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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Most Meritorious Player: 2005 Results

Congratulations to Alex Rodriguez on winning his first MMP award.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Alex Rodriguez	134	9	8
Albert Pujols	121	9	0
Derrek Lee	108	9	0
Roger Clemens	86	8	1
Brian Roberts	68	8	0
Mark Teixeira	66	8	0
Chase Utley	64	8	0
Dontrell Willis	63	8	0
Johan Santana	58	8	0
Andruw Jones	43	5	0
Jason Bay	40	5	0
David Ortiz	37	6	0
Andy Pettitte	33	5	0
Morgan Ensberg	24	6	0
David Wright	19	3	0
Vlad Guerrero	16	3	0
Chris Carpenter	14	2	0
Brian Giles	13	3	0
Travis Hafner	13	4	0
Pedro Martinez	10	2	0
Roy Oswalt	8	3	0
Mark Buehrle	7	1	0
Grady Sizemore	6	1	0
Victor Martinez	6	2	0
Jake Peavy	4	1	0
Rafael Furcal	4	1	0
Manny Ramirez	4	1	0
Derek Jeter	3	1	0
Jim Edmonds	3	1	0
Carlos Zambrano	2	1	0
Miguel Tejada	2	2	0
Todd Helton	1	1	0

 

DL from MN Posted: July 05, 2017 at 04:40 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. DL from MN Posted: July 05, 2017 at 04:56 PM (#5488159)
Player #times on ballot
Clemens 13 (best among pitchers, ties Mike Schmidt for 4th overall)
A Rodriguez 8
P Martinez 7
Edmonds 7
Pujols 6
Helton 6
Andruw Jones 5
M Ramirez 5
D Ortiz 4
V Guerrero 4
B Giles 4
   2. Chris Fluit Posted: July 06, 2017 at 04:34 PM (#5488807)
Congratulations to Alex Rodriguez! As DL noted, this is his first MMP. However, this isn't his first piece of hardware. ARod was AL MMP in 1996 with Seattle and in 2002 and '03 with Texas. He was also the top AL position player in 2000.
   3. Chris Fluit Posted: July 06, 2017 at 04:37 PM (#5488811)
Congratulations to Albert Pujols! ARod wasn't the only player to take advantage of Bonds' absence to pick up some hardware. Pujols is this year's NL MMP. Pujols joins Jesse Burkett ('01), Bob Gibson ('68) and Mark McGwire ('98) as Cardinal MMPs so far.
   4. Chris Fluit Posted: July 06, 2017 at 04:38 PM (#5488814)
Congratulations to Roger Clemens on being name this year's Pitching MMP! This is Clemens' sixth award, having previously been honored in 1986, '87, '90, '91 (all with Boston) and '97 (with Toronto). Like ARod, Clemens has now been honored while playing for three different franchises.
   5. Chris Fluit Posted: July 06, 2017 at 04:40 PM (#5488815)
Finally, congratulations to Johan Santana! Santana followed up his pitching MMP campaign of 2004 with an AL pitching victory in 2005. Santana joins Ed Walsh, Denny McLain, Dave Stieb, Roger Clemens and Pedro Martinez as back-to-back winners.
   6. chisoxcollector Posted: July 06, 2017 at 07:16 PM (#5488874)
Mark Buehrle got one vote. Is that the worst showing ever for a team that was clearly the best team in baseball that year?
   7. DL from MN Posted: July 07, 2017 at 10:40 AM (#5489143)
The 2005 White Sox are an interesting team. They basically didn't have any holes. Deep and healthy rotation, deep bullpen, solid players at every position in the field. Good health and good players plus Podsednik going nuts in the postseason.
   8. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 10, 2017 at 12:38 PM (#5490459)
Mark Buehrle got one vote. Is that the worst showing ever for a team that was clearly the best team in baseball that year?


The best team during the regular season was the Cards, though not the luckiest.
   9. Tom Riddle Posted: July 17, 2017 at 03:12 PM (#5494774)
Cardinals were definitely the best by overall record and run differential. Haven't factored strength of schedule, though I'd think that's pretty negligible. If you want to make an overall case including postseason games won but not series won, then you can make a case for the Sox. (None of this matters obviously, just playing advocate)

Regular season xW-L:

Cardinals 98-64
Indians 96-66
Angels 93-69
Athletics 93-69
White Sox 91-71
Braves 91-71
Astros 91-71

Regular season W-L:

Cardinals 100-62
White Sox 99-63
Angels 95-67
Yankees 95-67
Red Sox 95-67
Indians 93-69

Overall W-L with postseason:

White Sox 110-64 (0.632)
Cardinals 105-66 (0.614)
Angels 99-73 (0.576)
Astros 98-78 (0.557)

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