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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Most Meritorious Player: 2002 Results

Congratulations to Barry Bonds for being unanimously voted the 2002 Most Meritorious Player!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Barry Bonds	165	11	11
Alex Rodriguez	140	11	0
Randy Johnson	129	10	0
Jim Thome	123	10	0
Jason Giambi	104	11	0
Jeff Kent	76	10	0
Curt Schilling	71	8	0
Brian Giles	70	9	0
Jim Edmonds	58	9	0
Derek Lowe	57	9	0
Vlad Guerrero	52	8	0
Pedro Martinez	42	7	0
Shawn Green	37	6	0
Manny Ramirez	31	5	0
Roy Halladay	30	8	0
Barry Zito	23	6	0
Sammy Sosa	19	3	0
Todd Helton	17	3	0
Chipper Jones	14	4	0
N Garciaparra	12	4	0
Bartolo Colon	9	1	0
Lance Berkman	9	1	0
Andruw Jones	7	2	0
Ryan Klesko	5	1	0
Roy Oswalt	4	2	0
Albert Pujols	4	1	0
Scott Rolen	3	1	0
Bobby Abreu	3	1	0
Miguel Tejada	3	1	0
Darin Erstad	2	1	0
Tim Hudson	1	1	0
DL from MN Posted: April 05, 2017 at 04:09 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. DL from MN Posted: April 05, 2017 at 04:17 PM (#5429628)
Player #ballots
B Bonds 14
R Johnson 9
A Rodriguez 5
J Thome 5
P Martinez 5
S Sosa 5
N Garciaparra 5
J Giambi 4
J Edmonds 4
M Ramirez 4
C Jones 4
A Jones 4

This is Bonds' 5th MMP award
   2. Chris Fluit Posted: April 05, 2017 at 04:48 PM (#5429645)
Congratulations to Barry Bonds! This is only the third time in MMP history that a player has won unanimous MMPs in consecutive years: Mickey Mantle in 1956 and '57, Barry Bonds in 1992 and '93, and now Barry Bonds again in 2001 and '02.
   3. Chris Fluit Posted: April 05, 2017 at 04:50 PM (#5429646)
Congratulations to Randy Johnson on winning his second straight pitching MMP. Johnson joins an elite group of consecutive winners that includes Christy Mathewson, Robin Roberts, Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson, Dave Stieb, Roger Clemens, Greg Maddux and Pedro Martinez.
   4. Chris Fluit Posted: April 05, 2017 at 04:52 PM (#5429649)
Congratulations to Alex Rodriguez on winning his second AL MMP. ARod previously won in 1996. This is also the third time that ARod has finished 2nd in the overall voting following 1996 and 2000 when he lost out to Barry Bonds and Pedro Martinez respectively.
   5. Chris Fluit Posted: April 05, 2017 at 04:53 PM (#5429653)
Finally, congratulations to Derek Lowe. Lowe beat out his Boston teammate Pedro Martinez to be named this year's AL pitching MMP.
   6. ThickieDon Posted: April 06, 2017 at 12:55 PM (#5430125)
Interesting to see how many ballots Nomar has appeared on as compared to The Greatest Captain of All-Time*.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Jeter's been on two so far, and '06 and '09 will make 4.

Meanwhile, Nomar has appeared 5 times, and will probably even get a 6th in 2003.

Jeter is certainly a HOFer and one of the greatest compilers we've seen, but he really only dominated in a few seasons, and then was fairly decent in a dozen others. Nothing to sneeze at, I know, but not the storied career some would assume. I suppose this depends on how drastically you dock him for his shoddy SS work, but still.


   7. DL from MN Posted: April 06, 2017 at 01:10 PM (#5430147)
Yes, Jeter has only made ballots in 1998 and 1999.

Most ballots for SS

Honus Wagner 11 *not finished with his career yet
Cal Ripken Jr 8
Barry Larkin 7
Alan Trammell 6
Ernie Banks 6
Ozzie Smith 6
Alex Rodriguez 5*
Dave Concepcion 5
Nomar Garciaparra 5*

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