On the circularity of the Pedro argument: I concede that it is, to some degree, circular, but you might also say that it simply points out the difficulty that a non-everyday player faces when being considered as a team’s most valuable player. I would also add that it’s wrong to entirely release Pedro from blame for the saves blown by his team mates. If he had gone the distance in these games, perhaps they would not have been lost. Yes, few pitchers go a full 9 (or 8) these days, but we’re talking mvp here. A knock on Pedro has always been his durability, and all those blown opportunities show how valuable a commodity that is.
Posted by YF on 8/18/2003 06:19:59 PM