Roger may not have deserved that seventh Cy Young, but Mr. Bonds was certainly the right choice for NL MVP, at least the way we see it (SF, given his proclivity for calculating this award based on value-to-team might have given his vote to Adrian Beltre, who produced a greater percentage of his team’s offense).
Is Barry the greatest ever? An open question. But we’ve seen his MVP count (7) put up against Ruth’s (1) in a variety of publications without a note explaining that for much of Ruth’s career there either was no MVP award at all or he was not eligible to win the prize as it existed (in its early days, multiple winners were verbotten). With today’s system, Ruth might well have taken 6 or 7 or more, not to mention a Cy Young from his pitching days.