL stint will prevent it.

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    • #3
      I think Cruz has AL MVP sealed up.
      "Hope...may be indulged in by those who have abundant resources...but those who stake their all upon the venture see it in its true colors only after they are ruined."
      -- Thucydides

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      • #4
        Originally posted by HomeFish View Post
        I think Cruz has AL MVP sealed up.
        I don't think a DH can have the MVP locked up with 25% of the season left.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ChiSoxNationPres View Post

          I don't think a DH can have the MVP locked up with 25% of the season left.
          I don’t think a DH should even get a vote, but it happens.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ChiSoxNationPres View Post

            I don't think a DH can have the MVP locked up with 25% of the season left.
            Agreed. Obviously Cruz is going to get votes, but a player who's a touch behind him and average to above average defensively (and Abreu has been above average defensively this year) will get the first place vote from a lot of writers.

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            • #7
              The SoxMachine guys had a fun conversation earlier this week on the MVP candidacies of Abreu, TA, and Robert.

              https://www.soxmachine.com/2020/09/0...th-jim-callis/

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              • #8
                Right now I believe Abreu is the front runner for AL MVP. Of course, we have 2+ weeks of games to play yet. Cruz is a solid runner up. Since Anderson missed some time it may be hard for voters to justify his selection. And Cleveland's Bieber is going to get some votes. Let's hope Abreu stays hot and the Sox win the division. Then I think Jose can lay claim to the MVP crown.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by fungo bat View Post
                  Right now I believe Abreu is the front runner for AL MVP. Of course, we have 2+ weeks of games to play yet. Cruz is a solid runner up. Since Anderson missed some time it may be hard for voters to justify his selection. And Cleveland's Bieber is going to get some votes. Let's hope Abreu stays hot and the Sox win the division. Then I think Jose can lay claim to the MVP crown.
                  Mike Trout missed 28 games last season and was voted the AL MVP.

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                  • #10
                    Back on topic:

                    Tim Anderson .362
                    DJ LaMaheiu .350

                    Sox and Yankees games are over so those will stay where they are. Cruz is at .331 but could still bat again.
                    "Hope...may be indulged in by those who have abundant resources...but those who stake their all upon the venture see it in its true colors only after they are ruined."
                    -- Thucydides

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                    • #11
                      He's actually leading the majors at the moment and Abreu is leading the majors in RBI and one off the pace for HR.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by fungo bat View Post
                        Right now I believe Abreu is the front runner for AL MVP. Of course, we have 2+ weeks of games to play yet. Cruz is a solid runner up. Since Anderson missed some time it may be hard for voters to justify his selection. And Cleveland's Bieber is going to get some votes. Let's hope Abreu stays hot and the Sox win the division. Then I think Jose can lay claim to the MVP crown.
                        The ESPN guys and the Athletic guys all think it's Shane Beiber's MVP to lose. That's important because all those guys have votes.

                        For the record, he's 7 - 1 with a 1.53 ERA. 102 Ks with only 16 walks in 64.2 innings. Nintendo numbers.
                        Last edited by vegandork; 09-14-2020, 04:02 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by vegandork View Post

                          The ESPN guys and the Athletic guys all think it's Shane Beiber's MVP to lose. That's important because all those guys have votes.

                          For the record, he's 7 - 1 with a 1.53 ERA. 102 Ks with only 16 walks in 64.2 innings. Nintendo numbers.
                          I just don't see a pitcher getting the MVP in a shortened season like this one. He'll def win the Cy Young, and he'll get MVP votes, but I don't see him winning MVP.

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                          • #14
                            Tim Anderson .369
                            DJ LaMahieu .350
                            "Hope...may be indulged in by those who have abundant resources...but those who stake their all upon the venture see it in its true colors only after they are ruined."
                            -- Thucydides

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Kobo View Post

                              I just don't see a pitcher getting the MVP in a shortened season like this one. He'll def win the Cy Young, and he'll get MVP votes, but I don't see him winning MVP.
                              Agreed. If there were no outstanding offensive numbers by position players, Beiber would be deserving. Anderson and Abreu are having monster years in a shortened season.

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