It sure does! To begin with, Wright's a better offensive player by a good margin. Their slugging is pretty close, but Wright has Delgado beat by 30 points in on-base percentage. Wright's got Delgado beat 112 runs created to 95. He has played an entire season of good baseball, not a couple months.
Originally Posted by bjp3169
Nevermind the fact that he plays a more valuable position AND plays very good defense at that position.
It's the Delgado over Wright argument that doesn't hold much weight.
I refuse to put that much weight on the anecdotal myth of clutch ability. Wright has produced more over the course of the season, plain and simple. He may be carrying the team right now, but he also held them back before then. Those games count, too.
The guy is not only hitting frequent mammoth homers off the scoreboard (at Shea), but he's coming through with clutch hit after clutch hit in the midst of a tight NL East race. He's basically carried a struggling Wright and the rest of the team on his shoulders for many weeks now.
This Delgado for MVP thing is the biggest crock I can ever remember in awards voting. It's pure insanity. He's definitely salvaged his season, but to be an MVP he shouldn't have had to salvage anything, he should have been playing well all season.
It's like people for some reason cannot just let things be and give the award to the most deserving candidate. They have to choose off-the-wall candidates to be interesting or something.
Hey, this is my public apology for suddenly disappearing and missing out on any projects I may have neglected.