Grant: "What I value is getting on base and scoring runs!"To be honest, there is a lot of sympathy for the baseball writers who vote for the MLB Awards. They work crazy long hours. There is probably not time to sit around strip-mining Seamhead sites such Baseball Prospectus and FanGraphs, and coming up with a cogent argument for the MVP. On the other hand, they take it so seriously and yet every year there's some full-blown wackaloon results.
Bostonian A: "He scored 118!"
Bostonian B: "Didn't he lead the league?"
One day we'll get past it, promise.
(A tip of the cap to Brian Foley from The College Baseball Blog.)