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Pitchers shouldn't win MVP awards. They have their own version of it (Cy Young)

 

Disagree based on language regarding the awards...

 

The Most Valuable Player Award (commonly known as the MVP award) is an annual award given to one outstanding player in each league of Major League Baseball.

 

The Cy Young Award is an honor given annually in baseball to the best pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB), one each for the American and National leagues.

 

You can be the best pitcher AND the most valuable player... or one, or the other... Hitters also have the Hank Aaron award... moot argument

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Pitchers shouldn't win MVP awards. They have their own version of it (Cy Young)

 

Disagree based on language regarding the awards...

 

The Most Valuable Player Award (commonly known as the MVP award) is an annual award given to one outstanding player in each league of Major League Baseball.

 

The Cy Young Award is an honor given annually in baseball to the best pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB), one each for the American and National leagues.

 

You can be the best pitcher AND the most valuable player... or one, or the other... Hitters also have the Hank Aaron award... moot argument

 

The Hank Aaron award is not on the same level. People remember MVPs and Cy Youngs, but how many people actually remember Hank Aaron awards? Most of the time the award goes unnoticed. MVP and Cy Youngs may not have the same meaning, but their value is basically one in the same.

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Pitchers shouldn't win MVP awards. They have their own version of it (Cy Young)

No, you are thinking of the Hank Aaron Award, which is "awarded to the top hitter in each league". What we are talking about is the Most Valuable Player Award, which is given to the player who "should prove himself as the most important and useful player to his club and to the league at large in point of deportment and value of services rendered".

 

Don't worry, this is a mistake that happens all the time.

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The Hank Aaron award is not on the same level. People remember MVPs and Cy Youngs, but how many people actually remember Hank Aaron awards? Most of the time the award goes unnoticed. MVP and Cy Youngs may not have the same meaning, but their value is basically one in the same.

 

 

That's all subject to interpretation and for all intents and purposes... immaterial... the awards serve their purposes. You may feel that the CY and MVP are essentially the same, but for pitchers and hitters, respectively... but in absolutely no way, shape or form do they. Pitchers have won the MVP before and I believe that will prevent the "rule" (or lack thereof) from being re-written.

 

Also, just because the average person doesn't remember the Hank Aaron Award... doesn't mean that it's not as valuable, because it follows basically the same criteria.

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Didnt Albert Pujols say that if a player didnt make the playoffs, he doesn't deserve to win the MVP award? Yea, wonder how he feels about that now.

 

 

I'd think he would feel the same. Pujols is a competitor, and his goal every year is to win the World Series. If his tema can't even make the playoffs, he probably feels that this has been a failed season. Sure inside he is happy to get this award for his indivdual success, but in reality he is very frustrated with the way his team has played, and still feels that he doesn't deserve the award, because he didn't even do enough to get his team in the playoffs, so how could he possibly be the most valuable player in the league?

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