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    MVP Finalists

    MLB announced the 3 MVP Finalists in each league last night...

    In the AL:

    Jose Altuve: .346/.410/.957 with 24 HRs, 81 RBI. (led league in H & AVG)
    Aaron Judge: .284/.422/1.049 with 52 HRs, 112 RBI. (led league in R, BB, Ks, & HRs)
    Jose Ramirez: .318/.374/.957 with 29 HRs, 83 RBI. (led league in 2Bs)

    In the NL:

    Giancarlo Stanton: .281/.376/1.007 with 59 HRs, 132 RBI. (led league in SLG, HR, RBI)
    Paul Goldschmidt: .297/.404/.966 with 36 HRs, 120 RBI.
    Joey Votto: .320/.454/1.032 with 36 HRs, 100 RBI. (led league in OBP, OPS, BB, IBB)

    Looking at the numbers, not sure how it's not Altuve and Votto that take home the hardware.
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    Do they use any defensive stats? Stanton’s numbers look strong too. I’d love to see Votto get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAC View Post
    Do they use any defensive stats? Stanton’s numbers look strong too. I’d love to see Votto get it.
    I'm sure they do. All three in the NL are GG finalists as well.

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    In a lot of other years, Stanton's and Judge's HR numbers would be impressive and might help tilt things in their favor. But, not this year, not at the rate they went out as a league.

    I agree. It should be Altuve and Votto. Which pretty much means Joey doesn't stand a chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CincySportsFan View Post
    In a lot of other years, Stanton's and Judge's HR numbers would be impressive and might help tilt things in their favor. But, not this year, not at the rate they went out as a league.

    I agree. It should be Altuve and Votto. Which pretty much means Joey doesn't stand a chance.
    If I were to bet, I'd place my money on Altuve and Stanton as the winners. It should be, IMO, Altuve and Votto though.

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    They SHOULD finish in this order
    1. Altuve
    2. Judge
    3. Ramirez

    1. Votto
    2. Stanton
    3. Goldschmidt

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    It should be Altuve in the AL and Votto in the NL. But I wouldn't be shocked if Judge winds up the AL even though he has no right being there.

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    If Stanton and Judge win it, they can go ahead and change the slogan to "Voters dig the long ball."

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    Quote Originally Posted by CincySportsFan View Post
    In a lot of other years, Stanton's and Judge's HR numbers would be impressive and might help tilt things in their favor. But, not this year, not at the rate they went out as a league.

    I agree. It should be Altuve and Votto. Which pretty much means Joey doesn't stand a chance.
    Lots of writers have mentioned they favor Votto. I think he's got a chance.

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    I like Altuve and Goldschmidt fro the awards if writers use winning like they have in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    Lots of writers have mentioned they favor Votto. I think he's got a chance.
    More and more beginning to think he will win this thing as well. He and Altuve are on a different level. If it would come down to one tiny thing to push Joey over Stanton, I think the 'playing all 162 games' should push him over, but really it isn't even close for him or Altuve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    I'm sure they do. All three in the NL are GG finalists as well.
    I don't get that. Votto is fundamentally unsound at 1B. How that translates to a GG finalist is beyond me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpa2825 View Post
    I don't get that. Votto is fundamentally unsound at 1B. How that translates to a GG finalist is beyond me.
    He led NL 1B in almost all defensive metrics...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet16 View Post
    I like Altuve and Goldschmidt fro the awards if writers use winning like they have in the past.
    I agree. I think this is how it ends up

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    How often has a player on a team as bad as the Reds won MVP?

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