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Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Most Meritorious Player: 2003 Results

Congratulations to Barry Bonds, our 2003 MMP!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Barry Bonds	147	10	7
Albert Pujols	138	10	2
Alex Rodriguez	108	10	0
Javier Lopez	99	9	0
Gary Sheffield	85	10	0
Todd Helton	69	7	1
Pedro Martinez	68	8	0
Roy Halladay	67	9	0
Mark Prior	61	9	0
Marcus Giles	56	10	0
Carlos Delgado	56	8	0
Tim Hudson	53	9	0
Jorge Posada	40	8	0
Esteban Loaiza	34	6	0
Bret Boone	32	4	0
Jason Schmidt	20	4	0
Jim Edmonds	14	4	0
Jason Giambi	12	1	0
Jim Thome	10	1	0
Carlos Beltran	10	4	0
Mike Mussina	5	2	0
Derrek Lee	4	1	0
Edgar Renteria	3	2	0
Kevin Brown	2	1	0
Kerry Wood	2	1	0
Chipper Jones	2	1	0
Nomar Garciaparra	2	1	0
DL from MN Posted: May 03, 2017 at 04:13 PM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. DL from MN Posted: May 03, 2017 at 04:19 PM (#5447880)
Bonds becomes the runner-up in ballot appearances with 15 (Aaron, Mays 16) and MMP awards with 6 (Mays 7).
   2. DL from MN Posted: May 03, 2017 at 04:22 PM (#5447886)
Player # ballot appearances
Alex Rodriguez, Pedro Martinez, Jim Thome, Kevin Brown, Nomar Garciaparra 6
Gary Sheffield, Jim Edmonds, Jason Giambi, Mike Mussina, Chipper Jones 5
Albert Pujols, Todd Helton 4
   3. Chris Fluit Posted: May 03, 2017 at 05:31 PM (#5447947)
Bonds becomes the runner-up in ballot appearances with 15 (Aaron, Mays 16) and MMP awards with 6 (Mays 7).
Bonds has also attained something that eluded Willie Mays: winning 3 MMPs in a row. Barry Bonds and Honus Wagner are the only two players with 3 consecutive MMPs- though Wagner still has one up on Bonds as he won 4 in a row from 1905-'08.
   4. Chris Fluit Posted: May 03, 2017 at 05:33 PM (#5447951)
Congratulations to Pedro Martinez on winning his 3rd pitching MMP in an incredibly tight race. Pedro beat out Roy Halladay by only one point! I considered calling for a runoff but, after checking the ballots, I decided it wasn't necessary. Pedro was ahead of Halladay on 5 of 9 ballots (1 left both of them off completely). More importantly, Pedro was the first pitcher listed 4 times and Halladay only twice.
   5. Chris Fluit Posted: May 03, 2017 at 05:34 PM (#5447953)
Congratulations to Alex Rodriguez on winning his 3rd AL MMP. ARod previously won in 1996 and 2002. He was also top AL position player in 2000, losing out on the overall award that year to Pedro Martinez.
   6. Chris Fluit Posted: May 03, 2017 at 05:36 PM (#5447956)
Congratulations to Mark Prior, your NL pitching MMP for 2003. Prior is the first Cub to win the award since Greg Maddux in 1992. Jack Taylor (1902), Three-Finger Brown (1906), Ewell Blackwell (1950) and Rick Reuschel (1977) have also won as Cubs (though the franchise was actually known as the Orphans at the time of Taylor's win).
   7. Chris Fluit Posted: May 03, 2017 at 05:38 PM (#5447958)
Finally, we have two more relievers to add to our list of MMP relivers. I'm not surprised that Eric Gagne got a mention. However, Gagne was joined by his AL counterpart Keith Foulke. Gagne and Foulke are the first relievers to be named to an MMP ballot since Trevor Hoffman in 1998.
   8. Chris Fluit Posted: May 03, 2017 at 05:39 PM (#5447959)
I'm glad that Gagne made someone's ballot. He just missed mine, landing in my top 20. However, based on our voting pattern, I'm kind of surprised that Zach Britton didn't get a nod last year. He seemed pretty comparable to Gagne (plus Wade Davis got votes in both 2014 and '15).
   9. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 03, 2017 at 07:45 PM (#5448054)
Guys, is it possible I could have Gagne and Foule removed? In my effort to get my ballot in on time, I screwed up my spreadsheet somehow. I would like to add Edgar Renteria and Mark Prior for #14 and #15. Sorry for the inconvenience.
   10. DL from MN Posted: May 04, 2017 at 09:41 AM (#5448276)
I edited the results to remove Gagne and Foulke, mainly because it didn't affect the order of anything else. Helton moves above Pedro.
   11. DL from MN Posted: May 04, 2017 at 09:49 AM (#5448286)
Cobb has 3 consecutive 1909-1911 and we haven't voted on 1912. Trout also has 3 consecutive 2012-2014.
   12. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 04, 2017 at 05:28 PM (#5448865)
I edited the results to remove Gagne and Foulke, mainly because it didn't affect the order of anything else. Helton moves above Pedro.


Greatly appreciated, Dan!

Finally, we have two more relievers to add to our list of MMP relivers. I'm not surprised that Eric Gagne got a mention. However, Gagne was joined by his AL counterpart Keith Foulke. Gagne and Foulke are the first relievers to be named to an MMP ballot since Trevor Hoffman in 1998.


That will need to be changed now, Chris. Sorry about that.

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