You’ve hit the nail (partially) on the head. There is simply no way to determine relative value using team-internal criteria, and that’s why the award should simply be for the player with the best performance over the course of the year. Disqualifying A-Rod because the Texas pitching staff is attrocious makes no sense. If you’d like to create a separate award–“The Jorge Posada Award”–for the player who’s done the most to improve their own team, I’ll be right behind you. But until there’s a bifurcation of the two, the MVP should go to the best player.
Posted by YF on 9/21/2003 06:06:49 PM