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  • 7 MVPs vs. 7 CY Youngs

    If possible, try to put aside the steroid issue, and tell me which accomplishment is more impressive, or "tougher" to accomplish.

    I voted 7 MVP's simply because the second highest total is 3. If you ignore Bonds, then the "record" would be at 3 held by a bunch of players. If you ignore Clemens, Johnson would hold the "record" at 5, followed by Maddux and Carlton at 4.
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    Both are equally impressive
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    Last edited by fenrir; 03-16-2012, 10:40 AM.

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    I'll reserve a choice for later, but some interesting things:

    Carlton, with 4 Cys only received votes in 6 seasons. Pujols has finished in the top 5 10 times for MVP.

    I am actually leaning toward 7 Cys because very few of the best offensive seasons in history have been produced by guys who did not put up hall of fame careers. MANY of the top ERA+ seasons were put up by non hall of famers. It seems to be a lot easier for a nobody or flash in the pan to emerge for 1 great season and take the Cy.
    Clemens not only won 7, but lead all league pitchers in WAR 7 times. Bonds lead all players in WAR 9 times.
    Last edited by brett; 03-16-2012, 04:27 PM.

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    • #3
      I'd say it's certainly harder to win the MVP, because there's more competition for the MVP. Realistically, in each league, about 90 (6 per team) pitchers have a chance to win the Cy, while about 225 (15 per team) players have a chance to win the MVP.

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      • #4
        Thats a tough one but i'd go with the 7 MVP's. Only because Bonds had more competition.
        "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

        "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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